[tor-dev] Orbot+Orchid redesign

Nick Mathewson nickm at alum.mit.edu
Sun Dec 1 00:11:43 UTC 2013

On Sat, Nov 30, 2013 at 12:02 PM, Nathan Freitas <nathan at freitas.net> wrote:
> Now that Orchid is released at a v1 stage, I have been thinking about having
> Orbot use it by default, and then offering ARM and x86 binaries as add-on
> enhancements. This would make the core Tor on Android experience more
> lightweight for client only use. If people want to run relays, need a higher
> performance option or want the "real" Tor, they can get the Orbot native APK
> add-on for their architecture.
> Any objections to this approach? Is Orchid ready for this?

It seems like a good architecture to target.  I'm not sure that the
current Orchid codebase has gotten as much review yet as it would need
before I'd be comfortable making it the default option, but an
experimental build could be a fine idea.

(My two cents' worth; two cents not refundable)


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