[tor-project] Tor Browser team meeting notes, 8 July

Georg Koppen gk at torproject.org
Mon Jul 8 18:35:00 UTC 2019


Our weekly Tor Browser team meeting just finished. The IRC log can be
found at:


and the items from our pad below:

    - dev meeting (from a tor browser team bird's eye view)

    Last Week:
        - wrote patch for mk bundle inclusion (#30468)
        - wrote patch for default bridge removal on mobile (#31058)
        - wrote patch for enabling letterboxing by default in the  alpha
series (#31059)
        - reviewed a bunch of patches (#31055, #27503, #30577, #30573,
#31079, #30549, #31086, #30429)
        - release preparation, building and signing
        - begin-of-the-month-team updates
        - start with dev meeting prep
    This week:
        - help more with getting releases out
        - dev meeting prep
        - finally finish #30429 review
        - finish begin-of-the-month-team updates

    Last Week:
        Mobile 68esr rebasing and testing (#31010)
        Reviewed patch for updating default bridges and deleting obfs3
from list (#31058)
        Wrote revised patch for #30573 (opening link for other app) for 9.0
        Looked at F-Droid patch again
    This week:
        Traveling, meeting prep, some touristy things
        More on #31010
        F-Droid patch (#27539)

     Sent some emails/comments on fingerprinting issues
     Disabled mingw builds because we were missing APIs, got them added
and re-enabled it
     Disabled jemalloc due to the alloc/dealloc mismatch :( Making a
minimal reproducer to ask Martin for help with a linker patch
     Learned we do not have anyone working on Uplift for the next...
quarter? Unsure. :(

mcs and brade:
    Last week:
        - Review for #30683 (Properties in dom/locales/$lang/chrome/
allow detecting user locale).
        - Review for #31059 (Enable Letterboxing by default).
        - Stockholm travel preparations.
        - Took a couple of days off for the U.S. Independence Day holiday.
     This week/upcoming:
        - Travel to Stockholm.
        - Respond to Antonela's comments in #30237 (Onion Services
client auth prompt).
        - #30126 (Make Tor Browser on macOS compatible with Apple's
        - #29197 (Remove use of overlays from Tor Launcher).
        - #30429 (ESR 68 Rebase — updater patches).

    Last week:
        - Helped with building new releases
        - Made patches for:
            - #31079: Update Mozilla gpg key
            - #31086: Add instructions for adding new locales to the
download page, in the ReleaseProcess documentation
            - #30548: Clean up keyring files
        - Fixed issue with the patch for #30549 (Add script to remove
expired sub-keys from a keyring file)
        - Fixed #31054 (Add android aarch64 nightly builds)
        - Checked archive.tpo rsync scripts after migration to a new
machine (#29697)
        - Reviewed #30468 (Ship macedonian Tor Browser in alpha series)
    This week:
        - Help with publishing new releases
        - Travel to Stockholm
        - Update patch for #28672 (Android reproducible build of
Snowflake) after review
        - Look at how we can build 32bit mar-tools:
        - Look at remaining failing testsuite tests


    Last week:

    - Fundraising banner wrangling

    - general roadmap and project gardening

    This week:

    - dev meeting prep

    - Season of docs candidate evaluation

    Last week:
        - Finished iteration of #28745 (torbutton cleanup/refactor) ->
probably more to be done but will wait for review
        - Reviews (#30800, #30849)
        - Investigated how to upstream patch for #26353, opened #31075
for that.
        - Investigated local network proxy bypass in ESR68 -> opened #31065.
        - Checked whether patch for
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1396224 fixed #21830 -
Copying large text from web console leaks to /tmp (nope)

    This week:
        - Ask bugzilla 1561636 for esr68 approval
        - Fix/upstream #21830 (with
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1396224 fixed it should be
        - Finish revision of
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1561322 (l10n reviewer does
not like the original patch...)
        - Fix #29563 (css line-height revisted [at least zoom and
linux]) so that it can be upstreamed together with #23104 (bugzilla is

    Last week:
        - submitted hopefully last widl revision to wine-devel
    This week:
        - travel prep, travel and Stockholm
    Next week(s):
        - on vacation and mostly AFK after Stockholm through the 28th of

  Last week:
  - Submit PR to TOPL for issues #130 - IPv6 config for socks port, #120
fix for KitKat, #121 SDK 28, #129 debug. Looks like TOPL is getting
additional devs submitting patches last week so some good activity.
Changes compatible with tor-android-service
  - Orbot PR merged into their master (I did fix to resolve merge
conflict with most recent master)
  -  #30199 finished responses
  -Ready for review: #31047, #31043
  - Worked on solution so we don't have to add MAVEN_REPO patches in
  This Week
  - get tor-browser-build working with latest TOPL changes. Get ready
for review.
  - Update TOPL build to add deployment of artifacts to maven central


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