[tbb-bugs] #19316 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Make sure our updates are dealing with SSE requirement properly

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#19316: Make sure our updates are dealing with SSE requirement properly
 Reporter:  gk                                   |          Owner:  tbb-
                                                 |  team
     Type:  task                                 |         Status:
                                                 |  needs_revision
 Priority:  Medium                               |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser             |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                               |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  ff52-esr, tbb-7.0-must,              |  Actual Points:
  TorBrowserTeam201703                           |
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Changes (by gk):

 * status:  new => needs_revision


 Replying to [comment:7 boklm]:
 > Replying to [comment:1 mcs]:
 > > Similar to the minSupportedOSVersion update manifest attribute that we
 added for the Mac OS 10.6 issue (see
 https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/13047#comment:3), we
 should add support for a new attribute such as: `minInstructionSet="SSE2"`
 > I attached a first version of a patch to do that, but I did not test it
 yet, so it may not work.
 > I think there will still be an issue with people upgrading to the new
 ESR52 version from Tor Browser <= 6.5.1 (skipping the version that added
 support for the minInstructionSet attribute), as their browser will not
 know this attribute. If we want to avoid this, we will need to change the
 `update_2` from the updates URL to `update_3` (similar to what we did in

 The plan sounds good to me. I think we should be less strict here, though:
 it seems SSE2 is only required for Windows builds with ESR 52. The Linux
 bug is https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1274196 which will
 land in Firefox 53. I am not sure about OS X. The tracking bug for the
 update on Mozilla's side is:
 https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1274196 and there is a way to
 detect SSE2 support for Linux using UpdateUtils code included in Firefox:

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/19316#comment:8>
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