[tor-announce] Tor is released

Nick Mathewson nickm at torproject.org
Fri Dec 2 16:17:32 UTC 2016

Hi, all!  There is a new stable release of the Tor source code, with
fixes for a couple of annoying bugs.

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You can download the source from the usual place on the website.
Packages should be up in a few days. This should appear in a stable
TorBrowser release around December 14.

(There is also a concurrent release of Tor; for alpha
announcements, please see tor-talk@ or the blog.)


Changes in version - 2016-12-02
  Tor backports a fix for a bug that would sometimes make clients
  unusable after they left standby mode. It also backports fixes for
  a few portability issues and a small but problematic memory leak.

  o Major bugfixes (client reliability, backport from
    - When Tor leaves standby because of a new application request, open
      circuits as needed to serve that request. Previously, we would
      potentially wait a very long time. Fixes part of bug 19969; bugfix

  o Major bugfixes (client performance, backport from
    - Clients now respond to new application stream requests immediately
      when they arrive, rather than waiting up to one second before
      starting to handle them. Fixes part of bug 19969; bugfix

  o Minor bugfixes (portability, backport from
    - Work around a bug in the OSX 10.12 SDK that would prevent us from
      successfully targeting earlier versions of OSX. Resolves
      ticket 20235.

  o Minor bugfixes (portability, backport from
    - Fix implicit conversion warnings under OpenSSL 1.1. Fixes bug
      20551; bugfix on

  o Minor bugfixes (relay, backport from
    - Work around a memory leak in OpenSSL 1.1 when encoding public
      keys. Fixes bug 20553; bugfix on 0.0.2pre8.

  o Minor features (geoip):
    - Update geoip and geoip6 to the November 3 2016 Maxmind GeoLite2
      Country database.

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