Proxomitron History

 

Proxomitron - viewing the web the way you want

A brief history of the Proxomitron

Compiled from information from various archives, this is a piecemeal history of the Proxomitron filtering program. Some information is not available - e.g. when was it first written, or used by someone other than Scott, or ...

Date Event

1999/03/23

The Proxomitron - Universal Web Filter (Ver. Naoko-2) posted to Simtel link

1999/05/01

Naoko-3 released

1999/09/29

Adsubtract granted license to use Proxomitron

1999/10/17

Naoko-3b released

1999/12/24

The Proxomitron - Universal Web Filter version Naoko-3b posted to Simtel link

2000/03/18

Larry Wright creates, and makes first posting to, the "Proxomitron Users List" link

2000/03/21

EGroups mailing list announced

2000/04/16

Proxomitron-J site announced

2000/05/29

Naoko-4 BetaZero release

2000/08/13

Naoko-4 BetaOne release

2000/09/06

Naoko-4 BetaTwo release

2001/01/01

Naoko-4 BetaThree release

2001/03/08

Tripod site goes away

2001/04/28

Naoko-4 BetaFour release

2001/06/20

The default page "referer" text in the Naoko-4 beta 4 release had been set to the ShonenKnife site. However, this caused problems for the webmasters there, and Scott requested that people to stop using this setting.

2001/07/22

Naoko-4 BetaFive release

2001/10/27

Naoko-4 released

2002/01/05

Naoko-4.1 released

2002/03/17

Naoko-4.2 released

2002/04/27

Proxomitron site(s) DDOS'ed.

A denial of service attack against the Proxomitron sites caused many of the mirrors to disappear, and almost caused the Proxomitron to die at this point. The webpage's format changed drastically at this time.

2002/06/09

Naoko-4.3 released

2002/08/28

French translation

2002/10/07

Naoko-4.4 released

2002/10/20

Korean translation

2002/11/07

Spanish translation

2003/05/26

Naoko-4.5 (May) released

2003/05/28

ALL DEVELOPMENT CEASES link

Scott, thank you for Proxomitron.

2003/06/01

Naoko-4.5 June release (Differences)

2003/06/20

Proxomitron.info launches

2003/07/03

Henk van Setten releases a new interface for the Proxomitron.

2004/05/01

Scott R Lemmon passes away
RIP Scott - 1968-2004 - Thank you for Proxomitron and all that went with it.

2004/11/15

Antony Boucher releases Proximodo, an open source clone of the Proxomitron.

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