RE: Opera 55. Getting rid of that ugly CSD
@blueshawk42 said in Opera 55. Getting rid of that ugly CSD:
Is this where everyone comes to bitch about the nice CSD win10 look and get totally ignored by the developers? Secondary to the HUGE video bugs they keep forcing on us by not playing nice with PPA and canonical, this has to be the stupidest thing I've seen a linux app "claiming" to be opensource do.
This needs an easy button or risk getting touche'd with the mighty fork and become something else. But then...they don't usually pay any attention to forums. I suggest everyone upset by this put in a bug report. Maybe enough flame mails will get them to fix it.
But judging from prior experience....
Yes, this is the right thread. you have come to the right place
For starters, the csd look is the exact oposite of nice with that w10 look. It is horrible and all users that have come to this thread agree on that.
As for the why "the ugly csd problem" is more important that "the broken html5 support problem", let me make a small analysis
The ugly csd problem
- Affects all users, regardless of distro, desktop enviroment or window manager. All of us got that ugly w10 look and we have no way to disable it.
- Other browsers which support csd, also offer a way to disable it and use the regular window control buttons (minimize, maximize, close). Opera MUST do the same, opera's devs MUST give us the way to opt out of this.
The broken html5 support problem
- Affects all users, because opera's built in libffmpeg can not support all formats due to legal restrictions.
However, the workaround (= "install chromium ffmpeg codecs and you will get the rest of the formats to play") only matters for the ubuntu user, because only ubuntu builds chromium ffmpeg codecs! No other distro does that, so the html5 support remains incomplete/broken for the debia/arch/mageia/fedora/whatever user out there. That's why you only see ubuntu users complaining about that broken support every single month.
- Developer wise, there is a way to make opera use the system's libav* libs to get that complete html5 support, I have mentioned in another thread, but that means compiling opera from scratch and testing how well it works. I really doubt that they will ever do that, so the "broken html5 support" will be a problem for many years to come.
There. I hope I covered all your questions.
p.s. Opera is not opensource and it has never claimed to be opensource. And in general, the availability of an app for linux does not make the app opensource.