Michal Suchánek schrieb:
However, the overall theme is
- ignoring bugs
- ignoring feature requests (minor, with patches provided)
- removing features
Overall the Chrome upstream is bad in relation to users, and the project
is not small enough to take over maintainership or keep maintaining a
Yes, the problem with Chromium (and all software based on it) is that
it's what I call "throw-over-the-wall" software. It may be released
under an open source license, but it is created inside Google and just
released out there to give an impression of being nice and open while
real community interaction is not appreciated.
Now, it's not always nice and peachy with Mozilla either (I've been in
that community for 20 years, I have experienced and seen much) but
overall, you'll see that the way they treat the community is very
different and contributions are for the most part really appreciated.
Rants in bugs will not be treated well either (not sure if they are
anywhere) and some decisions are made that are not always appreciated by
everyone (also, same as in most projects, esp. large ones), but overall,
community is being taken way more seriously.
In the end, Firefox is the only really FLOSS browser with any
substantial usage. And despite being deeply ingrained in its community,
that makes me sad sometimes, but I also know how complex a browser is
nowadays, as it's pretty much a "web runtime" as well as really a
agent" on the web.
Unfortunately, Mozilla has not made it easy for others to reuse modules
of Firefox (like the Gecko engine, or the SpiderMonkey JS runtime), so
there's little other software building on it, and not many other
specialty or alternative browsers based on it, other than Tor Browser,
that is. But at least it's one serious FLOSS browser we have there.
Would have been great if the two companies that abandoned their own
browser engines in the last years (Opera and Microsoft) would have
opened up their code, as maybe that could have been the basis of good
alternatives (well, at least in the Opera case - not sure if what MS had
would have ever made a good base for anything, but only the code would
be able to tell that story).
If anyone knew anybody at Opera Software, maybe it could happen. On
the Microsoft side, who knows?
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