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[[!meta title="Call for testing: 2.0~beta1"]]

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[[!meta date="Mon, 22 Dec 2015 12:00:00 +0000"]]
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[[!pagetemplate template="news.tmpl"]]
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[[!tag announce]]

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You can help Tails! The first beta for the upcoming version 2.0 is
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out. We are very excited and cannot wait to hear what you think about
it :)
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[[!toc levels=1]]

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# What's new in 2.0?

Tails 2.0 will be the first version of Tails based on Debian 8
(Jessie). As such, it upgrades essentially all included software.

The most noticeable change is probably the move to GNOME Shell,
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configured in *Classic mode*. This desktop environment provides a modern
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and actively developed replacement for the aging GNOME "Flashback".
GNOME Shell also paves the way for better supporting touchscreens in
the future.
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Under the hood, an amazing amount of code was ported to more modern
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technologies. This, in turn, allowed us to do lots of small changes
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all around the place, that will make the Tails experience both
safer, and more pleasant. For example, all custom system services
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are harder to exploit thanks to the use of Linux namespaces, set up by
systemd. And the way Tails tells the user that "Tor is ready" is now
more accurate.

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But really, there are simply too many changes to describe them all
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here, so just try Tails 2.0~beta1 yourself!

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Technical details of all the changes are listed in the
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[Changelog](https://git-tails.immerda.ch/tails/plain/debian/changelog?h=devel).

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There is only one piece of bad news, that makes us a bit sad, though: we
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had to remove the Windows camouflage feature, since our call for help
to port it to GNOME Shell (issued in January, 2015) was unsuccessful.
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# How to test Tails 2.0~beta1?

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1. **Keep in mind that this is a test image.** We have ensured
   that it is not broken in any obvious way, but it might still contain
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   undiscovered issues.

2. Download the ISO image and its signature:

   <a class="download-file" href="http://dl.amnesia.boum.org/tails/alpha/tails-i386-2.0~beta1/tails-i386-2.0~beta1.iso" >Tails 2.0~beta1 ISO image</a>

   <a class="download-signature"
   href="https://tails.boum.org/torrents/files/tails-i386-2.0~beta1.iso.sig">Tails 2.0~beta1 signature</a>

   Note that there is no automatic upgrade applicable to this release.

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1. Verify the ISO image.
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1. 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]].

1. Test wildly!

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If you find anything that is not working as it should, please report to
us on <tails-testers@boum.org>.

Bonus points if you first check if it is a
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<a href="#known_issues">known issue of this release</a> or a
[[longstanding known issue|support/known_issues]].

<a id="known_issues"></a>

Known issues in 2.0~beta1
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* The documentation was not adjusted yet.
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* The <span class="application">Electrum</span> Bitcoin client
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  is not functional ([[!tails_ticket 10754]]).
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* The network is sometimes not unblocked after logging in
  ([[!tails_ticket 9012]]). If this happens to you, please send
  <intrigeri@boum.org> the complete output of the `sudo
  tails-debugging-info` command.

* The *Dotfiles* persistence feature does not work correctly
  ([[!tails_ticket 10784]]).

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* Default file associations are missing ([[!tails_ticket 10798]]).

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* It is not possible to
  [[re-configure an existing persistent volume|doc/first_steps/persistence/configure]]
  using the persistent volume assistant ([[!tails_ticket 10809]]).
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  However, it is possible to
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  [[use|doc/first_steps/persistence/use]] an existing
  persistent volume, and to create a new one.
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* [[Longstanding known issues|support/known_issues]]