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[[!meta title="Tails report for May, 2018"]]
[[!meta date="Tue, 10 Apr 2018 01:23:45 +0000"]] XXX: adjust date

[[!toc]]

Releases
========

* [[Tails VERSION was released on MONTH DAY|news/version_VERSION]] ([major|minor] release).

* Tails VERSION+1 is [[scheduled for MONTH DAY|contribute/calendar]].

The following changes were introduced in Tails VERSION:

XXX: Copy the "Changes" section of the release notes, and compact a bit:

* Remove lines about software upgrade (that's not Tails itself).
* Remove screenshots.
* Remove "New features" and "Upgrades and changes" headlines.
* Remove line about Changelog.

Code
====

XXX: If you feel like it and developers 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).

Documentation and website
=========================

- We wrote a FAQ about why [[we don't provide a checksum to verify Tails
  downloads|support/faq#checksum]].

- We merged the former /install/os into [[/install|install]] to
  streamline a bit more our installation instructions.

- We changed the style of the purple headers that we had on our homepage
  to look less like buttons. We're now consistently using green for
  clickable elements and purple for non-clickable elements.

- We improved the [[display of command line examples|install/mac/usb]]
  in our installation instructions for macOS.

- We published some first items of a [[documentation style
  guide|contribute/how/documentation/style_guide]].

User experience
===============

- We did some [moderated user testing of the Additional Software
  beta](https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-ux/2018-May/003543.html).

- We wrote a scope of work together with [Simply
  Secure](https://simplysecure.org/) to work on explaining what it
  Tails and got it approved by the OTF usability lab. ([[!tails_ticket 9814]])
  It covers:

  - Defining brand attributes for Tails
  - Writing a new tagline
  - Structuring an explanation of the main properties of Tails
  - Ideating on visuals to support the explanation of Tails
  - Reviewing our current introductory pages and proposing more
    approachable copy samples and tone guidelines

- We started reviewing collectively the persona skeletons that were
  defined last August. We started with [[Kim, the surveilled at
  home|contribute/meetings/201805#kim]].

- We documented some resources that we use for [[user
  testing|contribute/how/user_experience#resources]].

Hot topics on our help desk
===========================

XXX: Ask tails-bugs@boum.org to list hot topics for the last month.

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Infrastructure
==============

- We continued working on the integration of the translation platform with our infrastructure [[!tails_ticket 10034]].

- With the help of our mirror operators we've started to remove rsync.torproject.org from the mirrors synchronization chain [[!tails_ticket 15162]].

- We started working on hosting our website ourselves
  ([[!tails_ticket 14588]]): we've identified potential issues,
  evaluated corresponding solutions, designed a migration plan and
  started working on it.

- We made progress on having our automated test suite run on current
  Debian testing/sid but hit a new, major and concerning blocking
  issue regarding the state of SikuliX in Debian
  ([[!tails_ticket 15460]], [[!debbug 897215]], [[!debbug 897333]]).
  We could definitely use help from Debian package maintainers; bonus
  points if you know anything about packaging Java code!

XXX: Count the number of tests in /features at the beginning of next month

         git checkout `git rev-list -n 1 --before="June 1" origin/devel`
         git grep --extended-regexp '^\s*Scenario:' -- features/*.feature | wc -l

XXX: Report only if more scenarios have been written and add the diff from the previous month, for example:

       - Our test suite covers SCENARIOS scenarios, DIFF more that in May.

Funding
=======

- The proposal that we sent to NLnet on [[distributing USB
  images|blueprint/usb_install_and_upgrade]] was rejected.

Outreach
========

Past events
-----------

- intrigeri and a few other Tails contributors attended
  [Cryptorave](https://cryptorave.org/) in São Paulo (Brazil).
  See the corresponding reports:
  - <https://blog.torproject.org/tor-tails-ux-identifying-user-needs-cryptorave-2018>
  - <https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-project/2018-May/001138.html>
  - <https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-ux/2018-May/003549.html>

Upcoming events
---------------

XXX: 21 jul - 05 aug DebConf/Debcamp

On-going discussions
====================

XXX: Link to the thread on <https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-XXX/>.

Press and testimonials
======================

XXX: Copy content from press/media_appearances_2018.mdwn
     This page is continuously updated by tails-press@boum.org, so if
     it's empty there might be nothing special to report.

Translation
===========

XXX: Add the output of `contribute/l10n_tricks/language_statistics.sh`
XXX: Add the output of (adjust month!):

    git checkout $(git rev-list -n 1 --before="September 1" origin/master) && \
    git submodule update --init && \
    ./wiki/src/contribute/l10n_tricks/language_statistics.sh

Metrics
=======

* Tails has been started more than 677 422 times this month. This makes 21852 boots a day on average.
* 8 650 downloads of the OpenPGP signature of Tails ISO from our website.
* 77 bug reports were received through WhisperBack.

[[How do we know this?|support/faq#boot_statistics]]

XXX: Ask <tails@boum.org> for these numbers.