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Re: [tor-talk] Tor Browser Bundle 3.0alpha1 test builds

So since Vidalia is removed, there is no easy way for the average user
to run a relay? Or you will still distribute packages with Vidalia for
this exact reason?

I tried linux64 version and works well.


On 06/15/2013 05:39 AM, Mike Perry wrote:
> The new TBB 3.0 series is almost ready for its first alpha
> release!
> Here are the major highlights of the 3.0 series:
> 1. Usability, usability, usability! We've attempted to solve
> several major usability issues in this series, including:
> A. No more Vidalia. The Tor process management is handled by the
> Tor Launcher extension. If you want the Vidalia features, you can 
> point an existing Vidalia binary at control port 9151 after Tor 
> Browser has launched, and it should still work.
> B. The browser now uses a local about:tor homepage instead of 
> check.torproject.org. A local verification against the control
> port is still performed, to ensure Tor is working, and a link to 
> check.torproject.org is provided from the about:Tor homepage for
> manual verification as well.
> C. For Windows users: an NSIS-based extractor now guides you
> through the TBB extraction and ensures the extracted bundle ends up
> on your Desktop, or in a known location chosen by you. Hopefully
> this will mean no more losing track of the extracted bundle files!
> 2. The bundles are all under the 25M gmail attachment size limit,
> so direct email and gettor attachments are once again possible.
> 3. We now use Gitian to build the bundles. The idea behind Gitian
> is to allow independent people to take our source code and produce
> exactly identical binaries on their own. We're not quite at the
> point where you always get a matching build, but the remaining
> differences are minor, and within a couple more releases we should
> have it fully reproducible. For now, we are posting all of the
> builds for comparison, and you can of course build and compare your
> own: 
> https://gitweb.torproject.org/builders/tor-browser-bundle.git/blob/HEAD:/gitian/README.build
> Please try these out, test them, and give us feedback! The plan is
> to post them on the blog by Monday, unless something goes horribly
> wrong.
> https://people.torproject.org/~mikeperry/tbb-3.0alpha1-builds/official/
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