[tor-dev] Damian's Status Report - September 2012

Damian Johnson atagar at torproject.org
Thu Oct 4 14:34:02 UTC 2012

Hi all. As is often the case work and such meant not too much time for
tor. For September all I have to report is...

* Network Status Document Parsing

This has been my main focus for September and it's still not
finished... but it's close! Version 3 document parsing just has a
couple days of work left, then abstracting it to cover v2 documents
and microdescriptors should be relatively easy-ish. I'm really looking
forward to merging this feature branch. It has grown quite


* Stem Documentation Hosting

For a while now I've had a TODO item for making a nightly cron that
built and hosted Stem's new sphinx documentation. I was about to do
this when I recalled that meejah once recommended ReadTheDocs, a
service that does... well, exactly that. After a few minor bumps
[1][2][3] it's now live...


We definitely need to put effort into making them more reader
friendly. At present it's just a dump of all the pydocs which, while
informative, is actually a bit overwhelming for new users. Module
summary pages would greatly help.


Ravi submitted a patch for adding MAPADDRESS support to stem's
controller. It's a nice addition, especially the integ test...


* Arm Issues

Looked into a couple arm issues...

- Tor's start time didn't show up if the system has proc contents but
we fail to parse it [5].
- Can't connect when using a control socket with password auth [6].

* Updated Dev Wiki

In response to a potential volunteer I wrote a summary of several
development tasks [4]. Updated stem's wiki with what was in that


Cheers! -Damian

[1] https://github.com/rtfd/readthedocs.org/issues/255
[2] https://github.com/rtfd/readthedocs.org/issues/256
[3] https://gitweb.torproject.org/stem.git/commitdiff/705b61674e8cec9e5608a32c6a50a708fee8c5f7
[4] https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2012-September/004021.html
[5] https://trac.torproject.org/6862
[6] https://trac.torproject.org/6881

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