[tor-dev] Tor Browser downloads and updates graphs

teor teor2345 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 00:25:15 UTC 2016

> On 13 Sep 2016, at 01:51, Mark Smith <mcs at pearlcrescent.com> wrote:
> On 9/12/16 11:20 AM, David Fifield wrote:
>> Oh, thanks for finding that source code link. I looked for that code and
>> didn't find it.
>> But that's exactly what I'm saying: once someone has downloaded an
>> update, they stop sending update pings until their next restart, which
>> might explain the decreases in update pings at (8) and (9) in the graphs.
> Ah, right. Sorry for my confusion.
> So, yes, your theory really is a good one, although it is surprising
> that months later the update ping count did not return to its older
> value, e.g., the March counts are significantly higher than August ones.
> Maybe our usage is dropping.
> If we think the restart delay is a bad thing, we could be more
> aggressive about encouraging people to restart and apply updates.

That would mitigate issues where profile changes are ignored between when the update is applied and when users restart the browser:

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