The following changes were introduced in Tails VERSION:

XXX: Copy the "Changes" section of the release notes, and compact a bit:

  • Remove lines about software upgrade (that's not Tails itself).
  • Remove screenshots.
  • Remove "New features" and "Upgrades and changes" headlines.
  • Remove line about Changelog.


XXX: List important code work that is not covered already by the Release section (for example, the changes being worked on for the next version).

Documentation and website

XXX: Explore the Git history:

     git log --patch --since='1 October' --until='1 November' origin/master -- "*.*m*"

User experience

XXX: Check the archives of tails-ux:

Hot topics on our help desk

XXX: Ask to list hot topics for the last month.


XXX: Count the number of tests in /features at the beginning of next month

     git checkout `git rev-list -n 1 --before="June 1" origin/devel`
     git grep --extended-regexp '^\s*Scenario:' -- features/*.feature | wc -l

XXX: Report only if more scenarios have been written and add the diff from the previous month, for example:

   - Our test suite covers SCENARIOS scenarios, DIFF more that in May.


XXX: The fundraising team should look at the fundraising Git.

   git log --patch --since='1 December' --until='1 January' origin/master

XXX: The fundraising and accounting teams should look at the archives of and


Past events

Upcoming events

XXX: We will have a booth at FOSDEM in Brussels.

On-going discussions

XXX: Link to the thread on

Press and testimonials

XXX: Copy content from press/media_appearances_2017.mdwn This page is continuously updated by, so if it's empty there might be nothing special to report.


XXX: Add the output of contribute/l10n_tricks/ XXX: Add the output of (adjust month!):

git checkout $(git rev-list -n 1 --before="September 1" origin/master) && \
git submodule update --init && \


  • Tails has been started more than BOOTS/MONTH times this month. This makes BOOTS/DAY boots a day on average.
  • SIGS downloads of the OpenPGP signature of Tails ISO from our website.
  • WHISPERBACK bug reports were received through WhisperBack.

XXX: Ask for these numbers.