Bug #17540

Write release notes for 4.4.1

Added by CyrilBrulebois 2020-03-21 05:13:22 . Updated 2020-03-23 22:32:04 .

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Just to let you know about the upcoming (user-facing) changes in 4.4.1:

  • Tor will be upgraded to
  • Tor Browser will be upgraded to 9.0.7

More information about the latter in its own ticket: Bug #17539

If feasible, I’d like to possible release 4.4.1 on Sunday evening (that’s the tentative date I’ve set in the Roadmap).

Following those conditions are met:

  • Technical writers have had a chance to prepare the announcement. Hopefully that shouldn’t require too much time given there’s a very limited set of changes coming up — the only other change is a final fix for Bug #17359. I haven’t had any idea when exactly the Tor Browser fix would be out (or how many releases there would be, see discussion in the “Unscheduled Tor Browser Releases” thread), until the last few hours of IRC log and the release candidate announcement mentioned in Bug #17539.
  • Tor Browser folks confirm that’s the version they’ll be publishing

There’s no urgency to get that done on this particular date, but being able to do that would clear the way/air for me to fully concentrate on the upcoming 4.5~rc1. That’s why I’ve tentatively picked a nearby date.

Feel free to let me know about your availability, so that I can shift stuff as needed.



#1 Updated by CyrilBrulebois 2020-03-21 05:13:34

  • Target version set to Tails_4.4.1

#2 Updated by CyrilBrulebois 2020-03-22 13:42:18

The build I tested for 9.0.7 is now confirmed upstream to be the one for the release, so I’ll start the 4.4.1 release process now.

Hopefully ready to be released Monday afternoon/evening-ish, clearing the way for 4.5~rc1 preparations.

#3 Updated by CyrilBrulebois 2020-03-23 13:13:17

FWIW, the final images/IUKs are built, and being tested; so if you’re relying on the changelog’s being finalized, that’s been committed some hours ago. :)

#4 Updated by sajolida 2020-03-23 19:39:25

Done in 6878fd94ef. The tweet could be:

Tails 4.4.1 is out: https://tails.boum.org/news/version_4.4.1/

It fixes security vulnerabilities in Tor Browser and Tor.

#5 Updated by sajolida 2020-03-23 19:49:24

  • Status changed from Confirmed to Needs Validation
  • Assignee changed from sajolida to CyrilBrulebois

#6 Updated by CyrilBrulebois 2020-03-23 22:32:04

  • Status changed from Needs Validation to Resolved

Merged into master, thanks!