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November 15, 2008

Chromium Iron

Filed under: chromium fork,Iron Fork,Tempered Iron Fork,Word Coined by Himself — Sagacious Himself @ 3:12 pm
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edit: Stable Chrome.  Google “only” inflicts the RLZ via google searches using the default google search.  Instead edit chrome profile files or add your own Google search and set it to default.

Iron was the FIRST chromium build with adblocking.  Use SRware builds of chromium if you like, but expect LONG delays between versions.  The only solid advantage now is better 64bit linux support.

http://chromium.hybridsource.org/the-iron-scam
> Summary: I downloaded the recently released source code for the
> “privacy-oriented” Iron 4 browser and compared it to the open source
> Chromium browser from which it was derived. I found that all Iron
> does is hard-code three privacy options, that were already
> user-configurable, and add one or two minor features unrelated to
> privacy, like increasing the number of thumbnails on the New Tab
> page.

http://neugierig.org/software/chromium/notes/2009/12/iron.html
> <mgreenblatt> Iron.. why not propose a patch
> <Iron> because a fork will bring a lot of publicity to my
> person and my homepage
> <Iron> that means: a lot of money too

 

Making money via third party interweb ads IS a moral crime.

 

Iron Fork: Eat the web safely


Chromium now with GreaseMonkey.. Chromium Iron soon to sport both adblocking and GreaseMonkey!

http://srware.net/en/software_srware_iron_news.php

http://srware.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=130

Its almost pass acid test 3: http://acid3.acidtests.org

Expect something more soon from –enable-greasemonkey

Until then try GreaseMetal: http://greasemetal.31tools.com/

Greasemetal modifies the behaviour of Google Chrome using an inter-process communication channel called AutomationProxy, which is used for automatically testing the functions of the web browser.

With Chrome and the google suite:  All Your Base Are Belong to Google


October 12, 2008

hazaa Chromium Iron Fork new first: now with adblock built-in

Adblocking is essential to privacy.  SRware‘s fork of Chromium, is the only way to use the google (evil ad serving empire) open source web browser.  A few bytes closer to ideal:


11.10.2008: Adblocker integrated in Iron


The wish of many users comes true: We integrated an
Adblocker in Iron!

With a filterlist so nearly all online-advertising can be
blocked. A working list can bedownloaded

here
and just has to be copied to the Iron folder (e.g:
C:\Program Files\Iron Fork\). Note: You must first get the
latest version of Iron you can find under “Downloads”.


So Iron is the first Chromium based webbrowser worldwide
which has an adblocker included.

It does not fully support the AdBlockPlus format; it is a loose implementation borrowing from http://fanboy.co.nz/adblock

Hopefully SRware Iron Fork will soon tie into the context menu to take advantage of the built in inspector, whitelisting, and element hiding

If one plans to use Steve Pellegrin’s set of scripts to strip down rick752‘s AdBlockPlus list, The EasyList, originally intended for BFilter, with SRware’s Iron Chromium Fork some adjustments might be needed

Otherwise manually ditch the whitelist, convert ! to # for comments, and dump $ and following per line.

Portable Iron Forkeat the web safely

update.1:  Fanboy now authors an ablock list for Chromium likely in response to this well read SRware forum post (Iron adblock.ini documentation request not yet answered) — this thread has the highest number of views in the English forum.

Similarly minded posts request element hiding capability for Iron’s adblock engine, GUI features (right click / context menu) to control adblocking in Chromium starting with the Iron fork — similarly remarked as possible in a variety of (free) addons for Internet Explorer.  Interestingly only AdBlockPro for IE, seemingly approaching abandonware for lack of updates, offers context menu for blocking (plugin) objects like flash; the firefox implementation in AdBlock Plus relies on irksome object tabs.  Ie7pro could likely offering context menu blocking for flash as it has been suggested in their forums and received well by IEpro developers.  The BEST example of adblocking for IE8 is unfortunately questionableware “simple adblock“: all of the power of AdBlock Plus with fewer ethical restraints.

[adblock list for Chrome, adblock list for Iron]

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