[tor-dev] Stem GSoC 2013

Damian Johnson atagar at torproject.org
Sat Apr 27 02:42:14 UTC 2013

Hi Tomasz. I gave this some more thought throughout the day and here's
a few other tasks that would be nicely suited for GSoC. Together with
some tutorial and test expansions this should make for a pretty full

Honestly expanding the tor controller interface (and the corresponding
stem changes to take advantage of it) would be the most impactful for
stem users, but these would still be nice capabilities to have...

* Remote descriptor fetching [1]. This would allow stem applications
to query descriptors without piggybacking on a tor instance (a very
handy capability to have).

* Support for parsing the tor man page. This is a capability that arm
has [2], allowing it to show information about tor's configuration
options in the editor panel. We'd want to snag arm's code, clean it
up, then add lots 'o tests.

* Support for connection resolution [3]. This is another capability
that arm has but stem lacks [4].

Cheers! -Damian

[1] https://trac.torproject.org/8257
[2] https://gitweb.torproject.org/arm.git/blob/HEAD:/src/util/torConfig.py
[3] https://trac.torproject.org/7910
[4] https://gitweb.torproject.org/arm.git/blob/HEAD:/src/util/connections.py

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