[tor-reports] Tails report for June, 2013

Tails folks tails at boum.org
Thu Jul 4 18:00:29 UTC 2013


here is Tails report for June, 2013.


Tails 0.19 was released on June 26.


- 140 517 connections of Tails to the Tor network. This makes a boot
  every 18.5 seconds on average (this is an approximation from the
  requests made to the security announcements feed when Tails is
  connected to Tor).

- 66 non-empty bug reports were received through WhisperBack.

- 110 comments were posted on the forum, with 32 signed by Tails,
  before we closed it.


- Tails was upgraded to Linux 3.9.

- The feature/set-wireless-devices-state branch was
  merged, eventually.

- We tried to get in touch with the WiNoN developers. No reply so far.

- Many branches were merged just in time for the 0.19 freeze.

- Two serious bugs ere discovered while testing 0.19~rc1, and fixed
  for 0.19 final. This reinforces our conviction that we should run
  our test suite automatically as soon as possible.

- Some solutions to get rid of the JRuby messwere experimented with.

- Access restriction to ptrace was updated for the upcoming
  Debian kernel.

- The Iceweasel warning when leaving HTTPS was disabled. Thanks to
  winterfairy for the initial patch.

- The wrong search engine bug was fixed.

- Git over HTTPS was fixed.

- All Pidgin protocols but IRC and Jabber/XMPP were disabled.

- The WhisperBack help was partly updated.

- Information about Alsa was added to WhisperBack reports.

- The "remember additional packages" feature was adapted to work with
  newer live-boot.

Documentation and Website

- We closed the forum.

- We decided not to follow Tor to StackExchange yet. We need more time
  to decide what we will do, now that our previously preferred option
  was discarded.

- The release process was automated a bit. So was our custom Iceweasel
  package release process.

Localization and Internationalization

- Our POT files were merged first, and then we intltoolize'd our
  translation system. This should help pushing these strings to

On-going discussions

- Flashproxy

- Accessibility for blind and visually impaired users

- Making the boot medium read-only

- Wrong MIME type returned for ISO signatures

- Download over HTTP by default?

- Network fingerprint


- Our Git repositories are now allhosted in a central place.
  Thanks a lot to immerda.ch for their continued support!

- We worked on improving backups for our infrastructure.


- We kept working on funding with sponsor Foxtrot.

- We are working on short-term funding with sponsor Bravo.

- The way we will contract bounty hunters was rebooted. Stay tuned.

Tails folks

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