[tor-project] Tor Browser team meeting notes, 22 Jan 2019

Georg Koppen gk at torproject.org
Wed Jan 23 13:38:00 UTC 2019


Here are the notes from our weekly meeting which we had yesterday. The
IRC log can be found at:


The notes from our pad are:

 - The canPlayMedia email on tbb-dev (GeKo: I'll check this out this week)
 - Tor Browser Release Meeting this week (GeKo: 1900UTC 1/23 in
 - upcoming meetings: we'll switch to Mondays 1830UTC in #tor-meeting2
(GeKo will send an announcement mail to tbb-dev)

    Last week:
        - backported fix for bug 1469916 (#29082)
        - looked a bit more into #28238
        - wrote patches for donation banner replacement (#29035)
        - wrote a patch for #27503 (enabling accessibility support on
        - wrote a patch to unbreak our nightly builds (#29105)
        - updated my patch for enabling MOZILLA_OFFICIAL on Windows, too
        - reviewed and tested various patches (#25702, #29097, #28836,
#26148, #26858)
        - release planning
        - need help with reviews of my tickets for the releases (#29082
(pospeslr), #27503, (boklm), #28618 (boklm), #29035 (mcs/brade + igt0?),
#29104 (mcs/brade), #21805 (pospeselr), #27597 (boklm), #28814 (sysrqb))
        - status updates
        - sysrqb: could you update the patch for #28705? I'd like to get
that one into the alpha. [sysrqb:ack]
        - investigated #28575 (localization of NoScript and
    This week:
        - release preparations
        - patch reviews
        - look closer at
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1376621#c12 and at tjr's
follow-up work
        - work on building firefox with mingw-w64/clang (#28238)
        - work on Torbutton integration into tor-browser (#10760)
        - review of #24131 (redoing tpo.org/download)
        - get back to replying to various email threads

mcs and brade:
    Last week:
        - Code reviews.
        - Finished #28836 (Links on about:tor are not clickable anymore).
        - Produced a patch for #28885 (notify users that update is
   This week:
        - Code reviews:
             - #29035 (Post-YE campaign clean up)
             - #29104 (Rebase Tor Browser patches against 60.5.0esr)
        - Work on proposal for #28044 (Integrate Tor Launcher into

    MinGW Build Stuff
       - Got a ton of stuff uplifted to esr60!
       -  Things outstanding:
            High Priority
            - x86 Sandbox doesn't work: landed in central; awaiting
uplift to 60: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1520310
            - ASLR: need to uplift to 60:
            ^^^ - Both of these are expected not be in 60.5 and will
wait for 60.6
            Low Priority (for me anyway)
            - I have an RDD crash but no one else seems to (central):
            - Accessibility compiles but doesn't work (affects central
and esr60 AFAIK): https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1520177
            - Remove binutils:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1520311 INVALID - We'll
need binutils for the next one (GeKo: that's kind of surprising from
reading 1471698, but I am fine with that :) )
            - binutils fixup:
            - the esr60 build requires a local mingw patch or firefox
patches: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1508316
   Rust Build Stuff - https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1376621
     - Got something working (Linux only), refactored, now investigating
other OSes
     - I need a list of functions to look for. Does anyone have that?
(Mike Perry maybe?) (GeKo: What we have is in thetor-browser-spec repo
in the audits folder:
   I will definitely miss next week and start being less responsive

    Last week:
        - New TBA bootstrap UI/UX (#28329)
    This week:
        - Finish 28329
        - Finish 28705 (Downloads crash app)
        - Finish 26844 (Fastlane)
        - Review 28814

  Last week:
   - #29080/27609 Finished changes to TOPL. Now using TOPL for tor
installation and bootstrap. TOPL broadcasts messages back to Orbot
services (log messages to user will not change).  Finished changes and
integration with Orbot with the exception of HiddenService and Cookie DBs.
   This Week:
   - #29080 - Open TOPL issues and submit requests to merge back changes
(patch is fallback). Test integrated code with Orbot and add
HiddenService and Cookie DBs (generates HiddenServicePort and
HiddenServAuth in config file).

    I've an appointment at noon, so I'll be ducking out of this meeting
    Last week:

    - finished up #25702 (rebranding) (woo!)

    - fix for #29097 (https-everywhere needs python 3.6)

    - worked a bit on #25658 (security settings redesign)

    This Week:
      - review #29082, #21805
      -  #25658

    Last week:
        - Half of the week recovering from sickness :/
        - Reviews and test torbutton patches
        -  More adjustments for the #25764 (fixing tablet layout)

    This week:

      - Review more stuff

      - Try to finish  #25764, it already took too much time.

    Last week:
        - reviewed #29105, #29081, #28874
        - tested and fixed patch for #27531 (Tor Browser 8 crashes
trying to print on Linux)
        - tested patch for #28546 (Rebrand Tor Browser's Window's
Installer) and opened GitHub pull request
        - started patch for #29143 (Building obfs4 in tor-browser-build
nightlies is broken due to uTLS support)
        - worked on fixes for testsuite tests performance-observer,
resource-timing, user-timing, user-timing-worker
    This week:
        - some reviews: #27503, #28618, #28716, #28803, #27597
        - help with releases build
        - continue work on testsuite

    Last week:
        - #28329 TBA + Orbot
        - reviewed #29035
    This week:
        - #28329 TBA + Orbot
        - TBA QA

    Last week:
        - Sponsor 8 Q4 report
    This week:

    - Roadmap review - started playing with a Kanban board:

    - Sponsor 8 Q4 report wrap up

    - Finding GSoc volunteers


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