[tor-talk] Are project change logs online?

Joe Btfsplk joebtfsplk at gmx.com
Mon Nov 11 17:13:16 UTC 2013

On 11/11/2013 9:53 AM, Nick Mathewson wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 10:32 AM, Joe Btfsplk <joebtfsplk at gmx.com> wrote:
>> On 11/10/2013 9:05 PM, Roger Dingledine wrote:
>>> On Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 07:58:09PM -0500, gq wrote:
>>>> I know change logs are included in packages but are they viewable
>>>> online anywhere? Or do you have to download and extract/install the
>>>> full package to see them?
>>> Go to https://www.torproject.org/download/download
>>> and click "Source code"
>>> https://gitweb.torproject.org/tor.git?a=blob_plain;hb=HEAD;f=ReleaseNotes
>>> https://gitweb.torproject.org/tor.git?a=blob_plain;hb=HEAD;f=ChangeLog
>> Further question about that.  On
>> https://gitweb.torproject.org/tor.git?a=blob_plain;hb=HEAD;f=ChangeLog (or
>> any page), change logs for some releases seem omitted?
>> One example:  For a good while - 2.4.17b2 was the latest of 2.4 series.  But
>> changes for it or *b1  aren't there (I assume was a "b1").  That's just one.
>> Is it just oversight or lack of time to list changes for some releases, or
>> am I still looking in the wrong spot?
> Wrong spot; you're looking at changelogs for the Tor program itself,
> but there has never been a Tor release called "2.4.17b2" -- that looks
> like a TBB version number.
Thanks.  Correct.  Knew I should've waited till more awake.
BUT... same general principle.  Seems harder to find links / directions, 
STRAIGHT to TBB changes.

This page gets you there - if you know what to click. 
The line at top of that page, "description Scripts to build the Tor 
Browser Bundles" - confusing for users?

Don't remember a link to TBB changes page, on any main Tor / TBB info 
pages.  May be wrong (happens).
On that page, under "Tags" have to click the TBB version, then 
"shortlog" or "log."

Info there is useful, but not same format as for Tor, on 
- - if that's what users are looking for.  Some will have trouble 
finding concise change logs for TBB.

Shouldn't there be quite visible link(s) for all TBB versions changes / 
change logs, right on several MAIN pages - main download, main Help, etc?
Here:  https://www.torproject.org/download/download - has link to 
"source code," but none for changes.
Wouldn't that be most logical place for link(s) *directly* to TBB change 
logs, like most software sites?

Lot of info available, but some is scattered.

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