[tor-project] Tails report for April 2019
sajolida at pimienta.org
Mon May 13 16:40:00 UTC 2019
* Tails 3.14 is scheduled for May 21.
- The Foundations Team met for a sprint focused on porting Tails to
Debian 10 (Buster):
- We finalized our criteria for including dictionaries, fonts and
language packs, which will be reflected in Tails 3.14.
- We prototyped a USB image with Secure Boot support and GRUB, in order
to better understand what implementation difficulties we should
- We submitted to ikiwiki upstream a branch that makes it keep PO files
up-to-date for a set of languages that are not ready to be enabled and
visible on the live website yet. This will allow us to merge into our
main Git repository changes made via our upcoming Weblate-based
translation platform, which supports languages whose work-in-progress
translation is not ready for prime-time yet.
- We uploaded to Debian a few fixes for regressions in the GNOME on-
Hot topics on our help desk
1. Some users reported loosing the access to their persistent volume
2. A few reported the "USB stick becomes unbootable boot after first
3. Some issues caused by partially applied incremental upgrades
- The Foundations Team started experimenting with GitLab for
- We started looking into how GitLab could work for our issues
tracking and drafted a rough plan.
- We started working on a proposal for Mozilla Open Source Support
- sajolida, moire, and emmapeel were at the [Internet Freedom
Festival on April 1-5 in Valencia, Spain.
There, sajolida presented a workshop on "Creating usable tools from
day one with paper prototyping"
- carlosm2 (@dospesosinc) held 2 workshops about Tails in Mexico:
- On April 13 at the Colima Hacklab
- On April 25 at UNAM, Ciudad de Mexico
- There was a Tails workshop on April 27 in Vienna as part of the
Anarchist Black Cross festival
- We studied and narrowed down our options regarding the future of
Electrum in Tails. It seems there will be a way forward, although it's
unclear at this point how much effort it will require from us.
* Tails has been started more than 733 234 times this month. This makes
24 441 boots a day on average.
More information about the tor-project