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Re: [tor-talk] Fixing Orchid (Tor reimplementation in Java)

On 04/17/2018 10:27 AM, Masayuki Hatta wrote:
> As some of you might remember, there was a thing called Orchid, an
> independent Tor client/library implementation written in pure Java.
> Unfortunately, Orchid became an abandonware (I suppose) and doesn't
> work at all for a while.
> Recently, I was interested in Orchid and could fix most of the
> important bugs.  Now Orchid works again.
> I'm not really a Java (and Tor) guy, so this is basically for my
> education, but if you are interested, please give it a try (and send
> me patches or PRs if you find anything bad).
> You may find new Orchid:  https://github.com/mhatta/Orchid

Nice work! Any interest on doing any performance test comparison against
the native/C tor daemon.

With Orbot, I've definitely been interested in having a extremely
lightweight minimal version of the app, that is pure Java. I know there
are also many still interested in tor-ifying their apps, but without the
3-7MB tax that using native code adds.

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