More collaboration for EasyList · 2009-12-01 15:06 by Wladimir Palant
EasyList has grown very big over the time, not only in terms of file size or user count but also in terms of effort required to keep it updated. Quoting Ares2, “the number of new topics per week has increased enormously in the last couple of months” which makes keeping up a problem. The result of the discussion: there is a public EasyList repository now. In addition to Ares2 we have Michael and Erunno with permission to push changes to the repository — they should start doing so soon. I hope that more people get involved, especially non-Europeans (somebody needs to justify “USA” that Adblock Plus still mentions in connection with EasyList ;-) ).
I took this opportunity to implement some additional changes: EasyList downloads now have their own server name (easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org) which allows HTTPS connections only. The separate server name is necessary to get more servers as mirrors for EasyList downloads eventually, my own server is getting too close to its limits handling all of it by itself. I noticed that yesterday in particular when I redirected EasyList downloads to the new location and the server got immediately overloaded. Yes, doubling the number of requests isn’t something I can do these days, especially not on Cyber Monday.
The other change: the combined downloads (like RoList+EasyList) are now part of the EasyList repository. Ares2 can create new combinations himself now, so if you need one — you know who to ask.
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