[tor-bugs] #2285 [Tor Check]: check.tpo should list current versions of Tor Project software

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Wed Aug 17 05:41:56 UTC 2011

#2285: check.tpo should list current versions of Tor Project software
 Reporter:  rransom    |          Owner:  phobos                       
     Type:  defect     |         Status:  assigned                     
 Priority:  major      |      Milestone:  TorBrowserBundle 2.2.x-stable
Component:  Tor Check  |        Version:                               
 Keywords:  Bounty     |         Parent:                               
   Points:             |   Actualpoints:                               

Comment(by mikeperry):

 Replying to [comment:23 phobos]:
 > My most basic question is, do users know what version they have?
 > Finding a TBB version is difficult for all I've asked. They all
 eventually find either the original file they downloaded which has some
 sort of a version, or they find Vidalia's About page and wonder which one
 is the TBB version.

 What if we constructed a URL based on this XMLHTTPRequest and directly
 gave it to the user? The XMLHTTPRequest could provide a base directory,
 version, and file suffix. It could also provide a gettor request subject.
 Torbutton could then display both options to the user in a XUL dialog.

 Alternatively (and possibly safer, and more robust in the face of change),
 torbutton could just load a generic "You are out of date" page after it
 does the version checking magic. The "You are out of date" page would then
 have links to the latest TBB version.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/2285#comment:24>
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