[tbb-bugs] #17248 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Investigate new WebExtensions API requirements for our extensions

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#17248: Investigate new WebExtensions API requirements for our extensions
 Reporter:  gk                        |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  task                      |         Status:  closed
 Priority:  High                      |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:  fixed
 Keywords:  TorBrowserTeam201512      |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:                            |         Points:
 Reviewer:                            |        Sponsor:
Changes (by tom):

 * cc: tom (added)


 Replying to [comment:2 brade]:
 > NS10: TCP communication to the Tor control port
 > Current Solution: nsISocketTransportService.createTransport()
 > Notes: Tor Launcher uses non-blocking sockets as well as
 nsIInputStream.asyncWait(). Also, in the future we want to be able to use
 UNIX domain sockets.

 I think that https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-
 ons/WebExtensions/API/Runtime/connectNative might be a workable solution
 to this one. Obviously it would require the other side (Tor's control
 port) to change.

 UNfortunetly, the only currently defined type for the communication is
 using standard input/output, so it'd require Tor's control port to change
 quite drastically....

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/17248#comment:12>
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