Tails Linux 2.0.1 is out (Feb 13, 2016)


Jan 18, 2011
Tails Linux 2.0.1 is out (Feb 13, 2016)


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tails (2.0.1) unstable; urgency=medium

* Major new features and changes
- Enable the Tor Browser's font fingerprinting protection
(Closes: #11000). We do it for all browsers (including
the Unsafe Browser and I2P Browser mainly to avoid making our
automated test suite overly complex. This implied to set an appropriate
working directory when launching the Tor Browser, to accommodate for
the assumptions it makes about this.

* Security fixes
- Upgrade Tor Browser to 5.5.2 (Closes: #11105).

* Bugfixes
- Repair 32-bit UEFI support (Closes: #11007); bugfix on 2.0.
- Add libgnome2-bin to installed packages list to provide gnome-open,
which fixes URL handling at least in KeePassX, Electrum and Icedove
(Closes: #11031); bugfix on 2.0. Thanks to segfault for the patch!

* Minor improvements
- Refactor and de-duplicate the chrooted browsers' configuration:
prefs.js, userChrome.css (Closes: #9896).
- Make the -profile Tor Launcher workaround simpler (Closes: #7943).
- Move Torbutton environment configuration to the tor-browser script,
instead of polluting the default system environment with it.
- Refresh patch against the Tor Browser AppArmor profile
(Closes: #11078).
- Propagate Tor Launcher options via the wrapper.
- Move tor-launcher script to /usr/local/bin.
- Move tor-launcher-standalone to /usr/local/lib.
- Move Tor Launcher env configuration closer to the place where it is used,
for simplicity's sake.

* Test suite
- Mass update browser and Tor Launcher related images due to font change,
caused by Tor Browser 5.5's font fingerprinting protection
(Closes: #11097). And then, use separate PrintToFile.png for the browsers,
and Evince, since it cannot be shared anymore.
- Adjust to the refactored chrooted browsers configuration handling.
- Test that Tor Launcher uses the correct Tor Browser libraries.
- Allow more slack when verifying that the date that was set.
- Bump a bit the timeout used when waiting for the remote shell.
- Bump timeout for the process to disappear, when closing Evince.
- Bump timeout when saving persistence configuration.
- Bump timeout for bootstrapping I2P.

* Build system
- Remove no longer relevant places.sqlite cleanup procedure.

-- Tails developers <tails@boum.org> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:00:15 +0000


What is Tails?

"Tails is a live system that aims to preserve your privacy and anonymity. It helps you to use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship almost anywhere you go and on any computer but leaving no trace unless you ask it to explicitly.

It is a complete operating system designed to be used from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card independently of the computer's original operating system. It is Free Software and based on Debian GNU/Linux.

Tails comes with several built-in applications pre-configured with security in mind: web browser, instant messaging client, email client, office suite, image and sound editor, etc."
- https://tails.boum.org/about/index.en.html