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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