[tor-dev] Proposal 297: Relaxing the protover-based shutdown rules

Nick Mathewson nickm at alum.mit.edu
Thu Sep 20 16:15:47 UTC 2018

On Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 7:41 PM teor <teor at riseup.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> This proposal seems good to me.
> > On 20 Sep 2018, at 02:20, Nick Mathewson <nickm at torproject.org> wrote:
> >
> >   I propose that when deciding whether to shut down because of
> >   subprotocol requirements, a Tor implementation should only shut
> >   down if the consensus is dated to some time after the
> >   implementation's release date.
> How does an implementation discover its' release date?
> Are we going to hard-code a date in the code?
> If so, how are we going to remember to update that date?

I suggest that when we start a new release series, we set the release
date to three months after the planned stable date for that series.


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