Updated roadmap (Adblock Plus 1.3.5) · 2011-02-04 17:07 by Wladimir Palant
I’ve just put Adblock Plus 1.3.5 on the roadmap. I mentioned this release a bunch of times but wasn’t sure whether we are actually going to release it or whether we will go to Adblock Plus 1.4 immediately. Now we have some nice improvements in the development builds (DNT header support, faster filter matching and startup, less memory used for element hiding) and releasing these improvements before Adblock Plus 1.4 definitely seems worth it. This is what Adblock Plus 1.3.5 will be about, a bunch of improvements under the hood that will hopefully make live better for some people. Adblock Plus 1.4 on the other hand is planned as a major user interface redesign.
One thing is important enough to be repeated: faster filter matching algorithm will come in Adblock Plus 1.3.5, not Adblock Plus 1.4 as originally announced. The point of delaying this change was to give subscription authors time to update their filters. It seems that by now all major subscriptions are done, their filters are fast with both the old and the new algorithm. This means that this feature can be released earlier.
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