[tor-reports] Nick's January report
nickm at torproject.org
Thu Feb 5 15:58:32 UTC 2015
In January I:
- Spent more time than I would have wanted dealing with snow.
- Prioritized tickets for 0.2.6, and worked to try to resolve as many
outstanding 0.2.6 issues as possible, including ones related to hidden
service stability and performance, and testing in tor.
- Tickets I fixed include 9286, 9819, 14128, 12485, 13762, 7555 (needed lots
of new testing), 9262, zlib-related OOM issues, systemd build issues,
- I implemented proposal 227 to help the TB team do update-checking.
- Released new libevent versions including a patch for a possible security
issue (which does not affect Tor)
- Taught a journalist a bit about ECC and a lot about what's known (and not
known) about NSA chicanery wrt NIST standards.
- Co-wrote proposals 239 (consensus hash chaining), 240 (early signing key
revocation for directory authorities), and 241 (Resisting guard-turnover
- Reviewed and merged numerous patches from numbers paid and volunteer
- Planned a redesign of chutney for greater flexibility and coverage of more
- Chatted with Yawning about desirable properties for a TLS replacement;
started drafting some.
- Worked with folks around the office to try to find out their questions
were blocking questions, and expedited getting answers for those.
- Helped interview some candidates for the PM position.
- Began to prepare for an 0.2.6.3-alpha release.
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