Updated: Opera Releases New 12.00 Pre Alpha Build

By | September 14, 2011

Opera Releases New 12.00 Pre Alpha BuildBeats Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 2 in the Test262 test suite, fails against PP3.

Continuing the development of Opera 12, Norwegian browser maker has recently released a new build which features a full ECMAScript (JavaScript) 5.1 support and few other goodies.

According to Wikipedia, Opera 12.00 pre-alpha (build 1065) fails only at 5 out of 10978 tests which is slightly better than IE10 PP2 as it scored 7/10935.

As for other web browsers, Firefox 9.0a1 failed scored 168/10978 tests while Google Chrome 15.0.874.12 failed at 413 out of 10978 tests.

In case you are using Windows 8 Developer Preview with IE10 Platform Preview 3, feel free to run this test and let us know the results.

For a complete list of changes and download links, visit the following page.

Update: Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 3 beats Opera with only 3 failures.

[Thanks, IE & Opera FanBoy]

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  1. Shane Bundy says:

    Only getting 1 fail on the test. Wikipedia can be wrong (like the time Chrome got 97 instead of the actual 100 score it got on Acid3).

    Speaking of Windows 8 WP reckons it’s based on the Linux kernel. Any proof?

    • Everybody says:

      Opera had 1 fail at the time of release of the snapshot but test262 has been updated few hours later and now it’s 5. However, all five tests are apparently invalid.

  2. IE & Opera FanBoy says:

    IE 10 PP3 has only 3 failures!!

  3. Mikah says:

    1 fail or 5 fails even a couple of hundred fails don’t mean too much but Opera’s previous score 3865 failures was very poor , quite a turnaround

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is great news. Opera 12 is looking more promising with every new pre-release build!

  5. FreddyH says:

    IE10 PP3 fail:
    S15.2.4.4_A14  Checking Object.prototype.valueOf invoked by the ‘call’ property.
    10.4.3-1-8-s      Strict Mode – checking ‘this’ (FunctionDeclaration includes strict directive prologue)
    10.4.3-1-8-gs    Strict – checking ‘this’ from a global scope (FunctionDeclaration incluedes strict directive prologue)