What about a feature with a bar percentage till the next stable release?



  • Okay, this would probably sound silly or stupid, but I found myself looking for a new Vivaldi update almost everyday (yes I'm that guy!) and I would really love to know where the developers are with the next new update. So, here's what I was thinking about: What if there was a page on Vivaldi where users would be able to see a bar percentage until the next stable release? Let's say, it's 64% ready before the next stable release. That would be interesting (for me at least, like I said, it may sound stupid to most people).



  • Definitely not a stupid idea. It's a good idea that's implemented in many places for other projects: https://github.com/Microsoft/vscode/milestones

    However, Vivaldi tends to operate on a WIR (When It's Ready) methodology for releases. Having a progress bar to keep track to might somewhat restrict the V devs to operate in the manner that they prefer.



  • @meymigrou Yes, that would be fun, but difficult for various reasons:

    For one browsers have become hellishly complicated things over the years and sometimes it is hard to change things without breaking others, then because there are different development streams and the builds are picked as soon as a stream becomes stable enough to release to the public without breaking (too many) things.

    Sadly that can't always be predicted and picking a % value is next to impossible.


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  • @lonm said in What about a feature with a bar percentage till the next stable release?:

    Definitely not a stupid idea. It's a good idea that's implemented in many places for other projects: https://github.com/Microsoft/vscode/milestones

    However, Vivaldi tends to operate on a WIR (When It's Ready) methodology for releases. Having a progress bar to keep track to might somewhat restrict the V devs to operate in the manner that they prefer.

    Feeling much better now, hah! Thank you for replying.

    @quhno said in What about a feature with a bar percentage till the next stable release?:

    @meymigrou Yes, that would be fun, but difficult for various reasons:

    For one browsers have become hellishly complicated things over the years and sometimes it is hard to change things without breaking others, then because there are different development streams and the builds are picked as soon as a stream becomes stable enough to release to the public without breaking (too many) things.

    Sadly that can't always be predicted and picking a % value is next to impossible.

    Yeah I get it now. Still, that would be fun! 😃


 

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