[tor-dev] Gitian builds in VirtualBox with Vagrant

David Fifield david at bamsoftware.com
Sat Jun 29 03:33:05 UTC 2013

On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 04:02:14PM -0700, Mike Perry wrote:
> Arlo Breault:
> > > This is rather exciting. Do you think that this method can be adapted to
> > > build the pluggable transports bundles? 
> > 
> > Yes.
> > 
> > I originally started working on this so I could submit a patch to include
> > the tor-fw-helper in the TBB.
> > 
> > But since the helper is only needed in the PT bundles,
> > reworking their build process seems the more productive route.
> > 
> > I'll see what I can do.
> FWIW, in the longer-term I think that the PT bundles and the normal TBB
> bundles should merge as soon as we have the development resources to
> improve Tor Launcher to support PT selection, configuration, and bridge
> input/discovery..
> I believe all of the PT configuration should be done under the
> "Configure" button of Tor Launcher (or some similar UI).

I agree with that. I posited something similar as a long-term goal;
replace "Vidalia" with "Tor Launcher":

> I think the first steps to this are to get the same build system to
> churn out both sets of bundles (probably by copying each OS's
> gitian-bundle.yml to gitian-bundle-pt.yml and adding the PT packages in
> that step):
> https://gitweb.torproject.org/builders/tor-browser-bundle.git/blob/HEAD:/gitian/descriptors/linux/gitian-bundle.yml

That looks pretty cool. If I find time I'll try one of these
reproducible builds.

David Fifield

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