[tor-project] Tor Browser Team Meeting Notes, 06 April 2020

Matthew Finkel sysrqb at torproject.org
Mon Apr 13 20:05:13 UTC 2020

Hello everyone,

Last week, on 6 April, we held our weekly team meeting.

The meeting log is available at

Highlights from this meeting:
1) Ticket prioritization with respect to S58 (migration)
2) Fix failing Nightly builds
3) Finding a reviewer for #33749



    Last week:

    -helped with releases

    This week:

    - More Tor Browser spec update (#25021)

    - SHA-256 for Windows authenticode signing (#29614)

mcs and brade:
    Last week:
        - Code reviews.
        - Made progress on review of the rebased updater patches (#33533).
    This week/upcoming:
        - Finish reviewing the rebased updater patches (#33533).
        - #32418 (on every start TB complains that it can't update).
        - #33671 (Update "Get Involved" url in about:tor).

    Last week:
        Code review
        Release prep for 9.0.8, then release prep for 9.0.8 and 9.5a10, followed by 9.0.9 and 9.5a11
    This week:
        Releasing 9.0.9 and 9.5a11
        Code reviews


    Last Week:

    - finished auditing new firefox prefs

    - started building out task list from my notes dump

    This Week:

    - finish building out tasks and getting them into trac - please tag them with Sponsor58

    - #33791

    Last week:
        - Made patches for:
            - #33807 (Namecoin eTLD patch conflicted with securedrop.tor.onion)
            - #33805 (While building tbb-9.0.8-build3 the build of openssl for Windows fails)
            - #32038 (tor-browser-build license is unclear)
        - Added comment on #25102 following GeKo's question (Add script to sign nightly build mar files, generate update-responses xml and publish the new version)
        - Reviewed #31499 (Update libevent to 2.1.11-stable)
        - Reviewed #33771 (Missing LibEvent License)
        - Helped with new releases
        - Monitored blog comments
    This week:
        - Help with new releases
        - Some reviews
        - Work on proposal for quilt workflow
        - Work on testsuite setup
        - Work on setup of automatic rebasing of tor-browser patches on mozilla-central

    Last week:
        - Started researching certificates for onions options
        - S27 monthly report
        - GSoC wrangling
        - April roadmap review
        - trac triage
    This week:
        - April roadmap review and cleanup
        - trac triage
        - S27 work completion report
        - Browser Team March report
        - Write up certificates for onions options research
        - Maybe start on Onion Service discovery options for onion capable browsers research
        - Reminder for everyone to submit their March timesheets

    Last week:
        - Revised #21952: Onion-location
        - Revised #28005: Officially support onions in HTTPS-Everywhere
        - Worked on #30832: Fix tor-browser tbb-tests
    This week:
        - #31918: Rebase and squash mobile/android patches into desktop
        - Work on 27105: Fix Tor Browser testsuite for esr60
        - Maybe some children of #33533 (Rebase Tor Browser esr68 patches on top of mozilla-central)

   Last Week:
   #33760: Update rbm,conf for latest NDK - update CC var for latest clang (in review)
   #33559: Update tor-android-service to use latest android toolchain (in review)
   #33801: Update Go Project to use NDK 21 (in review)
   #33833: Update Rusto to use NDK 21 (in review)
   #33626: Add TBB project for GeckoView - working through this
   Android Tor
   - tickets are still in review so didn’t make any changes
   This Week:
  # Follow up on reviews of Android Tor Support (priority)
  #33626: Continue work in TBB for GeckoView, included evaluating which patches should be applied to gecko view vs Fenix.

Jeremy Rand:
    Last week:
        - Write fix for #33752; new Electrum-NMC and StemNS commits are pushed.
        - Work on getting some Electrum-NMC functionality (AuxPoW-related) upstreamed to Electrum.
        - As usual, productivity is mildly diminished thanks to COVID-19 precautions.
    This week:
        - Submit tor-browser-build patch for #33752.
        - Relay r/Namecoin test reports to tor-talk mailing list.
        - Hopefully get more feedback on Namecoin integration via Twitter.
        - Review patch for #33807.
        - Review patch for #32038.
        - Review patch for #30334.
        - [discuss] Would be cool if someone would like to review #33749.

- Matt

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