"Advanced Night Mode" Alternate Pale Moon Extension

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"Advanced Night Mode" Alternate Pale Moon Extension

Post by gi_jimbo » 2021-02-23, 20:58

Given the recent decision of @JustOff to move his extensions from the Pale Moon site, I was wondering if anyone was working on a fork or alternate to "Advanced Night Mode" directly for Pale Moon. I've tried "Toggle Night Mode" but that one really lags down the browser and isn't nearly as flexible in the results.

Thanks @JustOff for the excellent extension for dark-theming most websites but as stated by many users in the other thread, I really feel more comfortable using extensions reviewed/vetted by the Pale Moon staff.
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Re: "Advanced Night Mode" Alternate Pale Moon Extension

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2021-02-23, 21:09

Why don't you fork it?
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Re: "Advanced Night Mode" Alternate Pale Moon Extension

Post by gi_jimbo » 2021-02-23, 21:24

Oh man do I wish I had the time to get into extension development. Maybe someday in the not too distant future. At the stage of life I'm in now though, I have less "free time" than I have ever had before.
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Re: "Advanced Night Mode" Alternate Pale Moon Extension

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2021-02-23, 22:16

Well you could fork it and then just vet JustOff's updates to his version and just kind of get a contact dev high off it and THEN you will be hooked and won't be able to ever stop.

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Re: "Advanced Night Mode" Alternate Pale Moon Extension

Post by gi_jimbo » 2021-02-23, 22:33

:lol: oh believe me, I'm tempted and don't need any measure of convincing. Like I said, the only thing holding me back at the moment is time. We'll see what the next few weeks bring.

If time somehow frees up, I'm sure it'll be quite the learning curve for me though. The extent of my programing experience has mostly been C++, C (and microchip C derivatives in college), VB AutoIT and rudimentary SQL scripting. I can sometimes read my way through website code when trying to debug something but generally find that takes more time than it's worth to me.
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Re: "Advanced Night Mode" Alternate Pale Moon Extension

Post by vannilla » 2021-02-24, 01:20

Despite being the same technology, websites' code has nothing to do with extension development.

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Re: "Advanced Night Mode" Alternate Pale Moon Extension

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2021-02-24, 01:22

vannilla wrote:
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Despite being the same technology, websites' code has nothing to do with extension development.
Unless the extension is modifying website code ;)
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Re: "Advanced Night Mode" Alternate Pale Moon Extension

Post by moonbat » 2021-02-24, 02:11

I've been tempted to fork it myself - one thing I really wish it did was automatic night mode based on time of day, a feature that's available on smartphones now (they use geolocation to calculate sunrise/sunset times for it though)
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Re: "Advanced Night Mode" Alternate Pale Moon Extension

Post by gi_jimbo » 2021-02-24, 02:19

As good an entry point as any for me to get started I suppose?
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Re: "Advanced Night Mode" Alternate Pale Moon Extension

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2021-02-24, 02:22

You could just use local time tho.. No need to use the geolocation.
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Re: "Advanced Night Mode" Alternate Pale Moon Extension

Post by moonbat » 2021-02-24, 02:29

Yes, local time only, user configurable. Geolocation makes more sense on a handheld device.
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As good an entry point as any for me to get started I suppose?
Have at it :thumbup:
Extra credit if you can rewrite it to be an overlay extension instead of a restartless one (the way nearly all JustOff's extensions are :coffee:)
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Re: "Advanced Night Mode" Alternate Pale Moon Extension

Post by vannilla » 2021-02-24, 08:04

New Tobin Paradigm wrote:
2021-02-24, 01:22
Unless the extension is modifying website code ;)
True, you are right about that, but until you get there... :angel:

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Re: "Advanced Night Mode" Alternate Pale Moon Extension

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2021-02-24, 10:30

You two should see if you can give em a bit of a hand maybe.
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Re: "Advanced Night Mode" Alternate Pale Moon Extension

Post by moonbat » 2021-02-24, 10:34

Yup, I PMed some of the best reference links from RealityRipple's archive, starting with the 2 XUL tutorials.
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Re: "Advanced Night Mode" Alternate Pale Moon Extension

Post by vannilla » 2021-02-24, 12:56

Same, though at least on one thing me and moonbat disagree by a large margin and pretty much sent to him opposing opinions, so it's up to him to decide how to proceed from that.

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Re: "Advanced Night Mode" Alternate Pale Moon Extension

Post by gi_jimbo » 2021-02-24, 13:12

I appreciate the help. I don't know that I'd call your replies opposing. Both say I should look over the XUL documentation. It'll take me some time to get through the literature. I'll keep you posted.
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Re: "Advanced Night Mode" Alternate Pale Moon Extension

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2021-02-24, 16:28

Best of luck!
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Re: "Advanced Night Mode" Alternate Pale Moon Extension

Post by Michaell » 2021-02-24, 16:34

Nothing needs to be forked just because it's on a different server. There are plenty of abandoned extensions that need a new version.
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Re: "Advanced Night Mode" Alternate Pale Moon Extension

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2021-02-24, 16:35

Obviously they think it does.

Just stop where you are and don't.. Just don't. Ok?
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Re: "Advanced Night Mode" Alternate Pale Moon Extension

Post by somdcomputerguy » 2021-02-24, 23:29

:coffee: OFF TOPIC NOTICE
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