The release date for Tails 1.4.1 had been postponed because Mozilla changed their release schedule. It was released in the beginning of July. Once again, this report consists of non-code news :)
A small note about non-free firmware was added to our licence page.
Our documentation for reviewers now explains how to do a good and nice review.
We warn that OpenPGP Applet can lead to encoding problems for emails.
On the Installation Assistant:
People are working on the Greeter mockups.
Our test suite covers 182 scenarios, just as in May. We removed outdated scenarios again, so there are actually new tests :) New tests add coverage for the Tor Browser's New Identity feature and confirm that the hardware clock is not updated by Tails. Additionally, a huge amount of work was put into making our test suite more robust.
We decided to publicly archive the tails-support mailing list, since external websites were archiving it anyway.
Great progress was made towards automatically building all active branches with Jenkins. Live deployment is now a matter of days.
We have specified the requirements for our upcoming monitoring system.
If you want to help us develop and maintain Tails, please donate :)
We sent our final report for the Access Innovation Prize received in March 2014.
We submitted our second quarterly report to the Digital Defenders Partnership.
A workshop about Tails took place on June 18th in Brest, France.
Tchou and Fiodor Tonti gave a talk about Tails and UX in Pas Sage en Seine 2015 at NUMA in Paris, France on June 18th. The video and slides are online and it has already received positive feedback. :)
A workshop about Tor and Tails was held in Rennes, France, during the Jardin entropique event on June 28th.
A talk about Tails will take place during DebConf15 in August in Heidelberg, Germany.
Please let us know if you organize an event about Tails, we'll be glad to announce it :)
We discussed our release versioning and decided upon a new way to do it: always increment the first number with major Debian version, or whenever it makes sense for Tails only (user-visible changes); second number: even for bugfix releases, odd for major ones; an extra 3rd number will be added for emergency releases.
intrigeri started a discussion about tightening a bit the Evince and Totem AppArmor policy.
genghiskant proposed making a fork of Tails without non-free firmware.
We're talking about the design of a persistent Tor state.
We're also discussing the automated tests specification.
We gave an interview to Amaelle Guiton from Libération about our relationship with the Tor ecosystem.
We provided some data to Patrick Howell O'Neill from The Daily Dot for his article about The state of encryption tools, 2 years after Snowden leaks.
- de: 18% (1256) strings translated, 0% strings fuzzy, 17% words translated
- fr: 45% (3046) strings translated, 2% strings fuzzy, 43% words translated
- pt: 28% (1861) strings translated, 3% strings fuzzy, 26% words translated
Total original words: 76665
- de: 60% (791) strings translated, 1% strings fuzzy, 68% words translated
- fr: 91% (1205) strings translated, 4% strings fuzzy, 92% words translated
- pt: 84% (1119) strings translated, 8% strings fuzzy, 87% words translated
Total original words: 14258
Tails has been started more than 391,084 times this month. This makes 13,036 boots a day on average.
19,284 downloads of the OpenPGP signature of Tails ISO from our website.
57 bug reports were received through WhisperBack.
-- Report by BitingBird for Tails folks