Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#13654 closed defect (wontfix)

Drop Windows platform for Firefox based Tor Browser

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: tbb-team
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Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
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The Tor Browser is based on Mozilla's Extended Support Release (ESR) Firefox branch. Firefox is lesser of two evils, bad for security and anonymity but better than nothing. Except Windows platform, where it broken totally. Mozilla using Visual Studio (proprietary M$ poisoned closed source) software to build browser, it have no support for GCC (MinGW port) without additional patches. Nobody except Tor developers tries to produce MinGW port of browser for distribute purpose. And Tor project have no resources to support MinGW builds properly. See #13443 and #13558 for example.

Every efforts to support MinGW builds of Firefox based browser is yet more waste of resources.

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by cypherpunks

comment:2 in reply to:  1 Changed 4 years ago by gk

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Replying to cypherpunks:

#9084, #9830, #9837, #10715, #10761, #12391, #12811

Hint: you are cheating here. Anyway, this is a WONTFIX.

Last edited 4 years ago by gk (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by cypherpunks

this is a WONTFIX.


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