[tor-qa] Tor Browser 5.0 is ready for testing!

Mike Perry mikeperry at torproject.org
Mon Aug 10 07:26:28 UTC 2015

Georg Koppen:
> Mike Perry:
> > https://people.torproject.org/~mikeperry/builds/5.0-build2/
> > 
> > This release is our first stable release based on Firefox 38-ESR. We've
> > done a lot of work to ensure that this release is minimally disruptive
> > in terms of changes to the UI/UX, but some hacks were needed, especially
> > to ensure the "Tiles" feature was disabled, and to clean up the NoScript
> > whitelist.
> > 
> > The current Firefox 31-ESR is end-of-life on Tuesday, August 11th, so we
> > need to switch all users to 5.0 for them to pick up security updates. As
> > such, extra testing would be appreciated!
> FWIW: One thing we already found and which unfortunately makes a build3
> necessary is the incompatibility with the localized language packs. I
> was under the impression (wrongly as it turns out) that Mozilla fixed
> their versioning scheme we get with the git checkouts starting with
> their esr38 cycle and forgot to doublecheck that.

If anyone was waiting for build3 before testing (which was a bad idea),
it is now ready:

Please test.

Mike Perry
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