Opened 7 months ago

Closed 7 months ago

#27193 closed defect (fixed)

remove Tor Browser version 7.5.5 from RecommendedTBBVersions

Reported by: adrelanos Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: whonix-devel@… Actual Points:
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Description

External applications such as tb-updater and torbrowser-downloader parse, depend on RecommendedTBBVersions being up to date.

7.5.6 was released June 26, 2018.

Yet on August 18, 2018 7.5.5 was still included in RecommendedTBBVersions. Why? Forgotten or is there a policy to it?

Could you please kindly explain the policy on when old versions are removed from RecommendedTBBVersions?

I am asking, so ​tb-updater parsing code can be updated accordingly. (At the moment it's "suggest the lowest version number among them otherwise it might be an alpha/beta version".)

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comment:1 Changed 7 months ago by boklm

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Yet on August 18, 2018 7.5.5 was still included in RecommendedTBBVersions. Why? Forgotten or is there a policy to it?

Sorry, it should have been removed a few hours after 7.5.6 was released, but it was forgotten. I have removed it now.

Could you please kindly explain the policy on when old versions are removed from RecommendedTBBVersions?

When a new version fixing some security issues is released, we remove the old one from RecommendedTBBVersions, after 12-24h to give time for people to update before showing a warning. When the new version is not a security update, we keep both versions in RecommendedTBBVersions.

I am asking, so ​tb-updater parsing code can be updated accordingly. (At the moment it's "suggest the lowest version number among them otherwise it might be an alpha/beta version".)

A more reliable way to find what is the current version is to look at appVersion in this URL (if you can parse xml):
https://aus1.torproject.org/torbrowser/update_3/release/Linux_x86_64-gcc3/x/en-US

Or version in this one:
https://aus1.torproject.org/torbrowser/update_3/release/downloads.json

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