[tor-dev] "firefox --app" for meek-http-helper

anonym anonym at riseup.net
Wed Mar 29 16:27:00 UTC 2017

Georg Koppen:
> David Fifield:
>> On Sun, Mar 26, 2017 at 02:28:00PM +0000, anonym wrote:
>>> Tails uses the Tor Launcher shipped in Tor Browser, but it's run as a
>>> stand-alone XUL application (`firefox --app ...`), so the *web*
>>> browser isn't started as part of it.
>> Sorry to change the subject, but should we be running meek-http-helper
>> using "firefox --app"? I didn't know about that before. It sounds like
>> it could solve some of the problems associated with having multiple
>> Firefox profiles.
> I have no strong opinions here. It seems worth playing with it to figure
> out if it could be helpful in a meek context.

Correct me if I am wrong, but won't `firefox --app` stop working early next year? Or is it only XUL extensions that won't work initially? Any way, XUL is going away, so I don't think too much effort should be put into anything XUL-related.


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