Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#8909 closed enhancement (fixed)

Document installation steps for TorBirdy on Windows

Reported by: sukhbir Owned by: tagnaq
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/TorBirdy Version:
Severity: Keywords: SponsorT
Cc:… Actual Points:
Parent ID: #9132 Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:


We should document the steps required for TorBirdy's installation on Windows, which has 50% of the users.

This should include not only the documentation, but also screenshots that detail the installation and the configuration process.

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by sukhbir

Parent ID: #9132

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by tagnaq

Keywords: 2013-08-31 added
Owner: changed from ioerror to tagnaq
Status: newassigned

I'll take care of it, should be done within the next two weeks.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by tagnaq

Keywords: 2013-08-31 removed

I'm in the process of documenting the steps. I'd also like to create a short video clip.
During the setup steps I stumbled upon #9402, which is a blocker for this documentation now.

(fixing it by changing vidalia's config is easy but I don't want to confuse users and I would have to redo the documentation ones #9402 is fixed.)

For now I have the following environment/requirements - please give me an ACK if you agree.

  • the setup will use a "system tor" instance that starts as soon as the user logs in (no manual starting of tor/vidalia required before starting thunderbird)
  • vidalia bundles (apparently) require administrator privileges to install (because it is a system wide install under C:\Programs (x86)\..)
  • user has the administrator password but uses a non-administrator account for his daily tasks

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by sukhbir

Cc:… added

Hi tagnaq,

We will have to move the documentation work to the very end, because of other tickets that determine how we will be shipping TorBirdy; we will no longer need to depend on Vidala. See #9133 and #8936 for more information.

I think the tickets we could most use your help with are #6660 and #8775.

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by sukhbir

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

(tagnaq, if you have also completed this, please feel free to add to the ticket.)

This is now covered by the Setup Steps and the Required Software sections, and the Screenshots page.

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by sukhbir

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