Wikipedia misconception: "Elektra" as a layout engine
Thursday, March 12, 2009 10:16:27 AM
However, all of these pages, including Wikipedia, are incorrect.
Update: Opera publishes version history, rewrites history
"Elektra" was actually the codename of the Opera 4 browser, just like Kestrel was the codename for Opera 9.5 and Peregrine is the codename for Opera 10. I don't think the engine had an actual name until it was rewritten for Opera 7. Today, it is known as Presto.
Elektra is actually mentioned in a press release from 1999:
As Rijk also pointed out a while back, Elektra was a complete browser, and designed to make it easier to port Opera to new platforms.
The new Windows version, Opera 4.0 Elektra, is scheduled to be released at the end of this year.
As a sidenote, our group of volunteers under NDA is called "The Elektrans". The group was established in connection with the Opera 4 release, and started out as a Windows group. Today, there are several different volunteer groups under NDA for different platforms and focus areas.