[tbb-dev] Torbutton and Tor-Launcher Webextensions

Matthew Finkel matthew.finkel at gmail.com
Fri Dec 7 15:27:39 UTC 2018

On Fri, Dec 07, 2018 at 09:15:16AM -0500, Mark Smith wrote:
> On 12/6/18 3:56 PM, Matthew Finkel wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > The next steps for torbutton and tor-launcher will be migrating from the
> > restartless pieces to webextensions. This will be a requirement for the
> > next ESR, and it is already the situation with the current Firefox
> > releases. Also, they must be system add-ons.
> > ...
> Does this mean that the idea of building Torbutton and Tor Launcher into
> Tor Browser will not work? Tell us more about what you learned in Orlando ;)

No, that should remain the goal. These steps are only for a (possible)
stepping stone before we reach that stage.

After I sent this mail and I had another discussion about it, I realized
I should've mentioned we should evaluate the effort/time required of
migrating the current extensions to webextensions compared with directly
moving the functionality into firefox patches. It may be the case
moving/reimplementing the the logic in Firefox may be the easier path.

We should take a step back and consider this before we dive into this

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