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[[!meta title="Tails 4.19 is out"]]
[[!meta date="Tue, 01 Jun 2021 12:34:56 +0000"]]
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|test_4.19-beta1]] and [[4.19~rc1|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.
<h1 id="changes">Changes and updates</h1>
Stop pinning the TLS certificate of our website when doing automatic upgrades.
We broke automatic upgrades twice recently; once in December in
[[4.14|news/version_4.15#broken-upgrades]] and again during a few days on
[[!tails_ticket 18324 desc="May 15"]]. 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.
([[!tails_ticket 18324]])
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 <span class="code">sudo</span> 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 [[!tails_gitweb debian/changelog desc="changelog"]].
<h1 id="issues">Known issues</h1>
None specific to this release.
See the list of [[long-standing issues|support/known_issues]].
<h1 id="get">Get Tails 4.19</h1>
To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your persistent storage
Automatic upgrades are broken from Tails 4.14 and earlier. See the <a href="#broken-upgrades">known issue above</a>.