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WebExtensions changes coming?

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:15 pm
by barbaz
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.

Re: WebExtensions changes coming?

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:15 pm
by therube
("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)

Re: WebExtensions changes coming?

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:25 pm
by barbaz
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.

Re: WebExtensions changes coming?

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:37 pm
by barbaz

Re: WebExtensions changes coming?

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:01 pm
by musonius
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?

Re: WebExtensions changes coming?

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:57 pm
by barbaz

Re: WebExtensions changes coming?

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:34 pm
by musonius
Thanks for the link. That discussion doesn't exactly make me optimistic (at least what Chromium is concerned).

Re: WebExtensions changes coming?

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:21 am
by barbaz

Re: WebExtensions changes coming?

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:00 pm
by barbaz

Re: WebExtensions changes coming?

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:08 pm
by barbaz
some idea of the planned timing of these changes - https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.or ... 9mfNX5i7WY
https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/d/msg/chromium-extensions/n9mfNX5i7WY/LRSnPsw7BAAJ wrote:The extensions team is currently working on a "developer preview" release of the Manifest V3 platform in Canary. We want to get this in the community's hands so y'all can start experimenting, talking to each other, and sharing feedback on what capabilities we need to tweak. This release will be incomplete and likely a bit rough around the edges. We're hoping to ship the dev preview in the next few months, but we don't have a specific date.

Timing of milestones after that will depend on a number of factors including (but not limited to) implementing other MV3 features and iteration based on dev preview feedback.

Re: WebExtensions changes coming?

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 3:54 am
by therube

Re: WebExtensions changes coming?

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:28 pm
by barbaz