Yesterday, Thursday 2019-09-05 I decided to announce an EOS for HackeyBlock.
I made a hard decision, but I am sadly announcing the following:
Me yesterday at the home page of HackeyBlock
The Hackey PYE Project will not start, instead the original Windows version will just stop support, fading out. The plans are to fully stop supporting HackeyBlock around end 2020. This may happen earlier or later. I am sorry to say this, but the HackeyBlock project seems to be too hard to maintain. After the EOS (end of support) of HackeyBlock, other projects like FNew, Neveroffline and MuZikDL will have more time to be developed further. The HARR project will continue, but will only be updated to fix error reports.
The HackeyBlock project might be one of my biggest public projects yet, that’s why it was so hard for me to make this decision, the project has just released what I call “it’s most stable release ever”, version Windows-3.14.11b. But I thought of why it is… and all that I could come up with was that it did not have any silly bug anymore and that it works on a lot of sites, but then I realized it has not been as stable before because of the way it works: The hosts file dates from the years of the ARPANET, there may be reasons why people stopped using it to block sites.
HackeyBlock For Windows
HackeyBlock for Windows will continue untill around the end of 2020, but this might be mid 2020 as I don’t know how long it will stay alive.
A while ago, I introduced the optional lists, I asked for list contributions on this page, but I got none. This did not really surprise me, it did give me an insight of how less people where using HackeyBlock (and yes, there where users, but I saw the number of downloads get less every day.) and this helped me to make the decision.
The Hackey PYE Project
The Hackey PYE Project (The HackeyBlock Python Multiple Operating System Edition , I know it’s a mouthful) will not start, this project was conceived because the language I used for HackeyBlock WE was batch, and batch is a language that does not run on anything other than Windows (or DOS, but in DOS batch files where by far not able to do as much as they can in Windows) and I needed Multi-OS support because I wanted to ditch Windows and move on with Linux but keep the project active. Well, that’s cancelled now…
The HARR Project
The HARR (Hackey Admin Rights Requester) Project is a small and very calm project, it’s only function was to request admin rights for HackeyBlock, but with the possibility to be altered to use in any program. The HARR project contains only two small scripts, a EXE file doing the actual request and storing the logo, and a Readme file. The HARR Project does not need much attention or maintainance, that’s why it stays active.
In the announcement, I said that I have more time for the other projects including FNew and Neveroffline, I also am making plans for a third AI-project but I don’t know if I am going to make that project public. I think I will write more on my book and on the 0810 sites (The Marnix 0810 Site and the long not visited CARE4THEWORLD site) so that means more time for my readers.
TO the Loyal HackeyBlock users (are there any???)
I am sorry, but you have enough time to find an alternative to HackeyBlock, and for now it WILL continue support, it will stop in 2020. So no worries, and search for your new favourite. I bet HackeyBlock is not the best adblocker ever.
Okay, I am sorry for this long post but thanks for reading.