Adblock Filterset.G Updater not available/compatible for Firefox 3.5




10 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: chofmann, Unassigned)



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10 years ago
currently compatible with 3.0.*

It would be great to get this updated to latest 3.1 versions

Comment 1

10 years ago
Would only be useful if the original Adblock (not plus) was also updated and bumped. Adblock Plus is now actively discouraging usage of Filterset.G instead of just recommending against it. (v1.0 even warns the user and offers to uninstall it when setting up initial subscriptions)

Comment 2

10 years ago
The original Adblock will not get bumped. It's been abandoned for a LONG time. Even the "recent" security update was just a post of a nightly build that had been avaliable on the Adblock forums for a long time.

I really don't blame Adblock Plus for its behavior regarding Filterset.G. Filterset.G was an excellent filterset in its time, but there are better things out there now. It hasn't been updated in 9 months, for crying out loud... with stats like that, why do you even need an updater?

I personally now use EasyList + EasyElement, and I recommend that you do too. Let's face it, Graham Pierce got a life. He doesn't have the kind of time to put in that he used to, and that's perfectly fine... the world moves on, and the legacy of Filterset.G and the Updater is that automatically updated filter subscriptions are now a commonplace thing.

You used to have to look up a link on some forums and download a text file and import it, manually, every time you wanted to update. I sat down one day and thought, "I can fix this," so I did. That's the reason I wrote the extension, and the reason that I'm perfectly happy about the current state of events: the functionality I wanted now exists.

I will definitely continue support for the extension (I don't typically use FF betas, that's why I don't notice it needs updates sometimes), but I advise you all to use Adblock Plus with one of its subscriptions.

Comment 3

10 years ago
Agreed, and thanks for your response.

Seeing as you'll be largely unneeded in 3.1 without Adblock 0.5 support, I suggest just not supporting 3.1 on your end either and marking this as a WONTFIX. Supporting 3.1 in that instance might make some users think you're recommending it for use with Adblock Plus, as you're clearly not anymore. Just add a note to the AMO page stating you'll continue to support the extension as needed for 3.0.x along with your above recommendation.

Comment 4

10 years ago
thanks for the info guys.  I agree it would be great to update the description on AMO to help make it clear to users where the addon is supported, and why it is not in other cases.

Comment 5

10 years ago
Reid, nice to see you here, I was convinced that Filterset.G Updater is just as abandoned as Adblock and Filterset.G itself. Yes, the warning in Adblock Plus 1.0 about Filterset.G Updater being installed is because of the lack of updates - that convinced me that the updater really is of no use to anybody. So it would be great to see the description updated.

Comment 6

10 years ago
should we use this bug to track the updating of the discription?
Summary: Adblock Filterset.G Updater not available/compatible for Firefox 3.1 → Adblock Filterset.G Updater not available/compatible for Firefox 3.5

Comment 7

10 years ago
Whoops! I never saw the recommendation to update the description. (Which is a good idea.)

OK, I've updated the description with the following paragraph:
The author of Filterset.G no longer maintains it, and the website it is hosted on is no longer active. Please use Adblock Plus with one of its recommended subscriptions (available at instead.

That's a completely off-the cuff composition, so if anyone thinks it should be changed in any way, I probably wouldn't be opposed.

If someone could resolve this as WONTFIX, I'd be grateful.

Comment 8

10 years ago
Thanks Reid.  Marking won't fix.
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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