[tbb-bugs] #10760 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Integrate TorButton to TorBrowser core to prevent users from disabling it

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#10760: Integrate TorButton to TorBrowser core to prevent users from disabling it
 Reporter:  Rezonansowy                          |          Owner:  tbb-
                                                 |  team
     Type:  defect                               |         Status:
                                                 |  needs_information
 Priority:  High                                 |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser             |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                               |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  AffectsTails, tbb-parity,            |  Actual Points:
  TorBrowserTeam201904, GeorgKoppen201904        |
Parent ID:  #24855                               |         Points:
 Reviewer:                                       |        Sponsor:
Changes (by acat):

 * status:  new => needs_information


 Are there any issues of using in desktop the same
 `toolkit/torproject/torbutton` used already in Android (#25013)?

 Here https://github.com/acatarineu/tor-browser/commit/10760 I took the
 patch from #28044 (https://gitweb.torproject.org/user/brade/tor-
 and did the same for torbutton, seems to work fine too. Note that `tor-
 launcher` patch uses the path `browser/extensions/tor-launcher`, while
 current Android and also this one uses `toolkit/torproject/torbutton`. I
 realized that in this case the final code goes to `/chrome/torbutton`
 inside `omni.ja` instead of `browser/omni.ja` as tor-launcher. Is one path
 preferred to the other?

 There is this `GetOverrideStringBundle` function in
 that would need to be fixed, since the XPI would not be there. But I
 wonder if this code is still needed since `general.useragent.locale` pref
 is not there anymore (was moved to `intl.locale.requested`).

 If this ticket is in the context of ESR68, then of course there is more
 work to do. But if it's just `Integrate TorButton to TorBrowser core to
 prevent users from disabling it` I think this patch might be good enough
 (together with a change in `tor-browser-build`, will do if this approach
 is fine). Perhaps we could track porting to ESR68, refactoring common
 parts with tor-launcher, etc. in separate tickets. Or make this ticket
 include all those, and keep working on this one.

 Also, not sure if the idea is to abandon the `torbutton` git repository in
 favour of continuing development in `tor-browser` repo. According to
 -integrate-tor-launcher-into-tor-browser.txt the plan for `tor-launcher`
 is to keep the repo, would this also be fine for `torbutton`?

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/10760#comment:29>
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