[tor-dev] Thoughts on simplified packaging

another_base_name2001-debase at yahoo.com another_base_name2001-debase at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 15 11:54:38 UTC 2011

There is...

BlackBelt Privacy.
Its a one click install package with sensible defaults. Its unofficial, 
with some people warning against using it and others embracing it.

Advanced Onion Router
A zip file that provides an easy to use interface to Tor, I admit this 
is akin to Vidalia. Vidalia may be more elegant.

Ian Goldberg wrote:
> 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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