[tbb-dev] Nightly rebase experiment proposal

intrigeri intrigeri at boum.org
Tue Dec 5 09:28:32 UTC 2017

Arthur D. Edelstein:
> On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 1:45 PM, Georg Koppen <gk at torproject.org> wrote:
>> I am not convinced we should do that for all of our platforms we support
>> at this point. Here is an alternative plan. For me the main reason to
>> switch to builds based on mozilla-release at the moment is the mobile
>> Firefox not getting security updates on the ESR branch. As we are
>> working on our mobile Tor Browser anyway it seems to me to be quite
>> natural to test this idea for just platform alone. That could be part of
>> a normal alpha workflow: understanding what we need on the release
>> engineer, the patch work, the review side etc. to make this a smooth
>> stable experience at the end.
>> This I think would mean we won't switch during the ESR 59 cycle to this
>> new model for our desktop Tor Browser which seems worthwhile both
>> stability- and reliability-wise. We can then reconsider this once
>> preparations for ESR 66 are about to start. If we think the experiences
>> we made and the lessons we learnt during the experiment with the mobile
>> Tor Browser are sufficient for us to swicth away from ESR 52 on all
>> platforms, then let's do it. If not then let's stay on ESR.

> I like this suggestion a lot. Testing with mobile first and waiting
> for ESR66 to decide on desktop makes a lot of sense to me. So I will
> go ahead with setting up a nightly rebase and we can integrate it with
> the mobile processes as needed.

This sounds like a very sensible approach to me. Thanks Georg!


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