134 lines of code, 4 normal functions, 20 calls to chrome.something APIs, some of them nested, 0 const, 0 let, 0 var, 0 ESLint errors, 0 Vivaldi debugger errors.
5h wasted with refactoring and debugging because I wanted to make it run, but it didn’t want to work as I wanted and I thought I am an idiot – until I cross checked in naked Chromium.
Result: I am not an idiot.
There are at least 4 BUGS in Vivaldi’s implementation of multiple browser windows, extensions buttons and history display handling.
This is no fun.
This is the bad experience extension developers like us get with Vivaldi having such undocumented, incompatible API (oh, i forgot Vivaldi hasn’t any own API yet).
yeah – most of the 4 bugs were fixed in the meantime, but that is not the point.
There is no developer relations, no point where we can ask (provided not every developer is a “Soprano”) which APIs are integrated and in which state (full, partial, changed in behavior, not supported). They change them or integrate some of them and don’t touch others, but there is _no public documentation_
… but well, there is no Vivaldi store too, so I test in chromium and when it breaks in Vivaldi it is “Not My Fault(TM)”. I file a bug report and be done with it.
… and I’d really want to share some of my clean, no spyware, no phoning home, no malware, offline capable (most of them) and auto discarding when not in use extensions – but without having to support Google.
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