[tails-news] Tails 0.20 is out

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Fri Aug 9 15:30:00 CEST 2013


Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 0.20, is out.

All users must upgrade as soon as possible: this release fixes [numerous security issues](https://tails.boum.org/news/../security/Numerous_security_holes_in_0.19/index.en.html).

# Changes

Notable user-visible changes include:

  * New features

    * Install Linux kernel 3.10.3-1 from Debian unstable.
    * Iceweasel 17.0.8esr + Torbrowser patches.
  * Bugfixes

    * Prevent Iceweasel from displaying a warning when leaving HTTPS web sites.
    * Make Iceweasel use the correct, localized search engine.
    * Fix Git access to https:// repositories.
  * Minor improvements

    * Install Dasher, a predictive text entry tool.
    * Add a wrapper around TrueCrypt which displays a warning about it soon being deprecated in Tails.
    * Remove Pidgin libraries for all protocols but IRC and Jabber/XMPP. Many of the other protocols Pidgin support are broken in Tails and haven't got any security auditting.
    * Disable the pre-defined Pidgin accounts so they do not auto-connect on Pidgin start.
    * Include information about Alsa in WhisperBack reports.
    * Explicitly restrict access to ptrace. While this setting was enabled by default in Debian's Linux 3.9.6-1, it will later disabled in 3.9.7-1. It's unclear what will happen next, so let's explicitly enable it ourselves.
    * Do not display dialog when a message is sent in Claws Mail.
    * Sync iceweasel preferences with the Torbrowser's.
  * Localization

    * Many translation updates all over the place.
    * Merge all Tails-related POT files into one, and make use of intltoolize for better integration with Transifex.

See the [online Changelog](https://git-tails.immerda.ch/tails/plain/debian/changelog?id=0.20) for technical details.

# Known issue

No new known issue but [longstanding known issues](https://tails.boum.org/news/../support/known_issues/index.en.html).

# I want to try it / to upgrade!

See the [Getting started](https://tails.boum.org/news/../getting_started/index.en.html) page.

As no software is ever perfect, we maintain a list of [problems that affects the last release of Tails](https://tails.boum.org/news/../support/known_issues/index.en.html).

# What's coming up?

The next Tails release is scheduled for around September 19.

Have a look to our [roadmap](https://labs.riseup.net/code/projects/tails/roadmap) to see where we are heading to.

Would you want to help? There are many ways [?](https://tails.boum.org/ikiwiki.cgi?page=contribute_to_Tails&from=news%2Fversion_0.20&do=create)**you** can contribute. If you want to help, come talk to us!

URL: https://tails.boum.org/news/version_0.20/index.en.html


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