Display the Tails version number during boot (Boot Loader Menu or Tails Greeter)
suggested by user, i feel is not a bad idea.
When using Tails for a while you can end up with different Tails USB sticks with different versions. It would be nice to be able to tell the version immediately on the main screen when booting, to know if you are running a new version.
This will also confirm your update if you are rebooting after an update.
The downside of the proposal is that the screenshots about the greeter will get more quickly outdated.
#1 Updated by sajolida 2019-06-12 09:52:48
- Tracker changed from Bug to Feature
- Subject changed from Consider displaying the Tails version number on the Tails Greeter to Display the Tails version number during boot (Boot Loader Menu or Tails Greeter)
- Status changed from New to Confirmed
- Priority changed from Normal to Low
Definitely! I didn’t dare asking :)
Following this logic, the earliest place where the version number could be displayed would be the boot menu. If you’re manipulating different Tails USB sticks, it would save you 1-2 minutes in comparison with Tails Greeter.
#4 Updated by intrigeri 2020-02-23 11:18:09
Alan & I think that on the code side:
- It’s cheap to implement this in the Greeter.
- Wrt. GRUB + syslinux, if UX is OK with embedding this info inside the Tails logo displayed as a background picture, then it’s cheap too: we can insert this info inside the corresponding pictures when building Tails images.
We agree that the earlier we convey this info to the user who needs it, the better: they can decide earlier how to act based on this info.