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Curate report for October

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[[!meta title="Tails report for October, 2020"]]
[[!meta date="`date --rfc-2822` eg. Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:21:15 +0000"]]
[[!meta date="Tue, 10 Nov 2020 21:44:16 +0000"]]
[[!pagetemplate template="news.tmpl"]]
[[!toc]]
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Releases
========
* [[Tails VERSION was released on MONTH DAY|news/version_VERSION]] ((emergency release)?).
* [[Tails 4.12 was released on October 20|news/version_4.12]].
* Tails VERSION+1 is [[scheduled for MONTH DAY|contribute/calendar]].
* Tails 4.13 is [[scheduled for November 17|contribute/calendar]].
The following changes were introduced in Tails VERSION:
The following changes were introduced in Tails 4.12:
XXX: Copy the "Changes" section of the release notes, and compact a bit:
- Add a button to cancel an automated upgrade while downloading. ([[!tails_ticket 17310]])
* Remove lines about software upgrade (that's not Tails itself).
* Remove screenshots.
* Remove "New features" and "Upgrades and changes" headlines.
* Remove line about Changelog.
- Fix several internationalization issues in *Electrum*, *Tails Installer*, and
*Tails Upgrader*. ([[!tails_ticket 17958]], [[!tails_ticket 17758]], and
[[!tails_ticket 17961]])
- Anonymize URLs in the technical details provided by *WhisperBack*.
([[!tails_ticket 17147]])
Code
====
XXX: remove items that are mentioned in the Release section.
- Good progress on the upgrade to Thunderbird 78
([[!tails_ticket 17148]], [[!tails_ticket 17147]])
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- Fixed tails-installer failing to operate in Turkish
([[!tails_ticket 17576]])
- Fixed Tails Installer not allowing upgrade in languages that have a translation for the "Clone the current Tails" string
([[!tails_ticket 17982]])
- Add buttons to restart Tails at the end of creating the Persistent Storage
([[!tails_ticket 16384]])
- Upgrade Linux to 5.8.14
([[!tails_ticket 17968]])
- Upgrade to Tor Browser 10.0.2 (based on Firefox 78.4)
([[!tails_ticket 17971]])
- Anti-Test for ICMP dropping on tor_enforcement fails
([[!tails_ticket 17848]])
- Document --keep-snapshots in our test doc
([[!tails_ticket 17802]])
- Various internationalization bugs in the Installer
([[!tails_ticket 17961]])
- Some Python scripts fail to set the gettext text domain correctly
([[!tails_ticket 17758]])
- tails-upgrade-frontend-wrapper points users to a 404 URL for manual upgrades in French
([[!tails_ticket 17958]])
- Avoid mirrors and rsync.lizard running out of disk space during the release process when upgrades to a beta/RC are present
([[!tails_ticket 17944]])
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- Regression with Intel Corporation [8086:22b0] and [8086:22b1] GPU since 4.9
([[!tails_ticket 17953]])
- Upgrade to Buster 10.6
([[!tails_ticket 17930]])
- Upgrade Linux to 5.8
([[!tails_ticket 17896]])
- Evaluate Debian packages maintenance setup
([[!tails_ticket 17765]])
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- Move WhisperBack source to our main Git repository
([[!tails_ticket 16936]])
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 -- "doc**.*m*" "about**.*m*" "support**.*m*" "install**.*m*" "upgrade**.*m*"
Hot topics on our help desk
===========================
User experience
===============
- A lot of people reached the helpdesk at the start of the month worried about JavaScript not being disabled when Tor Browser is in safest mode: [NoScript is doing that job now](https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/applications/tor-browser/-/issues/40082), [as intended](https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/applications/tor-browser/-/issues/33613). ([[!tails_ticket 17963]])
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>
- Keyboard and touchpad are not working anymore on some Acer and Asus laptops. ([[!tails_ticket 17955]])
Hot topics on our help desk
===========================
- Tails cannot start with some new Intel cards. ([[!tails_ticket 17953]])
- [[!tails_ticket 17963]]: A lot of people reached the helpdesk at the start of the month worried about JavaScript not being disabled when Tor Browser is in safest mode: [NoScript is doing that job now](https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/applications/tor-browser/-/issues/40082), [as intended](https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/applications/tor-browser/-/issues/33613).
- [[!tails_ticket 17955 desc="Keyboard and touchpad are not working anymore on some Acer and Asus laptops"]]
- [[!tails_ticket 17953 desc="Tails cannot start with some new Intel cards"]]
- [[!tails_ticket 17982 desc="Tails Installer does not allow upgrade in languages that have a translation for the 'Clone the current Tails' string"]]
- Tails Installer does not allow upgrade in languages that have a translation for the 'Clone the current Tails' string. ([[!tails_ticket 17982]])
Infrastructure
==============
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Funding
=======
XXX: The fundraising team should look at the fundraising Git.
### Grants
git log --patch --since='1 December' --until='1 January' origin/master
- Our application to [RIPE NCC](https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/announcements/ripe-ncc-community-project-fund-2020-recipients-announced)
on improving Tails for censorship circumvention was approved.
XXX: The fundraising and accounting teams should look at the archives of <tails-fundraising@boum.org> and <tails-accounting@boum.org>.
- Our applications to Prototype Fund in March and Code Lutins were rejected.
Outreach
========
### Donation process
Past events
-----------
- We analyzed the results of the A/B testing on the new display of "one- time"
and "monthly".
Upcoming events
---------------
The new version leads to more donation attempts AND less cancellations in the
attempt. The new version is life on the website for everybody now.
On-going discussions
====================
### Donation campaign
XXX: Link to the thread on <https://lists.autistici.org/list/tails-XXX.html>.
- We launched the donation campaign!
Press and testimonials
======================
- We started a database of problems reported by donors, as a way of
gathering data whenever we will want to improve on the most pressing
issues.
XXX: Copy content from [[!tails_gitweb wiki/src/press/media_appearances_2020.mdwn]]
This page is continuously updated by tails-press@boum.org, so if
it's empty there might be nothing special to report.
- The only metrics that we can gather right now is donations in
cryptocurrencies.
So far we've had +62% donations in Bitcoin (266, 6.9k€) and +205%
donations in Monero (156, 2.2k€).
Translations
============
- We improved the staging website build process
- We changed the maintainers e-mail contact from tails-translations@ to tails-weblate@, to prevent confusion on matters related to translations([[!tails_ticket 17734]]
- We improved the staging website build process.
- We changed the maintainers email contact from tails-translations@boum.org to
tails-weblate@boum.org, to prevent confusion on matters related to
translations. ([[!tails_ticket 17734]]
## All the website
- fr: 78% (5159) strings translated, 9% strings fuzzy
- es: 49% (3300) strings translated, 6% strings fuzzy
- de: 28% (1899) strings translated, 14% strings fuzzy
- it: 28% (1863) strings translated, 10% strings fuzzy
- fa: 21% (1396) strings translated, 13% strings fuzzy
- pt: 19% (1299) strings translated, 9% strings fuzzy
XXX: Add the output of (adjust month!):
## [[Core pages of the website|contribute/l10n_tricks/core_po_files.txt]]
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
- es: 83% (1791) strings translated, 6% strings fuzzy
- fr: 75% (1603) strings translated, 13% strings fuzzy
- it: 49% (1059) strings translated, 21% strings fuzzy
- de: 45% (972) strings translated, 23% strings fuzzy
- pt: 38% (821) strings translated, 15% strings fuzzy
- fa: 19% (425) strings translated, 15% strings fuzzy
## Core pages of the website for languages not activated on the website yet
- zh_TW: 21% (461) strings translated, 13% strings fuzzy
- zh: 10% (222) strings translated, 8% strings fuzzy
- ru: 8% (181) strings translated, 7% strings fuzzy
- ca: 8% (174) strings translated, 7% strings fuzzy
- tr: 7% (171) strings translated, 7% strings fuzzy
- ar: 7% (164) strings translated, 8% strings fuzzy
- pl: 7% (165) strings translated, 7% strings fuzzy
- id: 6% (139) strings translated, 5% strings fuzzy
- sr_Latn: 5% (114) strings translated, 4% strings fuzzy
Metrics
=======
* 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 947&#8239;750 times this month. This makes
30&#8239;572 boots a day on average.
[[How do we know this?|support/faq#boot-statistics]]
XXX: Ask <tails@boum.org> for this number.
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[[!tails_ticket 17961]])
- Anonymize URLs in the technical details provided by *WhisperBack*.
([[!tails_ticket 17147]])
([[!tails_ticket 10695]])
For more details, read our [[!tails_gitweb debian/changelog desc="changelog"]].
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