Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#13441 closed defect (worksforme)

Sometimes, we're going to accidentally revert RecommendedVersions

Reported by: arma Owned by: tbb-team
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This morning, somehow we accidentally pushed a version of the website from yesterday, which didn't recommend Tor Browser 4.0, so all the 4.0's out there decided they need an update, and started flashing the exclamation point to their users. Even after we pushed the correct version of the RecommendedVersions list, those browsers never checked again to notice that actually their version is now fine. They blink the exclamation point forever.

Mike checked, and simply restarting your Tor Browser is enough for it to pull a new version of the RecommendedVersions file. So it's not so bad.

But maybe it would be wise to continue the automated periodic checks, so running browsers will recover from this situation?

Since we moved the RecommendedVersions file to the website, which has many people modifying it for many different reasons, it's likely that this mistake will occur again someday.

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comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by mikeperry

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

Actually, I just looked at the source again, and it seems we will still do the check again in 90 minutes, even while the browser is still running.

We can't do this more than every 90 minutes, because of load issues on the server. It knocked check over a few times.

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