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Adblock Plus - Web Extensions & Acceptable Ads

Postby therube » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:26 am

Adblock Plus - Web Extensions & Acceptable Ads


The plan towards offering Adblock Plus for Firefox as a Web Extension

Note the part about SeaMonkey & Thunderbird (not that we don't already know it).

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Re: Adblock Plus - Web Extensions & Acceptable Ads

Postby barbaz » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:48 am

therube wrote:Note the part about SeaMonkey & Thunderbird

... which is slightly under-informed re: SeaMonkey -
https://adblockplus.org/blog/the-plan-towards-offering-adblock-plus-for-firefox-as-a-web-extension wrote:As to SeaMonkey and Thunderbird, things aren’t looking well there. It’s doubtful that these will have noteworthy Web Extensions support by November. In fact, it’s not even clear whether they plan to support Web Extensions at all.

SeaMonkey does plan to support WebExtensions. This is already clear. It will just take longer to get there, assuming SeaMonkey doesn't end up dead in all this.

https://adblockplus.org/blog/the-plan-towards-offering-adblock-plus-for-firefox-as-a-web-extension wrote:So our users on SeaMonkey and Thunderbird will be stuck with an outdated Adblock Plus version.

For the short-term, yes. But if SeaMonkey lives on, that will actually depend on whether the ABP devs choose to support SeaMonkey when it does WebExtensions.

Just FWIW.
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Re: Adblock Plus - Web Extensions & Acceptable Ads

Postby Thrawn » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:43 pm

So, the #1 most popular Firefox extension, head-and-shoulders above any other in terms of usage, nonetheless finds WebExtensions to be rushed, immature, and likely to contain subtle or less-subtle incompatibilities and bugs. And they'll have to cut corners and drop functionality to make the switch.

No matter how good WebExtensions may eventually become, this is clearly being mishandled by Mozilla.
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Re: Adblock Plus - Web Extensions & Acceptable Ads

Postby ActionGuy » Tue May 09, 2017 1:21 pm

It's good stuff, Finally you can enjoy internet without adverts. I was using torrents website without add blocker and there was no chance to download it beacuse there was so many advert. That's the most useful and popular firefox extension
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Re: Adblock Plus - Web Extensions & Acceptable Ads

Postby barbaz » Tue May 09, 2017 6:02 pm

This thread is not about Adblock Plus in general. It's specifically about A) ABP going WebExtensions, and/or B) the Acceptable Ads Committee. Let's try to stay on topic here. Thanks.
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