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uBlock Origin Updater

Posted: 2017-09-13, 18:35
by JustOff
Since uBlock Origin can no longer be automatically updated from AMO (because only WebExtension versions are served there now), I created a helper extension that provides updates directly from GitHub. It intercepts Add-ons Manager requests and returns the latest release version compatible with Pale Moon.

Here it is: uBlock Origin Updater. Questions, suggestions and bug reports are welcomed.

Re: uBlock Origin Updater

Posted: 2017-09-13, 19:35
by billmcct
Worked great. I was a version behind and was updated to uBlock Origin 1.14.10.
Thanks for this and Moon Tester Tool.

Re: uBlock Origin Updater

Posted: 2017-09-13, 21:00
by Thehandyman1957
You Rock JustOff, Thank you. :mrgreen:

Re: uBlock Origin Updater

Posted: 2017-09-13, 22:38
by Moonraker
Excellent.
Thank you. :thumbup:

Re: uBlock Origin Updater

Posted: 2017-09-13, 23:06
by Isengrim
Thank you for all your hard work! :clap:

Re: uBlock Origin Updater

Posted: 2017-09-14, 02:35
by Nigaikaze
This is awesome! Thanks for this, JustOff!

Re: uBlock Origin Updater

Posted: 2017-09-14, 12:01
by slp_se
Works a treat, thanks!

Re: uBlock Origin Updater

Posted: 2017-09-14, 12:44
by Marcus
Thanks :thumbup:

Re: uBlock Origin Updater

Posted: 2017-09-14, 19:25
by dark_moon
Nice! :thumbup:

Re: uBlock Origin Updater

Posted: 2017-09-14, 20:12
by paulri
Installed and in use.

Thanks for making this.

Re: uBlock Origin Updater

Posted: 2017-09-15, 11:28
by Vitasta
A big thank from me too.

Re: uBlock Origin Updater

Posted: 2017-09-15, 13:27
by back2themoon
Thanks a lot! I just hope we won't get to a point where most extensions will need their own separate updater-extension - though this is a special case. :)

Re: uBlock Origin Updater

Posted: 2017-09-15, 13:32
by paulri
Since you did ask for questions, I do have one.

I realize the nuts and bolts of how it works (you explained it above).

But when does it work?

Do I have to open up uBlock origin in the addons manager, and then go to the gear icon above, and manually ask it to update?

Does PM every so often, send update requests whenever PM is started, and these requests will be sent to Github instead of AMO----or how/when?

Re: uBlock Origin Updater

Posted: 2017-09-15, 13:49
by Freezing Moon
I guess it doesn't work with beta and RC versions of uBlock Origin ?

Re: uBlock Origin Updater

Posted: 2017-09-15, 14:09
by JustOff
uBlock Origin Updater has been updated to 1.1.0:
  • Option to update to beta/RC versions
  • Support SeaMonkey & Firefox (unsigned, for ESR etc)
  • Serve own updates using GitHub (for SeaMonkey & Firefox)
paulri wrote:Do I have to open up uBlock origin in the addons manager, and then go to the gear icon above, and manually ask it to update?
Does PM every so often, send update requests whenever PM is started, and these requests will be sent to Github instead of AMO----or how/when?
uBlock Origin Updater does its job for both manual and background updates.
Freezing Moon wrote:I guess it doesn't work with beta and RC versions of uBlock Origin ?
See release notes above.

Re: uBlock Origin Updater

Posted: 2017-09-15, 14:17
by f-117
It would be great if Thunderbird could be included as well.

Also, what version of Firefox? Is it only for ESR?

Scott

Re: uBlock Origin Updater

Posted: 2017-09-15, 14:26
by Latitude
f-117 wrote:
Also, what version of Firefox? Is it only for ESR?

Scott

Only for ESR, because it could accept XUL extensions.

I think it's not for 57+ because it rejects XUL extensions.

Re: uBlock Origin Updater

Posted: 2017-09-15, 15:31
by JustOff
f-117 wrote:It would be great if Thunderbird could be included as well.
Thunderbird support has been added in 1.1.1 (released only on GitHub).
Also, what version of Firefox? Is it only for ESR?
For any version of Firefox 45+ that is compatible with uBlock Origin and allows you to install unsigned add-ons.

Re: uBlock Origin Updater

Posted: 2017-09-16, 01:37
by mrmivo
Thank you! Much appreciated. :)

Re: uBlock Origin Updater

Posted: 2017-09-16, 03:30
by TechnoLurker
Thank you very much for this add-on!