[tbb-dev] TBB in Tails 1.2: Release timing with TBB 4.0 release?

Georg Koppen gk at torproject.org
Mon Oct 6 07:11:42 UTC 2014

anonym wrote:
> Hi,
> Recently we've decided to migrate Tails' browser from our home-built
> Iceweasel (with all relevant Tor Browser patches applied), to the actual
> TBB (i.e. fetch and extract your TBB tarballs (plural because we want
> all langpacks), then do some Tails-specific configuration) [1]. Tails
> 1.2, currently scheduled to be *built* on 2014-10-15, is planned to be
> the first Tails release with this change. Work is already on the way in
> the feature/tor-browser-bundle branch in Tails' Git [2].


> As I believe it's in everyone's interest that Tails uses the TBB, and
> does so in the right way, I'm going to send an RFC detailing how we do
> this later. However, right now there's a more pressing issue, namely the
> timing of your release vs ours.
> Quite simply put, do you think that an esr31-based TBB 4.0 worthy to be
> shipped in Tails 1.2 will be out on 2014-10-15?

That's at least the plan. It might even be safe for you to already take
the Tor Browser code one or two days earlier depending on the things you
need as the last day is usually spent with rebundling (in case there was
some last minute extension update that popped up during the build
process) and doing the release itself (rsyncing the bundles, writing the
release notes, preparing the signatures...)


> Cheers!
> [1] https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/7953
> [2] http://git.tails.boum.org/tails/log/?h=feature/tor-browser-bundle
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