[tbb-bugs] #30377 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Remove Selfrando from our build system

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Fri May 3 07:57:14 UTC 2019

#30377: Remove Selfrando from our build system
     Reporter:  gk                   |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  task                 |     Status:  new
     Priority:  Medium               |  Milestone:
    Component:  Applications/Tor     |    Version:
  Browser                            |   Keywords:  tbb-rbm,
     Severity:  Normal               |  TorBrowserTeam201905,
                                     |  GeorgKoppen201905
Actual Points:                       |  Parent ID:  #25930
       Points:                       |   Reviewer:
      Sponsor:                       |
 We don't plan to move forward with Selfrando deployment as it is not much
 more work for a browser attacker to bypass it, it's not available on all
 platforms, and it has some issues (like delayed load in e10s mode, see:
 #26579). Additionally, it's work to fix build breakage (in `elfutils`) to
 make what we build with compatible with newer GCCs. And I expect another
 round of Firefox compilation issues when switching to ESR 68.

 All in all I think the gains for our alphas are not worth the effort.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/30377>
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