Discovering new extensions for Pale Moon

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Discovering new extensions for Pale Moon

Unread post by mintoyatsu » 2019-03-04, 04:35

Now that authors can submit extensions with the Phoebus 2.0 panel, I believe it would be convenient to have a way to easily find new additions to the site. Currently, extensions are only sorted alphabetically so it's difficult for me to figure out what's new without memorizing all of the older extensions. I'm always looking for new Pale Moon extensions to try, so this would be useful for me (and maybe others too).

Some various ways to go about this might be:
  • side links inside each category to sort by date added, updated, etc. to go beyond just alphabetical sorting.
  • a small dynamically updated page of the latest five or so extensions that have been added to any of the categories.
  • small dates next to extension names/descriptions without having to view each extension's page.
Either way, I'm happy with the direction of the new add-ons site and hope many more extensions will be added.

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Re: Discovering new extensions for Pale Moon

Unread post by vannilla » 2019-03-04, 08:00

I'm in favor of a way to sort extensions inside a category.
In theory it could be done entirely client-side, but let's hear Tobin's opinion on the matter first.

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Re: Discovering new extensions for Pale Moon

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Re: Discovering new extensions for Pale Moon

Unread post by mintoyatsu » 2019-03-04, 10:35

Thank you for the thread, yami_. I apologize for the duplicate post on this subject. I understand if Tobin or Moonchild do not have the time or interest to implement more sorting features right now. It is not essential to operation anyway.

Cheers.

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Re: Discovering new extensions for Pale Moon

Unread post by Moonchild » 2019-03-04, 11:38

A good answer is given in this post:
https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.ph ... 87#p153015
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Re: Discovering new extensions for Pale Moon

Unread post by moonbat » 2019-09-11, 05:30

Would it be possible to just have an RSS feed for each category, so we can know when there's a new extension?
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Re: Discovering new extensions for Pale Moon

Unread post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2019-09-11, 05:41

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Re: Discovering new extensions for Pale Moon

Unread post by Moonchild » 2019-09-11, 07:33

moonbat wrote:
2019-09-11, 05:30
Would it be possible to just have an RSS feed for each category, so we can know when there's a new extension?
Moonchild wrote:
2019-03-04, 11:38
A good answer is given in this post:
viewtopic.php?f=44&t=20487#p153015
Why are you still asking for an RSS feed which is the exact same thing already answered, only in a more cumbersome (for the web server) format..?
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Re: Discovering new extensions for Pale Moon

Unread post by moonbat » 2019-09-11, 07:37

Moonchild wrote:
2019-09-11, 07:33
Why are you still asking for an RSS feed which is the exact same thing already answered, only in a more cumbersome (for the web server) format..?
I meant category-wise feeds. Maybe have it not retain changes right from the beginning, only for the last couple weeks or so. Not sure if it works that way.
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Re: Discovering new extensions for Pale Moon

Unread post by Moonchild » 2019-09-11, 07:50

There's no real point in doing this. It will still create bias for people who incessantly publish new versions or "shitfork" (not my term but... applicable) another extension every time they have an itch or "because it's a new week", which we want to avoid.
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Re: Discovering new extensions for Pale Moon

Unread post by moonbat » 2019-09-11, 07:53

But can't it be set to only show new addons rather than new versions of existing ones? And I thought blocking IDs from AMO would take care of shitforking. New versions would anyway get updated from within the browser if one has them installed.
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Re: Discovering new extensions for Pale Moon

Unread post by Moonchild » 2019-09-11, 08:00

You can still shitfork while slapping a different ID on them and present them as "the Pale Moon alternative to extension X" and get it promoted through any sort of feed system that is set up that way. I agree with Tobin that any sort of feed/web promotion of one extension over another really isn't in the best interest of users.

As an alternative though, I'd suggest a newsletter-type setup that people can subscribe to if they want to know about newly-added extensions to the addons site. I can set up the distribution and subscribing easily enough with my mail server. Explicit opt-in and all that.
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