[tor-dev] Please help testing a new Onionoo version that uses Gson to format documents

Karsten Loesing karsten at torproject.org
Fri Apr 25 17:53:09 UTC 2014

Hi everyone,

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Please help testing the Onionoo version running here:

This version uses Google's Gson library to format JSON documents, rather
than concatenating strings that happen to represent JSON documents
(#11577).  While this change doesn't sound very difficult, it required
quite a few code changes.  This is good, because the new code is much
cleaner.  I'm just not certain whether I broke things.

Please try to point your Onionoo client to the new Onionoo version and
see if something breaks.  Please also try edge cases and give this
Onionoo instance a hard time.  Just note that this version only contains
a few days of data.  Things to try out in particular:

 - Responses contain less whitespace than before.  Please make sure that
your client handles the more compact responses correctly.

 - UTF-8 characters in details documents should still be in escaped
form, e.g., \u00F2 for the ò in Filastò in the contact field.  Other
fields that might contain UTF-8 characters are city_name, as_name, etc.

 - The fields parameter for details documents required some hacking, so
I might have broken it.

I'm planning to deploy the new version on yatei in 5--7 days from now.
If you find a bug, please either comment on #11577 or open a new ticket,
whatever seems more appropriate.

Thanks for your help!

All the best,

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