subtitle: extension frustration
As you might have noticed, I ran into some trouble lately getting Documents and modern scroll published in the catalog.
I wanna elaborate on this matter real quick: …
1) Documents didn't get published :down: , because the moderators judged my extension as "not working" since deleting private data rendered it unusable. As you may know this happens due to a new bug in Opera introduced in 12.10 which deletes default variables out of the config.xml-file. :down: I had a huge discussion about it :down: , but eventually it got published
2) modern scroll didn't get published :down: because I have two 12.10+-only features in it, which I declared as optional since they are not required to run the application. I told them to publish it for 12.10 only since it only works in there for some different reasons. It got rejected nevertheless because it doesn't work in earlier versions of Opera :down: and they made me alter it to required=true and reupload it again. :down:
Now, that it got published and Opera Next became stable, it automatically became available for download to all versions of Opera :down:
(They now manually changed it again as I complained about it, but the problem may reoccur in a few days with the release of 12.11 :down: )
3) if guys on 12.02 and lower try to install modern scroll now, they will get an error. But instead of or sth. similar, they will get
which results in negative reviews of course :down:
4) Not even developers are given access to the bug tracking system. There are a few ones on my list which are affecting my extensions. And there's NO way for me to get any kind of update on them. :down:
Is it so hard to care about the guys who try to make Opera a bit better – without being paid?
I really invest a lot of my free time into developing and improving extensions. But since it became that frustrating lately I'm seriously thinking about "quitting my job".
C'mon Opera, you can do better than that! 😦