TOR Tor Browser 6.0a1 is released

Discussion in 'TOR | TAILS' started by survivalmonkey, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. survivalmonkey

    survivalmonkey Monkey+++

    A new alpha Tor Browser release is available for download in the 6.0a1 distribution directory and on the alpha download page.

    This release features important security updates to Firefox.

    On the usability front we changed the search bar URL for the DuckDuckGo search engine to its onion URL.

    On the build system side, we switched the guest build VMs to Debian Wheezy for the Linux version (the previous versions were built using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS).

    Here is the complete changelog since 5.5a6:

    • All Platforms
      • Update Firefox to 38.6.0esr
      • Update NoScript to
      • Update Torbutton to 1.9.5
        • Bug 16990: Show circuit display for connections using multi-party channels
        • Bug 18019: Avoid empty prompt shown after non-en-US update
        • Bug 18004: Remove Tor fundraising donation banner
        • Code cleanup
        • Translation updates
      • Update Tor Launcher to 0.2.9
        • Bug 18113: Randomly permutate available default bridges of chosen type
        • Bug 11773: Setup wizard UI flow improvements
        • Translation updates
      • Bug 17428: Remove Flashproxy
      • Bug 18115+18102+18071+18091: Update/add new obfs4 bridge
      • Bug 18072: Change recommended pluggable transport type to obfs4
      • Bug 18008: Create a new MAR Signing key and bake it into Tor Browser
      • Bug 16322: Use onion address for DuckDuckGo search engine
      • Bug 17917: Changelog after update is empty if JS is disabled
      • Bug 17790: Map the proper SHIFT characters to the digit keys (fix of #15646)
    • Build System
      • Linux
        • Bug 15578: Switch to Debian Wheezy guest VMs (10.04 LTS is EOL)

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