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From: Loic J. Duros <lduros <at> gnu.org>
Subject: GNU LibreJS 5.2 released
Newsgroups: gmane.org.fsf.announce
Date: Friday 6th September 2013 01:04:04 UTC (over 3 years ago)
Version 5.2 of GNU LibreJS has been released.

GNU LibreJS aims to address the JavaScript problem described in The
JavaScript Trap. LibreJS is a free add-on for GNU IceCat and other
Mozilla-based browsers. It blocks nonfree nontrivial JavaScript while
allowing JavaScript that is free and/or trivial.

You can download and install this new version from
http://www.gnu.org/software/librejs/?v=5.2

If you own or maintain a website, please take the time to free your
JavaScript: http://www.gnu.org/software/librejs/free-your-javascript.html

[IMPROVEMENTS]
- LibreJS now detects and allows magnet links in JS Web Labels pages and
  in inline and external scripts comments instead of canonical URLs
  (canonical URLs are still allowed but deprecated.)

- On-page scripts are now allowed/blocked individually if they can be
  run independently. 

- You can now tag a single inline or external script as free using a new
  format:
  // @license [magnet-link] [name-of-license]
     ...
  // @license-end
  You can find more information in this page:
  http://www.gnu.org/software/librejs/free-your-javascript.html

- In previous versions, LibreJS matched scripts labeled in a JS Web
  Labels page according to their absolute URLs. This leads to issues when
  a label lists a link as http:// and someone visits a page over
  SSL, or when subdomains point to the same file but use a different
  url. To fix this, LibreJS now generates a hash of the files labeled as
  free and detects them according to their content rather than by path.

- In the display panel (when clicking the addon widget in the add-on
  bar) you will now see detailed information on the reasons why LibreJS
  blocked or allowed a script.

- You can open the display panel report in its own tab, allowing you to
  easily copy and paste the results and send them over email.



Please report bugs at [email protected] and remember to complain to
websites you visit that have nonfree JavaScript.

Loic Duros
[email protected]
GNU IceCat and LibreJS maintainer

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