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[[!meta date="Fri Jun 7 12:26:39 2013"]]
[[!meta title="Tails report for May, 2013"]]

[[!toc levels=1]]

Releases
========

Tails 0.18 [[was released|news/version_0.18]] on May 18.

Metrics
=======

  - 128 676 connections of Tails to the Tor network. This makes a boot
    every 21 seconds on average (this is an approximation from the
    requests made to the security announcements feed when Tails is
    connected to Tor).

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

  - 630 comments were posted on the forum, with 143 signed by Tails.

Code
====

- We had a ["low-hanging fruits"
  session](https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-dev/2013-May/003076.html)
  on May 22, that was attended by three persons.

- Some important bugs [were fixed in
  tails-greeter](https://git-tails.immerda.ch/greeter),
  thanks to winterfairy!

- A [[!tails_gitweb_branch feature/linux-3.8 desc="branch to install
  Linux 3.8"]] was developed and merged. It triggered a bug in the
  Persistent Volume Assistant, that [was
  fixed](https://git-tails.immerda.ch/persistence-setup/commit/?id=c94d7432e649ff9b7974559b28b881ddf89f3ed0).

- The automatic re-installation of additional software packages
  feature [[!tails_gitweb_branch feature/remember_installed_packages
  desc="was improved"]].

- live-boot 3.x final [[!tails_gitweb_branch
  feature/live-boot_3.0_final desc="is now installed"]], and the old
  compatibility symlinks [[!tails_gitweb_branch
  feature/remove_live-boot_compatibility_symlinks "were removed"]].
  Same for [[!tails_gitweb_branch feature/live-boot_3.0_final
  desc="live-config 3.x final"]].

- A bug that made it a pain to use our OpenPGP applet
  [[!tails_gitweb_branch bugfix/gpgapplet_do_not_erase_clipboard
  desc="was partially fixed"]].

- More work [[!tails_gitweb_branch feature/remove_gnome_proxy_settings
  desc="was done"]] to remove GNOME proxy settings.

- A [[!tails_gitweb_branch feature/newer_virt-what desc="branch to
  update virt-what"]] was proposed.

- A [[!tails_gitweb_branch feature/bilibop desc="branch to use
  bilibop"]] was proposed.

- Some [[!tails_gitweb_branch feature/tails-plymouth-theme
  desc="preliminary work was done"]] to get our nice custom boot
  splash screen back.

- A smtube backport [[!tails_gitweb_branch feature/smtube desc="was
  prepared"]].

- Some post-Wheezy work [[!tails_gitweb_branch
  bugfix/post-wheezy_pinning desc="was"]] [[!tails_gitweb_branch
  feature/wheezy-security_APT_source desc="done"]].

- More precise plans [were
  drawn](https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-dev/2013-May/003099.html)
  about the future of tails-greeter.

- Various TBB settings [[!tails_gitweb_branch feature/torbrowser
  desc="were imported"]].

Documentation and Website
=========================

- The end-user documentation about [[!tails_gitweb_branch
  feature/set-wireless-devices-state]] was reviewed and improved.

- The Tails [[specification and design document|contribute/design]]
  received various minor updates and improvements, as did the release
  process documentation.

- Tons of old forum posts were cleaned up, as part of our effort to
  import valuable existing knowledge from there into the upcoming
  Q&A website.

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

- We've discussed inclusion of Martus in Tails.

- [Deanonymization potential by the desktop
  user](https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-dev/2013-May/003078.html).

- [Adding support for keeping entry
  guards](https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-dev/2013-May/003111.html).

- [Removing Iceweasel popups that confuse (some)
  users](https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-dev/2013-May/003109.html).

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

Various bits were updated to reflect the fact that Debian Wheezy
was released.

Funding
=======

- We went on working on a grant application for more long-term
  funding with sponsor Foxtrot.

- Draft contracts were sent to the bounties candidates. Some have
  started working on their bounty!