[tbb-bugs] #26242 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Implement update strategy for TBA

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Wed May 30 22:47:13 UTC 2018

#26242: Implement update strategy for TBA
 Reporter:  igt0                      |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-mobile                |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:                            |         Points:
 Reviewer:                            |        Sponsor:

Comment (by igt0):

 I see two solutions:

 1. Follow what Tor Browser Desktop does: When the user opens a tab, we
 show a warning message saying that there is a new version and the browser
 is out to date.

  Pros: It is not intrusive and the user decides if they want to upgrade it
 or not.

  Cons: The user never upgrades the app because it is not just one click,
 they need to go to settings to   upgrade  it.

 2. Open a dialog covering the whole screen saying that the app is out to
 date and allowing or not the user to close the modal.

  Pros: Force the user to update the browser, if there is a security issue,
 the user will not use an out dated browser.

  Cons: It affects the app usability, because it blocks the user
 interaction with the main application.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/26242#comment:1>
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