[tor-bugs] #11242 [Tor Launcher]: Continued false positives in Tor Browser up-to-date check

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Thu Mar 20 08:03:37 UTC 2014

#11242: Continued false positives in Tor Browser up-to-date check
     Reporter:  anon          |      Owner:  brade
         Type:  defect        |     Status:  new
     Priority:  major         |  Milestone:
    Component:  Tor Launcher  |    Version:
   Resolution:                |   Keywords:
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Comment (by mikeperry):

 The version check downloads
 https://check.torproject.org/RecommendedTBBVersions and inspects the JSON
 list returned to see if the TBB version is present in that list. If our
 TBB version is absent, we're out of date. If it's present, we're up to
 date. If the file is unreachable or has errors, we also consider ourselves
 up to date.

 I updated the version file prior to releasing 3.5.3 on either the blog or
 the website. Unless that update was slow to propagate to
 check.torproject.org from torbrowser.git, I do not know how this could
 fail. The only other thing I can think of is that users are downloading
 builds before we actually release them, from one of our home directories
 on people.torproject.org.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/11242#comment:4>
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