[tor-dev] Syboa: gui desktop tor monitor

Damian Johnson atagar at torproject.org
Thu Jul 17 15:12:03 UTC 2014

Hi Sean, this is awesome! Tor's in desperate need of a nice, intuitive
UI (especially for power users now that Vidalia's no longer around by

I've added Syboa to Stem's examples page. Generally tossing code over
a wall doesn't fare well (projects only thrive with a dedicated
maintainer), but fingers crossed that you'll be able to come back to
this later.

Cheers! -Damian

On Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 5:39 AM, Sean Robinson <robinson at tuxfamily.org> wrote:
> This email is to announce the first public release of Syboa[1], a tor
> controller for monitoring a local daemon instance. My primary motivation
> for Syboa was to replace TorK, so it looks[2] more like TorK than Vidalia.
> Syboa is not ready for non-developer users[3]. But after seeing the "UX
> Idea - A controller inside TBB"[4] thread last week, I decided to not wait
> any longer. It handles 95% of my needs and about 60% of my wishes; it may
> not work for anyone else.
> Unfortunately, this is more of a "throw it over the garden wall" source
> release as I do not have time to work on Syboa for the remainder of the
> year. I do monitor the tor-dev mailing list or anyone can contact me
> directly with questions.
> [1] https://gitorious.org/syboa/syboa
> [2]
> https://gitorious.org/syboa/syboa/source/7082a822b97c723a19c5cbca4256db350092126e:docs/screenshot-basic.png
> [3]
> https://gitorious.org/syboa/syboa/source/7082a822b97c723a19c5cbca4256db350092126e:TODO
> [4] https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2014-July/007117.html
> --
> Sean
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