[tor-project] Tor Browser team meeting notes 13 May 2019

Georg Koppen gk at torproject.org
Wed May 15 13:05:00 UTC 2019


We had the weekly Tor Browser meeting on Monday. Here come the link to
our IRC meeting log:


and the notes from our pad:

    - Monthly Tor/Mozilla meeting is tomorrow morning
    - Did we get the donate button/assets for the next Browser release?
(GeKo: no, however we have #30497 now)

mcs and brade:
    Last week:
        - Discussed PT args encoding in #29627 (Moat: add support for
obfsproxy's meek_lite).
            - Opened #30442 (PT spec: should 255 bytes be sent in the
RFC 1929 UNAME field?)
        - Revised our patch for #28044 (Integrate Tor Launcher into
        - Worked on #30000 (Integrating client-side authorization to
onion services v3).
            - Experimented some more with Arthur's old v2 auth patch
from 14389#comment:15.
            - Discussed control port event vs. SOCKS or HTTP CONNECT
error code on IRC, in #14389, and in child tickets.
            - Responded regarding time estimates / roadmap.
        - Commented in #10760 (Integrate TorButton to TorBrowser core).
        - Code reviews.
        - Booked flights for travel to the Stockholm meeting in July.
    This week:
        - #30000 (Integrating client-side authorization to onion
services v3).
            - investigate possible use of new SOCKS5 error codes for
integration with tor.
            - continue discussions with Network Team.
            - review UX proposal in #30237.
        - Submit peer and team lead feedback.
        - We will be out of the office Wednesday and Thursday (15 and 16

    Last week:
        - fixed/disabled some testsuite tests
        - helped with published releases
        - fixed #30448 (Strip Browser/gtk2/libmozgtk.so)
        - reviewed #30377 (Remove selfrando from our build system)
        - started working on #28672 (Android reproducible build of
            - go is now building
            - currently trying to get webrtc building
    This week:
        - continue work on #28672 (Android reproducible build of Snowflake)
        - look at remaining failing testsuite tests
        - make a patch for #30480 (rbm should check that a signed tag
object contains the expected tag name)
        - review #30319 (Drop FTE related bits in Tor Browser)
        - help with building new releases
        - will be afk on Wednesday
        - submit feedback

    Last week
        Finished creating Tor Browser APK Signing key (#26536)
        Finished code-review of "Tor Browser" renaming on Android (#30136)
        Finished code-review of torbutton localization on Android (#30069)
        Looked a little bit at control port issue on Android (#30284)
        Some BridgeDB things
    This week
        F-Droid deployment (#27539)
        Mozilla bugs (1480877, 1478438)
        Remaining tbb-8.5-must code reviews and debugging (as needed)
        Fastlane deployment (#26844) (maybe)
        Remove remaining Orfox patches (#30036) (maybe, at least before
68esr rebasing)
        Maybe begin creating final Orfox update (#29955)

    Last week:
        Worked on torbutton integration with Tor browser for ESR68 (#10760)
    This week:
        Finish #10760
        Finish patch for https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=467035
        If ESR68 beta branch is there, start working on rebasing patches.

  - Letterboxing improvement:
    - Got findbar fixed in a local patch; still trying to get a response
from people about devtools
  - Working on Mingw Build Stuff (free time only)
    - Fix binutils issue:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1471698 waiting on Jacek to r+
    - x86 alloc/free mismatch: need to catch glandium and ask him about it
    - RDD process doesn't work with mingw-clang - need to write test program
    - Inching towards enabling some tests for the mingw-clang build on try

    Last week
        - feedback mails
        - finished monthly admin work
        - clean-up (dropping fte (#30319) and selfrando (#30377))
        - bump GCC to 8.3.0 for Linux builds (#25930)
        - work on letterboxing backport (#30372)
        - reviews (
    This week:
        - release prep
        - reviews
        - will be at SIF on Thursday and part of Friday
        - feedback mails
        - more toolchain work: mingw-w64/clang for Firefox (#28238)

        Last week
        - GSoD admin duties
        - Roadmapping
        This week
        - Looking into gitlab instance (dip.tpo.org)
        - dev meeting planning


      Last Week:

      - #30324 - Update Android Toolchain for 68 ESR (completed this),
will check in tomorrow after verifying it works with other projects.

      - Started reviews for tor-android-service issues: #30483 - JCenter
Repo, #30489 - Remove unused resources from tor-android-service, #30484
- Upgrade Android Plugin, #30166 - custom bridges

      - Opened PR to cleanup resources in Orbot

      This Week:

      - Investigate KitKat Failures for starting tor (tor works with
Orbot implementation) #30284

      - Move delta in latest Orbot code to tor-android-service, open issues

      - #30460, #30461 Use new Android Toolchain


    Last week:

    - widl work

    - found yet more bugs, though it doesn't look like they are blockers
for us

    - worked around more discovered complications, but a fix for the
main issue should be reviewable today or tomorrow, with smaller fixes
following for remaining issues

    - finally got Phabricator working for submitting mozilla patches,
#1506693 in review again

    This week:

    - review emails


    Last week:

       - Worked on #29955 - Orfox > TBA

       - Filed #30456 - Better bridges for TBA, could work for TB
Desktop too

    This week:

       - #30024

       - #30497 - `about:tor` Donate link


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