[tbb-bugs] #28685 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Tor Browser for Android needs a more dynamic Build ID

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#28685: Tor Browser for Android needs a more dynamic Build ID
 Reporter:  sysrqb                               |          Owner:  tbb-
                                                 |  team
     Type:  defect                               |         Status:  new
 Priority:  High                                 |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser             |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                               |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-mobile, tbb-rbm, TBA-a3,         |  Actual Points:
  TorBrowserTeam201902                           |
Parent ID:  #28708                               |         Points:
 Reviewer:                                       |        Sponsor:
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Comment (by gk):

 Replying to [comment:5 boklm]:
 > #19528 is the ticket where we added the `get-moz-build-date` script
 generating a build id based on the firefox version.
 > To solve the issue of two Tor Browser versions based on the same Firefox
 having the same build id, I think we could:
 > - use the Tor Browser version instead of the firefox version to generate
 a build id. I think the reason we did not do that was that it would make
 it harder to do #18325.

 I think that's the way to go for now. I am not convinced yet that it would
 be substantially harder to solve #18325 with that change either. But even
 if it were so, we should not block on that to get our Android builds fixed
 right now.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/28685#comment:9>
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