Opera 11 Shipping Tomorrow

By | December 15, 2010 | 16 Comments


Opera 11 Shipping Tomorrow1 day after RC2.

Earlier this month, Opera promised to deliver the final version of Opera 11 before Christmas.

Well, they are keeping the promise and will do that tomorrow. Whether it’s good or bad news depends on the quality of final product. However, in case their release approach has not changed, we expect to see Opera 11.01 just few weeks after v11 release.


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  • everybody

    “However, in case their release approach has not changed, we expect to see Opera 11.01 just few weeks after v11 release.”

    It has changed a lot, you can read about it in RC1 post:
    http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/2010/12/14/rc1

    • LOL

      Still shitloads of bugs…

      • Andylee

        works fine here… even tab stacking is quite usable now

    • Mark

      All products have bugs. Have you seen the state of released versions of Firefox and Chrome?

      Opera 11 is way better than 10.63, it’s faster and fixes hundreds of bugs, and adds decent features, there are no major regressions.

      Therefore it’s a decent upgrade and fit for release.

  • http://blog.fujiy.net Fujiy
    • Mark

      Rock solid stable here, no real show stoppers. A great Opera release, the best ever…

  • nobody

    they’ve already decided when to ship and what, so these rc’s will change nothing. there probably is a press conference of sorts prepared, so is conference room reservation, plane tickets, journalists etc.

    it is how not only opera releases stuff, but opera is quite notorious for releasing ‘stable’ versions that are a disgrace to word ‘stable’

    there was no major version of opera browser that:
    a) didnt crash their entire webpage on launch day (company can, you know, rent some more servers for these days.. just like freaking every other company in the universe)

    b) didnt have at least one major pain in the ass bug/crash/regression that made people rage

    c) wasnt followed soon after by a torrent of builds trying to fix this mess

    if opera launches 11 in this shape, then.. their seasonal variation in downward trend will continue

    btw. personal opinion – mouse gestures were dumbed down and broken in version 11. this is a) stupid b) shame c) really hard to understand. it worked flawlessly before, so why they fucked it up? 11′ gestures are worse than ff or chrome plugin gestures and that tells

    • Geek

      For me Opera’s gestures have not been working flawlessly from about 10.6 version. Yes, thats very sad, especially when they trying to promote “visual” mouse gestures. Haven’t tried RC3 yet

    • nvm

      wasnt followed soon after by a torrent of builds trying to fix this mess

      Much like Firefox, then!

      if opera launches 11 in this shape, then.. their seasonal variation in downward trend will continue

      If you look at what people are saying out there, they are loving Opera 11.

  • daddylo

    “we expect to see Opera 11.01 just few weeks after v11 release.”
    True. Opera have small market share, I do not why they take unnecessary risks …..

  • Andylee

    i totally don’t understand this discussion about bugfixing releases. Firefox has kind of 15+ security and bugfixing related releases within each main version, Opera has 2-3 or something.

    • nobody

      because firefox nor chrome, nor any other browser maker does not push releases for set dates or marketing stunts

      firefox just recently moved date of ff4 for few months just to avoid releasing ‘final stable shit’.

      opera does push arbitrary deadlines (ballot screen for 10.50), releasing product not when it is ready, but on specified date. regardless of quality of such product.

      and quality of opera rc3 is shit at this point, i tested it for a while and experienced crash on exit, ‘double extension’ issue (and crash), tearing during scrolling trough youtube page, broken 2 monitor support and it set itself as default even if i unchecked it.

      stable my ass.

      • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

        You experience crash on exit as well? I thought that this happens to me only (100% of the time, by the way).

      • nvm

        firefox just recently moved date of ff4 for few months just to avoid releasing ‘final stable shit’.

        Then how come final versions of Firefox are always shit? :D

        and quality of opera rc3 is shit at this point

        I didn’t notice anything major. It’s certainly ten times better than any Firefox release in recent memory.

  • alpesh hindocha

    And it has been released!

  • nvm

    in case their release approach has not changed, we expect to see Opera 11.01 just few weeks after v11 release

    If there are security holes, sure.

    Just like Firefox keeps having to patch security holes just after release.

    Nothing special about Opera in that regard, Vygantas, no matter how much you editorialize and bash Opera :D