[tbb-dev] automatic updates for add-ons in Tor Browser

sajolida sajolida at pimienta.org
Mon Apr 6 11:55:10 UTC 2015

Georg Koppen:
> sajolida:
>> Hi,
>> I'm part of the people working on Tails and I have a doubt about Tor
>> Browser that I couldn't solve by reading your design document.
>> Are automatic updates performed on additional extensions that the user
>> might install in Tor Browser? The design document only mentions that
>> "addon updates" are proxied as well which might mean that they still
>> happen but it's not explicit. According to Giorgio Maone, a regular
>> Firefox checks for updates of the extensions once per day but we were
>> not sure whether Tor Browser prevents this for some reason.
> Automatic updates are only prevented for Torbutton and Tor Launcher. All
> other installed extensions check for updates and install newer versions
> if there are any.

Perfect, thanks a lot!


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