New Tor Browser Bundles (and other packaging updates)

Tor 0.2.2.25-alpha is out and there are the usual packaging updates. You can go right to the download page to update.

The alpha Vidalia bundles have also been updated with the latest Torbutton 1.3.3-alpha which has itself been updated to work with the latest Firefox 4.0.1 release and has this notable feature:

When used with Firefox 4 or the alpha Tor Browser Bundles, it also
features support for youtube videos in HTML5, but you must currently
opt-in for youtube to provide you with HTML5 video as opposed to
flash: http://www.youtube.com/html5

Tor Browser Bundle changelogs follow.

Firefox 3.6 Tor Browser Bundles

Tor Browser Bundle for Windows

1.3.24: Released 2011-04-30

  • Update Firefox to 3.6.17
  • Update Libevent to 2.0.10-stable
  • Update zlib to 1.2.5
  • Update OpenSSL to 1.0.0d

Tor Browser Bundle for Linux
1.1.8: Released 2011-04-30

  • Update Tor to 0.2.2.25-alpha
  • Update Firefox to 3.6.17

Tor Browser Bundle for OS X
1.0.16: Released 2011-04-30

  • Update Tor to 0.2.2.25-alpha
  • Update Firefox to 3.6.17

Firefox 4 Tor Browser Bundles

Tor Browser Bundle (2.2.25-1) alpha; suite=all

  • Update Tor to 0.2.2.25-alpha
  • Update Firefox to 4.0.1
  • Update Torbutton to 1.3.3-alpha
  • Update BetterPrivacy to 1.50
  • Update NoScript to 2.1.0.3

Temporary direct download links for Firefox 4 bundles:

Mateus

May 03, 2011

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I was just wondering when the deb-ppa for (k)ubuntu 11.04 natty will be avaiable?

Mateus

May 03, 2011

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Hi,
i recently updatet my system to kubuntu 11.04 Natty, and since I'm supposed to "not use the packages in Ubuntu's universe [because] [t]hey are unmaintained and out of date." I was wondering when the official ppa for natty will be avaiable?

Kind Regards!

Mateus

May 04, 2011

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Could you consider adding checksum info alongside your download packages as I'd like to at least be able to check an package before executing it.

Mateus

May 04, 2011

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This new TOR browser bundle works great for me (64bit, OSX), whereas the version of the TOR browser bundle that's currently on the /download page didn't work for me. So this is awesome!

However, it wouldn't launch when I tried it on a USB drive. It acts like it's starting to launch and almost shows an icon in the dock but then immediately closes. This could be just my computer, but wanted to mention it in case it's not just me.

I love TOR. Thanks for all you do!

Mateus

May 05, 2011

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Concerning Hidden Services on all new versions of Tor: This is taken from the TorChat site:

Important: Tor 0.2.2.x-alpha is badly broken, hidden services don't work at all (for all known definitions of "work"). Tor 0.2.1.x (the current stable release) is also broken but not nearly as bad. On a scale from 0 to 100 the stable version works 95% while the alpha release can only connect in about 50% of the time, half of your buddies will seem to be offline, no matter how long you wait. Some of the previous versions of TorChat came with 0.2.2.x, newer ones now come with 0.2.1.x. Unfortunately the tor project does not seem to put any priority on the hidden services, they don't use .onion themselves and I think they do not even know just how badly it is broken. Once 0.2.2.x will become stable and mainstream and this problem is not fixed until then I expect TorChat to stop working and hidden services and .onion in general become a thing of the past :-(

http://code.google.com/p/torchat/

Mateus

May 17, 2011

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the latest few downloads dont work properly/fully for me on osx. Adobe flash player says not installed (it is) I click on it to go and download but adobe thinks/says im on windows so offers me windows adobe download. of course this wont work :-( all was fine a few releases ago. thanks for reading.

Flash is a plugin and the Tor browser's default settings are to disable plugins because they are a security risk. This default setting seems to be renewed with each update. If you are really, really sure you want to accept the risk of enabling plugins, you can do so by changing the Torbutton preferences.

Mateus

May 19, 2011

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Will updating TOR mean losing all my bookmarks, etc ?

If so, where can I find the bookmarks so that they can be reinstalled?

Is the procedure for reinstalling different from that in IE ?

Mateus

May 27, 2011

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Unable to get flash working in osx. Tells me to download and directs me to the win version of flash.

Mateus

August 23, 2011

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Does it hurt to use firefox's own browser update function, and should we wait until a new browser bundle comes out instead of updating ourselves?

Mateus

October 26, 2011

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tor brwser bundle sux BAD now.... only crap that works are the sites that can load through tor2web..... problem with that idea is tor2web are BLOCKING all kinds of stuff....kinda defeats the purpose behind tor completely

also, the switch to aurora is BAD.. aurora is ten times slower to even start up...thats assuming it even loads...

tor-browser-2.2.33-3 == EPIC FAIL!!!