Originally posted by blackbird71:
Originally posted by Scorpiopt:
Originally posted by missingno:
Forking Chromium doesn't qualify as "rewriting a browser from scratch".
specialy wen the removed it in the first place chromium has bookmarks by default
Do you even realize how a web browser works? It has a rendering engine (a core block of code) that processes the code from a website and makes the result available for display, but the user almost never interacts with the rendering engine - he uses an interface engine that converts commands corresponding to browser "features" into commands that the rendering engine can understand. This is much like a computer, where a user interacts with an application program, which in turn makes use of the code in an underlying operating system.
Opera adopted the Blink rendering engine (which is a fork or variant from Chromium's WebKit), but rather than utilize somebody else's existing interface code, it chose to develop its own hopeully-unique interface from scratch. That means browser "features," to be included, must be coded from essentially nothing to work in whatever way Opera wants them to work, all the while still obeying the coding rules and requirements needed to properly support or communicate with the chosen rendering engine. There are literally thousands of coding nooks and crannies that must be worked out, all without cross-interfering with each other - and all competing for scarce developer resources and scheduling time.
The only way Opera could have "removed" Chromium's bookmarks is if they had adopted Chromium's user interface and cut that part out of it - which they did not, simply because they never adopted that user interface. They chose to write their own from scratch, and bookmarks didn't receive enough initial priority as a feature to merit the necessary initial development time.
Certainly, one might argue over Opera's choice of features to emphasize in initial designs or whether they properly ascertained the priorities of some of them (and I have, elsewhere). But it's erroneous to argue that they cut out something that was never in that which they adopted in the first place. In any case, Opera is free to choose how to develop the browser however they want... and Opera users are free to accept the results or not, If they don't like it, they can always ask for their money back.
Looool really? like opera and chrome have very different interfaces right now, months since its release the browser is still in a piss poor shape with no real improvements what so ever
With less features than even the original chrome , and having to go to huge workarounds to get such basic feature back and the Qab is not a replacement for bookmarks
Opera is going on an terrible path
love the sarcams coming from fanboys like you