It’s Friday again and we’ve received yet another Opera 9.5 Alpha build from Opera team. So let’s check the changelog and see what they have added and/or fixed.
[BUG 284852] Wand doesn’t save new passwords; old passwords should work properly.
[BUG 278770] Gmail does not work on 64-bit.
[BUG 281679] Bookmarks are not sorted correctly.
Scrolling when GMail chat window open causes no more repaint corruption.
Messages will no longer erroneously be marked as drafts or unread when upgrading mail.
String.localeCompare now works correctly.
Getters and setters now work on DOM interface prototypes.
opera:config settings are correctly stored now.
Files are now correctly saved with file extensions.
Lots of SVG fixes.
Lots of stability fixes.
Several fixes to plugins.
The operapluginwrapper should not take 100% CPU anymore.
Scrolling with keyboard is now much smoother.
Removed proxy icon (icon in title bar)
Won’t run correctly on Windows 95 or 98.
Won’t work correctly on Mac OS X 10.3.
OS X version may cause persistent freezes on start-up.
POP server cleaning has been disabled: When disabling the “Leave messages on server” option, existing messages on the server are not removed.
[BUG 286384] Yahoo mail is broken.
[BUG 284849] Yahoo! Mail beta may crash Opera
[BUG 286186] There are no buttons in the customization dialog.
[BUG 286345] Search in widgets is broken.
[BUG 285741] Opera might freeze for a while when opening the feeds menu.
[BUG 271585] The last directory used is not remembered in the Save As and Open dialogs.
[BUG 264975] Graphical smilies do not work.
[BUG 280261] Removing messages from filters does not work.
[BUG 184894] Native OS X UI elements cannot be used in skins.
[BUG 213115] Queued mail is sent at the next check, instead of waiting for manual action.
[BUG 280536] Opera on OS X will sometimes freeze when exiting Preferences.
[BUG 274352] Upgrading with no mail/RSS accounts causes a mail upgrade that never finishes.
While Firefox team is working on Firefox 3 it’s still important to fix various bugs in the Firefox 2 web browser. As a result, Firefox 184.108.40.206 was just released which fixes the following security issue:
Today I was looking for some cool skins. It took me less than to find great looking skin for Firefox web browser, it’s “Blue Ice“.
However, I haven’t found any great looking skin for Opera and don’t know why. Am I too picky? Or just used default skin for a very long time? I’ve tried some of the Editor’s picks but… Most of them there very old ones or just didn’t fit “my style”. Would you like to share us your favorite skins for your favorite web browser?
Mozilla today announced a new initiative to stimulate innovation in Internet mail and communications. Mozilla plans to develop Internet communications software based on the Thunderbird product, code and brand. The new initiative also aims to nurture a robust developer ecosystem in order to drive improvements through open source and community innovation, in the tradition of the Firefox web browser…
Mozilla will provide US$3 million seed funding to establish this new company.
We can expect Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) very first public builds later this year after Windows Vista Service Pack release. There are not many details revealed so far but there should be 2 Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) versions. One for Windows XP and another one for Windows Vista with some special security features which won’t be available in Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) for XP.
It’s been 10 days since the very first Opera 9.5 Alpha release. Today Opera team released Opera 9.5 Post-Alpha version. This build includes lots of bug fixes as well as some minor new things, for example: X button on notifiers. Regardless bug fixes there are still some known issues:
Wand doesn’t save anymore
Yahoo mail beta might crash Opera
Some UNIX packages are missing
Opera 9.5 won’t work on Windows 98/95
 Cursor in source viewer positioned at the end
 Some order lists are displayed as unordered lists
 Line wrapping does not work correctly in some cases, causing overly long lines of text and horizontal scrollbars; often seen at Wikipedia
 Files are often saved with the incorrect file extension
 Setting an external source viewer does not work
 View bar is available in the customization dialog again
 Original text color (inside tables) not reverted when closing content blocker dialog
 Numbers (and borders) not shown in configured speed dial entries
 Text squished/mashed together after removing thumbnail
 Link focused by inline find cannot be activated (Enter doesn’t work after spatnav)
 Show cached images randomly breaks
 Lots of unread messages and drafts after upgrade
APNG 1.0 support added. Will work as animated gifs on webpages and skins
Select custom application when downloading files
Add multithreading to mail for improved performanced
Added x button on notifiers
Fixed IE bookmark folder import
General stability fixes
Tons of layout/js fixes
Windows specific changes
Greatly improved performance with alpha transparency (animations, scrolling)