#25715: Ubuntu bionic LTS freezes this month and currently contains Tor 0.3.2.x
     Reporter:  arma          |      Owner:  (none)
         Type:  defect        |     Status:  new
     Priority:  High          |  Milestone:
    Component:  Core Tor/Tor  |    Version:
     Severity:  Normal        |   Keywords:
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 Their release schedule says that it will be a 5 year LTS, so supported
 until April 2023:

 Bionic is on track to include Tor

 But Tor 0.3.2.x is scheduled to end-of-life in late 2018:

 So we are on track for 4.5 years of sadness for ubuntu users.

 I see three possible paths forward:

 * Inform Ubuntu but accept that they will stick to Tor 0.3.2, and plan to
 just have a miserable passive-aggressive existence with Ubuntu users for
 the coming years. :(

 * Ask Ubuntu to switch back to Tor 0.2.9 (our LTS), which will be
 supported through the end of 2019. It is plausible that we would opt to
 continue supporting 0.2.9 for a while more after that, depending on when
 our next LTS appears.

 * Make a deal with Ubuntu where they ship either 0.3.2 or 0.2.9 for now,
 but when our next LTS appears, they'll update to it. In the past we tried
 such a thing and it didn't go as smoothly as either side would have liked,
 but that doesn't mean the idea itself is a bad one.

 I think we should work towards achieving option 2 or option 3, since
 option 1 would be unfortunate.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/25715>
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