Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#22454 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Make switch to e10s separate from the switch to esr52

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-e10s
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Description

This has a lot of benefits (which are so obvious that they don't require to be listed).

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by gk

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

We follow Mozilla with enabling e10s in esr52-based Tor Browser versions. We want to have sandboxing on as many platforms as possible.

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by cypherpunks

You didn't follow Mozilla with enabling Win64 in esr45-based Tor Browser versions. Though it was much easier, then e10s. And now you have no sandboxing on Windows and incompatibility on macOS (and does everything work in linux32?). Also Mozilla didn't fix all the bugs to ship e10s for everybody (everybody? add-ons? who cares? (c) Mozilla). But sandboxing is available only on top of e10s, well, its bogus version, the proper sandboxing is still in development...
So, instead of well-tested esr52-based Tor Browser we'll get all-in-one with bugs from switching and more weird bugs from multiprocessing, called the new "stable". Great.

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 2 years ago by gk

Replying to cypherpunks:

You didn't follow Mozilla with enabling Win64 in esr45-based Tor Browser versions. Though it was much

If you look at the issues Mozilla had with it since then I think that was the right decision. Apart from that we didn't have the resources to adapt our build and release infrastructure for it. We plan to do so for Tor Browser 7.5, though.

easier, then e10s. And now you have no sandboxing on Windows and incompatibility on macOS (and does

What do you mean with "incompatibility"?

everything work in linux32?). Also Mozilla didn't fix all the bugs to ship e10s for everybody (everybody? add-ons? who cares? (c) Mozilla). But sandboxing is available only on top of e10s, well, its bogus version, the proper sandboxing is still in development...

Well, fixing all the bugs is tricky. The sandboxing we get is still strictly better than not having sandboxing at all.

So, instead of well-tested esr52-based Tor Browser we'll get all-in-one with bugs from switching and more weird bugs from multiprocessing, called the new "stable". Great.

Which weird bugs do you have in mind? Are they already filed in our bug tracker? (the same goes for those due to switching)

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