Hi. Like the rest of the Tor developers I’ve been plenty busy throughout November. Arm advancements have included:
- Finishing its configuration editor which lets users easily customize Tor’s configuration with reference information scraped from the man page.
- Made a new release (1.4.0) which had numerous changes including: additional torrc validation, config panel rewrite, improved text input methods, and numerous fixes.
- Worked with Peter on getting the arm deb in shape for Debian and the Tor repositories. Looks like we’re getting pretty close!
Arm is also now in Gentoo’s portage repositories and, if I’m lucky, I might also find a volunteer to maintain it for BSD. Oddly, no one’s shown interest in having it on Redhat distros (despite an experimental RPM being available). Maybe no one uses Redhat anymore… : P
- Finally got over my phobia of having a userbase and stopped hiding the project. In particular I’ve added it to:
This next month’s plans include:
- working more with Peter to finish the deb
- rewrite the connection panel (this and the controller are the last parts of the old codebase to be revised)
- begin experimenting with a panel for showing details on client connections (for more information see the “client mode use cases” in arm’s TODO)
- providing short summaries on the config panel rather than the full man descriptions
- incorporate feedback from new users, such as to have a warning when arm cpu resource usage is high that the -b flag would be suggested (thanks to Clete)