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[[!meta  title="Tails report for April, 2019"]]
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[[!meta  date="`date --rfc-2822` eg. Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:21:15 +0000"]]
[[!pagetemplate  template="news.tmpl"]]

[[!toc ]]

Releases
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* [[Tails VERSION was released on MONTH DAY|news/version_VERSION]] ([major|bugfix|emergency] release).

* Tails VERSION+1 is [[scheduled for MONTH DAY|contribute/calendar]].

The following changes were introduced in Tails VERSION:

XXX: Copy the "Changes" section of the release notes, and compact a bit:

* Remove lines about software upgrade (that's not Tails itself).
* Remove screenshots.
* Remove "New features" and "Upgrades and changes" headlines.
* Remove line about Changelog.

Code
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XXX: If you feel like it and developers, foundation team, and RMs don't do it themselves,
     list important code work that is not covered already by the
     Release section (for example, the changes being worked on for
     the next version).

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- The [[Foundations
  Team|contribute/working_together/roles/foundations_team]] met for
  a sprint focused on porting Tails to Debian 10 (Buster):
  [report](https://lists.autistici.org/message/20190408.075929.1c2952c0.en.html),
  [next
  steps](https://lists.autistici.org/message/20190429.091241.82e34497.en.html).
- We finalized our criteria for including dictionaries, fonts and language packs,
  which will be reflected in Tails 3.14.
- We prototyped a USB image with Secure Boot support and GRUB, in order
  to better understand what implementation difficulties we should expect.
- We
  [submitted](https://ikiwiki.info/todo/_Add_ikiwiki_PO-Plugin_to_ignore_languages/)
  to ikiwiki upstream a branch that makes it keep PO files up-to-date
  for a set of languages that are not ready to be enabled and visible
  on the live website yet. This will allow us to merge into our main
  Git repository changes made via our upcoming Weblate-based
  translation platform, which supports languages whose
  work-in-progress translation is not ready for prime-time yet.
- We
  [uploaded](https://tracker.debian.org/news/1038188/accepted-gnome-shell-3302-6-source-into-unstable/)
  to Debian a few fixes for regressions in the GNOME on-screen keyboard.

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Documentation and website
=========================

XXX: If you feel like it and technical writers don't do it
     themselves, explore the Git history:

         git log --patch --since='1 October' --until='1 November' origin/master -- "*.*m*"

User experience
===============

XXX: If you feel like it and the UX team does not do it
     themselves, check the archives of tails-ux:
     <https://lists.autistici.org/list/tails-XXX.html>

Hot topics on our help desk
===========================

XXX: Ask tails-bugs@boum.org to list hot topics for the last month.

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Infrastructure
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- The Foundations Team started experimenting with GitLab for
  [merge requests](https://salsa.debian.org/tails-team/tails/merge_requests/?scope=all&utf8=%E2%9C%93&state=merged).
- We started looking into how GitLab could work for our issues
  tracking and [[drafted a rough plan|blueprint/GitLab]].

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Funding
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XXX: The fundraising team should look at the fundraising Git.

       git log --patch --since='1 December' --until='1 January' origin/master

XXX: The fundraising and accounting teams should look at the archives of <tails-fundraising@boum.org> and <tails-accounting@boum.org>.

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- We started working on a proposal for [Mozilla Open Source Support
  Awards](https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/moss/).

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Outreach
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Past events
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- sajolida, moire, and emmapeel were at the [Internet Freedom
  Festival](https://internetfreedomfestival.org/) on April 1&ndash;5 in
  Valencia, Spain.

  sajolida presented there a workshop on [Creating
  usable tools from day one with paper
  prototyping](https://platform.internetfreedomfestival.org/en/IFF2019/public/schedule/custom/975).

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- [carlosm2](https://twitter.com/dospesosinc) held 2 workshops about Tails in Mexico:

  - On [April 13](https://twitter.com/dospesosinc/status/1115675448753573888) at the Colima Hacklab
  - On [April 25](https://flisol.acatlan.unam.mx/) at UNAM, Ciudad de Mexico

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Upcoming events
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- Jesús Marín García will present 2 workshops about Tails in May in the
  Comunidad Valenciana, Spain:

  - On [May 4](https://hackandbeers.es/events/hack-beers-castellon-vol-2/) at Hack and Beers in Castellón de la Plana
  - On [May 11](https://vlctechfest.org/) at VLCTechFest in Valencia

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On-going discussions
====================

XXX: Link to the thread on <https://lists.autistici.org/list/tails-XXX.html>.

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- We [studied and narrowed down our
  options](https://lists.autistici.org/message/20190429.094536.22d3598f.en.html)
  regarding the future of Electrum in Tails. It seems there will be
  a way forward, although it's unclear at this point how much effort
  it will require from us.

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Press and testimonials
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     This page is continuously updated by tails-press@boum.org, so if
     it's empty there might be nothing special to report.

Translations
============

XXX: Add the output of (adjust month!):

    sudo apt-get install intltool
    git checkout $(git rev-list -n 1 --before="September 1" origin/master) && \
    git submodule update --init && \
    ./wiki/src/contribute/l10n_tricks/language_statistics.sh

Metrics
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* Tails has been started more than BOOTS/MONTH times this month. This makes BOOTS/DAY boots a day on average.
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[[How do we know this?|support/faq#boot_statistics]]

XXX: Ask <tails@boum.org> for these numbers.