[tor-project] Notes from the Tor Browser meeting, 10 Sep 2018

Georg Koppen gk at torproject.org
Tue Sep 11 11:58:00 UTC 2018


Yesterday we had our weekly Tor Browser meeting. The IRC log can be
found at:


The notes from our pad are:

Tor Browser Meeting Notes

Monday September 10, 2018
    -User Agent (GeKo:
https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/26146#comment:33 has our
current plan)
    -State of the Onion at the dev meeting (GeKo: We'll mull over what
to talk about and decide next Monday who will be presenting on behalf of
the team)
    -Mozilla/Tor TB8 Retrospective (GeKo: Good idea, let's do it after
Mexico (see

  Last week:
      -help with getting our releases out (8.0, 8.5a1 and 1.0a1 for
mobile) We did it! \o/
      -started organizing issues with the tbb-8.0-issues keyword
      -begin of the month admin stuff
      -help with new DRL proposal
      -created new gpg subkeys
  This week:
      -tbb-8.0-issues (GeKo: The plan is to get a 8.0.1 release out next
week, tackling issues marked with tbb-8.0.1-can)
      -tor browser for mobile planning (GeKo: the meeting is on 9/11 at
1800 UTC, presumably in #tor-meeting)
      -could need a second look at rust proxy safety (sysrqb: could you
help with that? gk: sure)

 - So close to landing a mingw-clang x64 browser build job in -central.
2 patches need r+'s

    - Outstanding things to be done for mingw-clang: --enable-sandbox,
x86, get it running :(

    - I can backport it to -esr60 after a supposedly coming NSS version
bump lands.

 - Tried some debugging for
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1466192 (jemalloc on
Windows in mingw-gcc) but no progress yet
 - Sent fuzzyfox in for review!
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1432429 (GeKo: Yay!)

mcs and brade:
  Last week:
    - Used staged MAR files to test Tor Browser 7.5.6 to 8.0 updates (no
issues found).
    - Helped with bug triage.
    - Completed month-end administrative tasks.
    - Was away from keyboard Thursday and Friday.
  This week:
    - Review the fix for #26381 (broken about:tor on Windows with
    - Work on tickets flagged with the tbb-8.0-issues keyword.
    - Help with triage of new tickets.
    - Review our notes from #22074 (undocumented bugs since FF52esr) and
file additional tickets if necessary.

    Last week:
        Finally released TBA 1.0a1
        Landed patch for #27400 - Target Android API 26
        Helped Isa create Google Play Store page for Tor Browser for Android
        Helped Steph and Isa with blog post
    This week:
        Restart Gecko after first-run - #27611
        Begin looking at Tor's new embedding API
        Discussing future plans/roadmap for next alpha release
        Look at rust code for proxy safety
        TBA private tabs - #24920

  Last week:
    - Completed #27438 - Android Gradle Build Downloads
    - Source Code: https://github.com/sisbell/artc
    - Crate: https://crates.io/crates/artc
  This Week:
    - Integrate and test rust program output (from #27438) with RBM
build for android-toolchain
    - Respond to comments regarding open issues for android RBM build

    Last Week:
        - Struggled a bit with the #26690 (padlock for tba), sending a
patch today
        - Started to implement  the Tor Circuit Display
        - Helped out a bit with the TBA release
    This Week:
        - Finish the padlock  #26690
        - Have the Tor Circuit Display UI for Android done
        - Start to refactor tor button to separate the UI and logic


    Last Week:

    - fix for #26381 (broken about:tor on Windows with sandboxing)

    - review needed! (mcs/brade: can you take a look?) mcs: Yes, we will
take a look.

    - cleaned up patch for #26450 (pdfjs range requests on default circuit)

    This Week:

    - put up patch for #26450 using the 'smuggled' first-party domain
technique discussed in ticket

    - begin investigation for #3600 (prevent redirects from transmitting

    User Advocate role - getting started

    Last week:

    - created new user feedback tracking doc

    This week:

    - establish contact with applications team (would a weekly/monthly
email update be too annoying?) (GeKo: We had a weekly mail to
tor-project and I think we could keep that format for the time being)

        - other places to find feedback, besides reddit, stack exchange,
blog posts, and IRC? (twitter? mastodon? any ideas welcome)

    - what info to gather for bug investigations and feedback reports

    - will set up a monthly mailing list with user feedback

    - figure out some place/way to organize user feedback by importance
- perhaps on trac, or a wiki page?

  Last week:
   - Patch for #27290 (now investigating more for possible revision)
   - Opened #27476 (Remove gap between Tor Launcher window and main
browser window)
   - Revised #27097
   - Looked more at NoScript/torbutton communication (#27413 et al)
   - #27268 (pref cleanup, will post soon)
  This week:
   - tbb-8.0-issues, tbb-fingerprinting
   - uplifting FPI permissions patch
   - look more at optimistic socks


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