[tor-packagers] Tor is released

Nick Mathewson nickm at torproject.org
Thu May 2 18:30:23 UTC 2019

Hi!  We have a new stable release series.  You can find it in the
usual place on https://dist.torproject.org/

Note that this is not an LTS release -- if you need a series that will
get patches for a long time, stick with 0.3.5.x.

Changes in version - 2019-05-02
  This is the first stable release in the 0.4.0.x series. It contains
  improvements for power management and bootstrap reporting, as well as
  preliminary backend support for circuit padding to prevent some kinds
  of traffic analysis. It also continues our work in refactoring Tor for
  long-term maintainability.

  Per our support policy, we will support the 0.4.0.x series for nine
  months, or until three months after the release of a stable 0.4.1.x:
  whichever is longer. If you need longer-term support, please stick
  with 0.3.5.x, which will we plan to support until Feb 2022.

  Below are the changes since For a complete list of changes
  since, see the ReleaseNotes file.

  o Minor features (continuous integration):
    - In Travis, tell timelimit to use stem's backtrace signals, and
      launch python directly from timelimit, so python receives the
      signals from timelimit, rather than make. Closes ticket 30117.

  o Minor features (diagnostic):
    - Add more diagnostic log messages in an attempt to solve the issue
      of NUL bytes appearing in a microdescriptor cache. Related to
      ticket 28223.

  o Minor features (testing):
    - Use the approx_time() function when setting the "Expires" header
      in directory replies, to make them more testable. Needed for
      ticket 30001.

  o Minor bugfixes (rust):
    - Abort on panic in all build profiles, instead of potentially
      unwinding into C code. Fixes bug 27199; bugfix on

  o Minor bugfixes (shellcheck):
    - Look for scripts in their correct locations during "make
      shellcheck". Previously we had looked in the wrong place during
      out-of-tree builds. Fixes bug 30263; bugfix on

  o Minor bugfixes (testing):
    - Check the time in the "Expires" header using approx_time(). Fixes
      bug 30001; bugfix on

  o Minor bugfixes (UI):
    - Lower log level of unlink() errors during bootstrap. Fixes bug
      29930; bugfix on

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