PowerPC and KDE fans rejoice

April 13th, 2010

Here is a new build with some very nice fixes for PowerPC and our initial work on KDE 4 integration. Neither is perfect but we hope that you will see that we are finally getting somewhere.

Opera running in KDE 4 with the Plastique style

Being work in progress, there are some issues that you may stumble across. PowerPC users will hit a crashing bug if they try to run the Acid 3 test. However many other sites will see a vast improvement. We’d therefore encourage users to test a range of their favourite sites and submit cash logs if they hit any. KDE users should also be aware of a crash on exit.

Even if you aren’t interested in PowerPC or KDE we would encourage you to give the build a spin as there fixes to Core and Carakan as well.

Note: As always try to keep comments on topic and don’t repeat already reported bugs. Also, when discussing new issues please mention which Operating System you use, including the version (and the distribution and Desktop Environment on UNIX/Linux).

Known Issues

  • PPC builds crash on the Acid 3 test.
  • Windows
    • Accessibility crashes and freezes
  • Mac
    • Slow domain resolution on some sites
  • UNIX
    • Problems with some font settings
    • Plugin MIME types without file extensions don’t work
    • No printing
    • Crash on exit for KDE users
    • Upgrading .rpm packages from prior 10.5x builds will result in broken application menus (uninstall and reinstall instead)

WARNING: This is a development snapshot: it contains the latest changes, but may also have severe issues, including crashes and data loss situations. In fact, it may not work at all.