[tor-project] Notes from the Tor Browser team meeting, 11 June 2018

Georg Koppen gk at torproject.org
Mon Jun 11 19:15:00 UTC 2018

Hi all!

Our weekly meeting finished just a couple of minutes ago. The chat log
can be found at:


Ans as usual the notes from our pad follow:

Monday, June 11, 2018


    igt0: What is the status of the onboarding for TBA? (GeKo: It's
being worked on but has not as a high a prio as the desktop related item
as the latter goes live earlier)
    blockers for alpha release (GeKo: 1) updater issues (#26045) 2)
Windows builds 3) new patch for proxy bypass bug)

    Last Week:
        - Worked on #26203, specifically #26326, #26204, #25837 (ESR 60
Windows build)
        - Tested Arthur's patch for #26128 (Make security slider work
with NoScript for ESR60)
    This Week:
        - Try to finish working on the above tickets
        - Attending Citizen Lab Summer Institute Wed-Fri

    Last Week:
       - finished MAR signing testing (#26045)
       - network review (not much progress due to other fires :/)
       - more code reviews (#26153, #22242, #26233, started with #23247)
       - helped with the windows changes for esr60, investigated #26329
and developed a patch that still needs testing
       - begin of the month admin stuff, ticket prioritization for next
       - helped with getting our macOS nightly builds going (we did it!)
       - prepared a Firefox chemspill release over the weekend. Thanks
for boklm and sukhe stepping up and helping
       - was afk on 6/6
       - asked nick in the vegas team meeting about using 'status:'
updates for the browser team, too, and we can go ahead with this plan if
we want
    This week:
       - work on #26050 and finish remaining MAR signing issues, so that
we are good wrt to our update plans
       - help with getting Windows nightly builds going
       - network review
       - look into remaining work with ux-team for first esr60-alpha
trying to prioritize things/moving them forward where needed

    Last week:
        - Wrote a patch for https://trac.torproject.org/26128 (security
slider in ESR60) (igt0: is the #26336 related?)
        - Worked on https://trac.torproject.org/25555 (reimplement
optimistic socks)
    This week:
        - Mozilla All Hands
    This week and next week:
        - Finish a patch for https://trac.torproject.org/25555
(reimplement optimistic socks)
        - HTTP/2, https://trac.torproject.org/14952
        - Other needed alpha/ff60-esr tickets:
https://trac.torproject.org/21785, https://trac.torproject.org/26321,

mcs and brade:
  Last week:
    - Filed a Bugzilla bug for #25909 (disable updater telemetry); see
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1466857. Our fix caused
some test failures and therefore did not yet make it to mozilla-central,
but for now we will wait and see if a Mozilla person picks up the
    - Did a review for #26128 (Make security slider work with NoScript
for ESR60).
    - Did a review for #23247 (Communicating security expectations for
    - Made progress and added a long comment in #22074 (Review Firefox
Developer Docs and Undocumented bugs since FF52esr).
  This week:
    - Help with #26045 (Create a new MAR signing key for ESR60).
    - Review the revised patch for #23247 (Communicating security
expectations for .onion).
    - Continue with #22074 (Review Firefox Developer Docs and
Undocumented bugs since FF52esr).

    Last Week:
        - Helped out sysrqb debugging the Orfox crash(#26320)
        - Started to verify if all tor button modules and components
work on mobile to make sure it doesn't depend of the UI elements(#25013)
    This Week:
        - Finish #25013
        - Make sure we are not forgetting anything for the TBA alpha.

    Last week:
        - reviewed #24632 (Update macOS toolchain for ESR 60)
        - made patch for #26234 (add update_responses option to specify
rewrite rules)
        - helped build/publish the chemspill releases
        - Investigated build issue in #12968 (HEASLR) but did not find a
solution yet
    This week:
        - doing some reviews
        - continue investigating build issue with #12968 (HEASLR)
        - fill upstream binutils ticket for #26148
        - continue work on some ansible roles for testsuite VMs setup

 - Got x64 Sandbox working


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