Missing an uMatrix or similar plugin for PM28.x

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Missing an uMatrix or similar plugin for PM28.x

Unread postby jb_wisemo » Thu, 18 Oct 2018, 15:53

:!: Currently there is no uMatrix-like user-controlled filtering extension listed for PM 28.x on the Addons site.

In todays Internet, that is pretty much a must-have for security and privacy (sure, AdBlockers like uBlock provide a rough approximation, but not as easily fine tuned as uMatrix etc.).

:-( uMatrix for XUL browsers is abandoned upstream with last official build being 1.1.4 but some people saying they can manually compile 1.2.0 for use with PM.

:idea: So it would be real nice if someone could point to another such plugin for PM 28.x or provide a semi-forked uMatrix for PM/XUL.

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Re: Missing an uMatrix or similar plugin for PM28.x

Unread postby doofy » Thu, 18 Oct 2018, 16:01

What is your objection to 1.1.4?

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Re: Missing an uMatrix or similar plugin for PM28.x

Unread postby jb_wisemo » Thu, 18 Oct 2018, 16:37

doofy wrote:What is your objection to 1.1.4?


Only that it seems no one is maintaining it and making sure it deals with whatever changes in the browser (such as the precise way each browser version handles filtering of requests, cached elements, different uses of such elements for operations such as printing etc. etc.). Firefox seemed to have some silly bugs in those areas and plugins like uMatrix contain workarounds that may not be right for PM 28, PM 29 etc.

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Re: Missing an uMatrix or similar plugin for PM28.x

Unread postby doofy » Thu, 18 Oct 2018, 18:37

I come at it from a simpler POV - 1.1.4 works, so I use it.

The logic of your position restricts you to most of the addons on APO. And, of course, rules out uB0.

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Re: Missing an uMatrix or similar plugin for PM28.x

Unread postby vannilla » Fri, 19 Oct 2018, 12:17

jb_wisemo wrote:Firefox seemed to have some silly bugs in those areas and plugins like uMatrix contain workarounds that may not be right for PM 28, PM 29 etc.

Some of the workaround in uMatrix 1.2.0 do not apply to PM 28 anymore, because those things were fixed, the rest is either for Fennec (Firefox for Android) or for Seamonkey.
There are also a number of polyfills that are not required anymore (but that doesn't really matter since it will use the built-in version if available).
Sure, PM 29 might change some stuff, but as of 28 uMatrix works correctly.
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Re: Missing an uMatrix or similar plugin for PM28.x

Unread postby Raava » Sat, 02 Feb 2019, 07:16

vannilla wrote:Some of the workaround in uMatrix 1.2.0 do not apply to PM 28 anymore

Should one then not use a newer version that 1.2.0?

I am with doofy on this one, my 1.1.4 uMatrix works as it should, so I keep it and haven't updated it in ages.
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Re: Missing an uMatrix or similar plugin for PM28.x

Unread postby Moonraker » Sat, 02 Feb 2019, 08:57

More often than not update junkies introduce more issues when updating..if it fits the purpose and works then why constantly change it.
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Re: Missing an uMatrix or similar plugin for PM28.x

Unread postby vannilla » Sat, 02 Feb 2019, 11:18

1.2.0 is the last version that works as intended.
Newer versions either are incompatible (e.g. WebExtension) or have some problems whose origin is unclear (and thus hard to fix.)
Anyway, if 1.2.0 is the thing for you or not, just go read the changelog and make a decision based on that.

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Re: Missing an uMatrix or similar plugin for PM28.x

Unread postby NotWorthKnowing » Sat, 02 Feb 2019, 14:58

Still using 1.0.0; works fine.
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Re: Missing an uMatrix or similar plugin for PM28.x

Unread postby jb_wisemo » Sun, 03 Feb 2019, 12:22

You all seem to miss the point. It doesn't have to be uMatrix, just something that gets updated when necessary. There are others that are even less worthy of mention here.

As of right now, there is still no such add-on on APO, and we're all basically left with whatever we can find as loose downloads or have backed up locally.

The fact that no such plugin has been successfully added to APO and all but one has abandoned PM support upstream is hurting the long term viability of PM itself.

:arrow: Thus I am hoping someone from the PM team will reach out to relevant members of the add-on community to get this resolved.

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Re: Missing an uMatrix or similar plugin for PM28.x

Unread postby back2themoon » Sun, 03 Feb 2019, 12:32

Are there any significant advantages with running uMatrix instead of uBO in Advanced mode? I seem to remember the distance between them had been significantly reduced. uMatrix has an option for HTTP referers for example, but that is easily taken care natively by Pale Moon's about:config or another extension.
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