- NoScript becomes available for Chrome, and while it’s still on beta, it looks identical to the original.
- The author of the extension fears that some planned Chrome changes may break its functionality again in the near future.
Even now that the extension has been finally made available for Chrome, NoScript’s main developer Giorgio Maone is worried that the support may not last for long. If some of Google’s planned changes go through, the extension’s functionality will be impacted again, and more modification work will have to take place to render it useful, or even usable again. As NoScript is not the only extension that will have a problem with the proposed changes, they are in the process of putting pressure on Google and make them reconsider the impact for their users. Still, Chrome holds the lion’s share in the browsers market, and Google doesn’t pay much attention to what extension developers think or want.
So far, NoScript had managed to create a user base of 1.5 million, and the hope with this Chrome version is to have this number taking off to unprecedented levels. Open source projects that are based on voluntary contributions, bug reports, and optional financial support, see user-bases as their beating heart. The larger they are, the stronger the project becomes. For now, Maone has clarified on ZDNet that this first version is just a beta and that a truly stable release should be expected by the end of June.