Plans for the next releases

You can track on Redmine the list of tickets that we want to solve for the next releases:

https://labs.riseup.net/code/projects/tails/roadmap

Priorities for the next years

Here is a summary of our priorities for the next years:

  • Easier adoption

    • Revamp Tails Greeter: make it easier to configure Tails when starting (#5464)
    • Rethink the installation and upgrade process: take a step back and reflect on the future of Tails Installer, the installation on Windows and Mac, and automatic upgrades (#11679)
    • Graphical installation method for Mac OS: what would it take to document tools other than Tails Installer to do a graphical installation from Mac OS? (#11682)
    • Explain better what Tails is and what makes it so awesome (#9814)
  • Security hardening

    • Reproducible build of the ISO image: protect users and developers from a malicious build of our ISO image (#5630)
    • Persistent Tor state: have persistent entry guards (#5462)
    • HTTPS mirrors: serve our downloads over HTTPS only (#9796)
    • Persistent seed for random number generator: have better entropy and stronger crypto (#7675)
    • Stronger HTTPS: give major browsers stronger means to authenticate our website (#8191)
    • Browser fingerprint: compare and reevaluate the web fingerprint of Tor Browser inside and outside Tails (#5362)
  • Community

    • Web platform for translators: make it easier to translate our website (#10034)
    • Social contract: guiding principles that reflects the commitment to our ideals (#11669)
    • Personas: study and describe our user base to take better design decisions (#11162)
  • Better user support

    • Request tracker: platform to handle better support requests (#9960)
    • Improvements to WhisperBack: make it easier and faster to answer support requests (#9799, #9800)
  • Sustainability

    • Tails based on Debian Stretch (Tails 3.0)
    • Better server infrastructure: to handle our growing needs on continuous integration and have a backup server (#11680, #6185)
    • Test Tails on ARM: starting with a few Chromebooks supported by Debian (#11677)
    • Tails on tablets: specify what upstream projects (GNOME, Debian, etc.) should work on to help porting Tails to tablets and smartphones (#10039)
    • Build our custom Debian packages automatically: as part of our automated ISO builds (#6220)
  • Fundraising

    • Have more reliable and steady sources of incomes
    • Depend less on grants from governments
  • New applications and features

    • Graphical interface for the Additional Packages persistent feature: allow users to customize which applications are available in their Tails (#5996 #9059)
    • Backups: provide a graphical tool to backup the persistent volume (#5301)
    • Screen locker: allow users to lock their session with a password (#5684)
    • Full self-upgrades: upgrade a Tails from itself endlessly for ease and security (#7499)
    • Tails Server: run onion services from Tails (VoIP chat rooms, collaboration tools, web servers, messaging servers, etc.) (#5688)
    • Tails Verifier: allow verifying whether a Tails installation has been corrupted (#7496)
    • Investigate possible replacements for Pidgin (#11686)
    • TrueCrypt support in GNOME: graphical utilities to mount TrueCrypt volumes (#11684, #6337)