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  • ?Tails VERSION was released on MONTH DAY ([major|bugfix|emergency] release).

  • Tails VERSION+1 is scheduled for MONTH DAY.

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: If you feel like it and developers, foundation team, and RMs don't do it themselves, list important code work that is not covered already by the Release section (for example, the changes being worked on for the next version).

  • We published a new version of the verification extension with a non-minified Forge library, as per an updated Mozilla policy. #16686

Documentation and website

  • We tested all our documentation against the beta version of Tails 4.0, based on Debian 10 (Buster) and started fixing it.

Hot topics on our help desk

XXX: Ask tails-bugs@boum.org to list hot topics for the last month.


  • Our web translation platform reached an important milestone: translations done there will now automatically appear on the Tails website within hours. Expect a more detailed announcement and documentation for translators soon! :)

  • As part of our ongoing effort to migrate to better maintained Puppet modules, we ported our infrastructure to puppetlabs-apt.

  • We programmed an automated reminder to send our Code of Conduct to all our public mailing lists every 3 months.



Past events

Upcoming events

On-going discussions

XXX: Link to the thread on https://lists.autistici.org/list/tails-XXX.html.

Press and testimonials

XXX: Copy content from press/media_appearances_2019.mdwn This page is continuously updated by tails-press@boum.org, so if it's empty there might be nothing special to report.


XXX: Add the output of (adjust month!):

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


  • Tails has been started more than 751 230 times this month. This makes 25 041 boots a day on average.
  • 8018 downloads of the OpenPGP signature of a Tails USB image or ISO from our website.

How do we know this?