Mid-October, we started our donation campaign by explaining [[why we need donations|news/2018-fundraiser]]. We then described [[the achievements of 2018|news/achievements_in_2018]] made possible by your donations. Today, we're unveiling our plans for 2019. If you like them, please take the time to donate.
We are extremely grateful to all of you who not only want to improve your safety online, but also understand that we need your help to sustain Tails. Being backed by a large number of people making smaller but steadily donations is the best we can dream of. So, thank you!
We will **remove the need for manual upgrades** and make it possible to always do automatic upgrades (except for major upgrades, like Tails 3.0 to 4.0). We will also research lighter and more robust upgrade mechanisms.
As always, most of the day-to-day work that we do is invisible to our users and we will tackle many technical migrations in our code and infrastructure (Debian 10, Tor Launcher as Web Extension, Jenkins 2, Gitolite 3, Java 11, etc.).
In 2019, we will put a lot of efforts on making Tails **easier to understand and install**. More and more people will get to know and use Tails to protect themselves. We all want this, and you, by donating at your level, can help to **make this happen**.