Opened 10 months ago

Closed 10 months ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#21080 closed defect (wontfix)

The end of support for Windows XP and Vista in 2017

Reported by: i139 Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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Description

Firefox is saying goodbye for Microsoft Windows XP and Vista versions, the TOR project needs to start a camping to update for a new version of Microsoft Windows or use Tails. Another ideia, maybe make a especial long-term support for XP and Vista will be a interesting thing

https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2016/12/23/firefox-support-for-xp-and-vista/

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 10 months ago by arma

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My guess is we're going to triage and decide not to try to rescue XP when Mozilla has decided to abandon it.

comment:2 Changed 10 months ago by yawning

This doesn't affect us in the short-medium term (Tor Browser 7.0a/7.0.x), because the next ESR series (ESR52) will still support XP/Vista. The ESR after that is when the problems start.

the TOR project needs to start a camping to update for a new version of Microsoft Windows or use Tail

Extended support for XP apart from embedded variants ended on 2014/04/08, which was over two years ago. If people haven't updated or switched by now, I doubt anything that we say would convince them to change their mind. Extended support for Vista ends in April 2017, but I'd be willing to bet that there are more XP users than Vista users.

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 10 months ago by i139

Replying to yawning:

Extended support for XP apart from embedded variants ended on 2014/04/08, which was over two years ago. If people haven't updated or switched by now, I doubt anything that we say would convince them to change their mind. Extended support for Vista ends in April 2017, but I'd be willing to bet that there are more XP users than Vista users.

Not always upgrading your operating system is an option, lot of people in Brazil, China, India and some places in africa can't update they Windows version by hardware limitations or other motif. Want to upgrade is different from being able to update

Here in Brazil there are people using old hardware, sometimes hardware from 10 years ago, this hardware can't be updated, but can run GNU/Linux like Tails.

Is interesting to explain those people how use Tails GNU/Linux, and show how easy it's to use with a USB stick or one CD-ROM.

Last edited 10 months ago by i139 (previous) (diff)

comment:4 in reply to:  2 Changed 10 months ago by i139

Replying to yawning:

This doesn't affect us in the short-medium term (Tor Browser 7.0a/7.0.x), because the next ESR series (ESR52) will still support XP/Vista. The ESR after that is when the problems start.

One observation, mozilla say, the support will end in september of 2017, it's coincide with the Firefox 52.3, how about the rest of Firefox ESR 52 series? support will be cut in the 52.3? will be made a change in a life time of one ESR serie?

comment:5 in reply to:  1 Changed 10 months ago by gk

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Replying to arma:

My guess is we're going to triage and decide not to try to rescue XP when Mozilla has decided to abandon it.

Indeed. There won't be a special LTS for Tor Browser on XP and/or Vista.

comment:6 Changed 4 months ago by amee

thanks for fixing this bug. actually when was doing my assignment with http://essay.expert/ the tor browser just crashed and had no idea what was going on and the whole history was lost but thanks to your fix i retrieved almost everything

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