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Re: Non-critical but nice-to-have Fx extensions

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2021-05-10, 01:53

Riiis made a choice. A choice to run and hide when confronted by easily solvable potential violations. All he had to do was select the proper license from a drop down on some or clear/change an icon on others. Only a couple were what would today be considered serious violations that would get rejected upon submission review. He would rather have half his extensions vanish denying all of you the use of them and strike a blow against us for daring to uphold moral and legal standards than spend a couple of hours or perhaps an afternoon to resolve them.

That should tell you JUST what kind of person he is. Be that as it may, if you want a specific extension of his that was disabled to re-fork, properly, let me know. Given his silence since this happened, I will recompile a list of his inactive extensions soon with the reasons they are in potential violation and facilitate getting access to the last release so you can benefit from what he changed for your fork.

If any of them you select to re-fork are Jetpack-based I will also extend special dispensation to allow that extension to be submitted on the Add-ons Site (manual submission and assignment) because despite our decision going forward on that point, I do not feel it is right to punish someone else who merely wants to help clean up after riiis.
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Re: Non-critical but nice-to-have Fx extensions

Post by [PCMartin] » 2021-05-10, 02:50

Moonchild wrote:
2021-05-10, 01:41
[The problems with the removed riiis extensions] were [fixable] ….
If I had the coding chops to fix Downloads Statusbar should a future version of Pale Moon "break" it, I'd offer to re-fork it myself, as I think I might be able to fix the licensing problem and maybe even the "branding graphics" problem (with a lot of work, being terrible at graphics). But alas, I have no coding chops at all, and "forking and running" is not helpful for Pale Moon's longer-term viability.
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Re: Non-critical but nice-to-have Fx extensions

Post by dfleiss » 2021-05-10, 04:54

Falna wrote:
2021-04-30, 13:18
KeiichiCAT wrote:
2021-04-28, 07:40
Text Link (Allows URI texts written in webpages to be loaded by double clicks)
Newly forked: Auto Text Link
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Re: Non-critical but nice-to-have Fx extensions

Post by vannilla » 2021-05-10, 08:53

[PCMartin] wrote:
2021-05-10, 02:50
(with a lot of work, being terrible at graphics).
Just do what I do: a letter in a nice font and with a border or a scaled down screenshot or in the worst case, a terribly drawn object.
I don't think I ever spent more than 30 minutes on an icon, given I don't have any particular skill and settling for the "good enough".

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Re: Non-critical but nice-to-have Fx extensions

Post by moonbat » 2021-05-10, 11:06

vannilla wrote:
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I don't think I ever spent more than 30 minutes on an icon
You don't even have to do that, search for icons on Google Images and apply the filter on the search results to only show ones that are licensed for non commercial use. All my icons are from various search results, and I've just modified the colors and little else.
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Re: Non-critical but nice-to-have Fx extensions

Post by jobbautista9 » 2021-05-10, 11:10

I search on Wikimedia Commons for public-domain images (don't use those CC-licensed ones, unless it's either CC0 or you are okay with adhering to the license but complicating your copyright), and then maybe make some small changes. It works, and has the bonus of not having to worry about copyright at all.
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Re: Non-critical but nice-to-have Fx extensions

Post by vannilla » 2021-05-10, 11:41

moonbat wrote:
2021-05-10, 11:06
search for icons on Google Images
But that's boring. :P

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Re: Non-critical but nice-to-have Fx extensions

Post by Moonchild » 2021-05-10, 11:44

You can use CC-BY (Creative Commons attribution) ones as well as long as you include credit for the graphics somewhere in your extension (e.g. in the license text file or readme and on the meta page on APMO)
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Re: Non-critical but nice-to-have Fx extensions

Post by Squirrel42 » 2021-05-10, 18:10

Thank you all for the information about Download Status Bar.

For Quieturl-add-on the new add-on https://addons.palemoon.org/addon/url-rewriter/ might work (still need to test it).

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Re: Non-critical but nice-to-have Fx extensions

Post by [PCMartin] » 2021-05-10, 20:36

vannilla wrote:
2021-05-10, 08:53
[Use] a letter in a nice font and with a border or a scaled down screenshot or in the worst case, a terribly drawn object.…
moonbat wrote:
2021-05-10, 11:06
[Search] for icons on Google Images and apply the filter on the search results to only show ones that are licensed for non commercial use.… [Modify] the colors.
jobbautista9 wrote:
2021-05-10, 11:10
[Search] on Wikimedia Commons for public-domain images (don't use those CC-licensed ones, unless it's either CC0 or you are okay with adhering to the license but complicating your copyright), and then maybe make some small changes.
Moonchild wrote:
2021-05-10, 11:44
You can use CC-BY (Creative Commons attribution) ones as well as long as you include credit for the graphics somewhere in your extension (e.g. in the license text file or readme and on the meta page on APMO).
I appreciate these tips on making/sourcing/modifying "kosher" graphical elements for extensions. I almost never work with graphics and really am pretty bad (and pretty slow) at it.
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Re: Non-critical but nice-to-have Fx extensions

Post by cheapchem » 2021-05-11, 05:18

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2021-05-10, 01:53
That should tell you JUST what kind of person he is. Be that as it may, if you want a specific extension of his that was disabled to re-fork, properly, let me know. Given his silence since this happened, I will recompile a list of his inactive extensions soon with the reasons they are in potential violation and facilitate getting access to the last release so you can benefit from what he changed for your fork.

If any of them you select to re-fork are Jetpack-based I will also extend special dispensation to allow that extension to be submitted on the Add-ons Site (manual submission and assignment) because despite our decision going forward on that point, I do not feel it is right to punish someone else who merely wants to help clean up after riiis.
Thank you for for trying to help. I don't know the first thing about coding current languages (now if someone needs help with Fortran we can talk). I set up Pale Moon on a new Linux system and my favorite extension Self-Destructing Cookies for Pale Moon is now one of the inactive extensions. If someone could re-fork it, I'd be extremely grateful

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Re: Non-critical but nice-to-have Fx extensions

Post by Falna » 2021-05-11, 10:40

cheapchem wrote:
2021-05-11, 05:18
Self-Destructing Cookies for Pale Moon is now one of the inactive extensions.
Try Crush Those Cookies

Forked extensions :
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Re: Non-critical but nice-to-have Fx extensions

Post by Squirrel42 » 2021-05-15, 13:56

I just browsed my add-on-backups to see which add-ons I had already replaced and found those:

caa:addon/bug489729-disable-detach-and-t
Version 2.1 can be replaced by fork bug489729fix-v1.8.xpi (not at caa), and that can be replaced by going to
about:config and setting "browser.tabs.allowTabDetach" to "false".


caa:addon/cnri-handle-extension-for-fire can be replaces by QuietURL (see below).

caa:addon/doi-protocol
Version 1.0.1-signed.1-signed can be replaced by version 1.0.2 (not at caa) and that can be replaces by QuietURL (see below).

PKG-Protocol-v1.4.xpi (not at caa) can be replaces by QuietURL (see below).

caa:addon/urn-support can be replaces by QuietURL (see below).

WC-Protocol-v1.2.xpi (not at caa) can be replaces by QuietURL (see below).

caa:addon/quieturl
Version QuietUrl 1.6.1.0.1-signed.1-signed can be replaced by QuietUrl-v1.6.1.0.2.xpi (not at caa).

Instead of cnri-handle, DOI, PKG, urn-support, WC and QuietUrl just QuietUrl is sufficient with the
Rule Replacement
^doi: https://dx.doi.org/
^HDL: https://hdl.handle.net/
^pkg: https://www.ctan.org/pkg/
^wc: http: //www.webcitation.org/

and the urns from urn-support.
QuietUrl still does not target Pale Moon (but better one add-on than six).
https://addons.palemoon.org/addon/url-rewriter/ does not handle the urns, because they are not urls.


caa:addon/flip-image and caa:addon/flip-or-rotate-image can be replaced by https://realityripple.com/Software/Mozi ... s/BIZARRE/

caa:addon/https-everywhere can be replaced by https://addons.palemoon.org/addon/https-always/
(Probably the same for
caa:addon/smart-https
caa:addon/httptohttps
caa:addon/https-by-default
caa:addon/add-https
caa:addon/https-switch1
forcehttps (not in caa)
caa:addon/https-instead
caa:addon/284030
...)


New Tab toolbar button (not in caa), caa:addon/new-tab-button-on-tab-bar-7731 and caa:addon/new-tab-button-on-tab-bar can be replaced by:
Right-click the navigation toolbar, open the Customize window and you will see the "+" button at the right hand end of the tab bar.
Drag it to your toolbar and it will turn into the New Tab button.

caa:addon/offline-restart-buttons
Replaced by: https://addons.palemoon.org/addon/restartbrowsernow/
and Work Offline from https://codefisher.org/toolbar_button/t ... ton_maker/

UIR Header, https://realityripple.com/Software/Mozi ... IR-Header/ can be deleted:
"NOTICE: The version of Pale Moon you are running does not require UIR Header – The feature is now built in to the browser! Just check the "Enable Upgrade Insecure Requests" checkbox in the Opportunistic Encryption section of Pale Moon's Security preferences.
Tools > Preferences > Security > Enable Upgrade Insecure Requests: check.


https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-GB/th ... /url-link/
(Once upon a time there was a version compatible with Firefox, not in caa.)
Can be replaced by https://addons.palemoon.org/addon/aub/ and using
Name: Just Open
URL:
Notes: Just leave the URL blank for this.


caa:addon/redirector (and probably several other add-ons from caa:list?q=redirector) can be replaced by https://addons.palemoon.org/addon/url-rewriter/

caa:addon/prefbar -> https://codefisher.org/toolbar_button/t ... ton_maker/

caa:addon/flagfox -> https://realityripple.com/Software/Mozi ... s/GeoFlag/

caa:addon/downthemall -> https://addons.palemoon.org/addon/getemall/

caa:addon/image-zoom and caa:addon/image-zoom-ugly-attempt (maybe also caa:addon/odnoklassniki-image-zoom) -> https://realityripple.com/Software/Mozi ... s/BIZARRE/

caa:addon/right-click-link -> https://addons.palemoon.org/addon/aub/ and Just Open (Just leave the URL blank for this)

XULernia (not in caa) -> caa:addon/y-u-no-validate -> fork? (Maybe in combination with a possibility of changing the setting of browser.xul.error_pages.expert_bad_cert with some warnings?)

Hope that helped somebody looking for some replacement of an add-on.

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Re: Non-critical but nice-to-have Fx extensions

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2021-05-15, 17:25

I really wish THIS thread had not been started. You guys may as well list all 19 thousand Firefox extensions at this rate. Because picking and choosing what is important and relevant here is a job that is basically as impossible as trying to keep unmaintained Firefox extensions working forever.

If you think just coming here to this thread and listing all your extensions is going to do anything without them having some sort of weight attached such as what the Open Casting Call thread asked.. Then you have some serious disappointment coming because if there is no way of creating priority it is just a pointless list.

And that is why when I process this thread, I am very likely to ignore the majority of it as it is going to require a judgement call to decide what gets weight for the Firefox Extension Request and Fork List.

You see my plan was to get a good list of critical and important extensions that would be reasonable to present and for the community to work on in attainable bits. A list that would be expanded in waves over time as those items get forks or reasonable replacements.

This thread, however, implies an unattainable and overwhelming non-goal of doing them all simply because they are in a post putting the judgement and crushing responsibility even more on us and subsequently creating a situation that will never be resolved. Of course, resulting in us as the bad guys who took your shit and provided no alternitive. A self fullfilling argument against us all and what we are collectively trying to accomplish.

Only a sane and structured plan can be executed so that the majority of users can get what they need in a sustainable way within any sort of reasonable timeframe and only then if more people step up and do them. As many current people are reaching their capacity of how many they can take on.
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Re: Non-critical but nice-to-have Fx extensions

Post by Moonchild » 2021-05-15, 19:10

And with that, I call it enough.
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