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Releases

Network team is responsible for Core Tor releases, we aim to have a new release every 6 months.

Please check our Release Guidelines for more detailed information on the process.

Support policy

Releases can either be "regular" or "long-term support" ("LTS"). Regular releases are supported for 9 months after they become stable or for 3 months after the next release becomes stable -- whichever is longer. LTS releases are supported for some time announced in advance -- typically, 3 years.

For all supported releases, we intend that:

  • Information needed to connect to the Tor network (directory authorities, fallback directories, geoip tables) will be kept up-to-date.
  • Important security issues will get fixed.
  • Major stability issues will get fixed.
  • Portability regressions will get fixed.
  • Portability bugs to major supported platforms will get fixed.

For the most recent supported stable release only, we intend that:

  • Misleading documentation will get fixed.
  • Smaller bugs that significantly impact user experience will get fixed.

We do NOT expect:

  • That directory authorities will be able to run any but the two most recent stable releases.
  • That unsupported releases will all work on the Tor network.
  • That unsupported releases will all fail to work on the Tor network.
  • That older supported releases will provide the same privacy as the newer ones.

The above policy is our intent, but not a promise. We'll make a solid effort to follow it.

Calendar:

Best effort dates. May change over time.

List of releases

Current

Release Maintainer(s) Merge Window Start Feature Freeze Stable Ready End of Life
0.3.1 nickm (Jan 31) Feb 15, 2017 May 15, 2017 Aug 1, 2017 ...
0.3.0 nickm Oct 24, 2016 (Jan 24) Jan 27, 2017 Apr (24) 26, 2017 On or after Jan 26, 2018
0.2.9 (LTS) nickm ... Oct 17, 2016 (Nov 17) Dec 19, 2016 Jan 1, 2020
0.2.8 nickm ... ... Aug 2, 2016 Jan 1, 2018
0.2.7 nickm ... ... Nov 20, 2015 Aug 1, 2017
0.2.6 nickm ... ... Mar 24, 2015 Aug 1, 2017
0.2.5 (LTS) nickm ... ... Dec 24, 2014 May 1, 2018
0.2.4 nickm ... ... Dec 11, 2013 Aug 1, 2017

Future

Release Maintainer(s) Merge Window Start Feature Freeze Stable Ready End of Life
0.3.2 ... Jun 15, 2017 Sep 15, 2017 Dec 15, 2017 ...
0.3.3 ... Oct 15, 2017 Jan 15, 2018 Apr 15, 2018 ...
0.3.4 ... Feb 15, 2018 May 15, 2018 Aug 15, 2018 ...
0.3.5 ... Jun 15, 2018 Sep 15, 2018 Dec 15, 2018 ...

End of life

Release Maintainer(s) Merge Window Start Feature Freeze Stable Ready End of Life

Goals for next release series (0.3.1)

  • Service/Client-side prop224 support (sponsorR)
    • hidden service stability/scalability improvements
  • Measurement code and initial improvements for lowering directory bw usage? (sponsor4)
  • Netflow padding (#16861)
  • More refactoring, better test coverage??
  • Wide CREATE cells??
  • Better IPv6 support (maybe 0.3.2?)
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