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[[!meta date="Tue, 13 March 2018 12:34:56 +0000"]]
[[!meta title="Tails 3.6 is out"]]
[[!tag announce]]

This release fixes [[many security
issues|security/Numerous_security_holes_in_3.5]] and users should
upgrade as soon as possible.

[[!toc levels=1]]

# Changes

## New features

- You can now lock your screen by clicking on the
  <span class="button">[[!img lib/network-wireless-encrypted.png alt="" class="symbolic" link="no"]]</span>
  button in the system menu.

  [[!img doc/first_steps/introduction_to_gnome_and_the_tails_desktop/system.png link=no alt="System menu"]]

  - If you set up an [[administration password|first_steps/startup_options/administration_password]]
    when starting Tails, you can unlock your screen with your administration
    password.

  - Otherwise, you can set up a password to unlock your screen when locking your
    screen for the first time.

    [[!img doc/first_steps/introduction_to_gnome_and_the_tails_desktop/screen-locker.png alt="Set a password to unlock your screen" link="no"]]

- We improved a lot the backend of the [[**Additional Software**
  persistence feature|doc/first_steps/persistence/configure#additional_software]].
  Your additional software is now:

  - Installed in the background after the session starts instead of
    [[blocking the opening of the desktop]].
  - Always installed even if you are offline.

- Install
  [pdf-redact-tools](https://github.com/firstlookmedia/pdf-redact-tools/blob/master/README.md),
  a command line tool to clean metadata and redact PDF files by
  converting them to PNG images.

- An error message indicating the name of the graphics card is now
  displayed when Tails fails to start GNOME.

## Upgrades and changes

- The **Tails documentation** launcher on the desktop now opens the
  documentation on our website if you are online.

- Install drivers for the [[!wikipedia Video_Acceleration_API]] to
  improve the display of videos on many graphics cards.

- Upgrade *Electrum* from 2.7.9 to [3.0.6](https://github.com/spesmilo/electrum/blob/3.0.x/RELEASE-NOTES).

- Upgrade *Linux* to 4.15.0.

- Upgrade *Tor* to 0.3.2.10.

- Upgrade *Thunderbird* [52.6.0](https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/52.6.0/releasenotes/).

  We also activated the *AppArmor* profile of *Thunderbird* from Debian
  to [[confine *Thunderbird* for security|contribute/design/application_isolation]].

- Rewrite some internal scripts from shell scripting to Python, thanks
  to [GoodCrypto](https://goodcrypto-private-server.sourceforge.io/).

## Fixed problems

- Remove the display of debug and error messages when starting.

  [[!img version_3.5/logs.png link="no"]]

- Fix the ISO image selection being unavailable in *Tails Installer* in
  languages other than English. ([[!tails_ticket 15233]])

  [[!img version_3.5/broken-file-chooser.png link="no"]]

- Fix *OpenPGP Applet* being unresponsive when decrypting a lot of text.
  ([[!tails_ticket 6398]])

For more details, read our [[!tails_gitweb debian/changelog desc="changelog"]].

<a id="known-issues"></a>

# Known issues

- <span class="application">Enigmail</span> is unable to download
  OpenPGP keys for new contacts if you have the
  <span class="guilabel">GnuPG</span> persistence feature activated. You can still download OpenPGP keys
  using <span class="application">Passwords and Keys</span>.
  ([[!tails_ticket 15395]])

- This release is not reproducible, due to various python files in /usr/local
  having different timestamps. ([[!tails_ticket 15400]])

See the list of [[long-standing issues|support/known_issues]].

# Get Tails 3.6

- To install, follow our [[installation instructions|install]].

- We do not provide automatic upgrades from older Tails installations for
  this release, as we've hit an old bug while generating the necessary files
  ([[!tails_ticket 13426]]). You have to [[upgrade manually|upgrade]].

- [[Download Tails 3.6.|install/download]]

# What's coming up?

Tails 3.7 is [[scheduled|contribute/calendar]] for May 8.

Have a look at our [[!tails_roadmap]] to see where we are heading to.

We need your help and there are many ways to [[contribute to
Tails|contribute]] (<a href="https://tails.boum.org/donate?r=3.6">donating</a> is only one of
them). Come [[talk to us|about/contact#tails-dev]]!