Releases

Code

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).

  • Prepared upgrade to tor 0.4.3.6 (#17835)
  • Researched how to cope with the fact Electrum is not installable on Buster anymore (#17828)
  • Improved robustness of our automated test suite
  • Documented some internal processes (#17571, #17772)

Documentation and website

User experience

XXX: If you feel like it and the UX team does not do it themselves, check the archives of tails-ux: https://lists.autistici.org/list/tails-XXX.html

  • Launched a user survey about ease of use, online privacy tools, OpenPGP, and Pidgin. (#17821)

    We got more than 600 responses so far. Thanks a lot to everybody who participated!

Hot topics on our help desk

We started the month with Tails 4.8 and many users wrote to us because of problems with the Tails Welcom Screen:

  1. They had issues with administration passwords that had special characters

  2. They could not access their persistent storage because changing the language on the Welcome Screen didn't change the keyboard layout as usual, although it claimed to do it.

This two issues were very upsetting for the users, although had easy workarounds. They are fixed in Tails 4.9 (Apologies!), but in the same time the kernel upgrade brought new issues (Re: Apologies!):

  1. A lot of people reported the starting Tails was impossible since the upgrade to Tails 4.9 with their Intel Corporation [8086:22b0] GPU.

  2. some people reported that their wi-fi adapter was not working anymore.

Infrastructure

Funding

Outreach

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 wiki/src/press/media appearances 2020.mdwn This page is continuously updated by tails-press@boum.org, so if it's empty there might be nothing special to report.

Translations

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 && \
./wiki/src/contribute/l10n_tricks/language_statistics.sh

All the website

  • fr: 82% (5350) strings translated, 8% strings fuzzy
  • es: 46% (3030) strings translated, 8% strings fuzzy
  • de: 30% (1966) strings translated, 13% strings fuzzy
  • it: 27% (1795) strings translated, 10% strings fuzzy
  • fa: 22% (1468) strings translated, 13% strings fuzzy
  • pt: 21% (1401) strings translated, 9% strings fuzzy

Core pages of the website

  • fr: 80% (1678) strings translated, 11% strings fuzzy
  • es: 75% (1565) strings translated, 11% strings fuzzy
  • it: 49% (1031) strings translated, 21% strings fuzzy
  • de: 49% (1025) strings translated, 22% strings fuzzy
  • pt: 39% (812) strings translated, 14% strings fuzzy
  • fa: 19% (414) strings translated, 15% strings fuzzy

Core pages of the website for languages not activated on the website yet

  • zh_TW: 25% (447) strings translated, 12% strings fuzzy
  • zh: 12% (224) strings translated, 6% strings fuzzy
  • ru: 8% (160) strings translated, 5% strings fuzzy
  • pl: 8% (149) strings translated, 4% strings fuzzy
  • tr: 8% (148) strings translated, 4% strings fuzzy
  • ar: 7% (132) strings translated, 5% strings fuzzy
  • ca: 7% (131) strings translated, 5% strings fuzzy
  • id: 5% (99) strings translated, 3% strings fuzzy
  • sr_Latn: 4% (80) strings translated, 2% strings fuzzy

Metrics

  • Tails has been started more than 951 736 times this month. This makes 30 701 boots a day on average.

How do we know this?

XXX: Ask tails@boum.org for this number.