Releases

The following changes were introduced in Tails 4.4:

  • Tentatively fix Wi-Fi interfaces with Realtek RTL8822BE and RTL8822CE chipsets. (#17323)

The following changes were introduced in Tails 4.5~rc1:

  • Secure Boot

    Tails 4.5~rc1 should start on computers in UEFI mode and with Secure Boot enabled.

Code

  • Secure Boot support was merged (#6560).

  • Our test suite does not require Sikuli anymore (#15460), which allows running it on recent Debian systems.

  • We prepared for upgrading po4a (#17005), which on the long term will lower translators' workfload.

Documentation and website

User experience

  • Did a lot of progress on the design of the new Home and About pages:

    • Finalized the texts of both pages.

    • Finalized draft illustrations for both pages.

    • Did 2 rounds of usability tests: 1 on paper and 1 on screen.

    • Designed a replacement of our current sidebar to be on top.

    • Started coding responsive HTML and CSS using CSS Flexbox

    • Translated both pages in Portuguese, Spanish, French, and German.

    You can see our ongoing work on:

  • Agreed on a new set of favorites application for our Applications menu. (#16990)

  • Discussed the security and UX implications of persisting all settings from the Welcome Screen. (#17136#note-24)

Hot topics on our help desk

  1. Seahorse fails to import PGP public key

  2. Lots of issues with various Nvidia graphics cards, we need to chase down for details.

  3. A bit of pointing to documentation

  4. Secure Boot — we heard this will soon be solved.

Infrastructure

  • We kept preparing our upcoming migration to GitLab.

Funding

  • Analyzed the results of our last donation campaign.

    We raised 81 842 € (+10%) from 2006 donations (-10%).

  • Sent a full proposal to DRL for our joint proposal with Tor and the Guardian Project.

  • Submitted a proposal to the Prototype Fund to fund usability improvements.

  • Signed a contract with The ISC Project for our work on the new Home and About pages and printed outreach material.

  • Sent a thank you email to people who donated during the last donation campaign (1283 emails).

  • Added Domains4Bitcoins to our list of partners.

On-going discussions

Translations

All the website

  • de: 35% (2283) strings translated, 10% strings fuzzy
  • es: 55% (3557) strings translated, 2% strings fuzzy
  • fa: 26% (1715) strings translated, 10% strings fuzzy
  • fr: 93% (5989) strings translated, 0% strings fuzzy
  • it: 32% (2056) strings translated, 7% strings fuzzy
  • pt: 24% (1552) strings translated, 8% strings fuzzy

Core pages of the website

  • de: 64% (1167) strings translated, 16% strings fuzzy
  • es: 95% (1747) strings translated, 1% strings fuzzy
  • fa: 34% (620) strings translated, 14% strings fuzzy
  • fr: 98% (1792) strings translated, 0% strings fuzzy
  • it: 64% (1173) strings translated, 16% strings fuzzy
  • pt: 45% (823) strings translated, 14% strings fuzzy

Core pages of the website for languages not activated on the website yet

  • ar: 6% (120) strings translated, 2% strings fuzzy
  • ca: 6% (116) strings translated, 2% strings fuzzy
  • id: 3% (62) strings translated, 0% strings fuzzy
  • pl: 6% (124) strings translated, 2% strings fuzzy
  • ru: 8% (151) strings translated, 3% strings fuzzy
  • sr_Latn: 2% (41) strings translated, 0% strings fuzzy
  • tr: 6% (119) strings translated, 2% strings fuzzy
  • zh: 14% (271) strings translated, 4% strings fuzzy
  • zh_TW: 33% (609) strings translated, 6% strings fuzzy

Metrics

  • Tails has been started more than 890 226 times this month. This makes 28 717 boots a day on average.

How do we know this?