By Ruarí Ødegaardruario. Wednesday, May 30, 2012 11:49:45 AM
Stability work continues apace. Today's snapshot has a whole host of Out of Process Plugin (OOPP) fixes, mail fixes, some drag and drop fixes, Windows 2000 installation works again, etc.
As you know the final isn't far away now and I hope you will agree that things are starting to come together nicely. Though we do have a some more fixes in the pipeline! Known issues
WARNING: This is a development snapshot: It contains the latest changes, but may also have severe known issues, including crashes, and data loss situations. In fact, it may not work at all.Download
- People without at least an SSE2 CPU will see painting issues (black in the user interface)
- Plugins not working on Windows 2000
By Ruarí Ødegaardruario. Monday, October 10, 2011 1:37:50 PM
Mondays are often depressing, so here is a new build with improvements to our Featherweight skin to help lighten your day.
Some of the highlights are:
- The icons have been polished and aligned
- Badge graphic has been tuned
- The panel now blends with the active tab
- Tuned colorization on Windows and Linux to blend more with the platform colors
- New URL drop down look, with easier to use search suggestions
Here are a couple of screen shots from Mac and Windows. Can you spot the changes?
Here is a view with the panel showing. This time I'll highlight the change for you.
Additionally, we have also done a fair amount of work on our auto-update and plugin installation features, and fixed a handful of annoying recent regressions.
For a more complete list of changes, scroll down to the change log below. WARNING: This is a development snapshot: It contains the latest changes, but may also have severe known issues, including crashes, and data loss situations. In fact, it may not work at all.Download
By Ruarí Ødegaardruario. Monday, May 23, 2011 10:54:50 AM
Here is the latest Swordfish snapshot with a nice collection of bug fixes, plus improvements to some of our new features.WARNING: This is a development snapshot: It contains the latest changes, but may also have severe known issues, including crashes, and data loss situations. In fact, it may not work at all.Download
By Ruarí Ødegaardruario. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 4:35:39 PM
This build has a further small change to further improve the behavior of plugins on the Mac.WARNING: This is a development snapshot: It contains the latest changes, but may also have severe known issues, including crashes, and data loss situations. In fact, it may not work at all.Download
By Arjan van LeeuwenAVL. Thursday, March 10, 2011 7:51:00 PM
The last two updates you got weren't that exciting, so we wanted to give you some more stuff to play with today. There are many improvements in the speed dial, but the first thing you might notice is that thumbnails are now generated differently.
Instead of always generating a thumbnail of the whole page, Opera intelligently tries to find a representative part of the site to display. To do that, it searches through all the images on the page and scores them based on size, position and file name. For example, an image called 'logo.png' in the top left corner will be a good candidate. Opera will make a thumbnail of the surroundings of that image, making it clearer which site is in the thumbnail.
Alternatively, it's possible to specify exactly what your page's thumbnail should look like. If your page knows how to handle the 'minimized' view mode
, Opera will use that in the speed dial. If you don't need a dynamically changing thumbnail, you can specify an image to use for your page by linking it in the page's <head> like this (the image should be at least 114x114 pixels):
<link rel="image_src" type="image/jpeg" href="thumbnail.jpg">
Websites now also have the possibility to tell Opera how often they want their thumbnail updated. The Preview-refresh HTTP header can be used for this purpose. The example below will cause the thumbnail for this website to be refreshed every 10 seconds:
<meta http-equiv="preview-refresh" content="10">
Apart from all that goodness Opera now makes it easier for you to install plugins if you don't have them installed on your system. And of course there are all the bug fixes in this snapshot... I could talk about this for days
. Check the full changelog for all the details.WARNING: This is a development snapshot: It contains the latest changes, but may also have severe known issues, including crashes, and data loss situations. In fact, it may not work at all.Download
By Patricia Aaspsmaas. Friday, February 22, 2008 4:00:00 PM
This build demonstrates the plugin work that has been done recently. Most of this work is not visible and is only testable through regression testing: compare with an older build and see if something broke.
A lot of this work is cross-platform, so we would appreciate feedback on plugins on all platforms. Note, however, that a lot of the bugs around plugin detection are still unresolved, so this work is only testable on the plugins that you can actually see.
On *nix these changes are combined with a bunch of bug fixes and redesigns. First of all, libnpp.so is now built into Opera and all known plugin bugs that result in Opera crashing are resolved (including using 64-bit Opera with 32-bit plugins). We added a work-around for the Flash player crashes with r48 and a lot of other fixes. Please retest any issues you have had with plugins and report back on the relevant bug reports what you find. If you find any new bugs: report, report, report! We really do want to make Kestrel the best release for plugins ever on *nix.
Note that although most of the work has been focused on Linux, the work so far is *nix platform independent: more work on FreeBSD and Solaris is planned. Please also note that because of the fix for the 64 vs. 32-bit issue, this release is incompatible with previous pluginwrappers. There are also some fixes that will affect Java, so we are interested in feedback on that as well.
Have fun and enjoy! Known issues
- Cut'n'paste and drag and drop a bookmark folder will make it disappear
- "Save to download folder" is broken
- Format selector when saving pages is broken.
- Inline find stops working after entering one letter (using Ctrl/Cmd+F still works as expected).
- Fixed text selection when selecting from bottom left to top right
- Crashing plugins should no longer crash Opera on Mac and Windows. Please test.
- Fixed crash when opening certain files (especially PDF files)
- Fixed crash when changing interface language
- Some changes have been made to the tab mode "Activate first tab opened from current tab" (whose name might change in the future): If you open several tabs in the background from one page, Opera will remember that they are related and will switch focus between them when you close one of them. In the previous weekly you had to close the parent tab before this occured.
- "Activate tab to the right" preference now works on UNIX and Mac. The mode described above still doesn't work.
- Windows: Tray icon is now gone if you don't have mail enabled
- UNIX: Made Flash 7 work again
- UNIX: When closing a tab, flash animations in other tabs will not be killed anymore
- UNIX: And a lot of other plugin fixes
- Really delete associated messages when deleting accounts
- Fixed crash when downloading IMAP mail sent from Outlook
- Attempt to clean up ghost messages on start-up
- Fetch more than 50 messages at a time from IMAP accounts
- Fixed unread count inconsistencies
- Fixed problem with subscriptions for nested IMAP mailboxes
- Fixed problem getting all new messages for IMAP accounts
- Fixed problem with stuck IMAP connections when fetching headers/messages
- Better synchronization handling after waking computers on Windows and OS X
- Decode body parts before indexing them
- Fixed overzealous IMAP expunging
- Fixed quadruple mouse click
- Fixed Event.ctrlKey and Event.metaKey with onkeydown
- Fixed plugins
- Emacs-style keyboard shortcuts are back
- Reactivated the asynchronous draw timer
- Fixed an issue with Java disabling minimization and quitting
- Fixed a very common crash related to plugins and links with anchors
about the Mac-specific fixes are available in the new Mac Team blog