Tor Browser Bundle 3.5

Monday, December 23, 2013

The 2.x stable series of the Tor Browser Bundle has officially been deprecated, and all users are encouraged to upgrade to the 3.5 series.

Packages are now available from the Tor download page as well
as the Tor Package archive.

For now, the Pluggable Transports-capable TBB is still a separate package, maintained by David Fifield.

For people already using TBB 3.5rc1, the changes are not substantial, and are included below.
However, for users of TBB 2.x and 3.0, this release includes important security updates to Firefox. All users are strongly encouraged to update immediately, as we will not be making further releases in the 2.x or 3.0 series.

In terms of user-facing changes from TBB 2.x, the 3.x series primarily features the replacement of Vidalia with a Firefox-based Tor controller called Tor Launcher. This has resulted in a vast decrease in startup times, and a vast increase in usability. We have also begun work on an FAQ page to handle common questions arising from this transition -- where Vidalia went, how to disable JavaScript, how to check signatures, etc.

The complete changelog for the 3.x series describes the changes since 2.x.

The set of changes since the 3.5rc1 release is:
  • All Platforms
    • Update Tor to
    • Update Tor Launcher to
      • Bug 10382: Fix a Tor Launcher hang on TBB exit
    • Update Torbutton to
      • Misc: Switch update download URL back to download-easy    

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