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  • What can we expect from Opera in terms of Manifest v3?

    When and will Opera support Manifest v3? If so, in what form?

    Will the webRequest API still be supported in v3 like Firefox decided to do?

    When can expect manifest v2 to nolonger be available?

    In case manifest v3 will be supported, it's very welcome if the store can support both manifest v2 and v3 during the transition period.

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  • What can we expect from Opera in terms of Manifest v3?
    When and will Opera support Manifest v3? If so, in what form?

    Manifest 3 is already supported in Opera in the same form as Chrome supports it.

    Will the webRequest API still be supported in v3 like Firefox decided to do?
    When can expect manifest v2 to nolonger be available?

    We are aware that the change introduced by Chrome is not welcomed by some extension developers. On the other side, we know that the problem with extensions using the API to harm users is really big and severe. It's is a tradeoff - should we better safety of users or keep the API flexible? It's similar to the situation when CORS was introduced and XHR cross-origin requests stopped to work - many malicious scripts started to be useless but aside scripts intended to improve productivity got afflicted.
    For the time being we observe how the new declarativeNetRequest API is adopted by developers - we don't rush here. Like Chrome we don't support webRequest API in v3 but we still support it in v2 (also in Opera addons portal) and we don't have strict dates to remove it.

  • Thanks so much for the extensive reply Gmiazga!

    Does this mean the Opera addons portal already accepts extensions with manifest v3?

    Currently wondering if the chromium source would allow easy enabling of the webRequest API for manifest v3 so Opera could decide to keep it.

    Lastly, is there an end-of-life date / timeline defined for manifest v2?