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[liberationtech] Help test the new Tor Browser!

Nadim Kobeissi nadim at nadim.cc
Mon Jun 24 12:59:26 PDT 2013


On 2013-06-24, at 3:43 PM, Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at appelbaum.net> wrote:

> 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

Yup, works on my 64-bit Mac just fine. Should work for you too, Brian.

NK

> 
> 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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