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Re: [tor-talk] Tor for upcoming FirefoxOS?

> > > They said we must cross-compile any native code into Javascript. I am
> > > not sure if that was meant to be a joke or not.
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> > They are probably talking about using emscripten :
> > https://github.com/kripken/emscripten/wiki
> > 
> Yeah, I've seen people talk about using emscripten to port Tor to
> <whatever>, but I've yet to see someone present their finished code. That
> makes me suspect that it's not especially easy/do-able. The process seems
> very straightforward for video games, but Tor is a very complex set of
> programs that have to work together ~just so~ in order to preserve privacy.
> And as much as I like javascript, I would be hesitant to use a security
> program that was automagically turned into javascript. This would still
> require heavy testing and likely heavy development before it was ready to
> be used by the general public.

For what it's worth, I sent some patches to emscripten
and was able to compile Tor. I did *not*, however,
do the hard work of actually making it useable.

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