[Whonix-devel] #27193 [Applications/Tor Browser]: remove Tor Browser version 7.5.5 from RecommendedTBBVersions

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Fri Aug 17 23:35:10 CEST 2018

#27193: remove Tor Browser version 7.5.5 from RecommendedTBBVersions
 Reporter:  adrelanos                 |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  closed
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:  fixed
 Keywords:                            |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:                            |         Points:
 Reviewer:                            |        Sponsor:
Changes (by boklm):

 * status:  new => closed
 * resolution:   => fixed


 > Yet on August 18, 2018 7.5.5 was still included in
 RecommendedTBBVersions. Why? Forgotten or is there a policy to it?

 Sorry, it should have been removed a few hours after `7.5.6` was released,
 but it was forgotten. I have removed it now.

 > Could you please kindly explain the policy on when old versions are
 removed from RecommendedTBBVersions?

 When a new version fixing some security issues is released, we remove the
 old one from `RecommendedTBBVersions`, after 12-24h to give time for
 people to update before showing a warning. When the new version is not a
 security update, we keep both versions in `RecommendedTBBVersions`.

 > I am asking, so ​tb-updater parsing code can be updated accordingly. (At
 the moment it's "suggest the lowest version number among them otherwise it
 might be an alpha/beta version".)

 A more reliable way to find what is the current version is to look at
 `appVersion` in this URL (if you can parse xml):

 Or `version` in this one:

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/27193#comment:1>
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