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Fixing crash bugs for Unix beta release Opera 10.53

April 30th, 2010

Ruario promised you a Unix beta soon, and here is the release candidate for Opera 10.53 Beta for Unix! This build mostly has stability fixes, but there are a couple of fixes for issues with TLS, and CPU and memory usage. See the changelog for all the details. We have also re-enabled pubsuffix, so let…

Opera 10.53 released

April 30th, 2010

Opera 10.53 has been released today to address a security issue that has been reported 3 days ago. The builds are the same as Opera 10.53 RC1. Download Opera 10.53 Now back to the fun stuff: new snapshots will follow.

HTML5 Video

April 29th, 2010

There’s been a lot of posting about video and video formats on the web recently. This is a good opportunity to talk about Microsoft’s point of view. The future of the web is HTML5. Microsoft is deeply engaged in the HTML5 process with the W3C. HTML5 will be very important in advancing rich, interactive web…

Steve Block is now a WebKit reviewer!

April 29th, 2010

Steve’s first involvement with WebKit was with the Geolocation API where he helped ensure spec compliance, fix bugs, and implement several features. Since then, many of his contributions have centered around upstreaming the Android port as well as related bugs fixes and refactorings. Please join me in congratulating Steve on his reviewer status!

Keeping Track of the World with Chrome Extensions

April 29th, 2010

In recent weeks, we saw not only breaking news, but erupting, stunning and unveiling news! To keep myself from drowning in the news flood, I found that using a few Chrome extensions can help me keep track of it all. If you’re a media enthusiast like I am, there are many Chrome extensions that can…

The setting Sun

April 29th, 2010

In order to ensure a consistently high quality browser across our most popular desktop platforms we have reluctantly decided to drop support for Solaris. This will allow our UNIX development team to focus all of their attention on bringing Opera for Linux and FreeBSD up to final release quality, meaning that a 10.5x release for…

A UNIX Beta heading your way soon

April 29th, 2010

Opera for UNIX is getting very close to a Beta now. Indeed you could consider this a Beta RC. That is not to say that all the issues are fixed. They are not, but we do think that it is stable and usable enough for everyday use, although it needs more testing by you gals….

Product Feedback Systems

April 29th, 2010

Several people on the Windows Internet Explorer team have written blog posts about our feedback mechanisms (our use of automated telemetry in Windows, how to write a great bug, how to submit bugs, etc) for IE9. After looking at the many similarities and obvious differences between manual feedback systems and projects, we decided to use…

Opera 10.53 RC1 for Windows and Mac

April 28th, 2010

A crash was reported as a security issue yesterday, and we are still investigating the issue. However, we do have a fix ready for testing already. This build also fixes a freeze on Google Maps, and an issue with custom distributions of Opera. Download: Windows MSI / Windows Classic (RC) Macintosh (Universal) / Macintosh (Intel-only)…

Joseph Pecoraro is now a WebKit Reviewer

April 28th, 2010

Joe has been spending most of his time improving the Web Inspector with a lot of great bug fixes and features. He dove right in and meticulously started improving the Web Inspector — which he detailed in a great blog post back in November. Please join me in congratulating Joe on his reviewer status!

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