[tor-dev] [GSoC 2016] Orfox - Report 4

Amogh Pradeep amoghbl1 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 14:42:22 UTC 2016

Hey guys,

These are the things that I’ve done in the past couple of weeks.

1) More progress with nsXREDirProvider.
We had some build issues with the nsXREDirProvider. [0]
Turns out that it was introduced due to an old patch that was included during the rebase.
We’ve shifted to the right version but looks like that still breaks the apk.
I’m currently working on isolating the tbb teams patch that breaks the mobile app and hope to have a fix for it soon.

2) Upstreaming to the official tor-browser repo.
We plan to merge all the android specific patches into the tor-browser repo.
In order to track this, we have a ticket. [1]
With this in mind, I have started to organize the Orfox patches to make it easier to keep track of them in the future.

3) Official Builds soon!
n8fr8 tells me that the official build systems are close to being ready to produce a build.
This means that we should see an update soon on F-Droid and eventually the Play store!

4) Changes with Netcipher.
Now that we have a stable build going, we’re looking into how we’re going to maintain NetCipher which is used in Orfox.
Once we have this figured out, we can move on to working on improving the functionality of Orfox with Netcipher.

Thats all for now.

I will be at PETS in Darmstrad next week, if anyone wants to discuss something Orfox, you can find me there!

Amogh Pradeep
amoghbl1 at gmail.com

[0] https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/19532
[1] https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/19675
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