Make Vivaldi Open Source



  • Hi everyone, I really like Vivaldi and even though it's just a Tech Prev I already use it as my main (and only) Browser! I loved Opera 12 with it's tab stacking and so on, It was my most Favourite Browser ever! But then they removed Tab Stacking and the "Last Pages"-Icon in the top right corner. I stayed with v12 such a long time, but HTML5 was making me finally go with newer version. While I liked the new Design, I missed all the amazing features from v12. An then I found Vivaldi - Integrating EVRYTHING I love in Opera in all versions! It looks amazing, it hat all my features and a good HTML5 integration. Ofc there are still some bugs (I mean, it's an tech prev :D ) But I already use it as my Browser :) But there is one thing that I don't like about Vivaldi - It's not Open Source (yet?). Could you please make it Open Source and maybe host the Code on Github or something so everyone can have a look at it and learn from it? That is the only thing I miss so far. Keep Doing! Kind Regards, BH16



  • I agree. This looks like promising software, but without it being open-source, it's practically worthless to advanced users.



  • I also use it and i like it, but PLEEEEASE make it Open Source. Wouldn't it be awesome if the community would be able to send patches?



  • @h7un7u6h5ujh:

    I agree. This looks like promising software, but without it being open-source, it's practically worthless to advanced users.

    Vivaldi is a company, has paid employers and other costs.

    Why they should for ?

    There's room for Open Source and for closed SW.

    And btw Open Source is matter of philosophy, and philosophy has little to do with the usage scenario of most users.

    So, tell me ! Is more advanced an user who use Opera on Windows, with both of them tailored for his exigences, or the Apple wannabee who use Linux, gnome, and Chrome, just because they resembles MacOS ?

    If you want to use just Open Source SW, the world is plenty of good browsers, Otter, Qupzilla, Fifth and so on, but you have to face a slow development cycle.

    Or, If you are such powerful user, just download the chromium or Firefox sources and recompile them, integrating what you need.



  • vivaldi browser IS, mostly, if not all, made up of opensource libraries:

    The underlying "engine" is chromium and the code is viewable here: http://www.chromium.org/Home

    The React javascript library is viewable here: https://github.com/facebook/react

    The node.js code is viewable here: https://github.com/joyent/node



  • I'd like Vivaldi to be Open Source, so I can contribute to it. Take a look at Adobe's Brackets, it's a great IDE made with a help of the community.


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