• The Foundations Team met for a sprint focused on porting Tails to Debian 10 (Buster): report, next steps.
  • We finalized our criteria for including dictionaries, fonts and language packs, which will be reflected in Tails 3.14.
  • We prototyped a USB image with Secure Boot support and GRUB, in order to better understand what implementation difficulties we should expect.
  • We submitted to ikiwiki upstream a branch that makes it keep PO files up-to-date for a set of languages that are not ready to be enabled and visible on the live website yet. This will allow us to merge into our main Git repository changes made via our upcoming Weblate-based translation platform, which supports languages whose work-in-progress translation is not ready for prime-time yet.
  • We uploaded to Debian a few fixes for regressions in the GNOME on-screen keyboard.

Hot topics on our help desk

  1. Some users reported loosing the access to their persistent volume (#10976)
  2. A few reported the "USB stick becomes unbootable boot after first boot" issue
  3. Some issues caused by partially applied incremental upgrades (#14754)


  • The Foundations Team started experimenting with GitLab for merge requests.
  • We started looking into how GitLab could work for our issues tracking and drafted a rough plan.



Past events

  • sajolida, moire, and emmapeel were at the Internet Freedom Festival on April 1–5 in Valencia, Spain.

    There, sajolida presented a workshop on "Creating usable tools from day one with paper prototyping".

  • carlosm2 held 2 workshops about Tails in Mexico:

    • On April 13 at the Colima Hacklab
    • On April 25 at UNAM, Ciudad de Mexico
  • There was a Tails workshop on April 27 in Vienna as part of the Anarchist Black Cross festival

Upcoming events

  • Jesús Marín García will present 2 workshops about Tails in May in the Comunidad Valenciana, Spain:

    • On May 4 at Hack and Beers in Castellón de la Plana
    • On May 11 at VLCTechFest in Valencia

On-going discussions

  • We studied and narrowed down our options regarding the future of Electrum in Tails. It seems there will be a way forward, although it's unclear at this point how much effort it will require from us.


All the website

  • de: 46% (2619) strings translated, 8% strings fuzzy, 43% words translated
  • es: 53% (3010) strings translated, 4% strings fuzzy, 44% words translated
  • fa: 33% (1875) strings translated, 10% strings fuzzy, 34% words translated
  • fr: 93% (5259) strings translated, 1% strings fuzzy, 93% words translated
  • it: 34% (1939) strings translated, 6% strings fuzzy, 30% words translated
  • pt: 27% (1513) strings translated, 8% strings fuzzy, 22% words translated

Total original words: 60175

Core pages of the website

  • de: 70% (1248) strings translated, 12% strings fuzzy, 73% words translated
  • es: 80% (1412) strings translated, 10% strings fuzzy, 81% words translated
  • fa: 34% (615) strings translated, 13% strings fuzzy, 33% words translated
  • fr: 98% (1753) strings translated, 1% strings fuzzy, 99% words translated
  • it: 62% (1107) strings translated, 17% strings fuzzy, 65% words translated
  • pt: 44% (794) strings translated, 14% strings fuzzy, 48% words translated

Total original words: 1650


  • Tails has been started more than 733 234 times this month. This makes 24 441 boots a day on average.
  • 7 336 downloads of the OpenPGP signature of a Tails USB image or ISO from our website.