Category: Opera

Opera 9.23, Build 8808 Released

By | August 9, 2007 | 0 Comments

It’s Thursday (not a Friday) today, but we got a new Opera 9.23 series release: Opera 9.23, Build 8808. This is not a final version, use it on your own risk.

Here’s a changelog:

  • More Speed Dial stability fixes
  • Fixed issue with some mouse wheels and scrolling up on Vista
  • Fixed another fuzzer crash

Download:
Windows MSI
Windows Classic
Macintosh
Unix

I guess we won’t get any new release tomorrow, or will we?

Opera 9.5. Is Tomorrow That Day?

By | August 9, 2007 | 6 Comments

Everyone is waiting for the very first Opera 9.5 public release. Tomorrow we should have another weekly or just some more news, so maybe Opera team will release it tomorrow? Since we are waiting for so long I think that it won’t be released tomorrow. Why not? My guess is that to get more time on Opera 9.5 polishing they will release Opera 9.23 Final as Opera 9.23 weekly (not a final version) was released last week already.

Oh well… I can be wrong, let’s wait and see.

Opera 9.23 Build 8805 Released

By | August 3, 2007 | 2 Comments

Today Opera pleased us with a new weekly verion of Opera 9.2x, althought everyone expected to see Opera 9.5, but updates are good anyway. There wasn’t something like a “changelog” in their post… But this new build contains security and stability fixes.

Windows MSI
Windows Classic
Macintosh
Unix

It’s not a final release, only a weekly, use it on your own risk.

10 Reasons Why Opera 10 (Peregrine) Will Be Special

By | July 31, 2007 | 17 Comments

I know, I know, it’s still long way to go and we even haven’t tried Opera 9.5 yet, but it’s worth to read anyway (I guess).

1. Come on, it’s Opera 10. That already makes it special.
2. New rendering engine.
3. Stunning performance.
4. More stability than ever before (no lies).
5. Increased security.
6. Very user-friendly interface. New skin I guess.
7. More applications that runs outside web browser.
8. Advanced stuff for web developers.
9. No more problems with various web pages. I guess that before Opera 10 first releases, Opera browser will already have like 2% +- market share (maybe more, depends on their strategy), so less web developers will ignore it.
10. Something BIG which makes you excite about it. We know that with every new Opera web browser release, they add something fantastic. That’s probably the best reason why Opera 10 will be so special.

Most of those features are basically announced with every new any web browser release… Oh well… Just my 2 cents… They keep hiding all the greatest information :-) So it’s more like a guess. Keep waiting for Opera 10.

More Details About Opera 9.5

By | July 27, 2007 | 0 Comments

While we are waiting for some new releases, “Opera Desktop Team” revealed more details about upcoming Opera 9.5 (codename Kestrel) release.

As it says in their “Screen reader support” post, here are some finished stuff:

Windows:

  • Good support for the Microsoft Accessibility API (MSAA).
  • Close cooperation with other screen reader vendors.

Mac:

  • Excellent support of the Mac API for Accessibility.
  • Excellent support of VoiceOver.

Yes, no Opera 9.5 builds today, maybe we will get it another day (hope so).

An Interview With DCT, MPack Developer

By | July 23, 2007 | 0 Comments

Somehow nothing interesting is going in the last few days, but today I’ve read something more interesting, it’s an interview with “DCT”, MPack developer.

More about MPack:

The project is not so profitable compared to other activities on the Internet. It’s just a business. While it makes income, we will work on it, and while we are interested in it, it will live.
“DCT”, one of three developers of the MPack infection kit
A year later, the MPack kit has become an increasingly popular tool, allowing data thieves and bot masters to take control of victims’ systems and steal personal information. The MPack infection kit has been blamed for hundreds of thousands of compromised computers.

And here’s what is bit more:

Anything else you’d like to add?
I would advise you to use the Opera browser with scripts and plug-ins disabled in order not to be caught by the MPack someday.

My “5 Things I’d Like To See In Opera” List

By | July 19, 2007 | 9 Comments

Post after post today, hope you like to read a lot.

Daniel Goldman tagged me in his “Blog tag: 5 things I’d like to see in Opera” post, so I couldn’t miss that. Here you go, my 5 things I’d like to see in Opera list:

1. Integrated inline spell check. This is probably one of the best features to have.
2. Web developer’s toolbar. I’ve actually noticed that more web developers are tend to use Firefox more than Opera. Since it is impossible to install Google, Alexa toolbar, I wish Opera team would make a toolbar where I would be able to see: Google PageRank, Alexa Rank and other great things (no widgets, please).
3. Smart auto update, something like Firefox got. You are surfing the web and then boom, a pleasant message: your update is ready to be installed.
4. More powerful RSS feeds reader. I would like to have a “Trash Can” or at least an “Undo” feature; sometimes I delete important news and can’t use CTRL+Z to get them back. Also: a button to check all the subscribed feeds at once (any time).
5. Actually I have 2 more wishes: Would like be able to delete multiple passwords in “saved passwords list” also an ability to add more “auto-complete” forms.

I was thinking to suggest a small arrow Arrowwhere the “Back” button is so I can see my previous visited pages and chose the one where I would like to come back. However, I can do that already by clicking on a button and holding for a few seconds. Didn’t knew about that.

5 to tag: Rowan Mulder, Paulius Jačionis, Ramūnas, Andy Beal, Rand Fishkin.

Here you go.

Once you’ve been tagged by someone, share your list (on your blog) of 5 things you’d like to see in Opera, and then tag up to 5 other people who will then post their own lists and tag up to 5 more people.

Thanks To Opera Team

By | July 19, 2007 | 1 Comment

Yesterday I’ve posted about Opera’s 9 “Inaccessible Links” bug (thanks to Kyle for reporting), guess what?

Opera team is reading this blog and they are working on that bug already. That’s fantastic news. I am surprised how powerful blogs can be.

Thank You!

Opera 9.22 Final – Released

By | July 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

Exactly, Opera team just released a new version of Opera. It’s Opera 9.22 Final (Build 8801).

New version includes stability, security fixes, user interface fixes and much more.

Windows Changelog
Mac Changelog
Linux/UNIX Changelog

Download Opera 9.22.

Opera 9.5 (Kestrel) – Preview

By | July 19, 2007 | 1 Comment

If everything goes well we should get first Opera 9.5 (codename Kestrel) weekly preview release soon.

Source.

I am looking forward to try it. Expecting something “huge”, especially when we are talking about performance and new features.