[tor-talk] Are project change logs online?

gq bugmagnet1 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 11 22:24:34 UTC 2013

I'd suggest a simple link on each of the main site download pages for 
the current respective change log.

On 11/11/2013 12:13 PM, Joe Btfsplk wrote:
> 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. 
> https://gitweb.torproject.org/torbrowser.git/
> 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 
> https://gitweb.torproject.org/tor.git?a=blob_plain;hb=HEAD;f=ChangeLog
> - - 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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