- Brand new, beta, Flash-based photo uploader. You have to click on the "Switch to Flash uploader" button on the right to use it, and allows to select several pictures at once for upload. Please submit any problems you find.
- New friend system, so that only people who you have "approved" can add you as friends.
- Added as many as 9 new translations in this release. Now we have My Opera available in 17 languages!
- Improved design and usability in photo albums.
- New welcome page for people who has just signed up for a new account. Among others, it makes it easy and quick to specify your country, so you'll be able to find more people in the Members by country page.
- My Opera buttons are now text based, which is better for accessibility and for translation.
- Improvements in the skin section, especially for authors. Now you get suggestions for improvement when you upload a skin with commonly-made mistakes, and you can specify that your skin is for Opera 9.5 (ie. skin version 3).
- Now blog posts and comments are checked for correct syntax before being sent. That will avoid some problems people have had with broken XML, which used to "break" their blogs.
- We have also fixed some issues in Dev Opera, mostly related to profile editing.
- We have started a documentation page for our public APIs. It's linked from the bottom of the page.
- The order of the subscription items is now from newest to oldest, so it's easier to find your newest subscriptions.
- When you make a comment on a blog, the page correctly "jumps" to it again.
- Fixed a lot of bugs here and there, too many and too small to mention in detail.
Posts tagged with "RELEASE"
The first one of course starts with "A", so Apricot. Tomorrow we will release this new version of My Opera, starting at 10:00 CET.
The planned downtime will be around 2 hours, even if we hope to keep it shorter than that. There will be Bubbles up and running in the meantime, so stay tuned... A full release changelog is going to be published tomorrow. Plus, there's a secret feature that nobody other than the development team knows about. Even some guys in the dev team don't know it. It's super-secret. It sneaked in mysteriously... :-) In case you're wondering, the picture is about "The Downtime", a band from the U.S.
There has been lots of "last minute" fixes, mostly small things.
Anyway, we expect some problems after the release. It would be really surprising if we had no problem at all.
For many reasons, what we have been working on (our trunk or head if you prefer), is now nearly 6 months old for us! So it's 6 months of work compressed in this release.
Let's hope for the better :-)
We read you, of course... It's just that we are terribly busy doing stuff...
No, really. We have already fixed more than 100 bugs and added several new features.
They are just waiting to be released live, because... well, because there's huge changes ahead!
BTW, the throttling measures are in place now. To all of you who asked, throttling is a way to slow down those clients or networks that clearly abuse of our services by mass-spamming or hammering the site with fake search requests and stuff. Now we have those throttling limits in place for some well known IP ranges, so that MyOpera for them just works, but they are limited to 10 requests per second, or whatever we want to...
I can't exactly tell you when we are going to release, but you will be noticed.
And you will certainly notice afterwards.
Hi to all "devblog" friends,
after some time spent on backend optimization, stress testing, and lately on a new file storage architecture (seen the new avatar paths?) and on MyOpera internationalization support, yes, that's a lot of stuff, I'm back to regular bug fixing.
There are lots of open bugs, some of them have been there for a loooong time. We know, but we had some structural problems and various urgencies that called for immediate action. Anyway... I started friday on this "intensive" bug fixing, and seems I already managed to fix a few long standing, annoying bugs:
- #1719: When saving events(countdowns) in a group you get redirected back to your personal page.
- #1650: Use less compression on JPEG user pictures. Now JPEG images are saved with quality setting to 95, which should be pretty good, and also, no more ugly black borders. Now images are scaled and automatically cropped. :-)
- #1970: Sometimes a blog RSS feed was displayed differenly whether the URL ended with '/' or not.
- #1783: User privacy settings are not saved properly. This means that in your personal account page, if you chose to show your login status only to 'Friends', it didn't save the preference correctly. Now it does.
- Other random tickets, mostly not relevant for users.
All of this is now fixed in the development version of MyOpera. Will go out with the regularly scheduled release cycle. Thanks for listening and stay tuned.
Hi My Opera members! This is your favourite My Opera lead developer speaking :-)
We have scheduled a hopefully short downtime of systems to get a new release out. Tomorrow, at least for some of us here in Old Europe, at 09:00 UTC, 10:00 CET. There were about 60 squashed bugs and all pre-flight checks show green lights.
We hope to have the smallest possible downtime, but we are preparing the ground for really big and exciting new features, to be released gradually in the next few months!
Stay tuned for the changelog of this release and other stuff... Thank you!
Good news, everyone! This months release include the following list of changes and fixes:
- The A-Z listing of photo albums now display 28 items (instead of 10).
- Fixed a bug which caused a 400 error message when minimizing and maximizing groups in the Forum section.
- Updated text when you search for potential Opera fans. Displayed "photos", while now it's "people".
- Usernames with spaces are now displayed without encoding in the shoutbox (no more %20).
- We've fixed a problem which printed out (lots of) extra BR tags when writing a forum post, blog comment, etc.
- Fixed a bug with (BBCode) lists. It now correctly displays all points.
- You're now able to delete old comments again if you're the owner of the blog and/or group.
- Fixed a lot of bugs with the join group feature.
- The blogs section used to end up empty sometimes. This has now been fixed.
- There were problems receiving updates in the Link Web interface on My Opera. This has now been fixed and always displays recent changes.
- Lots of "under the hood" fixes (as always). Fixed some broken blogs, removed (old) groups and some security fixes.
- Avatars are now properly displayed on dev.opera.com.