Opened 11 months ago

Closed 9 months ago

#20739 closed defect (fixed)

https://tb-manual.torproject.org should redirect to the manual for the platform the user is actually on

Reported by: gk Owned by: phoul
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Community/Tor Browser Manual Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: mcs, arthuredelstein Actual Points:
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Description

I just tested the patch for #20614 on my Linux box and get redirected to https://tb-manual.torproject.org/windows/en-US/. I should, however, get redirected to https://tb-manual.torproject.org/linux/en-US/

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 11 months ago by mcs

Cc: mcs added

I saw a similar problem on OSX as well and assumed we did not yet have platform-specific variants of the manual. But we might as well fix the redirects now.

comment:2 Changed 11 months ago by arthuredelstein

Yes, as far as I know, the manual is currently identical for all platforms. I see two possible alternative solutions:

  1. Add a patch to torbutton to send the user to the appropriate link for a given platform: https://tb-manual.torproject.org/${platform}/en-US. (I don't think tb-manual.torproject.org should be responsible for detecting the Tor Browser platform.)
  2. Change the manual so there is a single version for all platforms on each locale: https://tb-manual.torproject.org/en-US

Both of these options are easy to implement. The disadvantage I see for (1) is complexity. Do we really need a separate manual for each platform? And if we do have a separate manual for each platform, are we going to need separate screenshot images for each platform?

I guess the main difference in usage Tor Browser platforms has to do with installation and startup. Right now, there isn't such a page, but if there were, it could (1) be different for each platform or (2) simply have a section for each platform.

Last edited 11 months ago by arthuredelstein (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed 11 months ago by arthuredelstein

Cc: arthuredelstein added

comment:4 Changed 11 months ago by phoul

Status: newaccepted

I think option 2 makes more sense at this time. If we eventually require different versions on different platforms, we can revisit patching torbutton.

comment:5 Changed 9 months ago by arthuredelstein

Resolution: fixed
Status: acceptedclosed
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