Feature #14683

Write release notes for 3.9

Added by sajolida 2017-09-17 18:13:53 . Updated 2018-09-05 16:25:26 .

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Feature #15561: Prepare snippet about ASP for the Tails 3.9 release notes Resolved


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Blocks Tails - Feature #15411: Core work 2018Q2 → 2018Q3: Technical writing Resolved 2018-03-14


#1 Updated by Anonymous 2018-01-19 09:42:01

  • Priority changed from Elevated to Normal

#2 Updated by sajolida 2018-01-22 15:27:43

  • Target version changed from Tails_3.10.1 to Tails_3.9

#3 Updated by intrigeri 2018-08-18 13:42:51

FYI no big user-visible changes are planned for 3.9 on top of what we have in 3.9~rc1 already. However, the versions for Tor Browser, Thunderbird and Linux will change.

#4 Updated by intrigeri 2018-08-18 13:43:02

  • blocks Feature #15411: Core work 2018Q2 → 2018Q3: Technical writing added

#5 Updated by sajolida 2018-09-02 16:46:26

  • Assignee changed from sajolida to intrigeri
  • QA Check set to Ready for QA

Tails 3.9 is out: https://tails.boum.org/news/version_3.9, you can now add additional software to your Tails, use VeraCrypt volumes, enjoy Firefox Quantum, and more.

And add the following screenshots to the tweet:

#6 Updated by sajolida 2018-09-02 16:47:01

  • Feature Branch set to web/14683-3.9-release-notes

#7 Updated by intrigeri 2018-09-02 20:46:46

Thanks a lot!

#8 Updated by intrigeri 2018-09-04 10:59:04

  • Status changed from Confirmed to In Progress
  • Assignee changed from intrigeri to sajolida
  • QA Check changed from Ready for QA to Dev Needed

I’ve prepared the changelog on the testing branch => please make another pass :)

#9 Updated by intrigeri 2018-09-04 15:35:28

I took a quick look and merged the current state into web/release-3.9 (which you can now push your stuff directly to until the 3.9 release):

  • wiki/src/doc/encryption_and_privacy/veracrypt/unlock-veracrypt-volumes-with-partition.png is outdated (Feature #15849)
  • pushed a few fixes to web/release-3.9, please merge that branch before working on this further
  • I think Bug #15796 would be worth mentioning to avoid giving the impression that we don’t care about such things (I know that was not merged yet when you wrote the initial draft :)
  • I’m surprised that the revamp of the interface of “Configure Persistent Volume” is not mentioned since it was deemed to be a UX blocker for our ASP work. Now, I can get priorities and all, just mentioning this in case that’s an oversight.
  • FWIW automatic upgrades are also available from 3.9~rc1

#10 Updated by sajolida 2018-09-04 21:15:21

  • Assignee changed from sajolida to intrigeri
  • QA Check changed from Dev Needed to Ready for QA

Thanks for the detailed review! I did all that in web/release-3.9 and pushed.

I think I missed mentioning the updated persistent storage configuration (though I didn’t mention the changes to WhisperBack on purpose). I added them now, with a screenshot and all :)

#11 Updated by intrigeri 2018-09-05 12:07:05

  • Assignee deleted (intrigeri)
  • QA Check changed from Ready for QA to Pass

Note that somehow you’ve pushed commit b74eda32cae217b88b0f8af0a83d4129250d87b4 to web/release-3.9. That’s a mistake, we don’t want that branch to be based on devel but on testing.

Fixed that + one typo. We’re done here, great!

#12 Updated by intrigeri 2018-09-05 12:07:20

  • Status changed from In Progress to Fix committed

#13 Updated by intrigeri 2018-09-05 12:31:42

  • Status changed from Fix committed to In Progress

Applied in changeset commit:63ff10cff4b8b4fc1b5c103277994123933858d5.

#14 Updated by intrigeri 2018-09-05 16:25:26

  • Status changed from In Progress to Resolved