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[liberationtech] Help test the new Tor Browser!

Jacob Appelbaum jacob at appelbaum.net
Mon Jun 24 12:43:54 PDT 2013


Brian Conley:
> Thanks Dragana,
> 
> But wouldn't that mean there is no new browser bundle for recent macs as
> only 32 is specified at Jacob's link?

Hi Brian,

So a few things - one is that if you go into "About this mac" you should
see a system profiler link or a "details" button of some sort. This
should allow you to see the details of the hardware. You may also find
this system profiler application by searching with spotlight, I think it
is in /Applications/Utilities/ - or something similar.

Next up - if you have a 64bit mac, I think you can run 32bit mac os x
programs without any issues at all. Thus if you download the
TorBrowserBundle-3.0-alpha-1-osx32_en-US.zip file and verify it:


https://people.torproject.org/~mikeperry/tbb-3.0alpha1-builds/official/TorBrowserBundle-3.0-alpha-1-osx32_en-US.zip

Verify it by checking the signature of the hash list and then ensure
that the hash for your TorBrowserBundle-3.0-alpha-1-osx32_en-US.zip file
matches:

https://people.torproject.org/~mikeperry/tbb-3.0alpha1-builds/official/sha256sum.txt.asc
https://people.torproject.org/~mikeperry/tbb-3.0alpha1-builds/official/sha256sum.txt

In the case of the OS X build for the English speaking audience, you
should see a sha256sum of:

c141e2db01a395bdd480357b1b808691f2a61f4d12e9039806fe0ac538d2e38d
TorBrowserBundle-3.0-alpha-1-osx32_en-US.zip

If you download it to your downloads file, I believe on OS X you can see
the hash by opening Terminal.app, change to the Downloads directory and
then run the sha256sum command or the openssl command to verify the hash:

  cd ~/Downloads
  sha256sum TorBrowserBundle-3.0-alpha-1-osx32_en-US.zip

Or if that doesn't work, I believe you can just type the following:

  openssl dgst -sha256
~/Downloads/TorBrowserBundle-3.0-alpha-1-osx32_en-US.zip

The output should look like this:

SHA256(/Users/x/Downloads/TorBrowserBundle-3.0-alpha-1-osx32_en-US.zip)=
c141e2db01a395bdd480357b1b808691f2a61f4d12e9039806fe0ac538d2e38d

Once you have verified that these match the expected value, open the
.zip file:

   open ~/Downloads/TorBrowserBundle-3.0-alpha-1-osx32_en-US.zip

Extract the TBB folder into /Applications/ for example.

Now run it with the Finder as you would any other application.

All the best,
Jacob

P.S.

Please upgrade your Mac OS X version; I would not suggest running
anything less than 10.8.x if I had a desire to stay safe. Apple tends to
treat older OS X versions differently than the most current version of
the OS.

> 
> Brian
> On Jun 24, 2013 3:18 PM, "Dragana Kaurin" <kaurin at openitp.org> wrote:
> 
>>  On 06/24/2013 02:53 PM, Brian Conley wrote:
>>
>> Hi Jacob,
>>
>>  This is great news, do you know when the new version available for
>> download on torproject.org?
>>
>>  Also, I'm not sure how I know whether I'm running 32 or 64 bit OSX 10.6,
>> since it doesn't tell me in the "About this Mac."
>>
>>
>> What kind of processor do you have? Inter Core 2 Duo, Intel Quad-Core
>> Xeon, or Intel Core i5  and  i7  all are 64 bit.
>>
>>
>>  While I can certainly figure that out, I'm not sure how many users will
>> be able to solve this issue, much less be aware it is an issue(I only
>> recently(2 years back?) realized it exists on Windows, much less Mac). Any
>> thoughts about this, besides trial and error?
>>
>>  B
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 5:24 AM, Masayuki Hatta <mhatta at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>  Hi,
>>>
>>>  Now the new TBB works nicely for me, and I love it.  One regret is UI
>>> messages are not translated into Japanese...actually, the messages seems to
>>> be already translated(
>>> https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/torproject/language/ja/), but
>>> somehow it doesn't show up (messages in the installer is translated, btw).
>>> Is there anything I can help?
>>>
>>>  Best regards,
>>> MH
>>>
>>>
>>> 2013/6/17 Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at appelbaum.net>
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I'm really excited to say that Tor Browser has had some really important
>>>> changes. Mike Perry has really outdone himself - from deterministic
>>>> builds that allow us to verify that he is honest to actually having
>>>> serious usability improvements. I really mean it - the new TBB is
>>>> actually awesome. It is blazing fast, it no longer has the sometimes
>>>> confusing Vidalia UI, it is now fast to start, it now has a really nice
>>>> splash screen, it has a setup wizard - you name it - nearly everything
>>>> that people found difficult has been removed, replaced or improved.
>>>> Hooray for Mike Perry and all that helped him!
>>>>
>>>> Here is Mike's email:
>>>>
>>>>  https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2013-June/028440.html
>>>>
>>>> Here is the place to download it:
>>>>
>>>>  https://people.torproject.org/~mikeperry/tbb-3.0alpha1-builds/official/
>>>>



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