Releases

The following changes were introduced in Tails 3.7.1:

  • Upgrade Tor Browser to 7.5.5.

    This fixes a critical issue in Firefox announced on June 6.

  • Upgrade Thunderbird to 52.8.0.

    This partly mitigates the infamous EFAIL attack and fixes importing OpenPGP keys from keyservers with Enigmail.

  • Fix setting a screen locker password with non-ASCII characters. (#15636)

  • Rename the WhisperBack launcher to "WhisperBack Error Reporting" so that users have a better chance to understand what it does. (#6432)

The following changes were introduced in Tails 3.8:

  • Upgrade Enigmail from 1.9.9 to 2.0.7 which fixes some of the EFAIL attacks on OpenPGP.

  • Fix importing OpenPGP keys from email attachments. (#15610)

  • Fix the translations of the homepage of the Unsafe Browser. (#15461)

Code

  • We have worked on improving support for recent graphics cards and in particular those produced by NVIDIA. We've sent a call for testing and updated it. If the feedback is good, we will probably include these changes in Tails 3.9.

  • We have kept working on fixing the EFAIL attacks against encrypted email (#15602). Tails 3.8 fixed most of them and Tails 3.9 should fix the remaining ones.

  • We have worked on detecting earlier changes that would break automatic upgrades (#15419)… and already identified one we need to fix in time for Tails 3.9 (#15695).

  • Chris Lamb prepared a fix for the most infamous rendering issue (raw PO content being inserted in some page) that affects our website (#6907).

User experience

Hot topics on our help desk

  1. Surface Pro users reported having trouble with wireless (#15520).

  2. We still receive emails from several users displayed with the message pointing to https://tails.boum.org/gdm.

Outreach

Upcoming events

  • BitingBird, intrigeri, nodens, and u will be at DebConf18 in Hsinchu, Taiwan from July 29 to August 5.

On-going discussions

Translation

All the website

  • fr: 89% (5169) strings translated, 1% strings fuzzy, 88% words translated
  • es: 58% (3356) strings translated, 1% strings fuzzy, 48% words translated
  • de: 53% (3099) strings translated, 6% strings fuzzy, 47% words translated
  • fa: 36% (2096) strings translated, 9% strings fuzzy, 38% words translated
  • it: 32% (1881) strings translated, 6% strings fuzzy, 28% words translated
  • pt: 28% (1618) strings translated, 7% strings fuzzy, 24% words translated

Total original words: 60692

Core pages of the website

  • fr: 98% (1900) strings translated, 0% strings fuzzy, 99% words translated
  • es: 96% (1862) strings translated, 0% strings fuzzy, 94% words translated
  • de: 79% (1528) strings translated, 11% strings fuzzy, 79% words translated
  • it: 67% (1295) strings translated, 15% strings fuzzy, 66% words translated
  • pt: 45% (879) strings translated, 12% strings fuzzy, 49% words translated
  • fa: 33% (640) strings translated, 11% strings fuzzy, 33% words translated

Total original words: 17447

Metrics

  • Tails has been started more than 666 921 times this month. This makes 22 231 boots a day on average.
  • 8 830 downloads of the OpenPGP signature of Tails ISO from our website.
  • 65 bug reports were received through WhisperBack.

How do we know this?