Flagfox 6.0 Beta

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DaveG
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Re: Flagfox 6.0 Beta 3

Post by DaveG » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:03 pm

212eta wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:08 pm
So, what happened [?]
What happened is that many ccTLDs were resold at-will, and they've effectively lost all meaning.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.nu
Apparently, in addition to sounding like "new" in English, it sounds like a Norwegian word for "now", so both locales used it to make neat domain names... none of which have to do with the small island in the south Pacific named Niue. ;)

I've had a blacklist in Flagfox for ccTLDs that get resold without regard to any nationality for quite a while, and ".nu" is one of the more recent additions. That said, it looks like I previously just used that blacklist for whether to show the notification (which is disabled in the current beta because the WebExtension notification system sucks), not for whether or not to show it in the tooltip at all. If I remember correctly, I don't think I intended for that to change, so it looks like I'll need to fix this. (also, I took the time to add in a giant list of internationalized TLDs that are nation-specific, so I should probably actually be using that new list) Thanks for reporting this. I'll fix it for a future version.
212eta wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:08 pm
Is there a need for Domain Name to be listed (as it can already be seen in the address bar)?
I want the info to all be shown together, in the proper context. It's always been in there and I don't intend to remove it. Also, if you navigate to an internationalized domain name, the address bar will show the address in whatever native text is needed for the language, and the Flagfox tooltip will show the official ASCII version of the domain name in punycode, so they're not always shown the same. (though, it looks like that only works in Firefox 57+) I need to find some more examples, but you can test that on this site for the ".рф" registrar (which apparently our current forum software can't tell is a URL): [url]http://кто.рф/eng/[/url]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punycode

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Re: Flagfox 6.0 Beta

Post by cigga » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:24 pm

Hello Dave,

Is there a possibility of a chromium based version now that you've gone down the webext road?

I alternate between Firefox and Vivaldi and I miss this addon on the latter. The chromium alternatives for Flagfox are baaad.

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Re: Flagfox 6.0 Beta

Post by DaveG » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:54 am

cigga wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:24 pm
Is there a possibility of a chromium based version now that you've gone down the webext road?
I already updated the FAQ, because this was clearly going to get asked. ;)
https://flagfox.wordpress.com/faq/#googlechrome

Answer: Yes, maybe, but certainly not until after 6.0 is released and things have settled. I'll probably have Firefox for Android support higher on the todo list.

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Re: Flagfox 6.0 Beta 3

Post by rleeden » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:23 am

DaveG wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:03 pm
I want the info to all be shown together, in the proper context. It's always been in there and I don't intend to remove it. Also, if you navigate to an internationalized domain name, the address bar will show the address in whatever native text is needed for the language, and the Flagfox tooltip will show the official ASCII version of the domain name in punycode, so they're not always shown the same. (though, it looks like that only works in Firefox 57+) I need to find some more examples, but you can test that on this site for the ".рф" registrar (which apparently our current forum software can't tell is a URL): [url]http://кто.рф/eng/[/url]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punycode
An interesting example of where this could be useful in regards to punycode, is this proof of concept site

https://www.аррӏе.com/

(Again the forum software is unable to turn this into a proper URL, but cut & paste it. The URL is not what you think .... but it is safe!).

Read the accompying blog post provided on that link if interested in punycode URLs and the dangers they could present.

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6.0 Beta 3

Post by 212eta » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:22 pm

DaveG wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:03 pm
Thanks for reporting this. I'll fix it for a future version.
I look forward to seeing the Domain Nationality in Flagfox 6.0 ... :wink:

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Re: Flagfox 6.0 Beta

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Re: Flagfox 6.0 Beta

Post by DaveG » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:39 am

And... drumroll...
Flagfox 6.0.0 has been released! :)
https://flagfox.wordpress.com/2017/12/3 ... 7-support/

And it was live, and available for updates, almost instantly. :shock: It wasn't a fast human this time; the approval notification said "Reviewer: Mozilla", so apparently they're auto-approving at least some population of addons' updates, now. One of their side-goals for the WebExtension rollout was to make it easier to do automatic addon validaton with fewer humans having to stare at code. Interesting tidbit: running the AMO addon validator on this release spits out 9 messages complaining about "Violation of Mozilla conditions of use. Warning: Words found that violate the Mozilla conditions of use." in 9 out of the 37 supported language's country name translation lists (same files that had no complaints before). Taboo word filters are always going to fail in the real world, especially because languages exist other than English. (no, I don't know what words it thought it was whining about, and I don't care; the messages were only "notice"-level, not even officially warnings, so they know they're not 100% reliable)

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Re: Flagfox 6.0 Beta

Post by secsecsec » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:46 am

Awesome! So glad to see Flagfox back - well done, and thanks for all your hard work on this.

One small question - is it possible to line up the the columns in the tooltip like it was in version 5? I find it slightly harder to see all the information with a quick glance. A minor issue though, still great to see one of my favorite extensions back.

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Re: Flagfox 6.0 Beta

Post by DaveG » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:20 pm

secsecsec wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:46 am
Awesome! So glad to see Flagfox back - well done, and thanks for all your hard work on this.
Thanks. :)
secsecsec wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:46 am
One small question - is it possible to line up the the columns in the tooltip like it was in version 5? I find it slightly harder to see all the information with a quick glance. A minor issue though, still great to see one of my favorite extensions back.
Grumble grumble grumble... I spent an hour or so fiddling with tabs and trying to write an algorithm to manually pad with spaces and tabs and I even tried various additional Unicode spaces with various widths and combinations and.... no. It's not a monospace font, so characters vary in width, and different localizations vary in length, for that matter. The locations the tabs jump to are dependent on width, not characters, and there's not really a way to get/calculate that. Long story short: it's a mess, the WebExt API for tooltips is primitive and only accepts a string, so no, this is the best it's going to be unless I successfully convince Mozilla to make this API not crap. Sorry, I tried to hack around it, but there's just nothing practical I can do on my end. :(

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Re: Flagfox 6.0 Beta

Post by walle » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:51 am

Is there a way to sync action settings between devices/browsers? Or can I somehow export/import the settings my self? Before this version I could in about:config search for “extensions.flagfox.useractions” and copy/paste the settings.

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