[tbb-bugs] #22454 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Make switch to e10s separate from the switch to esr52

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#22454: Make switch to e10s separate from the switch to esr52
 Reporter:  cypherpunks               |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  enhancement               |         Status:  closed
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:  wontfix
 Keywords:  tbb-e10s                  |  Actual Points:
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Comment (by gk):

 Replying to [comment:2 cypherpunks]:
 > You didn't follow Mozilla with enabling Win64 in esr45-based Tor Browser
 versions. Though it was much

 If you look at the issues Mozilla had with it since then I think that was
 the right decision. Apart from that we didn't have the resources to adapt
 our build and release infrastructure for it. We plan to do so for Tor
 Browser 7.5, though.

 > easier, then e10s. And now you have no sandboxing on Windows and
 incompatibility on macOS (and does

 What do you mean with "incompatibility"?

 > everything work in linux32?). Also Mozilla didn't fix all the bugs to
 ship e10s for everybody (everybody? add-ons? who cares? (c) Mozilla). But
 sandboxing is available only on top of e10s, well, its bogus version, the
 proper sandboxing is still in development...

 Well, fixing all the bugs is tricky. The sandboxing we get is still
 strictly better than not having sandboxing at all.

 > So, instead of well-tested esr52-based Tor Browser we'll get all-in-one
 with bugs from switching and more weird bugs from multiprocessing, called
 the new "stable". Great.

 Which weird bugs do you have in mind? Are they already filed in our bug
 tracker? (the same goes for those due to switching)

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/22454#comment:3>
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