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[[!meta  title="Tails report for November, 2017"]]
[[!meta  date="Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:56:17 +0000"]]

[[!toc ]]

Releases
========

* [[Tails 3.3 was released on November 14th|news/version_3.3]] (minor release).

* We will not make an emergency release for the latest Tor Browser update, because Tails is [[!tails_ticket 15018 desc="not affected"]].

* Tails 3.5 is [[scheduled for January 16th|contribute/calendar]].

Code
====

* We fixed issues regarding reproducible builds
  ([[!tails_ticket 14924]], [[!tails_ticket 14946]],
  [[!tails_ticket 14933]]) and later realized that one of them fixes
  did not work in some corner cases… that include the ISO images we
  build for the Tails official releases. Sadly, due to an internal
  communication mishap we've announced that Tails 3.3 was reproducible
  before we had learned about this remaining problem.

* We uploaded a new version of tails-installer (5.0.2) to Debian and Ubuntu.
  This version has a simpler interface than previous versions.

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

* We have documented internally how active Tails contributors can be
  sponsored to attend events on behalf of Tails and are now working
  towards publishing this documentation so that all contributors are
  aware of this option ([[!tails_ticket 14727]]).

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

- We almost finished the work on the new download page and verification
  extension for Firefox and Chrome. We're stuck blocked by security
  reviews and improvements on the JavaScript code.

- Our survey on file storage encryption was answered 1012 times between
  October 17 and December 1. It was a huge success and we'll not move on
  to analyzing the results.

Hot topics on our help desk
===========================
 
1. [[!tails_ticket 14968 desc="#14968: Ublock is not working in Tails 3.3"]]
 
1. [[!tails_ticket 12328 desc="#12328: Tails Firefox Add-on is not working in last
   Firefox"]]

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

- Our test suite covers 209 scenarios, 2 more that in October.
- Cyril Brulebois (kibi) published a [blog post about his early work on reproducible builds](https://debamax.com/blog/2017/11/20/tails-early-work-on-reproducibility/).

Funding
=======

* We submitted a funding request for the Secure Operating Systems
  Summit that we are organizing with Qubes OS, Subgraph OS and Whonix.

* We applied to the "Good of the Internet" call for proposals by RIPE
  NCC. Our proposal is titled "Interoperability and communication
  continuity between mobile, laptop and desktop computers, in privacy
  and security-sensitive environments".

* We continued to run our donation campaign.

Outreach
========

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

* Some of us attended the Reproducible Builds World summit in Berlin, Germany
  ([report](https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-dev/2017-November/011849.html)).

* intrigeri attended the OTF summit in Valencia, then followed-up with
  people he has met there.

* ignifugo gave a [talk about Tails at a greek hackerspace](https://www.hackerspace.gr/wiki/Introduction_to_TAILS).

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

* Many Tails people will be at the
  [34th Chaos Communication Congress, aka. 34C3](https://www.ccc.de/en/updates/2017/34C3-in-leipzig)
  in Leipzig (December 27 to December 30).

* 2018-01-11: Tor & Tails meetup in Mexico City. More details later...

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

* We started a discussion about [basing Tails on quarterly snapshots of Debian Testing](https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-dev/2017-November/011835.html)

* segfault started discussion the implementation of [VeraCrypt/TrueCrypt support in GNOME Disks](https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-dev/2017-November/011855.html) with upstream

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

* Tails was mentioned in a [conference about journalism and surveillance](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM4vflyaC58) organised by the Grenoble Alpes Data Institute. [Direct link](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM4vflyaC58&t=3772) to the precise moment (tails was presented as something "extremely useful").
 
Translation
===========

## All the website

  - de: 54% (2902) strings translated, 7% strings fuzzy, 47% words translated
  - fa: 39% (2103) strings translated, 9% strings fuzzy, 41% words translated
  - fr: 89% (4742) strings translated, 0% strings fuzzy, 84% words translated
  - it: 38% (2022) strings translated, 5% strings fuzzy, 33% words translated
  - pt: 24% (1292) strings translated, 9% strings fuzzy, 20% words translated

Total original words: 57402

## [[Core pages of the website|contribute/l10n_tricks/core_po_files.txt]]

  - de: 80% (1506) strings translated, 12% strings fuzzy, 79% words translated
  - fa: 34% (647) strings translated, 11% strings fuzzy, 34% words translated
  - fr: 99% (1864) strings translated, 0% strings fuzzy, 99% words translated
  - it: 76% (1444) strings translated, 13% strings fuzzy, 77% words translated
  - pt: 45% (851) strings translated, 16% strings fuzzy, 46% words translated

Total original words: 17062

Metrics
=======

* Tails has been started more than 655.776 times this month. This makes 21.859 boots a day on average.
* 12.371 downloads of the OpenPGP signature of Tails ISO from our website.
* 99 bug reports were received through WhisperBack.