New Release: Tor Browser 8.0.2
This release features important security updates to Firefox. We picked up the necessary patches, but because we needed to start building before Mozilla was ready with a first candidate build, we did not bump the Firefox version to 60.2.2esr. Thus, users are fine with Tor Browser 8.0.2 even though the Firefox version is 60.2.1esr.
We already collected a number of unresolved bugs since Tor Browser 7.5.6 and tagged them with our tbb-8.0-issues keyword to keep them on our radar. The most important current issues are:
- WebGL is broken right now.
- Accessibility support is broken on Windows. We are considering options to address this issue right now.
- Tor Browser 8 is not starting anymore on some older Ubuntu/Mint Linux systems. We still have issues to reproduce this bug but hope we can fix it in the next release.
- Tor Browser 8 is not starting anymore on CentOS 6. We have a fix in our 8.5a2 release to give it a bit of testing. Users affected by this bug may resort to that alpha version for now. We plan to backport the patch in the next stable release.
- NoScript is not saving per-site permissions anymore. We have a potential patch for this bug in our 8.5a2 release as well and plan to backport it, too, in the next stable release in case no issues with it are found.
- While preparing the 8.0.2 release we encountered intermittent reproducibility failures for Linux (64bit) bundles.
The full changelog since Tor Browser 8.0.1 is:
- All platforms
- Update Firefox to 60.2.1esr
- Backport fix for Mozilla bug 1493900 and 1493903
- OS X
- Backport fix for Mozilla bug 1489785 for macOS 10.14 compatibility
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