[tor-project] Tor Browser Team Meeting Notes, 09 March 2020
sysrqb at torproject.org
Tue Mar 10 12:40:23 UTC 2020
We held our weekly meeting yesterday. The meeting log is available at
During this meeting we had a few discussion items, but in summary:
1) Tor Browser weekly meetings will now take place at 18:00 UTC in
#tor-meeting2 beginning next week.
2) We tried releasing the Alpha series every two weeks, but it was too
much of a burden on the team. As a result, we're planning on releasing
Alpha updates on the same cycle as Stable for the next few months.
3) The Tor Browser team will meet at a new time beginning next Monday.
The meeting will be held in #tor-meeting2, as we do currently, but we
will meet at 18:00 UTC.
4) During the Sponsor 27 meeting today, we will discuss ticket #13410
and how we should proceed with regards to S.O.O.C. [SOOC].
Team progress and discussion notes
- RLBox ticket review
- Android development
- Release schedule
- Team meeting time
- SOOC review and brain dump for #13410
- doesn't actually seem that bad, I think I can get this prototyped relatively easily
- seems like the bulk of the remaining work with SOOC is political w/ regards to finalizing the spec, uplifting to Firefox, etc
- team reviews
- began release note reviews (#33534)
- 9.5a7 build
- finish release note reviews (#33534)
- implement SOOC for #13410?
- review #32379
- design doc update (#25021)
- renewal of authenticode signing cert (we'll see how long that takes)
- more design doc update (#25021)
- maybe work on https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1612035
- #33557: Update Android Toolchain for Fenix (in review)
- #33556: TBB for android-components. This went well. I need to figure out some issues surrounding the local maven repo
- #33184: Support for Fenix - have tbb build working with network enabled. Needs some work in local maven repo (same as #33556)
- Opened various fenix related issues for tracking.
- I mostly worked on fenix last week. I’ll be focusing more on android tor related work this coming week.
- #28765: LibEvent: make small change to handle all platforms
- Fenix work: resolve local maven repo issues to get fenix and android-components projects building with cached artifacts. This does not yet involve integration with tor related projects.
- #33565/#33564 - get lzma and zstd working with latest Android NDK. Starting with these because I expect they will be easiest to setup to verify how to use new toolchain.
mcs and brade:
- Reviewed latest #32645 patch (Update URL bar onion indicators).
- Started to review #28005 (Officially support onions in HTTPS-Everywhere).
- Finished and posted patches for #19251 (onion services error page).
- Posted a patch for #33482 (Update about:tor donate string).
- Helped with #33514 (non-en-US Tor Browser 9.5a6 won't start up).
- Revisited #32418 (on every start TB complains that it can't update).
- Completed self, peer, and team lead feedback for TPI Feedback Cycle 2020-1.
- Reviews, reviews, reviews:
- #21952 (Onion-location).
- #28005 (Officially support onions in HTTPS-Everywhere).
- #33402 (Set app.update.url for nightly builds).
- #33403 (Add nightly mar key to tor-browser).
- Follow up on any remaining issues for #19251 (onion services error page).
- Released 9.5a6
- Began roadmapping Tor Browser migration
- Release prep for 9.5a7
- More progress on Apple notarization
- Tried to avoid COVID-19
- Release prep for 9.0.6 and 9.5a8
- OTF Tor Browser proposal
- Trying to avoid COVID-19
- Release 9.5a7
- Release 9.0.6 and 9.5a8
- Made patch for #33535 (Patch openssl to use SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH for copyright year)
- Some reviews
- Looked at bit at quilt/guilt to think about some proposal for handling tor-browser patches
- Looked at blog comments
- Help with building/publishing new releases
- Submit openssl patch for #33535 upstream
- Work on testsuite setup
- Work on setup of automatic rebasing of tor-browser patches on mozilla-central
- Waiting for someone to review/merge #33402 and #33403 to check if nightly updates are working
- OTF Browser proposal revisions
- Start of month roadmap updates
- February team report
- OTF proposal final revisions
- Revisit gitlab for Browser team projects
- Trac triage
- Helping out with GSoC student queries
- Schedule team retrospective
- Finished #33533 (Rebase Tor Browser esr68 patches on top of mozilla-central)
- Revised #21952 (Onion-Location) to support meta tags.
- Wrote feedback
- Finish/send feedback (unfortunately it took more time than what I expected).
- Reviews (#33482: Update about:tor donate string, #19251: TorBrowser might want to have an error page specific to when .onion links fail)
- Investigate #33342 (Disconnect search addon causes error at startup)
- Update #28005 (Officially support onions in HTTPS-Everywhere) to use securedrop testing update channel.
- Test changes from legind in https-everywhere extension for #28005 ("get_simple_rules_ending_with" message).
- Filed #33568.
- Waited for more Namecoin feedback on tor-talk.
- Hacked around with #32355 some more.
- Await more Namecoin feedback on tor-talk (hopefully it attracts some attention).
- Hack on #32355 more.
Have a good week and happy hacking.
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