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YouTube+ / Particle current direction is a mess, here is the final plan for the future of this extension #504
For those of you that haven't been following the events around YT+ lately, the extension was placed on EOL support due to the new YouTube layout being drastically different than the classic layout - demanding a complete rework of the extension - and my limited time to spare for working on the extension. On top of that the extension was also banned from the Chrome webstore with no reason given, a situation which led me to move the extension to Opera and drop Chrome once the new extension version is finalized.
Fortunately I was able to finally find a way to work around the complexity that is the new YouTube layout and I am currently working from scratch on a new and modular version of the extension just for the new layout, but this will still be a slow process.
Unfortunately, with all of this happening in such a short period of time a mess was generated. Because the Opera add-on store did not accept the YouTube name in the extension I had to change it to Particle, but I was planning on using that name for the new version of the extension and now I have this name collision on the Opera side if I try to keep the same name for a different version. Another issue that has raised is the repository itself, it is called Particle as well, but it is being used for the YouTube Plus name.
You see now the mess that this is heading into and I have decided to re think the plan while I am still on an early stage of development for the new extension.
I have finally made a decision and the new extension version will be called Iridium and it will be located in the respective repository located here: https://github.com/ParticleCore/Iridium
As of today the entire development of this version will be done on that repository and this one (Particle) will remain as it is for the YouTube Plus version. This way I am able to keep everything organized and avoid development collision regarding wikis, issues and other unforeseen problems that could occur due to the way things were now.
I apologize for this mess that I have done, but hopefully it will just be a stepping stone that was prevented from becoming an avalanche of problems.
Don't worry, the name is not that important. Google screwed us twice, first with the layout changes and now with the extension ban. Chrome is doing things that would make IE6 jealous.
ps: the developer from YouTubeCenter started a project to deal with the new material layout
My comment is unrelated to this announcement but to what happened with chrome extension in particular to the discussion https://github.com/ParticleCore/Particle/issues/528.
I just wanted to let you know that the work you have done with Particle is great and you are morally as well as practically completely right to make money from it. The only thing that could have been done otherwise is making an announcement beforehand that the extension is changing ownership. I have read about it and will not go into discussing that.
I do not understand why people expect that they should get software for free and on their own terms. It takes time, money and in some case health to develop skills at your competence level and then applying them to come up with something as useful as Particle. I am sure most of the commenters in that thread who disagreed with or tried to disparage you will continue using Particle in one form or another.