[tor-dev] Tor Browser downloads and updates graphs

Mark Smith mcs at pearlcrescent.com
Mon Sep 12 15:12:15 UTC 2016

On 9/11/16 3:45 PM, David Fifield wrote:
>> * We don't know what (8) or (9) is but it seems to us we are losing
>> users over time and are only getting them back slowly if at all. A
>> weekday/weekend pattern is visible there as well.
> Does Tor Browser continue checking for further updates in the span of
> time between when it downloads an update and when it is restarted? For
> example, you are running 6.0, the browser downloads the 6.0.1 update and
> stages it and asks you to restart; does the browser check for updates
> until you actually restart? If not, then the decreases in update pings
> might be people being tardy in restarting their browser.

That is a good theory, but I don't think update checks occur if there is
a pending update. The code that checks and returns early is here:


Mark Smith
Pearl Crescent

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