By Claudio Santambrogiocsant. Friday, December 21, 2007 2:32:00 PM
…you get a snapshot build to play with - with a few nice fixes
Make sure you read the changelog: we don't want to hear about your cache having disappeared…
And since it has been asked: the snapshots contain the security fixes that were released in 9.25. But: (read on…)WARNING: These are development snapshots: they contain the latest changes, but they also have severe known issues, including crashes and data loss situations. In fact, they may not work at all.Known issues:
- [Bug 303586] Spatial navigation is very broken.
- [Bug 303604] Opera Link does currently not show the Link icon in the toolbar.
- [Bug 304257] Sorting by date is broken on Windows.
- opera:historysearch is currently disabled - work in progress
- [Bug 303059] Fixed a crasher when loading an invalid widget.
- [Bug 286722] Fixed autocompletion dropdown in URL field to allow cycling through it with arrow keys.
- [Bug 300257] Fixed a crash on GMail 2.
- Speeding up access to threaded access points in Mail.
- Speeding up history search in address field - it also works much smoother now and does not flicker anymore!
- VPS, Cache, Images and Mail directories have been moved to "Local Settings" folder in order to limit amount of data in the roaming profile.
- [Bug 295734] Fixed checkboxes in Qt4 native skin.
- Sending XEmbed focus messages when having an XEmbed'ed plug-in.
and a Happy New Year
By Claudio Santambrogiocsant. Wednesday, December 19, 2007 6:44:29 PM
We released 9.25 today, which mainly addresses a few security issues - it is a recommended upgrade for all those running the latest stable releases.
Changelogs are available:WindowsMacLinux/UNIX
By Cato. Friday, December 14, 2007 2:54:10 PM
Hello all. Here's your snapshot for this week.
You haven't seen me before, but I've been on the desktop team for a few months already. I only now got pressured into writing a blog post though. My name's Cato, and I do mainly Windows testing.
As you may see, we now finally have sparc solaris builds! There are some issues with it (crashes when you try to use mail), but we thought you shouldn't have to wait longer.
In other news, we've written a handy FAQ
for this blog, which you can locate in the equally handy sidebar we added over there on the right. We plan to link to useful articles there as soon as we write them so you don't have to search through the archives to find them.WARNING: These are development snapshots: they contain the latest changes, but they also have severe known issues, including crashes and data loss situations. In fact, they may not work at all.Known issues:
- [BUG 295195] Download preferences are broken after saving changes. This leads to many seemingly separate bugs, such as wrong MIME-type when uploading JPG images or headers displayed in MHTML documents
- [BUG 299224] Account settings broken when adding a new IRC/Chat account
- [BUG 292685] Occasional crashes when opening download links from mail/newsfeeds
- [BUG 299767] Opera on UNIX might crash if you close a tab while flash is being initialized
- [BUG 292802] Opera on UNIX crashes when Java is initialized
- Unread count inconsistencies should be fixed
- Animated GIFs should be fixed, for real this time
- Fixed crash when clicking on the widget panel
- Single clicking no longer behaves like drag and drop in bookmarks panel
- Content Blocker now works again if you have disabled Speed Dial
- Fixed various SVG crashers
- Fixed various XSLT crashes
- Sparc Solaris builds now start... but crashes when you try to use mail
By Joachim Blaabjergblaabjerg. Friday, November 23, 2007 4:42:07 PM
Hi folks! I'm Joachim, the brand spankin' new Mac Test Manager.
We've got a new snapshot for you today, happy testing!WARNING: These are development snapshots: they contain the latest changes, but they also have severe known issues, including crashes and data loss situations. In fact, they may not work at all.Known issues
- If you used Opera link in a previous build and install this one on top of that, you need to log in again to make it work.
- The link dialog might say "logged in as minch" - well, no worries, you are not: it's just a hardcoded string (known internally as "minch is watching you!")
- Plugins on UNIX are still in a shaky state
- Alot of widgets seems to crash opera
- Fixed certificate installation on skandiabanken.no (for real this time)
- Fixed issue where it was not possible to exit small screen rendering if the page had a handheld stylesheet
- Several fixes to inline find
- Big images are again displayed properly
- Fixed CRAM-MD5 mail authentication
- Fix disappearing panels and personal bar items if one client did not sync them
- Implemented merging of bookmark files if you open a new one - a dialog will ask if they should be merged
By Claudio Santambrogiocsant. Friday, November 9, 2007 2:25:49 PM
Even though we present experimental video-enabled builds
, work procedes as usual on Kestrel - and we have a new build with lots of fixes (and ongoing work).
WARNING: These are development snapshots: they contain the latest changes, but they also have severe known issues, including crashes and data loss situations. In fact, they may not work at all.
- GMail top menu bar broken
- Wrong cursor on form buttons and labels
- Plugins on UNIX might be even more broken - big changes coming up... (Do not bother filing plugin bugs on UNIX)
- Still no sparc builds
- [BUG 296670] Animated gif images get corrupted on Windows
- [BUG 267632] Images don't display when printing
- [BUG 213115] Queued mail is sent at the next check, instead of waiting for manual action
- [BUG 295195] Web archives are broken if you ever have changed the default action of a file type in Preferences
- Several stability and crash fixes
- Scrolling with mouse wheel now works over Flash objects with onRollOver handler
- Fixed linebreaking and white-space handling in designMode
- Fixed long content makeing scrollbars disappear and disabling scrolling
- Missing table cells have no more a green background
- Fixed 1 pixel high Gmail compose window
- Fixed crash when opening the Info panel
- Fixed sorting of IRC channels
- Fixed message priority not being displayed in Mail
- Fixed wrong context menu shown for selected text that is a link
- We are now splitting too long IMAP commands into smaller chunks
- Fixed wrong port when creating NNTP or IMAP account with Gmail e-mail address
- Fixed fetching of new POP3 mail once you empty trash
- Opera runs on Windows 95 again! (but there are still some bad issues, be patient)
- Fixed broken expansion of "~"
- Fixed flickering of notifications
- Fixed crash when connecting to chat
A little note about some UNIX packages:
- FreeBSD .5 is "the new .1" - it is a static build
- FreeBSD .7 is a FreeBSD 7 build (available both for amd64 and x86)
By Claudio Santambrogiocsant. Wednesday, October 17, 2007 11:05:36 AM
We just released 9.24, which has some important security fixes and is a recommended upgrade. Go download
Changelogs are available:WindowsMacLinux/UNIX
By Claudio Santambrogiocsant. Wednesday, August 15, 2007 11:58:57 AM
We have today released 9.23
, which mainly addresses the issues found with Mozilla's fuzzer. See the changelogs:
Thanks to you guys for the usual valuable and quick feedback
If you haven't done so yet, download Opera 9.23
And now let's move on...
By Julien Picalausajulienp. Friday, July 27, 2007 2:36:12 PM
We at Opera care about accessibility and usability issues and we have been working hard on improved screen reader compatibility. The accessibility project was started, aiming among other things at enhancing our screen reader support.
At this point, we are able to announce that we have made great progress and the new functionality will be available in the coming weekly of kestrel.
These are the main points that have been accomplished.On Windows:
- Good support for the Microsoft Accessibility API (MSAA).
- Close cooperation with other screen reader vendors.
- Excellent support of the Mac API for Accessibility.
- Excellent support of VoiceOver.
Additionally we met Aaron Leventhal, Mozilla's accessibility guru, this week. In cooperation with Mozilla we'll establish better standards concerning accessibility in Web browsers. It is great to work with people like Aaron - thank you!
And this is only the beginning. We will have more coming on the accessibility side in the coming weeks and months!