[tbb-dev] Orfox: Porting TorButton to Android

Nathan Freitas nathan at freitas.net
Mon Jul 13 17:53:52 UTC 2015

Amogh and I are trying to figure out the shortest path to getting
TorButton ported to Android, such that we can have the essential privacy
features without having to say, port all the XUl/user interface

Our plan is to remove all XUL components (for now) since those would
need to be written for the mobile specific XUL on Android, and they seem
to be helpful but not absolutely required.

>From there, hopefully all the code here:

should work in the mobile context. However, there could be problems
based on not all of the JS/DOM API being the same. Since we also don't
run our own instance of Tor within Orfox, none of the control port
specific JS is relevant.

If anyone on this list can help us prioritize the JS components to
required vs nice to have, that would be helpful.


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