Tor Browser 8.0a2 is released

Tor Browser 8.0a2 is now available from the Tor Browser Project page and also from our distribution directory.

This release includes Tor In addition we update HTTPS Everywhere to 2018.1.29, NoScript to, meek to 0.29, and we include various other fixes and improvements.

The full changelog since Tor Browser 8.0a1 is:

  • All Platforms
    • Update Tor to
    • Update Torbutton to 1.9.9
      • Bug 24159: Version check does not deal with platform specific checks
      • Bug 25016: Remove 2017 donation banner
      • Translations update
    • Update Tor Launcher to 0.2.15
      • Bug 25089: Special characters are not escaped in proxy password
      • Translations update
    • Update HTTPS Everywhere to 2018.1.29
    • Update NoScript to
    • Update meek to 0.29
    • Bug 25215: Revert bug 18619 (we are not disabling IndexedDB any longer)
    • Bug 19910: Rip out optimistic data socks handshake variant (#3875)
    • Bug 22659: Changes to `intl.accept.languages` get overwritten after restart
    • Bug 25000: Add [System+Principal] to the NoScript whitelist
    • Bug 15599: Disable Range requests used by pdfjs as they are not isolated
    • Bug 22614: Make e10s/non-e10s Tor Browsers indistinguishable
    • Bug 13575: Disable randomised Firefox HTTP cache decay user tests
    • Bug 25020: Add a tbb_version.json file
    • Bug 24995: Include git hash in tor --version
  • OS X
    • Bug 22794: Don't open AF_INET/AF_INET6 sockets when AF_LOCAL is configured
  • Linux
    • Bug 22794: Don't open AF_INET/AF_INET6 sockets when AF_LOCAL is configured
  • Windows:
    • Bug 25266: PT config should include full names of executable files
  • Build System
    • Windows
      • Bug 25111: Don't compile Yasm on our own anymore for Windows Tor Browser

March 13, 2018


I'm an old guy from the post WW2 generation.I didn't grow up with computers and have very little to no experience in coding.For people like myself,reading part way into the comments ,was enough to tell me that this isn't quite ready for public consumption.