[tor-announce] Tor is released

Nick Mathewson nickm at torproject.org
Thu Dec 8 15:57:28 UTC 2016

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Hi, all!  There is a new stable release of the Tor source code, with
fixes for a couple of portability issues.  If these issues affect you,
you should upgrade; otherwise you can safely stay with

You can download the source from the usual place on the website.
Remember to check the signatures!  Packages should be up in a few
days. This version of Tor  should appear in a stable TorBrowser
release around December 14.


Changes in version - 2016-12-08
  Tor backports fixes for additional portability issues that
  could prevent Tor from building correctly on OSX Sierra, or with
  OpenSSL 1.1. Affected users should upgrade; others can safely stay

  o Minor bugfixes (portability):
    - Avoid compilation errors when building on OSX Sierra. Sierra began
      to support the getentropy() and clock_gettime() APIs, but created
      a few problems in doing so. Tor 0.2.9 has a more thorough set of
      workarounds; in 0.2.8, we are just using the /dev/urandom and mach
      monotonic time interfaces. Fixes bug 20865. Bugfix

  o Minor bugfixes (portability, backport from
    - Fix compilation with OpenSSL 1.1 and less commonly-used CPU
      architectures. Closes ticket 20588.

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