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[Bug-gnuzilla] SpyBlock: Build from uBlock Origin instead of Adblock Plu

From: David Hedlund
Subject: [Bug-gnuzilla] SpyBlock: Build from uBlock Origin instead of Adblock Plus
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:36:19 +0200
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:38.0) Gecko/20100101 Icedove/38.7.0

uBlock Origin recently hit 1M daily users on AMO.

I suggest that SpyBlock (part of GNU IceCat) fork its code from uBlock Origin (uBO) rather than Adblock Plus (ABP).

IceCat author (Rubén Rodríguez) responded this one year ago: "I made the Spyblock hack before uBlock was available (or well known
anyway). It could be replaced, provided that we can implement with
uBlock the same features SpyBlock provides over Adblock: extra lists
that get enabled when entering private mode.

Since Spyblock is providing the desired functionality right now,
replacing it for the sake of performance is not a priority compared with
improving LibreJS, which is what I'll be working on next. But if
somebody wants to contribute that code I'll be happy to add it."

uBlock Origin founder Raymond Hill responded this yesterday after I made a request (see https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/issues/1576): "I do not intend to create/maintain yet another extension."

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