By Torgeir Lorange Østbytorgeilo. Wednesday, April 18, 2012 2:57:59 PM
Half a year of changes were released yesterday! Here are a few highlights apart from the completely obvious, and a bit more technical than what you can find elsewhere:
- URLs no longer contain extension version numbers. This should eliminate a lot of dead links pointing to older versions of extensions.
- Extensions are no longer filtered based on which browser you use. Everything is listed anyway, but you might see a message telling you that you need a certain version of Opera for an extension to work properly (for example Opera Next for upcoming features). This should also eliminate more dead links.
- The ratings are now weighted against an average (Bayesian rating), providing a more sane ranking of the top rated extensions.
- A few languages now receive special treatment in the search engine, for improved matching. The languages are Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Polish, and German. In order to benefit from this, you need to change the filter language (the drop-down with the globe button) to one of the mentioned ones. (We are still working on improving things, here.)
- You can now attach any license to your extensions!
- You can edit the name of your extensions as long as they are not public yet.