[tor-dev] Thoughts on simplified packaging

Ian Goldberg iang at cs.uwaterloo.ca
Wed Jun 15 11:16:53 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 02:05:44AM -0400, grarpamp wrote:
> On workload and stuff...
> > the idea we had at the 2010 Potsdam meeting where we had primary
> > and secondary developers for each product.
> There is Tor core (ported to various platforms). This is code and
> docs. This is what matters. It is not config or packaging.
> Above and beyond that, if there is a demand for it, why not introduce
> a secondary level of suitably trusted enthusiasts to develop and
> manage all the various modes of operation. Officially disclaim it
> appropriately as an unofficial vaporware framework, wikify it, put
> a couple public developer packaging boxes online and see what
> happens.
> Also, you could easily publish just a set of torrc's tailored to
> various purposes. Or even create an online config generator with
> various feature checkboxes.

I don't think most of the target audience knows (or wants to know) what
a torrc is.  They want one-click download, install, and run.  And that's
what we should give them.

> I've no objection to flag days that result in good long term gains.

Well, Flag Day was yesterday, so you've got a whole year to figure out
the plan for next time.  ;-)

   - Ian

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