[guardian-dev] Hi, i' new

arrase arrase at gmail.com
Sun Nov 20 18:52:26 EST 2016

2016-11-21 0:25 GMT+01:00 Nathan of Guardian <nathan at guardianproject.info>:

> We only need Internet permission, so haven't had to deal with the new
> permission request framework.
> Why do we need a backup feature? I thought the approach was for apps to
> manage their keys themselves, at least advanced apps?

By example, if you have ssh running at your device and you want to maintain
the same .onion in a device migration.

You can manually create and restore an .onion backup from one device to

Even so, couldn't we offer backup without needing external storage
> permissions?

 With the ability to be exported to another device writing a zip in the
external store is the simplest I think.

> I bring this up because I know our users are very sensitive to this, and
> the external storage permission is one that often sets off concern since
> you are giving access to full media.

Well, is true but with runtime permissions the user is asked only when is
going to perform an action who actually needs them, so you can assume than
there is no panic if the app ask for those permissions.

Also, the permissions were already there before I started to make changes,
so we understand that all those users who have an older version of android
have to accept them when installing the application from the store and does
not seem to have been a Problem for Orbot to date.

On the other hand, it seems that they are not used in the application, if
they are not used, why are they there? And if they are used, the parts of
the code that use them are not working in the latest versions of android
since there is no code that manages them.

That needs a review.

> Thanks for the hard work on this, and I will definitely take a look at
> the UI issues.

To you.
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