[tor-project] Tor Browser team meeting notes, 20 Aug 2018

Georg Koppen gk at torproject.org
Tue Aug 21 09:44:00 UTC 2018


We had another Tor Browser meeting yesterday. The IRC log can be found at:


And here are the notes from our pad:

Tor Browser Meeting Notes
Monday August 20, 2018

     -tommy: Tor Browser for small businesses
     -reminder: sessions for Mexico
     - Mozilla viewport size quantization: https://bugzil.la/1407366
     - viewport fingerprinting for mobile (igt0: I know sysrqb opened a
bug, I wonder if we fix it for mobile, it will make the sites terrible)
(GeKo: That's #27083. Let's discuss the drawbacks/improvements compared
to our current solution there, in general I think mobile is no
showstopper here)

mcs and brade:
   Last week:
    - Finished #26514 (intermittent updater failures on Win64).
    - Worked on desktop onboarding:
      - Updated our patches for #26961 (new user onboarding).
      - Updated out patches for #27082 (enable a limited UITour).
      - Worked on #26962 (new feature onboarding).
    - Answered updater questions for #25485 (libstdc++.so.6: version
`CXXABI_1.3.11' not found).
    - Sent Alison some ideas for the Mexico City meeting agenda.
    - Helped with triage of incoming bugs.
  This week:
    - Continue working on #26962 (new feature onboarding).
    - Scope the work and determine what we have time to implement for
#25694 (Improve the user experience of updating Tor Browser).
    - Review our notes from #22074 (undocumented bugs since FF52esr) and
file additional tickets if necessary.
    - After the Tor Browser nightly builds include the network team's
fix for #26876, do some testing for #26251 (Adapt macOS snowflake
compilation to new toolchain).

    Last week:
        -release preparations and release help
        -helped with mobile reviews and testing (we are close!!)
    This week:
        -help with the mobile release where needed
        -monitoring our blog etc. for 8.0a10 fallout
        -trying to finish network code review
        -starting to the Tails summit on Saturday
        -planning the work for remaining two weeks before 8.0 hits the
        -igt0, sysrqb, sisbell: should we get together to plan the
post-first-tba work? (GeKo: the decision was, yes, maybe later this week
after the alpha is out)
        -reminder: please do your daily status updates on #tor-dev (/me
status: fixing everything)
        -pospeselr: it seems #26450 fell through the cracks? Was that
ready for review again after my initial pass? (GeKo: no, all is good)

    Last week:
        - Release preparations for first alpha version of TBA
        - Reviewed #25696 - Android onboarding
        - Reviewed #26884 - torbutton on android
        - Clarified #26314 - Mobile TB landing page
        - Attended RustConf
        - Started creating Android signing key for Alpha release(s) - #26536
        - Revised Android permissions - #24796
        - Worked more on Investigating Account Manager patch - #26858
    This week:
        - First TBA Alpha release
        - Finish #26858
        - Bug fixing...

  Last week:
   - Finished audit of HTTP2/AltSvc (#14952)
   - Finished audit of User Timing API (#26598)
   - Patches for "Add ca, ga, id, is, nb locales for Tor Browser" (#27129)
   - Patched "UI locale is detectable by button width" (#24056)
   - Patch for "Add new Tor Browser locales to our website" (#27151)
   - Reviewed #26456, #26833, #26628, #26655
   - Met with the Tor Uplift team
   - Updated https://torpat.ch/locales and https://torpat.ch/support-locales
  This week:
   - More fingerprinting protections for ff60-esr
   - Review https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1333933 for
unpatched items
   - Any patch reviews needed
   - Optimistic SOCKS? (GeKo: that won't be in 8.0 as we need more
testing than our schedule provides. It's therefore not high prio but we
should work on it during our 8.5 dev time)

    Last week:
        - fixed some testsuite tickets:
            - #27133: update useragent string in fp_navigator, useragent
and settings tests
            - #27122: fix slider_settings tests
        - made patch for #25485 (replace firefox by a wrapper script)
and tested it
        - made patch for #27178 (add support for xz compression in mar
        - helped build and publish 8.0a10 release
    This week:
        - continue working on #27105 (Fix Tor Browser testsuite for
esr60) and subtickets
        - look at #12968 (HEASLR)
    PSA: I'm planning to be afk from 2018-09-06 to 2018-09-10, just
after 8.0 release

    Last week:
        - Did several UX iterations on #25696 (On boarding)
        - Fixed issues in the #26884 (sec settings)
        - Iterated again in the about:tor for mobile(I am trying to
avoid to change lot of gecko code)
        - Reviewed some code
    This week:
        - Finish about:tor (#27111) (I am testing in on tablets)
        - Update XPInstall to bypass the addons signature checks


    Last week:

    - #26874 (smb leak) uplift (was actually a bug introduced by another
Mozilla patch, so they're handling it)

    - reviewed boklm's #27045 [boklm: can you post the logs from the
error you get? pospeselr: done!]

    - rustconf on the 16th and 17th, successfully indoctrinated into the
cult of rust

    - a bit of investigation into #26381 (about:tor page not loading
properly in localized windows bundle)

    This week:

    - continue #26381 investigation

  Last Week:
    Attended RustConf on 16-17
    Created program to parse android dev file. Found indexes on class
annotations differ between builds.
   This week:
     Parse data sections of dex file to get more info on deltas between

    Last Weeks:
        - #26476 (Windows crash): still investigating, doing log comparison
          now between TC and tor-browser builds
        - Looking at #24465 (Snowflake bundle libatomic; revision) and
#27061 (langpack)
        - Merged #27152 (fxc2 update; small change)
    This Week:
        - Continue the above tasks


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