[tbb-bugs] #13441 [Tor Browser]: Sometimes, we're going to accidentally revert RecommendedVersions

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Thu Oct 16 19:45:39 UTC 2014

#13441: Sometimes, we're going to accidentally revert RecommendedVersions
 Reporter:  arma         |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect       |         Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |      Milestone:
Component:  Tor Browser  |        Version:
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Parent ID:               |         Points:
 This morning, somehow we accidentally pushed a version of the website from
 yesterday, which didn't recommend Tor Browser 4.0, so all the 4.0's out
 there decided they need an update, and started flashing the exclamation
 point to their users. Even after we pushed the correct version of the
 RecommendedVersions list, those browsers never checked again to notice
 that actually their version is now fine. They blink the exclamation point

 Mike checked, and simply restarting your Tor Browser is enough for it to
 pull a new version of the RecommendedVersions file. So it's not so bad.

 But maybe it would be wise to continue the automated periodic checks, so
 running browsers will recover from this situation?

 Since we moved the RecommendedVersions file to the website, which has many
 people modifying it for many different reasons, it's likely that this
 mistake will occur again someday.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/13441>
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