This report is a bit special: since we release every 6 weeks, there is no release this month. The next one is planned for the 12th of May. Therefore there are no code news, the work being done will be reported when it's released :)

However, like any Free Software project, Tails is not only about the code, so here are the news about the other parts of the project!

Documentation and website

User experience

  • On the ISO verification extension:

    • We started a security discussion about the possible threats from inside the browser. We need your expertise!
    • We finished a detailed wireframe of the various screens of the extension.
  • On the web assistant for getting started with Tails:

    • We finished a prototype for the 3rd iteration of the router (the set of introductory questions) and tested it with several people.
    • We started a discussion about several terminology issues.
    • We proposed a URL scheme, a JavaScript policy, and a compatibility list for Mac.
  • We published some guidelines for user testing.


  • Our test suite now covers 177 scenarios, 15 more than in March.

  • We talked about having an underlay for UX or blueprints

  • The automated builds specification discussion reached a conclusion

  • We updated the APT suites handling


Upcoming events

On-going discussions

  • The discussion continued regarding GUI for encrypted volumes from LUKS/TrueCrypt container files

  • A discussion has started concerning the migration from Python 2 to Python 3

  • People talked about Tails-like system for tablets

  • Someone had a proposal concerning a Group Installer

Translation and internationalization

Given all the recent changes in the documentation, the translation statistics went a bit down. The German and French teams are working hard to keep up-to-date. The Portuguese team needs new translators to help :)

All website PO files

  • de: 16% (1025) strings translated, 0% strings fuzzy, 16% words translated
  • fr: 46% (2936) strings translated, 2% strings fuzzy, 44% words translated
  • pt: 29% (1879) strings translated, 3% strings fuzzy, 27% words translated

Total original words: 73541

Core PO files

  • de: 43% (569) strings translated, 1% strings fuzzy, 56% words translated
  • fr: 90% (1177) strings translated, 4% strings fuzzy, 91% words translated
  • pt: 86% (1121) strings translated, 8% strings fuzzy, 89% words translated

Total original words: 14111


  • Tails has been started more than 397,162 times this month. This makes 13,238 boots a day on average.
  • 24,088 downloads of the OpenPGP signature of Tails ISO from our website.
  • 62 bug reports were received through WhisperBack.