[tbb-dev] Tor Browser version strategy
mcs at pearlcrescent.com
Wed Mar 26 18:18:06 UTC 2014
On 3/24/14, 4:10 PM, Mike Perry wrote:
> Is there a reason why we need to use their exact version numbers? What
> if we just formatted and stored existing TBB versions in the same way
> that Firefox does?
One issue is extension compatibility, e.g., if an extension is marked as
requiring Firefox 24 or newer, then the browser will refuse to load the
extension if we change the core browser version to 4.0.
Based on this discussion, we are going to keep the idea of a separate
Tor Browser version for now. The patches are small (many "one liners")
so they should not be too difficult to maintain/reapply as Mozilla makes
changes to the code. We can revisit this later if we decide that the
benefit outweighs the effort.
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