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Curate the March report

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- December 2018: spriver
- January 2019: emmapeel
- February 2019: intrigeri
- March 2019: TheNerdyAnarchist & emmapeel
- April 2019: sajolida
- March 2019: sajolida
- April 2019: TheNerdyAnarchist & emmapeel
- May 2019:
- June 2019:
- July 2019: u
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[[!meta title="Tails report for March, 2019"]]
[[!meta date="`date --rfc-2822` eg. Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:21:15 +0000"]]
[[!meta date="Fri, 26 Apr 2019 11:10:06 +0000"]]
[[!pagetemplate template="news.tmpl"]]
[[!toc ]]
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Releases
========
* [[Tails VERSION was released on MONTH DAY|news/version_VERSION]] ([major|bugfix|emergency] release).
* [[Tails 3.13 was released on March 19|news/version_3.13]].
* Tails VERSION+1 is [[scheduled for MONTH DAY|contribute/calendar]].
* Tails 3.14 is [[scheduled for May 14|contribute/calendar]].
The following changes were introduced in Tails VERSION:
The following changes were introduced in Tails 3.13:
XXX: Copy the "Changes" section of the release notes, and compact a bit:
- Add support for the Bopomofo input method for Chinese using the
*Chewing* library and improve support for the Pinyin input method.
([[!tails_ticket 11292]])
* Remove lines about software upgrade (that's not Tails itself).
* Remove screenshots.
* Remove "New features" and "Upgrades and changes" headlines.
* Remove line about Changelog.
- Save a backup of the configuration of the persistent storage every time it is
modified. ([[!tails_ticket 16461]])
This will help us understand and solve why sometimes all the settings of the
persistent storage disappear. ([[!tails_ticket 10976]])
- Prevent *Additional Software* from downloading packages that are already
saved in the persistent storage. ([[!tails_ticket 15957]])
- Fix the localization of *Tor Launcher*, the application to configure a [[Tor
bridge|doc/first_steps/startup_options/bridge_mode]] or a local proxy.
([[!tails_ticket 16338]])
- Fix accessibility when opening *Tor Browser* from a desktop notification.
([[!tails_ticket 16475]])
- Fix *WhisperBack* crashing when additional APT repositories is configured.
([[!tails_ticket 16563]])
Code
====
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).
- We agreed on a list of languages that we want to support
out-of-the-box in Tails and started implementing it. The [[*Additional
Software*|doc/first_steps/additional_software]] feature will make it possible
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[[!tails_ticket 16095]], [[!tails_ticket 9956]])
- We identified another possible cause for partially applied
automatic upgrades ([[!tails_ticket 16603]]).
automatic upgrades. ([[!tails_ticket 16603]])
- We coordinated with the Tor Browser team wrt. their upcoming 8.5
- We coordinated with the Tor Browser team regarding their upcoming 8.5
major release and its implications for Tails.
- We continued to carry out our plans to deprecate tails-installer from
- We continued deprecating *Tails Installer* from
Debian and Ubuntu.
Documentation and website
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- We documented [[how to run Tails from a USB image in
`virt-manager`|doc/advanced_topics/virtualization/virt-manager#usb_image]],
which is the only virtualization solution that allows you to use a
which is the only virtualization solution that allows to use a
persistent volume in a virtual machine.
User experience
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increase again (20% more since September 2019).
- Both features didn't change much the tech-savviness of our user
base.
- The people who use *VeraCrypt* in Tails almost doubled.
- The number of people who use *VeraCrypt* in Tails almost doubled.
Results are good but we expected more. We need to improve how we let
the world know about new features.
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Hot topics on our help desk
===========================
1. Partially applied incremental upgrades cause all kinds of trouble ([[!tails_ticket 14754]])
1. there were several users reporting [[!tails_ticket 14754]]
1. and there are still some people affected by [[!tails_ticket 10976]]
1. persistence.conf lost, recoverable by reconfiguring ([[!tails_ticket 10976]])
Infrastructure
==============
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- We interviewed 2 candidates for our open sysadmin position.
- We made good progress on switching to better maintained Puppet
modules ([[!tails_ticket 15510]]).
modules. ([[!tails_ticket 15510]])
- We worked on the software configuration of the prototype node for
our next-generation CI hardware ([[!tails_ticket 15501]]).
our next-generation CI hardware. ([[!tails_ticket 15501]])
- We fixed our LimeSurvey security updates monitoring system.
([[!tails_ticket 15466]])
- We fixed our LimeSurvey security updates monitoring system
([[!tails_ticket 15466]]).
- We stopped having public monthly meetings in favor of internal stand-up
meetings.
Funding
=======
XXX: The fundraising team should look at the fundraising Git.
git log --patch --since='1 December' --until='1 January' origin/master
XXX: The fundraising and accounting teams should look at the archives of <tails-fundraising@boum.org> and <tails-accounting@boum.org>.
- We documented how to [[donate in cash|donate]].
- We identified two grants/programs to apply to this year.
- We explained on our donation page [[why we don't accept donations in
more cryptocurrencies|donate#other-cryptos]].
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Outreach
========
- We stopped having public monthly meetings in favor of internal standup
meetings.
Past events
-----------
- Two Tails developers attended a Debian Bug Squashing Party
in Paris.
Upcoming events
---------------
- 2 of us attended a [Debian Bug Squashing
Party](https://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2019/03/fr/Paris) in Paris on March
30&ndash;31.
On-going discussions
====================
XXX: Link to the thread on <https://lists.autistici.org/list/tails-XXX.html>.
We started a [discussion about possible security implications that would
arise from shipping the code of the Verification Extension in our
website
instead](http://lists.autistici.org/message/20190320.132313.7c24cc99.en.html).
- We started a [discussion about possible security implications that
would arise from shipping the code of the Verification Extension in
our website instead](http://lists.autistici.org/message/20190320.132313.7c24cc99.en.html).
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