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Feature #15144

Consider migrating from Tor Launcher to anon-connection-wizard

Added by iry almost 2 years ago. Updated 10 months ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Tor configuration
Target version:
-
Start date:
01/03/2018
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Code
Blueprint:
Starter:
Affected tool:
Tor Launcher

Description

To get anon-connection-wizard ready to replace Tor-launcher in Tails, we
need:
1. remove all the Whonix-specific part of the acw (Patrick has helped to remove most of the Whonix-specific code of the anon-connection-wizard).
2. make acw translatable by gettext.
3. figure out how torrc is used in Tails.

For problem 3, it turns out:
  • it is preferred to let amnesia, rather than root, modify the torrc (https://github.com/micahflee/securedrop-torrc is a workaround to the
    problem)
  • it is actually preferred to let anon-connection-wizard to memorize
    the bridges and proxy settings if the user decided to use persistent
    storage.(this may be a complex situation because if we started the
    anon-connection-wizard before user decrypts the persistent storage,
    there will be no previous settings available for users)

Related issues

Related to Tails - Bug #14555: Migrate to Tor Launcher compatible with Firefox ESR60 Resolved 08/30/2017
Related to Tails - Feature #8243: Support meek bridges Confirmed 11/08/2014
Related to Tails - Bug #16448: Tor Launcher: deal with Firefox 68esr removing support for XUL/XPCOM extensions Rejected 02/08/2019
Related to Tails - Bug #15709: Deal with Tor Launcher being integrated into Tor Browser 9.0 and Firefox 68esr possibly removing support for XUL/XPCOM extensions Resolved 07/03/2018
Related to Tails - Bug #17215: Deal with Tor Launcher potentially disappearing entirely Confirmed

History

#1 Updated by iry almost 2 years ago

  • Related to Bug #14555: Migrate to Tor Launcher compatible with Firefox ESR60 added

#2 Updated by iry almost 2 years ago

#3 Updated by mercedes508 almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Confirmed
  • Priority changed from Low to Normal

#4 Updated by intrigeri over 1 year ago

  • Related to Bug #15709: Deal with Tor Launcher being integrated into Tor Browser 9.0 and Firefox 68esr possibly removing support for XUL/XPCOM extensions added

#5 Updated by u over 1 year ago

Hi!

is this still useful? If not, let's close this ticket.

#6 Updated by intrigeri 10 months ago

  • Related to Bug #16448: Tor Launcher: deal with Firefox 68esr removing support for XUL/XPCOM extensions added

#7 Updated by intrigeri 10 months ago

  • Related to deleted (Bug #15709: Deal with Tor Launcher being integrated into Tor Browser 9.0 and Firefox 68esr possibly removing support for XUL/XPCOM extensions)

#8 Updated by intrigeri 10 months ago

u wrote:

is this still useful? If not, let's close this ticket.

It'll probably be one of our options for #16448.

#9 Updated by intrigeri 10 months ago

  • Category set to Tor configuration
  • Affected tool set to Tor Launcher

#10 Updated by intrigeri 10 months ago

  • Related to Bug #15709: Deal with Tor Launcher being integrated into Tor Browser 9.0 and Firefox 68esr possibly removing support for XUL/XPCOM extensions added

#11 Updated by intrigeri about 1 month ago

  • Related to Bug #17215: Deal with Tor Launcher potentially disappearing entirely added

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