[tbb-dev] Feedback on design decision for Tor Launcher

Linda Naeun Lee linda at torproject.org
Tue Feb 28 22:01:07 UTC 2017

On 2017-02-28 12:12, teor wrote:
>> On 1 Mar 2017, at 04:43, Linda Naeun Lee <linda at torproject.org> wrote:
>>>> However, I grant that there may be other technical issues with
>>>> automation that could surprise us. It is risky to promise that it 
>>>> will
>>>> work well. Do you know of any other bootstrap issues or control port
>>>> weirdness that may cause problems with automating? Do you expect 
>>>> there
>>>> to be lots of surprises?
>>> I worry that on very slow connections, reducing timeouts will cut off
>>> users who would have previously had a working configuration.
>> Hmm, interesting.
>> There are strategies to get users to wait! We could show them an 
>> informational video, give them a tour of the security features, or 
>> something like that (all of which are nice-to-have things I would have 
>> worked on way later).
> This isn't what I meant:
> If we tell tor to wait for less time for a connection to complete,
> tor will break for all users who required the higher timeout.
> This is a separate issue from convincing the *user* to wait.

Oh, I see.
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