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[[!meta date="Mon, 05 May 2013 13:45:00 +0000"]]
[[!meta title="Call for testing: 0.18~rc1"]]

<p>You can help Tails! The first (and hopefully only) release candidate for the
upcoming version 0.18 is out. Please test it and see if all works for you.</p>

[[!toc levels=1]]

<h1>How to test Tails 0.18~rc1?</h1>

<ol>
  <li>
    <p>
      <strong>Keep in mind that this is a test image.</strong> We have made sure
      that it is not broken in an obvious way, but it might still contain
      undiscovered issues.
    </p>
  </li>
  <li>
    <p>Download the ISO image and its signature:</p>
    <p>
      <a class="download-file"
         href="http://dl.amnesia.boum.org/tails/testing/tails-i386-0.18-rc1/tails-i386-0.18-rc1.iso"
      >Tails 0.18~rc1 ISO image</a>
    </p>
    <p>
      <a class="download-signature"
         href="http://dl.amnesia.boum.org/tails/testing/tails-i386-0.18-rc1/tails-i386-0.18-rc1.iso.pgp"
      >Tails 0.18~rc1 signature</a>
    </p>
  </li>
  <li>
    <p>
      Verify the ISO image.
    </p>
  </li>
  <li>
    <p>
      Have a look at the list of <a href="#known_issues">known issues
      of this release</a> and the list of [[longstanding known
      issues|support/known_issues]].
    </p>
  </li>
  <li>
    <p>
      Test wildly!
    </p>
  </li>
</ol>

<p>If you find anything that is not working as it should, please [[report to
us|doc/first_steps/bug_reporting]]! Bonus points if you check that it is not a
<a href="#known_issues">known issue of this release</a> or a
[[longstanding known issue|support/known_issues]].</p>

<h1>What's new since 0.17.2?</h1>

<ul>

<li>New features</li>
<ul>
	<li><p>Support obfs3 bridges.</p></li>
	<li><p>Automatically install a custom list of additional packages chosen
	by the user at the beginning of every working session, and upgrade them
	once a network connection is established (technology preview).</p></li>
</ul>

<li>Iceweasel</li>
<ul>
	<li><p>Update Torbrowser patches to current maint-2.4 branch (567682b).</p></li>
	<li><p>Isolate DOM storage to first party URI, and enable DOM storage.</p></li>
	<li><p>Isolate the image cache per url bar domain.</p></li>
	<li><p>Torbutton 1.5.2, and various prefs hacks to fix breakage.</p></li>
	<li><p>HTTPS Everywhere 3.2.</p></li>
	<li><p>Update prefs to match the TBB's, fix bugs, and take advantage of the latest Torbrowser patches.</p></li>
	<li><p>Make prefs organization closer to the TBB's.</p></li>
	<li><p>Cleanup prefs.</p></li>
	<li><p>Update unsafe browser prefs mangling accordingly.</p></li>
</ul>

<li>Bugfixes</li>
<ul>
	<li><p>Fixed swapped filenames of tails-{reboot,shutdown}.desktop.</p></li>
	<li><p>Only add ClientTransportPlugin to torrc when bridge mode is enabled.</p></li>
</ul>

<li><p>Minor improvements</p></li>
<ul>
	<li><p>Set <code>kernel.dmesg_restrict=1</code>, and make <code>/proc/&lt;pid&gt;/</code> invisible and restricted for other users.</p></li>
	<li><p>Install gnome-screenshot.</p></li>
	<li><p>Don't disable IPv6 on all network interfaces anymore.</p></li>
	<li><p>Add a "About Tails" launcher in the System menu.</p></li>
	<li><p>Install GNOME accessibility themes.</p></li>
	<li><p>Use <em>Getting started...</em> as the homepage for Tails documentation button.</p></li>
	<li><p>Stop relying on the obsolete <code>/live/image</code> compatibility symlink.</p></li>
	<li><p>Disable audio preview in Nautilus.</p></li>
</ul>

<li><p>Localization: many translation updates all over the place.</p></li>

<li><p>Build process</p></li>
<ul>
<li><p>Make Vagrant's build-tails script support Jenkins too.</p></li>
</ul>

<li><p>Test suite</p></li>
<ul>
<li><p>Fix Unsafe Browser test broken by hidepid.</p></li>
</ul>

</ul>

<h1><a id="known_issues"></a>Known issues in 0.18~rc1</h1>

<ul>
<li>A number of Iceweasel prefs are not applied. This can result in a more
fingerprintable web browsing behaviour than usual.</li>
<li>The Iceweasel web browser leaks some browser type information via
JavaScript.</li>
</ul>

<p>All these issues should be fixed in Tails 0.18.</p>