[tor-project] Crash Reporter for Tor Browser - GSoC 2017 Intro
nmagoru at gmail.com
Fri May 12 18:25:35 UTC 2017
* Didn't change the title in previous letter, sorry :/
My name is Nur-Magomed, I’m 4th year student from North-Caucasus Federal
University, Russia. This summer, I will be working on Crash Reporter for
Tor Browser as a part of GSoC 2017. My mentors are: Tom Ritter - Primary
Mentor, Georg (gk) - Backup Mentor.
At the beginning I would like to thank all Tor dev community and my mentors
that helped me and accepted my proposal, I’m glad to be a part of Tor dev
Crash Reporter will be helping developers to improve Tor Browser, find bugs
and crash reasons easier, that would make Tor Browser more stable and
Mozilla Firefox has the crash reporter based on Google BreakPad with server
side - Mozilla Socorro. My summer work is focused at adapting Firefox Crash
Reporter for Tor Browser (Linux version). And also adapting Socorro for
changed Crash Reporter and run it as “.onion” service.
Full project proposal can be found at blog  or in PDF file .
GSoC coding period starts on May 30 and ends on August 21 comprising a
total of 12 weeks:
week 1 - 5 : Crash Reporter client side
+--- week 1+2 : Build Tor Browser with Crash reporter. Improving crash data
minidumps generator (don’t save privacy data in reports)
+--- week 3 : Redesign report’s client UI form, making functionality to
delete data after sent, removing not necessary UI functions
+--- week 4 : Adapting report’s sender for Tor network (sending through Tor
+--- week 5 : Testing and review code
week 6 - 11 : Crash Reporter server side based on Socorro
+---week 6+7 : working on Collector, adapting it according to changed
+---week 8+9 : updating DB structure, adapting Processor (for DB and for
+---week 9+10 : Working on statistic site - updating design templates, ORM
classes for DB, and etc.
+---week 11 : Testing and review code. Setting up service on Tor network.
week 12: Final testing, documentation
Before coding will start there are some tasks to do (I'm starting work):
> be sure which ones of fields or of their combinations could be
> find the best way that explains to user what happened and what he can do
after crash (in UI design)
> try build Tor Browser with Crash Reporter from Firefox [for Linux]
I will send bi-weekly status reports to this list, and also public it on my
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any suggestions.
E-Mail: nmagoru [at] gmail.com
IRC (OFTC): nmago
Time Zone: UTC+03:00
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