NiM V3 Manifest V3 Update 2

NiM V3 Manifest V3 Update 2
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Since my last update specifically addressing the transition to Google Manifest V3, which occurred at least a year ago, both I and a small segment of the community have been continuously using NiM with very few issues—those that arose have since been resolved. Google has recently resumed discussions about the transition after a prolonged hiatus, and they have now set the deadline for June 2024. Consequently, I will be pushing the V3 code to both Edge and Chrome distribution channels, effectively upgrading the V2 version of NiM with the V3 code. Additionally, I will likely move the main branch from the V3 repository back to the V2 repository at a later time to continue development.

I hope the transition will be smooth, and no one will be caught off guard by the change. To ensure awareness, I have implemented a notice on the extension popup, providing users with the option to be redirected here for further clarification. Another notable change is the transition to a subscription model, which you can read more about here. Despite this change, NiM will remain fully open-source and freely installable from the Edge Addons/Chrome Web Store properties. I opted for a gentle approach, hoping it will suffice.

Manifest V3 upgrade message for NiM

For many years, NiM has remained free and open-source software—not only 'free as in beer,' but also free from ad tracking, popups, and interference by nefarious third parties. Moving forward, NiM will be free only for those who are unable to pay for it (this exception does not apply to business/enterprise users). While these principles remain unchanged, I strongly encourage those who are able, to contribute to the open-source community by supporting NiM financially.

I hope you enjoy the V3 update, and I look forward to your feedback.