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A first glimpse at Opera 11.10 “Barracuda”

February 17th, 2011

We are proud to announce that the first snapshot of Opera 11.10, codename “Barracuda,” has finally arrived! Everyone here has worked hard to get this new shiny build out to you. :up:

In this build, Core has been upgraded from version 2.7.62 to 2.8.99, which is a pretty big step forward. With this Core upgrade comes the implementation of the Web Open Font Format (WOFF).

In addition, a batch of changes to network compatibility has been implemented. The purpose of these changes is to modify our network behaviour so that we are more compatible with other web browsers.

These changes include:

  • Disable Cookie2 by default, with an option to enable it again
  • Send more compatible Accept header on second request
  • Disable TLS 1.1 and 1.2 by default
  • Make sure redirects from http to https are labelled secure
  • Remove the use of master password for client certificates
  • Added a preference to disable cross-network protection

Apart from that, frequent crashes for Mac users on Facebook, Live Mail/Hotmail, and Google Docs are finally resolved.

This build is the first step towards the 11.10 release, but there’s more stuff to come, so stay tuned!

Happy testing! :sherlock:

Known issues

  • No HTML5 media playback on Mac
  • Acid3 reference rendering is broken
  • Mouse panning broken on Windows
  • Tabs opened by extensions open to the left instead of the right
  • Using the Content Blocker while logged in to Opera Link can cause a crash

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.

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