[tbb-dev] Tor Browser nightly builds based on Firefox 60 ESR are available for Linux

Georg Koppen gk at torproject.org
Wed May 30 12:41:00 UTC 2018

Hi all!

We are happy to announce that we finally have Tor Browser nightly builds
for Linux available that are based in Firefox 60 ESR. From today, May
30, on you find them at the usual location:


We already tagged a bunch of issues we found in the pre-nightly bundles
we built locally. For those we used the "ff60-esr" keyword. If you feel
brave and test those nightlies, please report unfiled bugs you
encounter. This helps us prioritizing things and gets those very likely
fixed faster.

We'll provide macOS bundles and Windows bundles as fast as we can. We
are currently still working on the toolchain update.

Known major issues with the nightlies so far:

1) A couple of months ago we needed to get out an emergency Tor Browser
release to fix a possibly proxy bypass bug[1], affecting above all macOS
users and potentially some Linux setups as well. We currently don't have
a patch for that one as the underlying code changed too much between
ESR52 and ESR60. However, Mozilla is working on that for us and we'll
port the final fix back as soon as possible.
2) Loacalized bundles are not working correctly due to missing locale
strings for the new circuit display. This should be fixed starting with
the next nightlies as I pushed the respective changes a couple of hours
ago to our Torbutton repository.
3) The nightlies have JavaScript blocked by default (some of you might
even call this a feature).
4) Loading default bridges/moat is not working.


[1] https://blog.torproject.org/tor-browser-709-released

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