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[[!meta title="Tails report for February, 2018"]]
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[[!meta date="Tue Mar 6 12:34:56 2018)"]]
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[[!toc]]

Releases
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* Tails 3.6 is [[scheduled for March 13|contribute/calendar]].

The following changes will be introduced in Tails 3.6:
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* Upgrade Tor to 3.2.9.

* Upgrade Linux kernel to 4.15.0.

* Upgrade Thunderbird to 52.6.0 and enable its apparmor profile.

* Upgrade Electrum to 3.0.6.

* Add support for screen locking, even without administration password.

* Upgrade tails-additional-softwares, which does not block anymore the
  opening of the Desktop while installing the packages, and is more robust
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  when booting in offline mode.
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* Upgrade Tails installer to fix bugs when using it in languages
  different than english.
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* Upgrade OpenPGP Applet, it does not hang anymore when decrypting large
  text from the clipboard.
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Code
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- We've continued our work on the [[!tails_ticket 14568 desc="Additional
  Software feature"]].
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- We started [[!tails_ticket 11198 desc="replacing some of our shell scripts
  with Python ports]]". Thanks to GoodCrypto & segfault!
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Documentation and website
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- We've improved the contributor's documentation for [[verifying reproducible ISO
  builds|contribute/release_process/test/reproducibility/verification]].
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- We improved our [[installation instructions for Windows|install/win/usb]] to
  prevent people from skipping the *Fat32 Format* option of *Universal USB
  Installer*.

- We fixed our [[installation instructions for
  Ubuntu|install/debian/usb]] after the removal of the splash screen of
  *Tails Installer*.

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User experience
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- We rethought in depth the installation process and made plans to [[distribute
  *USB images*|blueprint/usb_install_and_upgrade]] in addition to *ISO images*.
  Doing so will drastically simplify the installation for Windows and macOS
  and improve support for UEFI computers.

- We simplified the [[manual upgrade instructions from Tails|upgrade/tails]] to
  remove a whole step. Doing a manual upgrade should now be less confusing and
  take half the time!

- We [designed an error message](https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-ux/2018-February/003531.html)
  when Tails is incompatible with a given graphics card. It will help users
  understand the failure better and get better help from our help desk.
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Hot topics on our help desk
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1. Users are still complaining about
   [[!tails_ticket desc="Electrum being outdated" 15022]]
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2. A lot of reports are about the
   [[!tails_ticket desc="Tails Installer Unicode issue" 15254]]
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Infrastructure
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XXX: Count the number of tests in /features at the beginning of next month

         git checkout `git rev-list -n 1 --before="June 1" origin/devel`
         git grep --extended-regexp '^\s*Scenario:' -- features/*.feature | wc -l

XXX: Report only if more scenarios have been written and add the diff from the previous month, for example:

       - Our test suite covers SCENARIOS scenarios, DIFF more that in May.

Funding
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- We submitted a proposal for our work on [[distributing USB
  images|blueprint/usb_install_and_upgrade]] to the [ISC Project's 2018 Round
  of Small Technology Grants](https://iscproject.org/the-isc-projects-2018-round-of-small-technology-grants/).

- We renewed the agreement what have with Tor for them to pay for the hosting
  of our main server.

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Outreach
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Past events
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* Tails was presented by syl at [Festival des Libertés
  Numériques](https://fdln.insa-rennes.fr/agir/protegez-votre-vie-privee-et-passez-au-libre-ateliers/)
  in Rennes, France.

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Upcoming events
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In March some Tails contributors will attend

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* the [Internet Freedom Festival](https://internetfreedomfestival.org/) in Valencia, Spain.
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* the Tor developer meeting in Rome, Italy.

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On-going discussions
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XXX: Link to the thread on <https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-XXX/>.

Translation
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Our website can be read in Spanish again, after some years in which the
translation was discontinued. We thank all translators for their efforts!
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## All the website
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  - de: 51% (2808) strings translated, 7% strings fuzzy, 45% words translated
  - es: 44% (2419) strings translated, 1% strings fuzzy, 34% words translated
  - fa: 38% (2070) strings translated, 10% strings fuzzy, 40% words translated
  - fr: 90% (4916) strings translated, 1% strings fuzzy, 88% words translated
  - it: 34% (1889) strings translated, 6% strings fuzzy, 30% words translated
  - pt: 22% (1244) strings translated, 9% strings fuzzy, 19% words translated

Total original words: 57937

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

  - de: 75% (1422) strings translated, 14% strings fuzzy, 74% words translated
  - es: 93% (1768) strings translated, 2% strings fuzzy, 89% words translated
  - fa: 33% (636) strings translated, 11% strings fuzzy, 33% words translated
  - fr: 97% (1845) strings translated, 2% strings fuzzy, 95% words translated
  - it: 69% (1312) strings translated, 14% strings fuzzy, 68% words translated
  - pt: 41% (780) strings translated, 15% strings fuzzy, 41% words translated

Total original words: 17280
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Metrics
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* Tails has been started more than 570.813 times this month. This makes 20.386 boots a day on average.
* 7.587 downloads of the OpenPGP signature of Tails ISO from our website.
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* 75 bug reports were received through WhisperBack.
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[[How do we know this?|support/faq#boot_statistics]]