When Pants approached me in 2015 about publishing his Firefox user.js configuration file on Ghacks, I never imagined how far the project would come.
Now, 20 months later, the project has made a huge step by moving to GitHub. Among the many improvements are openness, better manageability, change tracking, faster releases, support for user contributions, and a lot more.
Pants was kind enough to keep the Ghacks name for the project, and I will publish information on new releases whenever they are made available here on Ghacks. This means that I will post a new article shortly after stable Firefox releases that highlight the changes of that particular release, and provide you with links to the latest versions of the user.js file on the Github project page.
You can use this link as an entry point on Github to explore the project there.
Without further Ado, here is Pants announcement:
After v11 (FF51), I decided to put the ghacks user.js on GitHub. This brings a lot of benefits that I don’t need to list here. It’s been a busy 6 weeks, and now that all the noise (number of posts and discussions and issues) have died down, I can tell you about it… here’s what we’ve done… so far:
PS: I’m crap at writing, so I’m doing this bullet style
PPS: I just want to say thanks to the guys (and gals) who have been contributing at GitHub, but a MASSIVE thanks to Earthlng, who is the only MEMBER (and I am the owner) of the ghacksuserjs GitHub organization, and as such he has full control over the repository. His contributions have really helped bring the ghacks user.js to another level in so many ways, and the work put in with generating diffs, research, and the changelog are fantastic.
That’s about all. Everyone is welcome to come visit and contribute.
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