I was wondering about the odds of ever seeing an official release of EasyList for Privoxy.
Various scripts and tools exist for end users to convert AdBlock Plus filter lists to privoxy config files. However, most of these have not been updated in a long time, are difficult to compile or simply do not work.
Since Privoxy is probably the best known approach to removing ads network wide on the server side (which is great for all mobile devices which have problems with running AdBlock Plus), offical Privoxy support and the provision of Privoxy config files by the EasyList maintainers would be much appreciated.
I can only assume that it would be much easier for the EasyList maintainers to provide Privoxy config files than it is for the multidude of Privoxy users to convert EasyList AdBlock filter lists individually on a variey of systems. Since Privoxy config files are simple text files, official EasyList filters for Privoxy could be used across system boundaries with no issues. The EasyList maintainers would have the advantage of being able to chose the most suitable system for an AdBlock Plus to Privoxy file conversion and could provide an outcome that perfectly suits all systems running Privoxy. This would be a great service to all fans of the EasyList filter lists who long for using them with Privoxy.
I do not know, however, how closely the EasyList (and other AdBlock filter list) maintainers are affiliated with AdBlock Plus and whether there is a commercial interest in exclusively supporting AdBlock Plus. It would be interesting to know, if this is the case, or whether there are other things that stand in the way of official EasyList filter lists for Privoxy.
Have the EasyList maintainers ever considered this and maybe been in contact with some of the people who offer conversion tools, such as the creator of adblock2privoxy?
Looking forward to your comments on this subject,
an avid user of ABP and EasyList