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Comment BULLSHIT! (Score 2) 117


PHP is one of the programming languages, which load all stuff into the core (which can be quite a disadvantage), but other languages use a library by a single include. So what?
And even php has it into a .so file, which can be loaded, but isn't required to be used. So the "core" is relative as well. Actually its a bundled module.

Comment Re:They also need to prevent unattended reboots (Score 1) 156

> OSS people program what they enjoy, not what is needed
You have an logic error in there. They program, what they need. So who are you to claim "they don't program what's needed", when they already satisfied their needs with their software?
Maybe you should start programming (or paying a programmer) to fulfill your needs, if they differ.

Comment Re:I've switched to Vivaldi (Score 2) 221

yeah, but it is still "we build a whitelist". You may have a nice whitelist for the web, allowing youtube, wikipedia, maybe even slashdot. Still you wouldn't call it the free web, even when 95% of the users never encounter something not on the whitelist. Simliar you cannot speak of a full featured extension api, when you need to wait for mozilla to specifiy an API for the part of GUI you want to customize ...

Comment Re:What does this mean, exactly? (Score 1) 221

uBlock will, as it is already ported. NoScript isn't ported but possible (see uMatrix, which might be a better replacement anyway). Things like CTR, SessionSaver, Tabgroups, DTA might be a bigger problem. DTA not for the UI, but for the better network functions it's using.

> They've had, and continue to have, plenty of time to get their add-on ready for a change they knew was coming ages ago.
It's not like there were all the APIs years ago. Starting to port something doesn't work, when the API isn't available yet. Many of them are not fully specified up to today. And some APIs are just no longer available. Currently they are used low-level and may need an updated extension with each firefox upgrade, but they work. Then there is a stable API, but it just does not provide the needed functionality.

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