Opera 10.60 Alpha 1: Speed, eye-candy, and bug fixing

May 31st, 2010

We are now preparing for a Opera 10.60 release, which we aim to synchronize across all desktop platforms. This alpha will give you noticeable gains in performance, an improved user interface (UI), and lots of bug fixes. Performance! Our Core team never rests, and we have noticeably increased Opera’s performance once again. You should see…

Chris Fleizach is now a WebKit reviewer!

May 28th, 2010

Chris came to WebKit as an accessibility expert, and he has put a lot of work into improving our accessibility support. He has done bug-fixing and architecture work, implemented many ARIA features, and greatly enhanced DumpRenderTree’s accessibility testing capabilities. Please join me in congratulating Chris on his reviewer status!

Case Study: FundraisingOnline (Dutch) – The largest online fundraising database in the Netherlands

May 27th, 2010

The Dutch language website (or “Fundraising Online”) is the largest online fundraising and subsidies database in the Netherlands. The website offers businesses and NGO’s access to a community with the latest public data on subsidies, sponsorship opportunities, government funding, private investors, prizes, microcredits and more. The initial goal of the project was to build…

Firefox Home Coming Soon to the iPhone

May 27th, 2010

We have been working on an application for the iPhone based on the Firefox Sync (formerly Weave Sync) technology. The app is called Firefox Home, and it gives iPhone users instant access to their Firefox browsing history, bookmarks and the set of tabs from their most recent browser session. What’s more, it provides Firefox “Awesome…

Privacy, Add-ons, and Cookie-less HTTP Requests

May 26th, 2010

A recent article incorrectly suggested that Internet Explorer add-ons must send and store cookies when making HTTP requests. That’s simply not true– Internet Explorer APIs enable add-ons to respect the user’s privacy and not leak information. Existing APIs are available to add-ons running in any version of IE to accomplish the task described in the…

Add-on Guidelines and Requirements in Action – Google Toolbar

May 25th, 2010

Good add-ons are an important aspect of keeping IE running stable and fast. We made managing add-ons easier for users. We also made developing quality add-ons easier with clear guidelines and requirements for add-on developers. When users can stay in control of their browser and their information, everyone is better off.   The IE guidelines and…

A new Chrome stable release: Welcome, Mac and Linux!

May 25th, 2010

In our most recent beta release, we fired up all engines to bring to life our fastest version of Chrome to date. Today, we’re bringing all this beta goodness to the stable channel so that it’s available to all Chrome users. We’re particularly excited to bring Chrome for Mac and Linux out of beta, and…

Blog Comments Back Up

May 25th, 2010

The blog platform migration is now complete and the blog and comments are working as usual. If you notice any problems or want to comment on the new platform, please use this post to do so. Thanks for your patience. And now back your regularly scheduled programming

Drupal 7.0 Alpha 5 released

May 23rd, 2010

Update: Drupal 7.0 Alpha 6 is available now! Our fourth Drupal 7 alpha version was released just over a month ago. Today, we’re proud to announce the release of the fifth alpha version of Drupal 7.x for your further testing and feedback. The first alpha announcement provided a comprehensive list of improvements made since Drupal…

Linux WebM Labs, minor update

May 22nd, 2010

When we initially announced WebM support some Linux users may have found that the builds provided did not work for them. However, we have subsequently made a small tweak to the Linux packages so that they should now work on a wider range of distros. If WebM support wasn’t working for you before on Linux,…