In case you haven’t subscribed to Opera newsteller, here’s a copy of their recent email:
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Opera Mini Team (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dear Opera Community,
Almost two years ago I stepped onto a pier in Seattle to unveil Opera 9 to the world. Many things at Opera have changed since then, but our commitment to providing you a powerful, safe and fast Web experience has not. Since that day we have been hard at work on our next generation browser, codenamed Kestrel. I’m pleased to announce that today we are ready to share the fruits of our labor with you. Continue Reading
Some news about the upcoming Flock 2.0 Beta release. It looks like new version of the social web browser will be released within the coming weeks.
What’s new in it? As Flock is Mozilla Firefox based, 2.0 will have all the latest Firefox 3 features, bug fixes (which includes memory leaks), etc.
As for now, you may try Flock 1.2.1.
Guys from Spread Firefox with all your help will be trying to set a new Guinness world record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours period. As this is a first attempt (this record doesn’t exist in a Guinness book yet), they will try to reach the highest number possible.
How can you join? Continue Reading
It looks like Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Beta 2 will be released within a couple of months, in the third quarter to be exact. As for now, Microsoft asks web site owners to make sure that their pages will be displayed correctly on IE 8. Check “Your Web site may not display correctly in Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1” article for more details about web pages compatibility.
How does it sound? I’ll start with a quote from John’s Blog which should explain everything:
So we asked ourselves what we can do to help unlock some of this latent potential — and started thinking about whether there’s a project we can do at Mozilla that does a few things:
Collects & shares data in a way that embodies the user control & privacy options which are at Mozilla’s core.
Enables everyone — from individual researchers and entrepreneurs (both the social and capitalist types) to the largest organizations in the world — to take usage data, mix it up, mash it up, derive insight, and hopefully share some of that insight with others.
Helps move the conversation around data collection and web usage forward, to help consumers make more informed decisions.
It seems obvious to us that there’s lots to be done here, and lots that we can do, if we can work with our broad community to figure it out.
According to Per Thomas post in Opera Mini Blog, the new Opera Mini 4.1 will be released in next week.
As he said, team managed to do more than 150 various changes and bug fixes (since Beta) which is really an impressive number for such a small (but features rich) piece of software.
We are waiting…
The upcoming BlackBerry 9000 (OS 4.6) will be released soon. Along with the various improvements, OS 4.6 also introduces updated BlackBerry web browser. What’s new in it? Now you will be able to download attachments (Internet or Intranet web sites) using your browser. Also, they’ve managed to add support for inline video streaming (full screen supported as well).
Opera Dragonfly… The big secret was finally revealed. As it was expected, Opera Dragonfly is developer tools. Firefox had Firebug for a long time so it’s not a big surprise that Opera decided to create something like that as well… As David Storey said: “Opera has been lacking real developer tools far too long”. Alpha version will be released on May 6th, 2008. There aren’t many known details yet, we’re waiting.
It looks like we’re going to see a new Opera Mini Beta release soon. It’s not known yet, whether that will be Opera Mini 5, Opera Mini 4.5 or any other version (at least Opera Mini team is not telling that). It will be interesting to see what new features were added and what was improved.
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