[tbb-bugs] #26401 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Rebase Orfox patches onto Tor Browser 8.0 for TBA

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#26401: Rebase Orfox patches onto Tor Browser 8.0 for TBA
 Reporter:  sysrqb                             |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  task                               |         Status:
                                               |  needs_review
 Priority:  Very High                          |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser           |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                             |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-mobile, TorBrowserTeam201807R  |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:  #26531                             |         Points:
 Reviewer:                                     |        Sponsor:

Comment (by gk):

 Replying to [comment:21 sysrqb]:
 > Replying to [comment:18 gk]:


 > > Are we good with all the other account manager related things that
 Orfox patched but this patch omits?
 > Did you find specific changes I missed or is this a general question?
 The only commit in Orfox I see is:
 > https://github.com/guardianproject/tor-

 I looked at the Orfox links in
 https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1314778 and grepped a bit in
 the esr60 source code. I am not sure why Orfox for esr52 does not have all
 the fixes that could still be applied. Maybe that's not necessary anymore
 for a reason I don't see at first glance, or maybe that's been an
 oversight? At any rate there are still unpatched cases for esr60 that were
 patched back then (e.g. AccountManager related part in SendTab.java)

 > >
 > > commit db3c54ef05e71234a009bdc1abdbf9b80135cb0a -- ???
 > >
 > > That one is hard for me to review. Is that a new NetCipher version
 included? If so, what's the new one and what was the old one, used for
 > Yes. The imported files are from commit
 26304115de4939f20f023715ab7b079ce7105c1d and (it looks like) the old
 version was tag 1.2 (commit 2f3e6f0bbea4755617286813b2dd80907d0a573f in
 the [[https://github.com/guardianproject/NetCipher.git|NetCipher]] repo)
 > But I thought about this some more. I'll ask Nathan if there were any
 critical fixes between the 1.2 tag and the current master. If there
 weren't any critical patches, then I'll revert this commit and cherry-pick
 Orfox's netcipher import commit from tag 1.2. It may not be worth the time
 reviewing the changes between versions if we consider we are only using
 netcipher and Orbot in the first couple alpha releases, and we'll use a
 tor launcher before the first stable is released.

 Sounds reasonable to me. I'll wait with further review for that commit


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