Releases

The following changes were introduced in Tails 4.5:

Documentation and website

Installation instructions

Terminology

Known issues

User experience

  • Andrés Fernández Cordón finished the illustrations for the new ?Home and ?About pages.

    sajolida finished writing and testing the written content and most of the responsive web design.

  • Changed our sidebar to a top bar. (#15112)

    It has a better contrast for accessibility, prevents right-rail blindess, and is more visible on mobile.

Funding

Translations

All the website

  • fr: 85% (5541) strings translated, 7% strings fuzzy
  • es: 49% (3172) strings translated, 7% strings fuzzy
  • de: 32% (2087) strings translated, 13% strings fuzzy
  • it: 29% (1878) strings translated, 9% strings fuzzy
  • fa: 23% (1551) strings translated, 13% strings fuzzy
  • pt: 22% (1479) strings translated, 9% strings fuzzy

Core pages of the website

  • fr: 85% (1577) strings translated, 10% strings fuzzy
  • es: 83% (1538) strings translated, 10% strings fuzzy
  • it: 55% (1023) strings translated, 21% strings fuzzy
  • de: 55% (1012) strings translated, 22% strings fuzzy
  • pt: 41% (772) strings translated, 17% strings fuzzy
  • fa: 28% (524) strings translated, 19% strings fuzzy

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

  • zh_TW: 28% (427) strings translated, 12% strings fuzzy
  • zh: 14% (225) strings translated, 6% strings fuzzy
  • ru: 10% (160) strings translated, 5% strings fuzzy
  • pl: 8% (133) strings translated, 4% strings fuzzy
  • tr: 8% (133) strings translated, 4% strings fuzzy
  • ar: 7% (119) strings translated, 5% strings fuzzy
  • ca: 7% (115) strings translated, 5% strings fuzzy
  • id: 5% (91) strings translated, 2% strings fuzzy
  • sr_Latn: 4% (62) strings translated, 1% strings fuzzy

Metrics

  • Tails has been started more than 936 560 times this month. This makes 31 219 boots a day on average.

    That's 8.7% more than in March and the biggest increase in usage since 2015. It's most likely due to the COVID-19 quarantine and people staying at home but it might also be a good sign from the support of Secure Boot and an easier adoption by new users.

How do we know this?