Just updated 20623. Bug is indeed invalid IIUC.
20479 will persist as an issue (only for stable TBB - alpha should be unaffected) unless:
- Whonix tb-starter issues newnym (before or after) or
- Random password feature is backported to TBB-stable by TBB
Just now, while testing Android, I see that connections to Google Cloud Messaging (port 5228) persist for 30? minutes after the Android VM is shut down. (I don't even understand how that's possible unless somehow Whonix-Gateway is keeping the connection alive in place of the Android VM.) I wonder if there are scenarios where connections can stay alive after TBB shutdown.
If yes, then newnym should happen after TBB close. The other thing that
New Identity does is "close all remaining HTTP keep-alive connections". Not sure if that's easy to add.