[Tails-testers] [Tails-news] Our plans for 2019

Delete this message

Reply to this message
Author: Tails - News
To: amnesia-news
Subject: [Tails-testers] [Tails-news] Our plans for 2019
Mid-October, we started our donation campaign by explaining [why we need
donations](https://tails.boum.org/news/2018-fundraiser/index.en.html). We then
described [the achievements of
2018](https://tails.boum.org/news/achievements_in_2018/index.en.html) made
possible by your donations. Today, we're unveiling our plans for 2019. If you
like them, please take the time to donate.

So far this year many more people have been donating (+61%) but we have raised
less money overall (-51%) because we are missing bigger donations, especially
in bitcoins.

Having many more donors this year is an excellent sign that Tails is important
for more people and that we are doing a good job at helping them.

We are extremely grateful to all of you who not only want to improve your
safety online, but also understand that we need your help to sustain Tails.
Being backed by a large number of people making smaller but steadily donations
is the best we can dream of. So, thank you!

# New features

We will focus on **improving installation and upgrade**, as we know that they
still cause major difficulties 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**.

* We will **remove the need for manual upgrades** and make it possible to always do automatic upgrades (except for major upgrades, like Tails 3.0 to 4.0). We will also research lighter and more robust upgrade mechanisms.

# Adoption

* 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

* We will upgrade Tails to Debian 10 (Buster), planned for mid 2019.

* As always, most of the day-to-day work that we do is invisible to our users and we will tackle many technical migrations in our code and infrastructure (Debian 10, Tor Launcher as Web Extension, Jenkins 2, Gitolite 3, Java 11, 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 Tails.

In 2019, we will put a lot of efforts on making Tails **easier to understand
and install**. More and more people will get to know and use Tails to protect
themselves. We all want this, and you, by donating at your level, can help to
**make this happen**.


URL: https://tails.boum.org/news/plans_for_2019/index.en.html
amnesia-news mailing list
To unsubscribe from this list, send an empty email to amnesia-news-unsubscribe@???.