Agenda

  • Investigate dropping the Cookie Monster browser extension (#6595)
  • Persistent folder should not be writable with read-only persistence (#6585)
  • Volunteers to handle broken windows this month
  • Planning a monthly low-hanging fruits or review'n'merge meeting

Investigate dropping the Cookie Monster browser extension

See #6595.

Decision: intrigeri pinged the thread on -dev, as we lack inputs of use cases for this discussion.

Persistent folder should not be writable with read-only persistence

See #6585.

Decision: add a note on the ticket, saying we agreed here that this doesn't look like a bug. Then, unless the discussion is (re)started on tails-dev, we'll close the ticket after next month's meeting

Create a logo for Tails

See #5797.

BitingBird updated the ticket with the clarification that we discussed:

  • The logo has to be published under a free licence, compatible with GPL3+
  • Proportions: ratio between 1:1 and 3:1
  • If writing, then: Tails (uppercase first letter, the rest in lowercase)
  • Colors: until now we stole the purple+green from Tor, but it doesn't have to
  • rather not re-use tor/debian images, but evoking ok (tor colors...)
  • Visual + idea: secrecy / privacy / anonymity / mystery ; simplicity: tails is
  • ready-to-use
  • little bit serious, but not sad
  • The logo should make nice stickers / t-shirts, that people want to have on their computers or themselves
  • We like the idea of the tail, the cat or the mask that was used by Incognito in the past. Other ideas that meet the requirements are welcome too.

Volunteers to handle broken windows this month

Introduction

Our "broken windows" (https://tails.boum.org/contribute/roadmap/#Broken%20window), are tasks or issues that, ideally, should have been resolved a while ago, and seeing them still causing problems is demotivating.

We try to spend a week focusing on broken windows each month. Recently, most core contributors have been focusing on broken windows all the time, so we skipped them in practice.

However, if new contributors want to play with us, it may make sense to revive these specific times.

Decisions

Sajolida will send an email to Kevin about Tails clock.

Monthly low-hanging fruits meeting

Introduction

Low-hanging fruits meeting: spend a while together on many small tasks that take less than 2 hours each, and are waiting in our TODO list for too long.

During these meetings, we exceptionally allow ourselves to do the review & merge process on IRC instead of the usual email -based workflow, so this should all go pretty smoothly. Then, we report back on tails-dev.

We also use these meetings to review stuff that's waiting in the queue.

Decisions

Next LHF session will take place on the 24th february, from 10AM to 2PM CET. It will be more oriented on hard testing of new features, as the freeze for 0.23 will be close, and there will be big new ones.