[tbb-dev] future of tor-launcher? - Firefox XPCOM / XUL based add-ons deprecation

anonym anonym at riseup.net
Tue Jan 10 10:18:00 UTC 2017

Georg Koppen:
> Patrick Schleizer:
>> Hi,
>> XPCOM / XUL based add-ons will be deprecated in Firefox. [1]
>> I've searched trac, mailing list, irc logs... I know you are aware of
>> that, but haven't found your plan forward. Is there already one?
>> What are your plans regarding tor-launcher? Will tor-launcher be ported
>> over as Firefox WebExtension? Is that even possible?
> We investigated what we would need for porting the extensions over to
> Webextensions a while ago in
> https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/17248.
> The current plan has not changed: we still plan to port our extensions
> over to the Webextensions framework. It might need some upstream changes
> which we would provide with own patches but we'll see.

In Tails we run Tor Launcher as a stand-alone XUL application. Last I
checked it was not clear whether this would still be supported by
Firefox + WebExtensions. Do you know anything more about this?


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