[tbb-bugs] #22499 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Decide what we want to do with python obfsproxy and fteproxy pluggable transports

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#22499: Decide what we want to do with python obfsproxy and fteproxy pluggable
 Reporter:  boklm                     |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  task                      |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  TorBrowserTeam201706      |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:  #17379                    |         Points:
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Comment (by dcf):

 For reference, here are notes from when obfsproxy was ported to the
 Gitian-based build system initially, in 2013:
  * comment:18:ticket:9444 "I'm having trouble making Python work for the
 Windows bundles."
  * comment:19:ticket:9444 "I have a windows build more or less working."
  * comment:20:ticket:9444 "These are noteworthy characteristics of the
 windows pluggable transports build:"

 I would prefer to keep FTE in the browser. I know how hard it was to get
 Python windows builds going, though. As I remember, linux and mac were
 pretty easy, but Windows was really hard, requiring for example building
 under Wine (the right version of which was not in deb repositories, etc.,

 Currently FTE is only included in the linux and windows builds because of
 a packaging bug on mac: #18495 (also #21343 which removed FTE dependencies
 from the mac build).

 A few users noticed on the blog when FTE disappeared from the mac builds:
  * [https://blog.torproject.org/comment/196721#comment-196721 Tor Browser
 6.0.3] "How many Pluggable transports are there? The Torproject site shows
 'FTE' but I don't have that trnasport."
  * [https://blog.torproject.org/comment/219937#comment-219937 Tor Browser
 6.0.6] "On a Mac OS transport meek-azure does not work and the transport
 FTE is stil mising."
  * [https://blog.torproject.org/comment/224545#comment-224545 Tor Browser
 6.0.7] "It is missing the transport FTE and scramblesuit yet scramblesuit
 is shown in the Torbrowser."
  * [https://blog.torproject.org/comment/251899#comment-251899 Tor Browser
 6.5.1] "My Mac's torbrowser does not have the FTE transports ?"

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