Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#4736 closed enhancement (fixed)

Please add option to disable warnings about Tor version

Reported by: T(A)ILS developers Owned by: chiiph
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Archived/Vidalia Version: Vidalia: 0.2.15
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Cc: amnesia@… Actual Points:
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Description

Hi,

in Tails we're patching Vidalia so that it does *not* warn the user about a Tor version it does not like: Tails has its own security warning system, and Vidalia's one advises users to perform upgrade actions that are not appropriate in the context of Tails.

What would be perfect for us would be a boolean option that can be set in vidalia.conf, probably not settable through the UI. This option may be called doNotWarnAboutTorVersion or similar.

For a Vidalia developper, it's probably a breeze to implement. Please tell us if you think you'll take the time to implement this, or if you consider reviewing / merging a patch from ours that would implement this feature, or whatever.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by T(A)ILS developers

Cc: amnesia@… added

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by chiiph

I've implemented this in my branch chiiph/bug4736_donotwarn (sorry for the delay). The config option is called SkipVersionCheck, under the General section.

It'll be merged quite soon to alpha, do you need it in stable?

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 8 years ago by T(A)ILS developers

Replying to chiiph:

I've implemented this in my branch chiiph/bug4736_donotwarn (sorry for the delay). The config option is called SkipVersionCheck, under the General section.

Thanks a lot!

It'll be merged quite soon to alpha, do you need it in stable?

Yes, we still ship 0.2.x in Tails, so please consider backporting the feature to stable releases if it's not too much of a pain.

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by chiiph

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

The fix for this is in my branch chiiph/bug4736_donotwarn for alpha and chiiph/bug4736_donotwarn_backport for stable. It'll go out with 0.3.1-alpha and 0.2.16.

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by T(A)ILS developers

Thanks a lot! Any rough idea of when 0.2.16 is due?

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