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Re: [tor-talk] Aurora only build
As far as I know, Aurora is based on something called "Firefox Portable".
Last time I checked, this thing isn't even open source. Can someone clarify
this? Or should I open a new thread?
On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 8:47 AM, Geoff Down <geoffdown@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 27, 2012, at 09:50 AM, Marco Bonetti wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > > though perhaps it would not provide as strong anonymity as Aurora -
> any views?
> > Errr... I think you missed a point ;-)
> > Aurora IS Firefox or, at least, it's the release name.
> > When building custom version of Mozilla products from source you can't
> > use the same name as the official packages. That's the TL;DR of the
> > Mozilla Public Policy.
> > TBB is a custom version of Mozilla Firefox built by the Tor Project and
> > shipped together with Vidalia and some other programs and libraries.
> > So, if you want to have something which looks like TBB on a PowerPC Mac,
> > install Vidalia, grab a copy of TenFourFox and install required
> > extensions.
> > Beware this is not enough!
> > TBB has been built to address a specific threat model and Firefox has
> > been patched and configured accordingly to that model so I'm the first to
> > warn you that "just run Firefox with required extensions" is close enough
> > but not the same thing.
> No, that was my point - TenFourFox does not have the patches that the
> TBB Firefox has, so even with the same extensions it will not be as
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