Tor Browser 9.0a7 is a new release

Tor Browser 9.0a7 now available on the Tor Browser Alpha Download Page and in our Distribution Directory.

NOTE: is an alpha, experimental release. It’s intended for those who wish to assist us in testing new features. For everyone else, we recommend downloading the latest stable release instead.

Firefox ESR68 was used to create this alpha version. There are many bug fixes and improvements in this new version. The Snowflake Pluggable Transport is now also available on Windows. We have fixed the issue of non-reproducible builds on 32bit Linux, Windows bundles, and added support to the x86_64 target for Android. This fulfills Google Play’s new 64bit version requirement, allowing us again to offer an x86 version. Also, Tor is updated to 0.4.2.1 on Android and desktop. The alpha version of this release also supports the new macOS version 10.15.

Issues known to be:

  • The build of Tor Browser 9.0a7 for Android is not reproducible right now. We plan to fix this in the next alpha release, to give the usual guarantees reproducible builds aim to provide.
  • The bridge configuration and new identity are now not accessible because we have removed the onion buttons. While we are working on both, New Identity and Bridge configuration in Firefox will soon be available in the toolbar. To access New Identity, please press Ctrl+Shift+U for the moment or use the option in the hamburger menu.
  • Tor Browser on macOS can’t get closed from the app menu anymore and other app menu items are not working either.
  • Already, we know of a lot more tickets to be worked on during the week. The most important ones are tagged with the tbb-9.0-must-alpha keyword. Moreover, we have accumulated Firefox 68 ESR related issues over the time that can easily be queried with our ff68-esr keyword.

If you find any issue with this release, please help us by reporting them so we can fix as much as we can before the first stable release based on ESR68, which is planned for October 22.

The full changelog since Tor Browser 9.0a6 is: