[Tails-dev] Tails report for May 2022

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Author: intrigeri
To: tails-dev
CC: tor-project
Subject: [Tails-dev] Tails report for May 2022


Here are a few highlights about what we did in May, among many other


We implemented many improvements to the Tor Connection assistant. This 
makes is much easier for people in Asia to circumvent censorship. For 
details, see the Tails 5.1 release notes [1].

We wrote a new homepage for the _Unsafe Browser_ when you are not 
connected to the Tor network yet. This new version makes it easier to 
understand how to sign in to the network using a captive portal.

We started organized training and usability tests sessions for August in 

Tails 5.0 was released on May 3 [2]. It was the first version of Tails 
based on Debian 11 (Bullseye) and brought new versions of a lot of the 
software included in Tails and new OpenPGP tools.

We started evaluating Mirrorbits to manage our download mirror pool. On 
top of decreasing the required maintenance work, this should make 
downloads of Tails faster and more reliable.

Tails has been started more than 769 997 times this month. This makes
24 838 boots a day on average.


[1] https://tails.boum.org/news/version_5.1/index.en.html
[2] https://tails.boum.org/news/version_5.0/index.en.html