Commit aa9aae4d authored by intrigeri's avatar intrigeri
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2019-08 report: add some bits.

parent 7137af18
......@@ -23,10 +23,40 @@ XXX: Copy the "Changes" section of the release notes, and compact a bit:
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).
- Preparations for Tails 4.0, based on Debian 10 "Buster"
- Decreased by 200-300 MiB the amount of memory used by Tails
([[!tails_ticket 12092]]).
- Fixed a regression that made the login process slower than in
Tails 3.x ([[!tails_ticket 16805]]).
- Many other fixes — thanks to everyone who tried Tails 4.0~beta1
and gave us feedback!
- Test suite improvements
- We fixed a number of issues that lead our test suite to report
false positives ([[!tails_ticket 11592]], [[!tails_ticket
17004]], [[!tails_ticket 15321]]).
- Use a more recent Dogtail, run it with Python 3, and take benefit
from the new UTF-8 support ([[!tails_ticket 16976]]).
- New automated tests
- Installing Tails from a USB image with GNOME Disks ([[!tails_ticket 16004]])
- VeraCrypt PIM feature ([[!tails_ticket 15946]])
- We made good progress on persisting a seed for the [[!wikipedia
Pseudorandom number generator]] across boots ([[!tails_ticket
11897]]). There's now a good chance that this work is included
in a Tails release by the end of the year.
- We completed the first iteration of our effort to [[tails_ticket
7036 desc="move the source code for our custom software to our main
Git repository"]]: the Greeter [[!tails_ticket 16912 desc="was
migrated"]]. This will avoid quite some busywork, make it easier to
contribute to the affected code bases, and increase the value of our
reproducible builds, by removing some binary blobs from our set of
_de facto_ trusted inputs.
Documentation and website
......@@ -45,6 +75,10 @@ XXX: If you feel like it and the UX team does not do it
XXX: Use in Hong-Kong.
- We updated and revamped in depth our
[[plans|blueprint/network_connection]] to improve the user
experience of the network connection (configuration and startup).
Hot topics on our help desk
......@@ -59,6 +93,19 @@ XXX: Ask to list hot topics for the last month.
- We upgraded to Gitolite v3.
- We fixed a number of bugs in our [web translation
platform](, thanks to feedback
from early adopters. It should soon be officially ready for
production usage.
- We spent lots of time fighting a [[!wikipedia
Denial-of-service_attack desc="DDoS"]] against our Redmine. Not our
idea of fun :(
- We scheduled the upgrade of our Jenkins ([[!tails_ticket 10068]]).
......@@ -68,6 +115,9 @@ XXX: The fundraising team should look at the fundraising Git.
XXX: The fundraising and accounting teams should look at the archives of <> and <>.
- We're working on a joint grant proposal with Tor and the
Guardian Project.
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