[tor-project] Tor browser meeting notes, 22 June 2020

Gaba gaba at torproject.org
Mon Jun 22 19:01:43 UTC 2020


Tor Browser meetings are happening every Monday at 1800UTC on
#tor-meeting in irc.oftc.net

We had a meeting on June 22nd and here are the logs and notes.



Contents of the pad for today:

== Tor Browser meeting pad! ==

Next meeting is at Monday 29 June 1800 UTC on #tor-meeting on OFTC.

June Schedule:
    * Monday 15 June 18:00 UTC
    * Monday 22 June 18:00 UTC

Release meetings: https://pad.riseup.net/p/tor-browser-release-meeting-keep

    Tuesday June 23th 18:00 UTC

    Tuesday July 7th 18:00 UTC

(This channel is logged while meetings are in progress.) (See
for background.)

Upcoming Releases and other important dates

    2020.06.30: 9.5.1 and 10.0a2 - ESR68.10, ESR78.0

Latest Releases:

    2020.05.22: 9.5a13

    2020.06.02: 9.5 Stable

    2020.06.02: 10.0a1

== Previous notes ==
(Search the tor-project mailing list archive for older notes.)

June 15th -

== What project we are working on? ==

SPONSOR 58 - Tor Browser Security, Performance, & Usability Improvements
- soon to be moved to gitlab

    Parent ticket: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/33664

    Wiki page:

    Timeline:  https://nc.torproject.net/s/ow2r6cLgL7Cd9BA

== Stuff to do every week ==

    Check reviews not taken! How reviews from last week worked? Any

    For S58:
- soon to be moved to gitlab

---- 22 June 2020 -------------

== Announcements [please date] ==

== Discussion [please date] ==

    Is confirmed the TB release meeting tomorrow June 23rd?  - yes

    (June 22nd) gitlab

    labels for applications group

    labels for usability issues


    how reviews in gitlab will happen- using MRs

    (June 22nd) S58

    (June 22nd) blog moderation

    (June 22nd) Please take a look at dev.tpo content structure and
point me what im missing


    (June 22nd) Needs review

Log June 22nd:

== Status Updates ==

    Week of XYZ (planned):
        - What you planned for last week.
    Week of XYZ (actual):
        - What you did last week.
    Week of ABC (planned):
        - What you're planning to do this week.
    Help with:

         - Something you may need help with.

    Week of 2020-06-15 (actual):
        - Lots of Gitlab stuff
    Week of 2020-06-22:
        - Back to working on Fenix and Tor integration.

    Week of 2020-06-15 (actual):
        - Made patches to use rootless containers and was able to do
builds of Tor Browser for windows-x86_64 and osx-x86_64
(tor-browser-build#23631 and rbm#40001). For some unknown reason the
builds based on wheezy are not working.
    Week of 2020-06-22 (planned):
        - Add some documentation for rbm#40001 and set the patch as
Needs Review
        - Improve patch for rbm#32272 to handle Ctrl+C

    Week of 06/15 (planned):
        - gecko-dev proxy audit
    Week of 06/15 (actual):
        - Looked over previous proxy audit notes for plan
        - metrics tickets followup
        - Funding proposal work
        - Congestion control work for funding proposal (see email)
    Week of 06/15 (planned):
        - Wrap up congestion control proposal draft
        - gecko-dev proxy audit

mcs and brade:
    Week of June 15th (actual):
        - Created revised patches for:
            - tor-browser#33851 (Patch out Parental Controls detection
and logging).
            - tor-browser#33998 (stop using XUL <grid> soon).
            - tor-browser#33848 (Disable Enhanced Tracking Protection).
        - Spot-checked acat’s 33533+6 branch (the updated ESR78 rebase).
        - Created a patch for
            - This is a spin-off of Mozilla bug 1642404 and covers the
remainder of tor-browser#28885.
            - Our fix was merged into mozilla-central \o/
        - Provided feedback on anti-censorship/trac#40004 (Sponsor 30
O3.2 UX Flow).
        - Started to review Firefox release notes and closed bugs for
Firefox 75-78.
    Week of June 22nd (planned):
        - Continue review of Firefox release notes and closed bugs for
Firefox 75-78.
        - Follow up on
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1642404 (upstreaming of
            - We are not sure why this has not yet been merged to

    Week of 15 June (planned):
        Really, really finish #33939
        Review testsuite patches and merge them so we have a
        Catch up on current 9.5/10.0a tickets
        Finally land vpx patch upstream
    Week of 15 June (actual):
        Really, really finish #33939 (no)
        Review testsuite patches and merge them so we have a
working...testsuite (no)
        Catch up on current 9.5/10.0a tickets (no)
        Finally land vpx patch upstream (small progress, but not
complete yet)
        Followed up on a Mozilla browser fingerprinting bug
        Helped with some GitLab migration tasks
        Fallout from OTF and USG changes
        Tried counting the number of active Tor Browser instances
    Week of 22 June (planned):
        Really, really finish #33939
        Review testsuite patches and merge them so we have a
        Catch up on current 9.5/10.0a tickets
        Finally land vpx patch upstream
        Continue tracking OTF/DRL situation
        Audit GitLab labels
        Release prep


    Week of June 15 (planned):

    Gitlab work

    Finish review of #33533

    Work on application-services build

    Week of June 15 (actual):

    Gitlab work

    Review of #33533 (but not finished)

    Week of 22 June

    Finish review for #33533

    Finish build of application services

    help with releases were fit

    Gitlab label situation/workflow

 Week of 2020-06-22:

    - Review HTTPS-E Names


    - Work on S58 tickets TBA UI

    - Waiting for tbb-dev review in S30


    Week of 15th June (planned):
        Possibly address GeKo's feedback on #33533
        Finish uplift #32414 (Make Services.search.addEngine obey FPI)
        Document rebase process for tor-browser-spec
        Maybe start covering some patches with tests
    Week of 15th June (actual):
        Found out uplift #32414 was not needed, as the API is removed in 78.
        Done #33954: Consider different approach for "2176: Rebrand
Firefox to TorBrowser"
        Picked some fixes for #33533 (esr78 rebase)
        tor-browser-spec#40001: initial work for
Document/improve/automate Tor Browser rebasing process
    Week of 22 June:
        Possibly address GeKo's feedback on #33533
        Add tests in tor-browser-bundle-testsuite:
            40001: Add test for "Communicating security expectations TB
            40002: Add test for "Add v3 onion services client
authentication prompt" TB patch
            40003: Add test for "Implement Onion-Location" TB patch
            40004: Add test for "Implement .onion alias urlbar rewrites"
TB patch
            40005: Add test for "Replace security slider with security
level UI" TB patch
        Rebase #33533 to latest beta and test tor-browser-spec#40001 process

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