[Tails-dev] Tails report for June 2022

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Author: boyska
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Subject: [Tails-dev] Tails report for June 2022


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


Our helpdesk email [2] now has auto-reply (#17935 [3]). 

Improved the UX of _Tor Connection_: people that were "exploring" the
interface going back and forth used to find the wrong boxes to be
automatically checked #18546 [4] 

We partecipated in Tor hackweek. It was very fun and very useful!


We implemented QR code scanning #18219 [5]. This seems to work, but it
still isn't ready for inclusion. 

We added support for Snowflake #5494 [6]. Again, this is a PoC: it's
nice to see it working, but don't expect it to be released so soon.


Tails 5.1 was released on June 4 [7]. It fixed an important security
vulnerability [8], but it also brought many improvements, among which:


Improvements for users who leave east of UTC: _Tor Connection_ now
automatically fixes the computer clock if you choose to connect to Tor
automatically; also, the time displayed in the top navigation uses the
time zone selected when fixing the clock in _Tor connection_. 

_Unsafe browser_ got a new homepage, which makes it easier to understand
how to sign in to the local network using a captive portal.

After that, Tails 5.1.1 was released on June 23 [9] as an emergency


Tails has been started more than 772283 times this month. This makes
25742 boots a day on average.

[1] https://tails.boum.org/news/report_2022_06/
[2] https://tails.boum.org/support/index.en.html
[3] https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/17935
[4] https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/18546
[5] https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/18219
[6] https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/5494
[7] https://tails.boum.org/news/version_5.1/index.en.html
[8] https://tails.boum.org/security/prototype_pollution/index.en.html
[9] https://tails.boum.org/news/version_5.1.1/index.en.html