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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Build Spyblock from uBlock Origin

From: awakeyet
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Build Spyblock from uBlock Origin
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2016 03:13:00 +0200 (CEST)

I might agree only if these addons are extremely easy to add for a "normie" user back into GNU icecat as they choose.
1. normie downloads GNU icecat
2. normie clicks and downloads GNU icecat addons with a single click from the GNU icecat website
3. everyone is happy and nobody gets what they do not want.
we shouldn't be forcing anyone to have or not have something.

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23. Sep 2016 13:51 by address@hidden:

Please do not take this as anything but constructive criticism. I fully understand how limited the resources are, and I firmly believe that even in the present state icecat & most of the bundled features are incredibly useful and effective. I am merely trying to point out some directions for future development, once the resources are plentiful :)


I believe icecat should do something more drastic than simply switch the adblocker. Something needs to change in the way features are added. It was a technical mistake to put core functionality into an existing adblocker, just as it is far from ideal to bundle https everywhere. This practice robs users of their freedom to choose addons, and it breaks icecat when it is repackaged for inclusion into a distribution (maintainers have to choose between locking users into a specific addon combination, or stripping addons, with both options clearly bad).


One cromulent way to include functionality is by producing own in-house addons, like LibreJS, which minimize the interference with other addons by narrowing their function and keeping a separate namespace.


Instead of writing features into an adblocker or httpser, these features need to be decoupled, so that users are free choose among dozens of functional equivalents, without sacrificing the extra privacy provided by gnuzilla code.


On Friday, September 23, 2016 09:48:36 Sedov Andrey wrote:

> Adblock Plus began to distribute advertising (Acceptable Ads Platform

> <https://AcceptableAds.com/Platform>) = Adblock Plus died. uBlock Origin

> is the only solution.


> 23.09.2016 08:56, David Hedlund пишет:

> > I think it is time to build Spyblock from Adblock Plus (ABP) to uBlock

> > Origin (uBO).

> >

> > Adblock Plus is as usually the most popular add-on on

> > addons.mozilla.org but have grow less popular over time, while uBlock

> > Origin is currently the 6th most popular add-on on addons.mozilla.org

> > and have grow more popular over time. uBlock Origin one of the fastest

> > trending add-on I've seen.

> >

> > uBO has dozens of features that's missing in ABP. For example uBO can

> > block popunders that ABP cannot.

> >

> > --

> > http://gnuzilla.gnu.org

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