Releases

The following changes were introduced in Tails 2.10:

  • We installed OnionShare, a tool for anonymous file sharing.

  • We enabled the circuit view in Tor Browser.

  • Replace AdBlock Plus with uBlock Origin.

  • Configure the APT package manage to use Debian's Onion services.

  • Install the AMDGPU display driver. This should improve the support for newer AMD graphics adapters.

  • Renamed the Boot Loader Menu entries from "Live" to "Tails", and replaced the confusing "failsafe" wording with "Troubleshooting Mode".

  • Add support for exFAT.

  • Remove Nyx (previously called arm).

  • Rewrite Tor control port filter entirely. Now Tails can safely support OnionShare, the circuit view of Tor Browser, and similar. This also enabled Whonix to replace their own similar piece of software with this one.

Code

  • We (almost) finished updating the AppArmor policy in Debian Stretch so that it supports merged-/usr systems.
  • We started evaluating USBGuard, and posted suggestions to improve its user experience, that upstream warmly welcomes.

Documentation and website

  • We documented how to use OnionShare, a tool for anonymous file sharing.

  • We documented the circuit view in Tor Browser.

User experience

Infrastructure

  • We started to set up a XMPP server to satisfy the need for private communication tools expressed by one of our teams.
  • We enabled an Onion service for our APT repository (#11556).
  • We improved our systems so that they send less useless email to our system administrators.
  • We started updating our Puppet modules to better support Debian Stretch.

Funding

Outreach

Upcoming events

  • We have a booth at FOSDEM in Brussels.
  • Tails will be presented at a cryptoparty on March 4th 2017 in Rennes, France.
  • We started organizing a Debian event that will take place in Paris on May 13-14. Stay tuned!

On-going discussions

Translation

All the website

  • de: 54% (3050) strings translated, 5% strings fuzzy, 49% words translated
  • fa: 40% (2265) strings translated, 8% strings fuzzy, 45% words translated
  • fr: 81% (4562) strings translated, 1% strings fuzzy, 80% words translated
  • it: 28% (1602) strings translated, 3% strings fuzzy, 26% words translated
  • pt: 27% (1551) strings translated, 8% strings fuzzy, 25% words translated

Total original words: 57564

Core pages of the website

  • de: 82% (1539) strings translated, 10% strings fuzzy, 83% words translated
  • fa: 38% (710) strings translated, 10% strings fuzzy, 40% words translated
  • fr: 98% (1842) strings translated, 1% strings fuzzy, 99% words translated
  • it: 80% (1490) strings translated, 10% strings fuzzy, 79% words translated
  • pt: 49% (924) strings translated, 13% strings fuzzy, 50% words translated

Metrics

  • Tails has been started more than 662 874 times this month. This makes 21 383 boots a day on average.
  • 14 782 downloads of the OpenPGP signature of Tails ISO from our website.
  • 142 bug reports were received through WhisperBack.