Feature #16536

Rewrite our About page (aka. "How Tails work")

Added by sajolida 2019-03-06 17:27:02 . Updated 2020-03-20 22:27:49 .

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End-user documentation
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As per the plans we made with Simply Secure, it should be the continuation of the shorter explanation on the homepage and tell people how Tails work and go more in depth on its properties.


Related issues

Is duplicate of Tails - Feature #16537: Rewrite our home and about pages In Progress
Blocks Tails - Feature #16538: Have illustrations to support our explanation of Tails Resolved 2019-03-06


#1 Updated by sajolida 2019-03-06 17:27:27

I’ll try to have something ready to test with people at the IFF.

#2 Updated by sajolida 2019-03-06 17:31:47

  • blocks Feature #16538: Have illustrations to support our explanation of Tails added

#3 Updated by sajolida 2019-03-07 07:00:58

  • blocks Feature #16080: Core work 2018Q4 → 2019Q2: User experience added

#4 Updated by sajolida 2019-03-13 20:37:59

  • Status changed from Confirmed to In Progress
  • Blueprint set to https://tails.boum.org/blueprint/explain_tails/about/

I have a draft now. Uuuh yeah!

Next step is to format it very roughly using Bootstrap.

#5 Updated by sajolida 2019-03-18 11:30:53

  • Target version changed from Tails_3.13 to Tails_3.14

#6 Updated by CyrilBrulebois 2019-05-23 21:23:18

  • Target version changed from Tails_3.14 to Tails_3.15

#7 Updated by sajolida 2019-06-03 16:58:12

  • blocked by deleted (Feature #16080: Core work 2018Q4 → 2019Q2: User experience)

#8 Updated by CyrilBrulebois 2019-07-10 10:33:55

  • Target version changed from Tails_3.15 to Tails_3.16

#9 Updated by intrigeri 2019-08-30 17:26:11

  • Target version deleted (Tails_3.16)


We’ve set up an automated process to ask our fellow contributors to update some tickets of theirs, in order to:

  • better reflect your plans;
  • bring down your amount of work-in-progress to a sustainable level;
  • encourage team work and increase the chances that someone finishes the work;
  • avoid a human doing ticket triaging and asking you the same questions on each such ticket.

In particular, this process identifies:

  • Stalled work-in-progress
  • Reviews waiting for a long time

However, in the current state of things, this process is not able to notice those tickets when their Target version has been repeatedly postponed by our Release Managers. Therefore, the ticket triaging team decided on Feature #16545 to remove the Target version whenever in such cases, when it does not feel realistic. This is what I’m doing on this ticket.

You now have a few options, such as:

  • Deassign yourself. That’s fine. If it really matters, someone else, possibly you, may pick it up later. Then, if this ticket is relevant for a Tails team, bring it to their attention; else, forget it and take care of yourself :)
  • If you think you can realistically come back to it and finish the work in the next 6 months, say so on this ticket, for example by setting a suitable “Target version”. This will communicate your plans to the rest of the project and ensure the task pops up on your radar at a suitable time. Of course, you can still realize later that it is not going to work as planned, and revisit today’s choice.


#10 Updated by sajolida 2019-11-21 15:31:20

  • Target version set to Tails_4.4

#11 Updated by sajolida 2019-11-21 15:42:29

  • Deliverable for set to 341

#12 Updated by sajolida 2019-11-21 16:07:39

  • Target version changed from Tails_4.4 to Tails_4.3

#13 Updated by sajolida 2020-01-07 12:10:04

  • Status changed from In Progress to Duplicate
  • Assignee deleted (sajolida)
  • Target version deleted (Tails_4.3)

I’ll work on this together with Feature #16537, so I’ll merge both tickets.

#14 Updated by sajolida 2020-01-07 12:10:21

  • is duplicate of Feature #16537: Rewrite our home and about pages added

#15 Updated by sajolida 2020-03-12 18:41:46

  • Target version set to Tails_4.6

#16 Updated by sajolida 2020-03-20 22:27:50

  • Target version changed from Tails_4.6 to Tails_4.7