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-------- Message transféré -------- Sujet : xul-ext-adblock-plus Date : Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:10:40 +0200 De : Sebastian Noack <sebast...@adblockplus.org> Pour : firstname.lastname@example.org, taf...@debian.org Copie à : Wladimir Palant <t...@adblockplus.org> Hi everyone, we are quite happy to see Adblock Plus being included in Debian, and like to thank you (and in particular David Prévot) for your work to make that possible. However, we'd like to discuss the patches you redistribute our code with. First of all, you bypass our dependency system , getting the latest version of the dependencies by other means , in order to avoid network activity during build, I suppose. While I understand this motivation, I'd like to point out that the latest version of a dependency is not always compatible. Even if the build isn't failing, you might introduce harder to find bugs, unless you make sure to use the correct revisions as indicated in the dependencies file . But there might be a much simpler solution; we provide source archives with all dependencies in the right version included , specifically for package maintainers. ;) It seems people weren't too happy, our first run page being the first thing they see when they start Firefox for the first time, back then when xul-ext-adblock-plus was a dependency of the Gnome meta package . As a result, you moved all tabs opened by Adblock Plus into the background. Note that this not only effects the first run page, but also documentation pages opened through the user interface. Furthermore, while we see why it might be problematic to push the first run page into the foreground, if Adblock Plus is installed by default, this seems to no longer to be the case. And we are concerned that nobody will notice the first run page due to this (apparent obsolete) change, not to mention documentation pages opened that way. Finally, you seem to disagree with our initiative for Acceptabe Ads , and decided to disable this feature by default. We, however, believe that a middle ground discouraging intrusive ads by blocking them, while still allowing websites to monetize, is fundamental for a free and sustainable web, and eventually better for everybody. I cannot, and don't want to, judge whether this is in line with Debian's philosophy. But we feel quite uncomfortable having you redistribute a product under our brand, that does not have this feature enabled by default. I hope this topic is less controversial now, where Adblock Plus is no longer automatically installed for Gnome users. But otherwise, we might also agree to a compromise in which the user has to make an explicit decision (e.g. through apt/dpkg during installation or on the first run page), as long as no user action doesn't result into blocking all ads. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help resolving these issues. And thanks again for your great work on Debian. : https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-mozext/adblock-plus.git/tree/debian/patches/0004-Drop-dependency-check.patch?id=96ce19438a94e94afbc9b75b2036175decaf3f0a : https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-mozext/adblock-plus.git/tree/debian/rules?id=96ce19438a94e94afbc9b75b2036175decaf3f0a#n15 : https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-mozext/adblock-plus.git/tree/dependencies?id=96ce19438a94e94afbc9b75b2036175decaf3f0a : https://downloads.adblockplus.org/adblockplus-2.8.2-source.tgz : https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=693160 : https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=653112 -- Sebastian Noack Technical Project Manager eyeo GmbH Lichtstraße 25 50825 Cologne, Germany VAT-ID: DE279292414 District Court Cologne: HRB 735085 Managing Directors: Till Faida, Felix Dahlke, Steffen Kiedel !DSPAM:58fa6c02153641201013577!
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