Holes on the roof

Alant is working on the Greeter, so #5318 is for him.

Volunteers to handle important tickets flagged for next release, but without assignee

After some looking we got 3 tickets assigned:

Availability for next month:

  • intrigeri: as usual; plans: a Stretch sprint, 1 invoicing round, and helping people give good input to sajolida for next SponsorS proposal. And attend 60% of the reproducible builds summit!
  • spriver: probably attending CCC, work a bit on #11669 again, and on #11822
  • sajolida: availability: continue with the donation campaign and prepare the OTF concept note
  • alant: I'll be randomly available as usual, but I'll participate to the next Stretch sprint to include the revamped greeter in it, plus help on other topics I'm knowledgeable about
  • emmapeel will have some time for docs

Tickets discussed

Document using Tor bridges to work around missing entry guards

The proposal has some sense, but then we will be providing the information only for power users, not for the majority of Tails users. As in some months we will actually be able to provide entry guards, then we decided to give it a low priority and suggest to put it in "Confirmation attacks" on doc/about/warning, mentioning the risk/benefit decision one must make about location tracking.

Revisit scrolling settings, Stretch edition

We decided to rather drop our customisation (as most of the OS are doing natural scrolling now) and let GNOME+libinput do what they think is best, i.e. natural scrolling in most cases.

This way we keep reducing our delta with upstream.

Set a warning message in RCs and alpha releases from Tails 3.0 on

We realised that we were maybe exaggerating when giving ISO images for testing to the users, at least for Tails 3.x, and that the ISOs could sometimes have bugs and glitches but they are passing all the security tests, at least on the Release Candidates (RC) or for example Tails 3.0~alpha1.

So maybe there are some bugs but not security issues.

We decided to change the background to grey and add a warning saying:

"Hey, you are running Tails 3.0 alpha. It is safe to use but might still be broken in many ways. Report any problems to tails-testers@boum.org" and a grey background.