[tbb-bugs] #30319 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Drop FTE related bits in Tor Browser

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#30319: Drop FTE related bits in Tor Browser
     Reporter:  gk                        |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  task                      |     Status:  new
     Priority:  Medium                    |  Milestone:
    Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |    Version:
     Severity:  Normal                    |   Keywords:  ff68-esr
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 FTE is unmaintained and hardly used by Tor Browser users. Moreover, it is
 not available on all platforms/architectures due to a bunch of reasons
 (see #24195 for 64bit Windows and #18495 for macOS). Windows is going away
 entirely as well shortly with the transition to Debian Stretch (see:
 #29319 and #29307 for the rationale). We should drop the remaining bits in
 Tor Browser while we are moving to Tor Browser 9 and close #28521 as well.

 I had some hope for getting Marionette included into Tor Browser 9 which
 is why I wrote a patch for getting it tested in our nightly builds (see:
 #29623). However, it's not clear yet whether that happens or whether that
 would be a smart idea given its state, alas.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/30319>
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