[guardian-dev] Orbot 15.2.0 RC 1 is out!

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at guardianproject.info
Wed Nov 2 05:40:37 EDT 2016

I posted the best and RC builds to our FDroid repo, so testers can also
get them there.

It seems to be working OK, I can't say definitely yet whether this
version has fixed my issues with the HTTP Proxy being dead whenever I
wake/unlock the device after its been unused for a while.

Another important bug is still present: on first time install, the START
Intent is not starting Orbot.  Fixing this is essential to providing a
good experience for new users.  Once this is fixed, then we can make
lots of apps have a "Use Tor" switch preference that will install and
start Tor for people who do not have it installed.


> Hi!
> Thanks for the update. I really like the new design and usage of the drawer on the left. All in all the design is now more clear and it should be easier for first time users to start using the app. That's really important.
> I also like that the vpn feature can now be applied to individual apps. I didn't know that was possible, but its really great!
> There is still a visual bug with the spinning onion (the movement looks really wrong and unnatural).
> All in all the new release seems a lot more stable than before. 15.0.1 was barely usable for me (a lot of crashes), but now it just works again.
> I think something went wrong with the release date in the fdroid repo. It sais 01.01.02 for me. 
> Are there any news about a central  repository + issue tracker?
> Vanitas
> Am 29. Oktober 2016 17:57:51 MESZ, schrieb Nathan of Guardian <nathan at guardianproject.info>:
>> I've pushed out a quick RC2 release attempting to address issues with
>> root+transproxy features.
>> If you use these features, please test this build with them enabled.
>> APK: https://guardianproject.info/releases/Orbot-v15.2.0-RC-2-arm.apk
>> (.asc)
>> 5d52f04 update to 15.2.0-RC-2
>> dacf2ef cleanup resources and unused drawables
>> d25b3d5 tweak root preferences
>> 4d66133 remove unused files
>> ef57341 re-enabled root permission request and shell
>> f463887 quick fixes for app UI and VPN dialog
>> Thanks!
>> On Fri, Oct 28, 2016, at 09:13 AM, Nathan of Guardian wrote:
>>> A culmination of work done since March, has resulted in a
>>> stable-enough-for-jazz RC 1 release of Orbot v15.2. This is the first
>> RC
>>> using our new Gradle-based project, which we hope to even further
>> refine
>>> into various useful modules.
>>> We've also redesigned the user interface to be even simpler for new
>>> users, yet still have all the exciting options for the old timers.
>> Along
>>> with this, we are now shipping on ARM only, SDK16+ release, reducing
>> the
>>> app download size to 7MB. We will be released x86 and MIPS builds
>>> shortly, as well. We are considering our strategy for supporting
>> older
>>> devices, in particular Android 2.3, or at least 4.0/SDK-14, and up
>>> still.
>>> The build has been pushed to Google Play, and is available as an APK
>> for
>>> direct download. We will update our F-Droid repository shortly, as
>>> always.
>>> APK: https://guardianproject.info/releases/Orbot-v15.2.0-RC-1-arm.apk
>>> (.asc)
>>> Tag:
>> https://gitweb.torproject.org/orbot.git/commit/?id=9077bd236df388cd14727252d0be676d39b841e5
>>> CHANGELOG: https://gitweb.torproject.org/orbot.git/tree/CHANGELOG
>>> /** 15.2.0 RC 1 / 28 October 2016/ 
>>> 9077bd236df388cd14727252d0be676d39b841e5 **/
>>> 9077bd2 update to 15.2.0-RC-1 and SDK min of 16
>>> 085ddb3 make ndk-build work again
>>> 290059d fix string path in build script
>>> dec3d95 add proguard rules to optimize orbot binary
>>> 160383b update for gradle
>>> /** 15.2.0 BETA 2 / 24 October 2016/
>>> 12b1198b4b5a4420b16b9ab166828bba787c17aa **/
>>> 345aea9 move the controls to the left sidebar; improve VPN mode more
>>> c76d935 improve bridge dialog display
>>> ac037a9 fix browser install request
>>> 28f1dbf make the VPN/apps mode have a better UI flow
>>> c1ffdbb put browser button back in
>>> 518f70d comment out notification actions for now
>>> 0bb8e84 update Tor version to
>>> 2125db1 make start and stop of Tor service all hanlded through
>> executor
>>> d8648a5 remove meek-google as an option
>>> 2676cd3 update resource to make smaller
>>> 3ee6b2a don't fail on lint for release builds
>>> e3d7ca2 update tor
>>> /** 15.2.0 BETA 1 / 13 October 2016/
>>> abaa3f83fc64b9b567a5d437d26db0f660655f35 **/
>>> cd8b549 add the compiled tun2socks lib for devs who just want to work
>> on
>>> UI
>>> 3c181bc add the proguard rules
>>> 9948975 we aren't going to show a notification light
>>> 50f33c9 make sure we set VPN mode properly before we launch the
>> service
>>> 9de4f54 using compat builder for notifications
>>> 3308602 improve the code for launching the pdnsd daemon
>>> da0fb10 multiple fixes to re-enable VPN mode and pdnsd daemon
>>> ca238c6 continued re-integration of VPN feature
>>> 1614921 clean pdnsd binaries from libs in Makefile
>>> 1db5676 continue to migrate service and VPN code
>>> d5f2c06 remove vpn code that is now in the service module
>>> 34c7cfd modify jni build inclusion
>>> 268002b fix build scripts for new paths
>>> 6333a45 update gitignore to handle orbotservice binary libs
>>> d2cf545 move jni code and VPN logic from app module to service
>>> 9f61afc improve tor service event handling and display
>>> ebc046e remove littleproxy reference (for now!)
>>> 7c3a16f we don't need a separate service for the VPN
>>> 7950cac remove dated information in the BUILD file
>>> 9afbb00 update gradle props and ignore files we don't want in repo
>>> 7284a5e make sure Tor start/stop work - use Process instance instead
>> of
>>> processID lookup - reply on Tor's HALT command
>>> 55e08b9 tweak homescreen layout and strings
>>> d56fdb2 renable polipo
>>> 90d77ce modify imports
>>> 1ffea58 udpate resource paths
>>> bab7904 target API 14
>>> aba7f8e update gitignores for gradle
>>> 912cb74 update tor to
>>> 5a4e00a fix paths for new module layout
>>> ecf9023 remove old binaries
>>> 10f1ade update makefile and add new patch
>>> b52023a move assets to service project
>>> 549399b launch default activity from notification
>>> 6d0fdbb update gitignore for gradle project
>>> 56683a3 add pdnsd library in for vpn service DNS!
>>> 29fd07a remove patches from here, moved to external
>>> 0f00e12 move patches to external since that is what it is applied to
>>> (external code)
>>> 54b3349 remove redundant code from old ant build format (not in
>> gradle
>>> modules)
>>> 18682e4 big check-in of major gradle refactor; now building and
>> running!
>>> VPN features are disabled for now
>>> bdb5893 update translations
>>> 4023354 Merge branch 'master' of github.com:n8fr8/orbot
>>> 6e45c07 Merge pull request #32 from ghost/patch-1
>>> 21c5bcc Remove typo
>>> 5adcbec Start the meek transport for custom meek bridges
>>> -- 
>>>   Nathan of Guardian
>>>   nathan at guardianproject.info
>> -- 
>>  Nathan of Guardian
>>  nathan at guardianproject.info
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