Opened 20 months ago

Last modified 5 months ago

#24196 new task

Updating 64bit users to the Windows 64 version

Reported by: boklm Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: TorBrowserTeam201806, tbb-update
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Description

With the configuration for the update-responses script we have now, the 64bit Windows users will continue to be updated to the 32bit version.

We probably don't want to update 64bit users to the Windows 64 version yet, but I think we will want to do that in one of the next releases.

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Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 19 months ago by boklm

A 32bit Tor Browser running on a 64bit machine is identified by the updater as: WINNT_x86-gcc3-x64
And a 64bit Tor Browser is identified as: WINNT_x86_64-gcc3-x64

comment:2 Changed 17 months ago by gk

Keywords: TorBrowserTeam201802 added; TorBrowserTeam201801 removed

Moving tickets to Feb

comment:3 Changed 16 months ago by gk

Keywords: TorBrowserTeam201803 added; TorBrowserTeam201802 removed

Adding to our March plate.

comment:4 Changed 15 months ago by gk

Keywords: TorBrowserTeam201804 added; TorBrowserTeam201803 removed

Moving our tickets to April.

comment:5 Changed 14 months ago by gk

Keywords: TorBrowserTeam201805 added; TorBrowserTeam201804 removed

Moving remaining tickets to May.

comment:6 Changed 13 months ago by gk

Keywords: TorBrowserTeam201806 added; TorBrowserTeam201805 removed

Moving our tickets to June 2018

comment:7 Changed 8 months ago by Portable

Instead of doing weird things, see how a good portable software might look like:

Firefox Portable is a dual-mode 32-bit and 64-bit app, ensuring Firefox runs as fast as possible on every PC.

https://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox-portable-esr

comment:8 in reply to:  7 Changed 8 months ago by pospeselr

Replying to Portable:

Instead of doing weird things, see how a good portable software might look like:

Firefox Portable is a dual-mode 32-bit and 64-bit app, ensuring Firefox runs as fast as possible on every PC.

https://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox-portable-esr

Packaging fat binaries would effectively double the size of our windows automatic updates for all users, even for users already on the 64-bit train and those who will never be.

comment:9 Changed 5 months ago by gk

Keywords: tbb-updater added

comment:10 Changed 5 months ago by gk

Keywords: tbb-update added; tbb-updater removed

Renaming keyword to make it a bit broader

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