WebExtensions changes coming?

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WebExtensions changes coming?

Post by barbaz » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:15 pm

https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/is ... ?id=896897

I don't like the sound of the proposed changes to webRequest :( Seems like this would kill a lot of useful extensions.
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Re: WebExtensions changes coming?

Post by therube » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:15 pm

("useful" and "(web)extension", now isn't that an oxymoron ;-).

Oh, & look, someone points out developer.mozilla.org. Like Google is going to care about that :lol:.


Basilisk's experimental WebExtension support will be dropped.
(Basilisk being a kind of sister / development platform to Pale Moon. [PM has never supported, & with no intent to support, webextensions.]
More on Basilisk's decision, https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.ph ... 70#p159970)
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Re: WebExtensions changes coming?

Post by barbaz » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:25 pm

therube wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:15 pm
Basilisk's experimental WebExtension support will be dropped.
AFAICT this has nothing to do with Google's proposed changes to WebExtensions APIs. The UXP devs have been talking about removing WebExtensions support from UXP (not just Basilisk) for at least several months now.
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Re: WebExtensions changes coming?

Post by barbaz » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:37 pm

*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Re: WebExtensions changes coming?

Post by musonius » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:01 pm

Raymond Hill's comment at bugs.chromium.org summarizes the consequences quite well. I remember reading a comment by Giorgio Maone that NoScript for Chromium browsers may be introduced this year. What do the possible changes mean for NoScript?
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Re: WebExtensions changes coming?

Post by barbaz » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:57 pm

*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Re: WebExtensions changes coming?

Post by musonius » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:34 pm

Thanks for the link. That discussion doesn't exactly make me optimistic (at least what Chromium is concerned).
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Re: WebExtensions changes coming?

Post by barbaz » Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:21 am

*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Re: WebExtensions changes coming?

Post by barbaz » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:00 pm

*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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