can't there be a hybrid opera

  • Hello All,

    I was wondering that can't we have something like Presto and Blink combined? I am not a coder so this may not make sense but still can this be done so that Bink people will be happy as well as Presto people and besides we will get best of both worlds??

  • No. It makes no sense. The best we can hope for is for sufficient features being added back to Opera for Blink so that we can configure it to behave more like Opera for Presto. They are slowly adding back some options, but it will take months. Keep using the old Opera while you try other versions.

  • Often, instead of getting the "best of both worlds", you end up with a mix of both best and worst of both worlds and a bunch of other things somewhere in between, and with performance penalties and code-bloat as well. While there are a couple of browsers out there that employ more than one rendering engine (Avant and Lunascape), they are large packages with performance elements that are not the greatest. Moreover, keeping the software current with multiple rendering engines means much more frequent updating as bugs get patched in two or three engines instead of one - otherwise, the software will always be out of date... not something you want in the security-patch realm.

    There are reasons houses aren't built on multiple foundations or cars built containing several engines.

  • problem with answer "lets hope old things get implemented" is that Presto versions were Lite (well 12 wasn't)
    while these ones with webkit are horrendus PC resource hogs

    so not only reimplementing features will do nothing, but you will still have Heavy resource browser

  • Originally posted by greekonsun:

    problem with answer "lets hope old things get implemented" is that Presto versions were Lite (well 12 wasn't)
    while these ones with webkit are horrendus PC resource hogs

    so not only reimplementing features will do nothing, but you will still have Heavy resource browser

    Ahh... but if you're riding a bicycle, adding a 20-kilo-bag of sand on the back makes a tremendous difference. If you're driving a tractor-trailor truck, the 20 kilos won't even be noticed. That's perhaps the only up-side of code/resource bloat. 😉

  • did you even try to run "new" opera on single core cpu ? with 1 to 2 GB RAM ?
    did you noticed that every "installed" plugin takes the same amount of sys resource as original app does ?

    put 4 most simplest plugins and it will hog down system while browsing simple 2 or 3 pages
    you'll lose 1 GB memory just like that, for what ? - nothing !

    ain't it pathetic that simple app eats MORE memory than 1 whole OS ?

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