[tbb-dev] building tb-browser 9.0.4 / how to identify if src-firefox is the right one? or a release candidate?

clematis clematis at insiberia.net
Wed Feb 12 14:06:44 UTC 2020

On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 01:45:23PM +0100, Nicolas Vigier wrote:
> On Wed, 12 Feb 2020, clematis wrote:
> We don't upload release candidates to dist.tpo. When we upload a build
> there, it means that it is very likely to be the final source tarball.
> Although there is still a small possibility that we find an issue at
> the last minute and decide to do a new build. However if the blog post
> announcing the release has been published, then the tarball on dist.tpo
> is the final one.
> The naming convention is based on the git tag we are using:
>   src-firefox-tor-browser-${firefox_version}-${torbrowser_branch}-${n}-build${m}
> ${n} is a number that we increase if we rebase our patches. Usually we
> don't rebase them on the same firefox version, so most of the time it
> is '1'.
> ${m} is a number that we increase when we added new patches. A -build2
> for example indicates that we did a first build, then added new patches
> and did a second build (however only the last one is uploaded to dist.tpo).
> For release candidates, we upload them to a different place (depending
> on who built it):
> https://people.torproject.org/~boklm/builds/
> https://people.torproject.org/~sysrqb/builds/
> https://people.torproject.org/~gk/builds/
> https://people.torproject.org/~richard/builds/

Hi Nicolas,
OK thank you for all those details. Truly appreciated. I will share 
this information with the openbsd ports falks.

> We can also send you an email when we have a new release candidate if
> you want to test a build before it's released.

Well, I think if we could keep up with the 'release' that would be good
already :o) But I will let the maintainer knows. Thanks.

> > 2/ This seems to be the only one in
> > https://dist.torproject.org/torbrowser/9.0.4/ , so if this is a RC is
> > that still OK? And was it expected?
> There should always be only one firefox source tarball for each Tor Browser
> version on dist.tpo.

Got it. 

Thank you.
clematis (0x7e96fd2400fe7b59)

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