Commit 23411f02 authored by sajolida's avatar sajolida
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Draft the monthly report for April 2020

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[[!meta title="Tails report for MONTH, YEAR"]]
[[!meta date="`date --rfc-2822` eg. Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:21:15 +0000"]]
[[!meta title="Tails report for April, 2020"]]
[[!meta date="Mon, 11 May 2020 17:00:00 +0000"]]
[[!pagetemplate template="news.tmpl"]]
......@@ -7,18 +7,20 @@
* [[Tails VERSION was released on MONTH DAY|news/version_VERSION]] ((emergency release)?).
* [[Tails 4.5 was released on April 7|news/version_4.5]].
* Tails VERSION+1 is [[scheduled for MONTH DAY|contribute/calendar]].
* [[Tails 4.6 was released on May 5|news/version_4.6]].
The following changes were introduced in Tails VERSION:
* Tails 4.7 is [[scheduled for June 2|contribute/calendar]].
XXX: Copy the "Changes" section of the release notes, and compact a bit:
The following changes were introduced in Tails 4.5:
* Remove lines about software upgrade (that's not Tails itself).
* Remove screenshots.
* Remove "New features" and "Upgrades and changes" headlines.
* Remove line about Changelog.
- Tails now starts on computers with Secure Boot enabled.
- Update *Tor Browser* to [9.0.9](
This update fixes several [[!mfsa 2020-13 desc="vulnerabilities"]] in
*Firefox*, including [[!mfsa 2020-11 desc="some critical ones"]].
......@@ -31,17 +33,74 @@ XXX: If you feel like it and developers, foundation team, and RMs don't do it th
Documentation and website
XXX: If you feel like it and technical writers don't do it
themselves, explore the Git history:
Installation instructions
- Updated our installation instructions to the support of Secure Boot:
([[!tails_ticket 17492]])
- [[On PC|install/win/usb#start-tails]]
* [[On Mac|install/mac/usb#start-tails]]
* [[When adding boot options|doc/advanced_topics/boot_options]]
- Added a link to try downloading from another mirror in case the download
fails. ([[!tails_ticket 15754]])
Click on [[Download USB image|install/download]] and the link below it
- Fixed a buggy content reuse on the cloning instructions for
[[PC|install/clone]] and [[Mac|install/mac/clone]]. ([[!tails_ticket
- Added shortcuts to download for [[DVDs|install/dvd-download]] and
[[virtual machines|install/vm-download]] from [[install]].
([[!tails_ticket 17609]])
- Added a **Skip download** link on the [[download only
pages|install/download]]. ([[!tails_ticket 17549]])
- Implemented the terminology [[*Persistent
consistently in [[all our documentation|doc/first_steps/persistence]].
([[!tails_ticket 8948]])
- Renamed *Tails Greeter* into [[*Welcome
Screen|doc/first_steps/welcome_screen]]*. ([[!tails_ticket 15122]])
Known issues
- Documented that [[importing OpenPGP public
keys|doc/encryption_and_privacy/gpgapplet/#import]] using the
*Passwords and Keys* utility is broken since Tails 4.0 (October 2019).
([[!tails_ticket 17183]])
git log --patch --since='1 October' --until='1 November' origin/master -- "doc**.*m*" "about**.*m*" "support**.*m*" "install**.*m*" "upgrade**.*m*"
- Documented that [[opening *VeraCrypt*
volumes|doc/encryption_and_privacy/veracrypt#parameters]] fails if the
passphrase is more than 64 characters long. ([[!tails_ticket 17474]])
- Removed warnings about *Electrum* not working in Tails
([[!tails_ticket 17581]])
User experience
XXX: If you feel like it and the UX team does not do it
themselves, check the archives of tails-ux:
- [Andrés Fernández Cordón]( finished the
illustrations for the new [[Home|about/staging/home]] and
[[About|about/staging/about]] pages.
sajolida finished writing and testing the written content and most of the
responsive web design.
- Changed our sidebar to a top bar. ([[!tails_ticket 15112]])
It has a better contrast for accessibility, prevents [[right-rail
and is more visible on mobile.
Hot topics on our help desk
......@@ -60,11 +119,21 @@ Infrastructure
XXX: The fundraising team should look at the fundraising Git.
- Sent 2 grant applications:
git log --patch --since='1 December' --until='1 January' origin/master
* To the [OTF Core Infrastructure
Fund]( to
improve the user experience of [[connecting to
Tor|blueprint/network_connection]] and using Tails to circumvent
XXX: The fundraising and accounting teams should look at the archives of <> and <>.
* To [Reset]( to integrate mobile messaging
applications (Signal, Telegram, Wire, Matrix, etc.).
- Redesigned our **Donate** button to fit in the top bar, even on mobile.
- Added ourselves to a [list of non-profits who accept
......@@ -80,28 +149,47 @@ On-going discussions
XXX: Link to the thread on <>.
Press and testimonials
XXX: Copy content from press/media_appearances_2019.mdwn
This page is continuously updated by, so if
it's empty there might be nothing special to report.
XXX: Add the output of (adjust month!):
## 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|contribute/l10n_tricks/core_po_files.txt]]
- 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
sudo apt-get install intltool
git checkout $(git rev-list -n 1 --before="September 1" origin/master) && \
git submodule update --init && \
## 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
* Tails has been started more than BOOTS/MONTH times this month. This makes BOOTS/DAY boots a day on average.
* Tails has been started more than 936&#8239;560 times this month. This makes 31&#8239;219 boots a day on average.
[[How do we know this?|support/faq#boot_statistics]]
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.
XXX: Ask <> for this number.
[[How do we know this?|support/faq#boot_statistics]]
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Still, **USB Wi-Fi adapters** are USB dongles that provide a Wi-Fi interface.
<a id="Persistent Storage"></a>
<a id="persistent-storage"></a>
- **Persistent Storage**
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