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[[!meta title="Tails report for January, 2018"]]
[[!meta date="Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:21:15 +0000"]]
[[!pagetemplate template="news.tmpl"]]

[[!toc]]

Releases
========

* [[Tails 3.4 was released on January 9|news/version_3.4]] (bugfix release
  to mitigate Meltdown and Spectre).

* [[Tails 3.5 was released on January 23|news/version_3.5]] (bugfix release).

* Tails 3.6 is [[scheduled for March 13|contribute/calendar]].

The following changes were introduced in Tails 3.5:

- Tor redesigned *Tor Launcher*, the application to configure a [[Tor
  bridge|doc/first_steps/startup_options/bridge_mode]] or a local proxy.

- Fix printing to a PDF in *Tor Browser*. ([[!tails_ticket 13403]]
  and [[!tails_ticket 15024]])

- Fix the opening of the **Applications** menu when the time
  synchronization changed the clock in the past. ([[!tails_ticket 14250]])

- Fix the opening of the documentation included in Tails for many
  non-English languages. ([[!tails_ticket 15160]])

- Fix translations of the time synchronization and "*Tor is ready*"
  notifications. ([[!tails_ticket 13437]])

- Remove the code to migrate from *Claws Mail* that was preventing
  *Thunderbird* to start in some cases. ([[!tails_ticket 12734]])

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

### Interviews of Tails users

We published 4 new interviews:

- 2 from people attending 34C4: [[Daan|blueprint/interviews#Daan]] and
  [[Charles|blueprint/interviews#Charles]].

- 4 from journalists from Latin America: [[Joana & Orlando|blueprint/interviews#Joana]] and
  [[Claudia & Felix|blueprint/interviews#Claudia]].

### Additional Software

We designed the interactions and interfaces for people to install
additional software every time Tails is started.

Like for [[our work on VeraCrypt in
December|contribute/reports/SponsorW/2017_12#sprint]], we did that
through paper prototyping and formative testing with users in Berlin.

Here are the most visible parts of this upcoming feature.

When installing a Debian package:

<img src="https://git.tails.boum.org/ux/plain/additional software/png/notification - add.png"/>

When starting Tails with some additional packages configured:

<img src="https://git.tails.boum.org/ux/plain/additional software/png/notification - installing.png"/>

<img src="https://git.tails.boum.org/ux/plain/additional software/png/notification - installed.png"/>

Additional Software feature in the persistent storage configuration:

<img src="https://git.tails.boum.org/ux/plain/additional software/png/persistent storage - configuration changed.png"/>

Example list of additional software:

<img src="https://git.tails.boum.org/ux/plain/additional software/png/additional software.png"/>

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

<a id="electrum"></a>

1. *Electrum* users were very stressed about [vulnerability found in Electrum
in January](https://github.com/spesmilo/electrum/issues/3374). Tails is not
affected as [[!tails_ticket 15151 desc="our firewall blocks the connections
required to exploit this vulnerability"]]. Still, we will update *Electrum* in
Tails 3.6.

1. Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities made our users restless.

1.  [[!tails_ticket 15254 desc="Tails Installer breaks in locales other
than the default"]] was a hard one, although on the other side we see
again that many people use Tails in another language than English.

1.  [[!tails_ticket 15116 desc="Nvidia Maxwell and Pascal graphic cards
are still giving problems in Tails 3.5."]]

1. As every time we update the Tails signing key, many users got scared by
the gpg messages received during OpenGPG ISO verification, but there are
several tickets open about this [[!tails_ticket 14711]], [[!tails_ticket
13634]],  [[!tails_ticket 14977]].

Strategic planning
==================

We published [[notes on strategic planning
sessions|blueprint/strategic_planning]] that we had in August to
organize future discussions.

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

- We made plans to finish [[migrating all our download mirrors to
  HTTPS|blueprint/HTTP_mirror_pool#HTTPS]].

- We updated almost all the Puppet modules we use. ([[!tails_ticket 15154]])

- We started working on migrating our infrastructure to Puppet 4.
  ([[!tails_ticket 11834]])

Funding
=======

- We closed our donation campaign.

- We added *I2P* in our [[list of partners|partners]]. Thank you I2P for your generous donation!

Outreach
========

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

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

- Tails will be presented at the [Festival des Libertés
  Numériques](https://fdln.insa-rennes.fr) in different cities of
  Brittany, France, from February 10 to 25.

- emmapeel and sajolida will be at the [Internet Freedom
  Festival](https://internetfreedomfestival.org/), in Valencia from March 5 to 9.

- jvoisin will give a talk about Tails at the [Journées
  FedeRez](https://www.federez.net/journees/2018/) in
  Paris on March 10.

- intrigeri will be at the Tor Meeting in Rome from March 11 to 15.

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

- [Restructuring our support page](https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-project/2017-December/001030.html)

Translations
============

## All the website

  - de: 52% (2838) strings translated, 7% strings fuzzy, 46% words translated
  - fa: 38% (2074) strings translated, 10% strings fuzzy, 40% words translated
  - fr: 91% (4943) strings translated, 1% strings fuzzy, 89% words translated
  - it: 35% (1914) strings translated, 5% strings fuzzy, 31% words translated
  - pt: 22% (1212) strings translated, 9% strings fuzzy, 19% words translated

Total original words: 57571

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

  - de: 76% (1447) strings translated, 13% strings fuzzy, 76% words translated
  - fa: 33% (638) strings translated, 11% strings fuzzy, 33% words translated
  - fr: 98% (1873) strings translated, 1% strings fuzzy, 99% words translated
  - it: 70% (1336) strings translated, 14% strings fuzzy, 70% words translated
  - pt: 41% (779) strings translated, 15% strings fuzzy, 41% words translated

Total original words: 17290

Metrics
=======

* Tails has been started more than 671878 times this month. This makes 21673 boots a day on average.
* 11977 downloads of the OpenPGP signature of Tails ISO from our website.
* 107 bug reports were received through WhisperBack.

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