Releases ======== * Tails 3.15 was released on July 9th (bugfix release).
https://tails.boum.org/news/version_3.15/index.en.html * Tails 3.16 is scheduled for September 3rd. Documentation and website ========================= - We updated most of our documentation to Tails based on Debian 10 (Buster). (#16282) - We simplified and updated our description of the system requirements. (#11663 and #16810). - We fixed the display of the "Tor check" button on the homepage of *Tor Browser*. (#15312) This "Tor check" button is used by around 10% of users. - We removed the "% translated" indication from our website because it was misleading. (#16867) User experience =============== - Odile Carabantes and Enso Studio created an animation on using the boot menu to start Tails: https://tails.boum.org/install/win/usb#animation - We tested 2 alternatives to *Etcher* as it has some privacy issues (#16381): - Rawrite32 (#16553) - Win32 Disk Images (#14447) - We proposed some small improvements to adjust *Tails Installer* to the fact that we are now distributing USB images: - Rename *Tails Installer* as *Tails Cloner* (#16907) - Use USB images instead of ISO images in *Tails Installer* (#16906) - We proposed a design to [[use *Tails Installer* to backup the persistent volume: https://tails.boum.org/blueprint/backups/ Hot topics on our help desk =========================== 1. Many people are still having graphic card problems, specially "Error starting GDM with [AMD/ATI] Carrizo". (#16815) 2. We got a lot of support requests about **'Tails not being able to delete images'**. After a while we realised it was because of a confusing part of our documentation. We will try to fix that soon. (#16975) 1. Users keep trying to use Electrum even when, at the moment, it is not easy in Tails. Infrastructure ============== - We finished fixing the description of the mechanism for the revocation of the Tails signing key after an external review. (#15604) https://tails.boum.org/doc/about/openpgp_keys/signing_key_revocation/ - We discussed additions of new people to the Tails signing key revocation mechanism. (#16665) - The new backups system for our entire infrastructure is live. (#15071) - We upgraded our Puppet master (sic) to Debian 10 (Buster), which supports PuppetDB out of the box. This allowed us to drop a bunch of hackish workarounds and it was a great way to fast-track the onboarding of zen, our new sysadmin. (#16460) - We made great progress on our web translation platform: https://translate.tails.boum.org/ - We fixed a number of bugs identified since we submitted the platform to a production workload. - We modified in depth the permissions model to address issues identified by a security review. - We sent a public call for testing. - We kept working on documentation for translators. - We adjusted the resources allocated to the VM that runs this platform and deployed Apache `mod_security` to make it a bit less scary. Funding ======= - Our proposal to the Mozilla Open Source Support was accepted. It will fund our work to: - Improve Upgrades, late 2019 and early 2020 (#8415 and #15281) - Support Secure Boot, mid 2020 (#6560) - Migrate to GitLab, early 2020 (#15878) Outreach ======== Past events ----------- - A few Tails contributors attended DebConf19, the annual Debian Developers and Contributors Conference. intrigeri and nodens ran a skill-sharing session about AppArmor. - Ulrike, anonym, and sajolida attended Tor Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden. Upcoming events --------------- - carlosm2 is organizing a testing of Tails 4.0~beta1 at the Rancho Electrónico en Ciudad de Mexico on Saturday August 17: https://twitter.com/dospesosinc/status/1160723565802602502 On-going discussions ==================== - We asked for comments on a proposal for a "People" page on our website that would be both trustworthy, human, and respect our pseudonyms: https://lists.autistici.org/message/20190720.142700.203814ca.en.html - We asked for comments on the proposal to use *Tails Installer* to backup the persistent volume: http://lists.autistici.org/message/20190723.163900.7bfc4f4a.en.html Translations ============ ## All the website - de: 40% (2292) strings translated - es: 53% (3002) strings translated - fa: 32% (1803) strings translated - fr: 89% (5025) strings translated - it: 34% (1947) strings translated - pt: 26% (1465) strings translated Total original words: 59619 ## Core pages of the website - de: 69% (1216) strings translated - es: 83% (1453) strings translated - fa: 35% (624) strings translated - fr: 96% (1680) strings translated - it: 65% (1150) strings translated - pt: 47% (823) strings translated Total original words: 16505 Metrics ======= * Tails has been started more than 759 660 times this month. This makes 24 505 boots a day on average. -- sajolida _______________________________________________ Tails-project mailing list Tailsemail@example.com https://www.autistici.org/mailman/listinfo/tails-project