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Whonix 12 released!


#1

Originally published at: https://www.whonix.org/blog/whonix-12-released

Whonix is an operating system focused on anonymity, privacy and security. It’s based on the Tor anonymity network, Debian GNU/Linux and security by isolation. DNS leaks are impossible, and not even malware with root privileges can find out the user’s real IP.


Whonix consists of two parts: One solely runs Tor and acts as a gateway, which we call Whonix-Gateway. The other, which we call Whonix-Workstation, is on a completely isolated network. Only connections through Tor are possible.

(Same version as Whonix 12.0.0.3.2 RC.)

Whonix for Qubes

https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Qubes

Whonix for KVM

https://www.whonix.org/wiki/KVM

Whonix for VirtualBox

https://www.whonix.org/wiki/VirtualBox

If you want to upgrade existing Whonix version using Whonix’s APT repository

See https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Update.

If you want to upgrade existing Whonix version from source code

See https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Dev/BuildDocumentation.

If you want to build images from source code

See https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Dev/BuildDocumentation.

Call for Help

Changelog between Whonix 11 and Whonix 12

https://phabricator.whonix.org/maniphest/query/zI8upzLwYxfe/#R


#2

#3

Surprised when whonixcheck reported 100 packages can be updated. I thought it was an attack until I found this thread. However after updating and rebooted the workstation, whonixcheck still reports version of 11.0.0.3.0 not 12.0.0.3.2 RC.

INFO: Whonix is produced independently of, with no guarantee from, The Tor Project. Whonix is experimental software. Do not rely on it for strong anonymity. https://www.whonix.org
INFO: SocksPort Test Result: Connected to Tor. IP: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
INFO: TransPort Test Result: Connected to Tor. IP: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
INFO: Stream Isolation Test Result: Functional.
INFO: Whonix News Result:
√ Up to date: whonix-workstation-packages-dependencies 2.9-1
√ Up to date: Whonix Build Version: 11.0.0.3.0
INFO: Debian Package Update Check Result: No updates found via apt-get.
INFO: Whonix APT Repository: Enabled. When the Whonix team releases JESSIE updates, they will be AUTOMATICALLY installed (when you run apt-get dist-upgrade) along with updated packages from the Debian team. Please read https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Trust to understand the risk. If you want to change this, use:
Start Menu -> Applications -> System -> Whonix Repository


#4

Areij:

However after updating and rebooted the workstation, whonixcheck
still reports version of 11.0.0.3.0 not 12.0.0.3.2 RC.

√ Up to date: Whonix Build Version: 11.0.0.3.0

The link for Whonix Build Version links to
https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Whonixcheck#Whonix_Build_Version and
explains this.


#5

Also got surprised by the 100 packages notice.
So we, whonix 11 users should just run
"sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade"

and we are upgraded?

I’ll wait reports from other users in case that breaks something.


#6

Yes.

The best way to prevent breaking things is to stay tuned and to help testing things when testers-wanted blog posts area created. Non-critical issues will not be fixed before the next release.


#7

:ok_hand: fantastic news :+1:


#8

Gratulation Patrick. Fantastic new Release.

townsend