[tbb-bugs] #13047 [Tor Browser]: Updater should not send Kernel and GTK version

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#13047: Updater should not send Kernel and GTK version
     Reporter:  gk       |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  defect   |     Status:  new
     Priority:  normal   |  Milestone:
    Component:  Tor      |    Version:
  Browser                |   Keywords:  tbb-firefox-patch
   Resolution:           |  ,TorBrowserTeam201409
Actual Points:           |  Parent ID:
       Points:           |
Changes (by mcs):

 * keywords:   => tbb-firefox-patch ,TorBrowserTeam201409


 Replying to [comment:2 gk]:
 > I think the best solution would be to not transmit %OS_VERSION% over the
 wire at all but rather to compute it locally and compare that locally with
 a notice the update.xml contains. Looking at it we could certainly encode
 something in the `buildID` we don't need or we could even make up a new
 element, say `<obsolete/>`, specifying the respective OS and version +
 architecture. But probably there are even better ideas on how to do this
 which I am currently missing.

 I like your idea.  Since we will already be returning different XML update
 manifests for different OS platforms, we can probably just add something
 like this:


 (e.g., for Mac OS when we drop support for 10.6),  Kathy and I will try to
 make the necessary changes next week.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/13047#comment:3>
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