I wrote my own Chrome extension to highlight new comments in reddit and HN for Chrome and the one reason why I haven't switched to Firefox is because I need to port that extension. Now writing it in Kotlin makes it much more appealing
11/18/2017, 8:09 PM
Since Firefox now exclusively supports Web extensions, the same approach should work for Chrome extensions. But of course, you're welcome to switch. Btw FF 57 is awesome
Were is rumors what API for web extenstions is very limited comparing what was before. Many addons cannot be rewritten easily or impossible at all.
11/19/2017, 6:45 PM
The wild west approach, in prior versions, meant the browser just became a bloated hog. Sorry after 20 years, Chrome and Safari are disgraces. Staking Flash was great but the 2 dominant browsers are still pigs that chew through ludicrous amounts of computing power...
Maybe they should have made wild west an option, bet almost no one would choose it, especially if they had some metrics on what the real cost is...