When can we expect some really important and already announced features like Vivaldi email client?



  • When can we expect some really important and already announced features like :S email client?


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    @Smir:

    When can we expect some really important and already announced features like :S email client?

    You may expect really important and already announced features like email client (and sync, and drag-and-drop tabs between windows) when they are ready. Developers are working hammer and tongs on these, but no date can be predicted.

    For instance, I am using the email client in its current state. It is not ready for public consumption. It is a huge and complex project equivalent in scope and scale to a web browser, and has a team of four working on it (used to be a team of two). It will be rolled out when it's ready for prime time.



  • Vivaldi already takes a while to start, would hate to see it getting bloated with things we already have/use outside the browser like email.

    Make it optional during installation.


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    @liyin:

    Vivaldi already takes a while to start, would hate to see it getting bloated with things we already have/use outside the browser like email.

    Make it optional during installation.

    On my machine, starting Vivaldi with no email takes 4 seconds. Starting Vivaldi with email installed and operating takes 4 seconds. That said, If email is included and downloaded with the browser package, it doesn't do anything or take any processor cycles or memory space unless you enable it and set up an account. Hence, it increases startup time by exactly 0%.



  • @Ayespy:

    On my machine, starting Vivaldi with no email takes 4 seconds. Starting Vivaldi with email installed and operating takes 4 seconds. That said, If email is included and downloaded with the browser package, it doesn't do anything or take any processor cycles or memory space unless you enable it and set up an account. Hence, it increases startup time by exactly 0%.

    Many people couldn't seem to grasp this with the old Opera. I doubt things will be any different this time around.

    We can expect many people to complain about vague notions of 'bloat'.



  • @ugly:


    Many people couldn't seem to grasp this with the old Opera. I doubt things will be any different this time around.
    We can expect many people to complain about vague notions of 'bloat'.

    You are right but irrespective of what you do, there will always be many people who won't understand you, won't like the way your solution works and will criticize you since they expected something different. That's just the way of life.
    There are also many people (I am one of them) who are waiting for the integrated e-mail client. I hope it will come rather sooner than later!



  • @Ayespy:

    On my machine, starting Vivaldi with no email takes 4 seconds. Starting Vivaldi with email installed and operating takes 4 seconds. That said, If email is included and downloaded with the browser package, it doesn't do anything or take any processor cycles or memory space unless you enable it and set up an account. Hence, it increases startup time by exactly 0%.

    Somehow, people just don't get it. It's the same as the alleged bloaty Firefox, just because it has things like Hello on board, which can be completely removed from the running process on the user interface in three seconds.


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