A big thanks goes out to Zsombor Gegesy who did a lot of initial development and through his efforts we learned a fair amount about what was needed and what solutions users would not accept. While various browsers have had systems for blocking content the Adblock Plus FireFox plugin has really set the standard for what users expect. A primary feature of Adblock Plus has been the idea of a subscription. Arora's AdBlock attempts to be compatible to the current Adblock Plus system and system supports subscribing to Adblock Plus subscriptions (even supporting abp:// links) and the Adblock Plus rule set.
- The list of items blocked on the current page wasn't ready to be merged in before the string freeze so it will be in the next release.
- A few AdblockPlus Rule options are not yet supported.
- When you right click to block something on a webpage it does not show a nice wizard, but just ads the url to the custom rule list.
If you are interested in helping out on these or other AdBlock feature in Arora stop by #arora on irc.freenode.net. All of the AdBlock code in Arora is released under the BSD license and we welcome contributions from other projects that would like to share this feature in their QtWebKit project.
AdBlock will be part of the next Arora release 0.10.0 which will be released Wednesday night / Thursday morning. If you want to help and contribute a translation make sure to submit it before Wednesday.