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[[!meta  title="Tails report for October, 2017"]]
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Code
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XXX: 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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- We started evaluating our options regarding a possible
  [[!tails_ticket 14789 desc="upgrade to Linux 4.13"]]
  in Tails 3.3.
- We had a first sprint to evaluate how it would be like if Tails was
  [[based on quarterly snapshots of Debian testing|blueprint/Debian_testing]]:
  - We ported most of Tails to Debian Buster.
  - We adjusted most of our test suite accordingly.
  - We designed a [[!tails_ticket 14791 desc="process"]] and
    implemented [[!tails_ticket 14579 desc="tools"]] that will allow
    us to tell technical writers what part of the documentation is
    affected by changes in our code, test suite, or installed packages.
  - We adapted the Debian Security Tracker code to
    [[!tails_ticket 14823 desc="track security issues fixed in Debian but not in the snapshots Tails uses"]].
  - In November we will check how we are doing and will decide what
    the next steps shall be.

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Documentation and website
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- We improved our donation page in preparation of the donation campaign
  to mention CCT instead of Zwiebelfreunde and be better structured.
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User experience
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- We installed [*LimeSurvey* on our infrastructure](https://survey.tails.boum.org)
  and advertised a first survey on file storage encryption from the homepage of
  *Tor Browser* in Tails. Our users have been [very responsive to our
  call](https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-ux/2017-October/003505.html)
  and since then we have gathered 30 complete answers to the survey each
  day on average, reaching 375 in total on October 30.

- We extensively tested older and newer versions of UUI to understand why
  [[!tails_ticket 13206 desc="cloning from a USB stick installed using UUI
  sometimes fails"]]. Everything is fine as long as "*Format in FAT32*" is
  checked which is documented but not always applied by users, so we should
  either improve UUI, our documentation, or *Tails Greeter* to prevent that.

- We continued to port our verification extension for Firefox to Web
  Extensions and [we now have a working prototype](https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-dev/2017-October/011817.html)!
  that computes the checksum in a reasonable time (45 seconds).
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Hot topics on our help desk
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XXX: Ask tails-bugs@boum.org to list hot topics for the last month.

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Infrastructure
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- We consolidated our system administration team by hiring a new
  member. Welcome, groente!

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- For our installation of *LimeSurvey*, we implemented an automatic monitoring
  of new upstream versions to notify system administrators when a security
  update is available ([Git repository](https://git-tails.immerda.ch/monitor-limesurvey-releases)).
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Funding
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- The proposal that we submitted to the [Lush Digital Fund](https://uk.lush.com/article/introducing-digital-fund)
  in May was accepted. It will fund the integration of a web-based translation
  platform in the build of our website and documentation.
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- We published our [[finances for 2016|doc/about/finances#2016]].
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- We launched our 2017 donation campaign and blogged about [[Many hands make
  Tails|news/many_hands_make_tails]].
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Outreach
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Past events
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* The Hackmitin 2017 at [Rancho Electronico](https://ranchoelectronico.org/hackmitin-2017-how-to/) in Ciudad Monstruo, Mexico featured two Tails workshops.

* Some of us attended the Reproducible Builds World summit in Berlin, Germany.

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Upcoming events
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* XXX: Maybe Secure OS Summit 2017 in December
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* intrigeri will attend the OTF summit in Valencia (November 14-16).

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* Many Tails people will be at the
  [34th Chaos Communication Congress, aka. 34C3](https://www.ccc.de/en/updates/2017/34C3-in-leipzig)
  in Leipzig (December 27 to December 30).
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On-going discussions
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XXX: Link to the thread on <https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-XXX/>.

Press and testimonials
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* Tails is briefly mentioned in the Arte televisions' series on philosophy. In
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  French [[«Incognito, donc libre?»|https://sites.arte.tv/philosophie/fr/incognito-donc-libre-yann-perreau-philosophie]],
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  in German: [["Inkognito, also frei?"|https://sites.arte.tv/philosophie/de/inkognito-also-frei-yann-perreau-philosophie]]
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* Infosec Bytes has created a [[video crash course series about Tails
  for journalists|https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLOZKbRUo9H_qXgyGp5UVYCoGQYo9YB5E8&v=-f6cgUKBUXg]].
  They are based at the Centre for Investigative Journalism in London
  and supported by the Logan Foundation.
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Translation
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## All the website

  - de: 54% (2825) strings translated, 7% strings fuzzy, 48% words translated
  - fa: 40% (2107) strings translated, 9% strings fuzzy, 43% words translated
  - fr: 89% (4631) strings translated, 1% strings fuzzy, 87% words translated
  - it: 39% (2025) strings translated, 5% strings fuzzy, 34% words translated
  - pt: 24% (1290) strings translated, 9% strings fuzzy, 21% words translated

Total original words: 54735

## [[Core pages of the website|contribute/l10n_tricks/core_po_files.txt]]

  - de: 76% (1454) strings translated, 13% strings fuzzy, 77% words translated
  - fa: 34% (651) strings translated, 11% strings fuzzy, 35% words translated
  - fr: 98% (1870) strings translated, 0% strings fuzzy, 99% words translated
  - it: 76% (1447) strings translated, 13% strings fuzzy, 77% words translated
  - pt: 44% (850) strings translated, 15% strings fuzzy, 45% words translated
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Metrics
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* Tails has been started more than 683188 times this month. This makes 22036 boots a day on average.
* 11166 downloads of the OpenPGP signature of Tails ISO from our website.
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* 137 bug reports were received through WhisperBack.