Commit 437f4bd4 authored by sajolida's avatar sajolida

Draft achievements and plans

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<a id="screen-locker"></a>
### Locking your screen
Click on the <span class="button">[[!img lib/network-wireless-encrypted.png alt="Lock" class="symbolic" link="no"]]</span>
New features
- We integrated *VeraCrypt* in the desktop to allow you to work with
encrypted files across different operating systems (Windows, Linux,
and macOS).
[[!img doc/encryption_and_privacy/veracrypt/unlock-veracrypt-volumes-with-partition.png link="no" alt=""]]
This work was done upstream in GNOME and will be available outside of
Tails in Debian 10 (Buster) and Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish).
- *[[Additional Software|doc/first_steps/additional_software]]* allows
you to install additional software automatically when starting Tails.
[[!img doc/first_steps/additional_software/add-additional-software.png link="no" alt="Add vlc to your additional software? 'Install Only Once' or 'Install Every Time'"]]
[[!img doc/first_steps/additional_software/additional-software.png link="no" alt=""]]
- We added a [[screen locker|doc/first_steps/introduction_to_gnome_and_the_tails_desktop#screen-locker]]
to give you some protection if you leave your
Tails unattended, willingly or not.
[[!img doc/first_steps/introduction_to_gnome_and_the_tails_desktop/screen-locker.png alt="" link="no"]]
- We completely redesigned our [[download page|install/download]] and
verification extension to make it easier to get and verify Tails. It
is also now possible to verify Tails from Chrome.
- Tails was used around 22 000 times a day.
- We did more usability work than ever before. Every new feature was
tested with actual users to make sure Tails becomes easier to use.
- We answered 1123 bug reports through our help desk and helped that
many people being a bit safer online.
Under the hood
- We released 11 new versions of Tails to continue offering improvements
and security fixes as soon as possible, including 4 emergency
releases. This year we've faced critical security issues like Spectre,
Meltdown, EFAIL, and issues in Firefox and are working hard to always
have your back covered!
- We made the build of Tails completely
[[reproducible|news/reproducible_Tails]], which brings even more trust
in the ISO images that we are distributing, a faster release process,
and slightly smaller upgrades:
- We greatly diversified our sources of income. Thanks to all of you,
the share of donations that we got from individuals increased from 17%
to 34%. This made our organization more robust and independent.
- We published a [[social contract|news/social_contract]] to clarify the
social commitments that we stand by as Tails contributors:
- We attended 12 conferences and connected to free software and Internet
freedom communities in 8 different countries, including Chaos Computer
Congress (Germany), FOSDEM (Belgium), Internet Freedom Festival
(Spain), Tor Meeting (Italy and Mexico), Debian Conference (Taiwan),
and CryptoRave (Brazil).
- We grew our pool of regular contractors with 4 new workers, mostly to
work on our core code and infrastructure. These include several very
skilled Debian developers.
New features
We will focus on **improving installation and upgrade**, as we know that
they are still a major difficulty for new users:
- In January, we will release a **brand new installation mechanism** to
finally make it easy to install Tails on macOS (and also easier on
Windows and Linux).
- We will add support for **secure boot** as it will be available in
Debian 10 (Busted), planned for mid 2019.
- We will **get rid of manual upgrades** and make it possible to always
do automatic upgrades. We will also research lighter and more robust
upgrades mechanisms.
- We will redesign our homepage to **explain better what is Tails** to
new users and why they should use it.
- We will make it much easier to translate our website and train new
translators, hopefully leading to offering more languages available on
our website.
Under the hood
- As always, most of the day-to-day work that we do is invisible to our
users and we will tackle many technical migration in our code and
infrastructure (Debian 10, Tor Launcher as Web Extension, Jenkins 2,
Gitolite 3, Java 9, etc.).
- We will contribute the security improvements that we wrote for the
*Thunderbird* autoconfiguration with *Thunderbird* upstream.
- Thanks to your generous donations, we will finally have a budget
dedicated to do many more smaller usability improvements everywhere in
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