Posts in category releases

New Alpha Release: Tor 0.4.3.2-alpha

by nickm | February 11, 2020

There's a new alpha release available for download. If you build Tor from source, you can download the source code for 0.4.3.2-alpha from the download page on the website. Packages should be available over the coming weeks, with a new alpha Tor Browser release likely in the coming week.

Remember, this is an alpha release: you should only run this if you'd like to find and report more bugs than usual.

This is the second stable alpha release in the Tor 0.4.3.x series. It fixes several bugs present in the previous alpha release. Anybody running the previous alpha should upgrade and look for bugs in this one instead.

Changes in version 0.4.3.2-alpha - 2020-02-10

  • Major bugfixes (onion service client, authorization):
    • On a NEWNYM signal, purge entries from the ephemeral client authorization cache. The permanent ones are kept. Fixes bug 33139; bugfix on 0.4.3.1-alpha.
  • Minor features (best practices tracker):
    • Practracker now supports a --regen-overbroad option to regenerate the exceptions file, but only to revise exceptions to be _less_ tolerant of best-practices violations. Closes ticket 32372.

 

New releases: Tor 0.4.2.6 and 0.4.1.8

by nickm | January 30, 2020

We have two new stable releases today. If you build Tor from source, you can download the source code for 0.4.2.6 from the download page on our website. Packages should be available within the next several weeks, with a new Tor Browser by mid-February.

New Alpha Release: Tor 0.4.3.1-alpha

by nickm | January 23, 2020

This is the first alpha release in the 0.4.3.x series. It includes improved support for application integration of onion services, support for building in a client-only mode, and newly improved internal documentation (online at https://src-ref.docs.torproject.org/tor/). It also has numerous other small bugfixes and features, as well as improvements to our code's internal organization that should help us write better code in the future.

New Release Candidate: Tor 0.4.2.4-rc

by nickm | November 15, 2019

There's a new release candidate available for download. If you build Tor from source, you can download the source code for 0.4.2.4-rc from the download page on the website. Packages should be available over the coming weeks, with a new alpha Tor Browser release likely by December 3.

Remember, this is a release candidate: there may still be more bugs here than usual. We'd love to know about any new ones, so that we can try to get them fixed before we call this series stable.

Tor 0.4.2.4-rc is the first release candidate in its series. It fixes several bugs from earlier versions, including a few that would result in stack traces or incorrect behavior.

Changes in version 0.4.2.4-rc - 2019-11-15

  • Minor features (build system):
    • Make pkg-config use --prefix when cross-compiling, if PKG_CONFIG_PATH is not set. Closes ticket 32191.
  • Minor features (geoip):
    • Update geoip and geoip6 to the November 6 2019 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country database. Closes ticket 32440.

 

New alpha release: Tor 0.4.2.2-alpha

by nickm | October 7, 2019

There's a new alpha release available for download. If you build Tor from source, you can download the source code for 0.4.2.2-alpha from the download page on the website. Packages should be available over the coming weeks, with a new alpha Tor Browser release likely in the next couple of weeks.

Remember, this is an alpha release: you should only run this if you'd like to find and report more bugs than usual.

This release fixes several bugs from the previous alpha release, and from earlier versions. It also includes a change in authorities, so that they begin to reject the currently unsupported release series.

Changes in version 0.4.2.2-alpha - 2019-10-07

  • Major features (directory authorities):
    • Directory authorities now reject relays running all currently deprecated release series. The currently supported release series are: 0.2.9, 0.3.5, 0.4.0, 0.4.1, and 0.4.2. Closes ticket 31549.
  • Major bugfixes (embedded Tor):
    • Avoid a possible crash when restarting Tor in embedded mode and enabling a different set of publish/subscribe messages. Fixes bug 31898; bugfix on 0.4.1.1-alpha.

 

New release: Tor 0.4.1.6

by nickm | September 19, 2019

We have a new stable release today. If you build Tor from source, you can download the source code for 0.4.1.6 from the download page on the website. Packages should be available within the next several weeks, with a new Tor Browser in the next week or two.

This release backports several bugfixes to improve stability and correctness. Anyone experiencing build problems or crashes with 0.4.1.5, or experiencing reliability issues with single onion services, should upgrade.

Changes in version 0.4.1.6 - 2019-09-19

  • Major bugfixes (crash, Linux, Android, backport from 0.4.2.1-alpha):
    • Tolerate systems (including some Android installations) where madvise and MADV_DONTDUMP are available at build-time, but not at run time. Previously, these systems would notice a failed syscall and abort. Fixes bug 31570; bugfix on 0.4.1.1-alpha.
    • Tolerate systems (including some Linux installations) where madvise and/or MADV_DONTFORK are available at build-time, but not at run time. Previously, these systems would notice a failed syscall and abort. Fixes bug 31696; bugfix on 0.4.1.1-alpha.
  • Minor features (stem tests, backport from 0.4.2.1-alpha):
    • Change "make test-stem" so it only runs the stem tests that use tor. This change makes test-stem faster and more reliable. Closes ticket 31554.