[tbb-bugs] #25013 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Move TorButton code to the tor browser repository

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#25013: Move TorButton code to the tor browser repository
 Reporter:  igt0                      |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  needs_information
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  TorBrowserTeam201802R     |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:  #24855                    |         Points:
 Reviewer:  gk, sysrqb, mcs,          |        Sponsor:

Comment (by arthuredelstein):

 Replying to [comment:16 igt0]:
 > The idea is deprecate the tor button repository(we should keep it just
 for historical reasons) and move the whole tor button development to tor-

 This was my original thinking as well, but sysrqb's investigations in
 #25260 make me wonder if we wouldn't be better off finding a way to keep
 separate repositories for torbutton and tor-launcher. Perhaps we can find
 a way to either make them system addons ("feature" XPIs), or internal JS
 modules that are copied into the tor-browser.git tree at build time.

 The advantage of maintaining separate torbutton and tor-launcher
 repositories is that we retain commit history (including the history we
 will accumulate for future commits). The tor-browser.git repository
 specifically is not so good for retaining history because we are
 constantly rebasing the patches to new versions of Firefox.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/25013#comment:17>
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