This report covers the activity of Tails in July 2018.

Everything in this report is public.

A. VeraCrypt support in GNOME

A.6 Add VeraCrypt support to GNOME Files

We continued working with GNOME upstream on our many merge requests related to unlocking VeraCrypt volumes in GNOME Files:

A.8 User testing & community feedback

We released a beta version and called for testing on Twitter, on our blog and on our testers mailing list. Then we started collecting feedback. Based on this feedback, UX designers and developers will prioritize and fix as many issues as possible within the allocated budget.

A.9 Fix bugs and UX issues

We made many improvements and fixed issues that were discovered during the user testing or were reported by testers of the beta, most notably:

  • Extend VeraCrypt Mounter and made it the default handler of VeraCrypt file containers (#15664#note-16)

  • Improve the VeraCrypt Mounter UI and icon (#15043 #15680)

  • Show a spinner in the places sidebar of GNOME Files during unlock operations (#15664)

  • Extend the GTK ask-password dialog to support VeraCrypt options (#15667)

B. Additional software

B.6 Write user documentation

We've worked on the user documentation for the Additional Software feature and completed most of it (#14589). There are some remaining subtasks needing work, we are confident that we'll be able to publish the documentation along with the Tails 3.9 release.

B.8 Fix bugs and UX issues

We made progress on improving on many and fixing some of the bugs identified by our user testing (#15567).

C. Deliver new features

Our entire team kept coordinating their work in order to ensure we merge these new features in Tails 3.9~rc1 and deliver them in Tails 3.9.