[tor-reports] Lunar's report for May 2014

Lunar lunar at torproject.org
Mon Jun 2 11:10:35 UTC 2014


Here's what kept Lunar busy working on Tor in May 2014:

Help desk

Handled 303 tickets in English, 31 tickets in French and sorted
around 104 spams.

Sent the Tor help desk report for April.

More reviews on Pups — the web application that allows chat based
support — and a little bit of help for Colin with its deployement.

Tor Weekly News

Wrote a good amount of the 44th, 45th, 46th, and 47th issues of Tor
Weekly News. Been the editor for 44th, 45th and 46th.

We've agreed a process with Karsten on how to handle a new regular “Easy
development tasks to get involved with” column.

The tor-news mailing list has 1359 subscribers as of today.


Worked on the build system for the Tor Browser User Manual. Did some
experiment with generating PDF. Made the build system compatible with
out-of-tree builds. Helped weasel setup a Jenkins job to build the HTML
version [1].

Worked on making the “Tor and HTTPS” visualization from the EFF
scalable and translatable [2]. More than 15 localization are already

Reworked the Tor page of the manual [3] which now includes the
aferomentioned visualization.

Discussed how the Tor Browser User Manual should be integrated
within the Tor Browser and also within the bundle. Wrote a
Proof-of-Concept warning page [4] in case the system browser would be

   [1]: https://tb-manual.torproject.org/
   [2]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2014-May/033001.html
   [3]: https://tb-manual.torproject.org/linux/en-US/tor.html
   [4]: https://people.torproject.org/~lunar/volatile/manual/

Debian packages

Uploaded ooniprobe/1.0.2-1 to Debian unstable.

Uploaded txtorcon/0.9.2-1~bpo70+1, obfsproxy/0.2.8-1~bpo70+1, and
ooniprobe/1.0.2-1~bpo70+1 to wheezy-backports.

The latter means that ooniprobe is now available to users of Debian
Wheezy through the official `wheezy-backports` repository. Pleasing

I've also exchanged email with Kevin P. Dyer on the best ways to get
fteproxy in Debian.


Wrote a draft report describing April activity to be sent to

Sent suggestions to solve the double dock icons when meek was used on
Mac OS X [5].

Reported an issue with Onionoo's search by contact [6].

Did preliminary work on switching to a new GnuPG long term identity key
with subkeys on smartcard.

Spent almost a full week getting 25 pages of activity and financial
report ready for Nos oignons' general assembly. The reports should
become public in the next days.

   [5]: https://bugs.torproject.org/11429
   [6]: https://bugs.torproject.org/11822

What’s in for June?

At least: supporting users, Tor Weekly News, Debian packaging, SponsorF
and SponsorO reporting, Backbone 409, Tor dev. meeting in Paris.

Lunar                                             <lunar at torproject.org>
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