[Pkg-mozext-maintainers] Bug#976697: webext-umatrix: no longer developed upstream, remove or switch to LibreMatrix or?

Antoine Beaupré anarcat at debian.org
Mon Dec 7 15:18:24 GMT 2020

On 2020-12-07 11:40:17, Paul Wise wrote:
> uMatrix is no longer developed upstream:
>    https://github.com/gorhill/uMatrix
>    This repository has been archived by the owner. It is now read-only.
> This was discussed on Hacker News at the time:
>    https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24532973
> The upstream author has stated they no longer have time for it:
>    https://github.com/uBlockOrigin/uMatrix-issues/issues/291#issuecomment-694988696
>    I've archived uMatrix's repo, I can't and won't be spending any more
>    time on this project, and neither on all such issues.
> I think that uMatrix now isn't suitable to ship in bullseye.

Agreed. I should also mention that I am a heavy user of uMatrix and I
haven't been able to use the Debian package because of critical bugs
that make it unusable:



> These are the options for solving this issue:
> uMatrix could be removed in favour of uBlock Origin's advanced mode.
> uMatrix could be removed and LibreMatrix packaged, I think this is a
> community fork so it should be a drop-in replacement.
>    https://www.librematrix.com/
>    https://github.com/LibreMatrix/LibreMatrix

I'm not sure that's a "drop-in replacement". Librematrix is described as
"Forked and refactored from HTTP Switchboard", which itself is the
*predecessor* to uMatrix *and* uBlock. So it's not exactly the same
thing, although the name sure looks similar.

I'd also like to know better why the project was forked before

I will probably start to test uBlock's advanced mode instead...


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