[Tails-testers] [Tails-news] Tails 4.19 is out

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Subject: [Tails-testers] [Tails-news] Tails 4.19 is out
We worked very hard last week to get ready to release the work on the
connection to Tor that we have been showing you in
[4.19~beta1](https://tails.boum.org/news/test_4.19-beta1/) and
[4.19~rc1](https://tails.boum.org/news/test_4.19-rc1/). We made a lot of
progress but didn't feel confident enough to release it today.

So, we are releasing 4.19 as a regular upgrade and will release this work in
4.20. We will publish an updated rc2 in the coming days with even more
improvements on the connection to Tor.

# Changes and updates

* Stop pinning the TLS certificate of our website when doing automatic upgrades.

We broke automatic upgrades twice recently; once in December in
and again during a few days on [May
15](https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/18324). These 2 times,
it was the consequence of a security feature: the pinning of the TLS
certificate of our website when doing automatic upgrades.

We removed this feature because the recent problems proved us that this
feature was not worth it if it makes us break automatic upgrades that often.

Our upgrades are still as strongly authenticated as they are signed using
OpenPGP by our team.

* Add visual feedback when typing an administration password with sudo in a terminal:

        amnesia@amnesia:~$ sudo -i
    [sudo] password for amnesia: ******** 

* Update _Tor Browser_ to [10.0.17](https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-10017).

* Update _Thunderbird_ to [78.10.0](https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/78.10.0/releasenotes/).

For more details, read our

# Known issues

None specific to this release.

See the list of [long-standing

# Get Tails 4.19

## To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your persistent storage

* Automatic upgrades are broken from Tails 4.14 and earlier. See the [known issue above](https://tails.boum.org/news/index.en.html#broken-upgrades).

* Automatic upgrades are available from Tails 4.14 or later to 4.19.

* If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if Tails fails to start after an automatic upgrade, please try to do a [manual upgrade](https://tails.boum.org/doc/upgrade/index.en.html#manual).

## To install Tails on a new USB stick

Follow our installation instructions:

* [Install from Windows](https://tails.boum.org/install/win/index.en.html)
* [Install from macOS](https://tails.boum.org/install/mac/index.en.html)
* [Install from Linux](https://tails.boum.org/install/linux/index.en.html)

The Persistent Storage on the USB stick will be lost if you install instead of

## To download only

If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can download Tails
4.19 directly:

* [For USB sticks (USB image)](https://tails.boum.org/install/download/index.en.html)
* [For DVDs and virtual machines (ISO image)](https://tails.boum.org/install/download-iso/index.en.html)

# What's coming up?

Tails 4.20 is [scheduled](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/calendar/) for
July 13.

Have a look at our [roadmap](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/roadmap) to see
where we are heading to.

URL: https://tails.boum.org/news/version_4.19/index.en.html
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