[tbb-bugs] #27221 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Tor Browser 8.0a10 wants to update to 8.0a10

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Thu Aug 23 12:25:39 UTC 2018

#27221: Tor Browser 8.0a10 wants to update to 8.0a10
 Reporter:  boklm                            |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                           |         Status:
                                             |  needs_review
 Priority:  Very High                        |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser         |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                           |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  ff60-esr, TorBrowserTeam201808R  |  Actual Points:
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Comment (by gk):

 Replying to [comment:24 boklm]:
 > While looking at this I noticed that the build id is included in the
 `LastVersion` line:
 > {{{
 > LastVersion=60.1.0_20180204020101/20180204020101
 > }}}
 > Currently we generate a build id based on the firefox version number
 (using the script `projects/firefox/get-moz-build-date`), so it does not
 change when we don't change the firefox version. An other option could be
 to generate it based on the Tor Browser version number, so that it is
 changing even when the firefox version is not.

 That's an interesting idea. However, I remember getting that right was not
 trivial and I feel there is no need to introduce new side effects so close
 to the release. I think the patch is not big and well understood and does
 its job (nice work mcs/brade!) which sounds like the ideal candidate for

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/27221#comment:25>
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