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Posted by: DavidJCobb
Posted by: ApocalypeX
Or you could just ask for someone to port the script...If the userscript uses @require or any GM_ functions, then it cannot be ported to Chrome as these things are still unsupported. (Such a scenario is highly likely; @require is often used to load jQuery, and any script that needs to save data without risking data loss will use GM_getValue and GM_setValue.) Someone would have to convert it into a Google Chrome Extension.
Basically, most userscripts can't be made Chrome-compatible (or would be exceedingly difficult) because Chrome decided to do things their own way, and their own way... Well, it sucks. Hard.
It's laziness and lack of time. Most of the old scripts don't even work so there is no point in me saying "Oh today I will spend my day porting over scripts!!! YAY!". If someone asked me to, I would, e.g. Duardo asked me to port Posting Tools to Chome, bam done. All the GM_functions I switched to chrome compatible ones.
Chrome's API doesn't suck it's just userscripts weren't intended for Chrome when they where invented, heck Chrome didn't even exist. You should be happy chrome even supports them because it doesn't really have to since it supports extensions which are far more superior to addons or GM userscripts.