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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!

Chris Jerdonek is now a WebKit reviewer!

April 27th, 2010

Chris Jerdonek has done a great deal of work on tooling infrastructure in WebKit. He started with doing improvements to the C++ style checker and then followed with other improvements in the python and perl code code including writing WebKit’s first unit tests for our perl code, being an active participant in the organization of…

Inside The CSS Working Group

April 21st, 2010

The IE team is active on several W3C working groups such as SVG and HTML. As one of our three regular CSS Working Group (CSSWG) representatives, I wanted to follow up on the latest face-to-face meeting the group held at Apple in Cupertino at the end of last month by sharing some of the work…

How WebKit Loads a Web Page

April 18th, 2010

Before WebKit can render a web page, it needs to load the page and all of its subresources from the network. There are many layers involved in loading resources from the web. In this post, I’ll focus on explaining how WebCore, the main rendering component of WebKit, is involved in the loading process. WebKit contains…

Mac Final 10.5x RC

April 16th, 2010

Hot on the heels of the Mac Beta 2, comes the Mac Final Release Candidate! We have been working hard to iron out the final kinks, especially on PowerPC. Now Opera 10.5x for Mac supports OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and greater on Intel and PowerPC. Enjoy the weekend and the build Note: As this is…

More Web Inspector Updates

April 15th, 2010

A number of exciting new features have been added to the Web Inspector since our last update. This time, we’ve got three new panels to present: a Timeline, Audits and Dedicated Console. But before we go there, let us give you a brief update on the improvements to the existing features. If you would like to…

Announcing SunSpider 0.9.1

April 7th, 2010

Today we’d like to announce SunSpider 0.9.1, a new version of the popular SunSpider JavaScript benchmark that improves accuracy of results. We recommend that anyone using SunSpider to test JavaScript performance should migrate to the new version. A little over two years ago, we announced the SunSpider JavaScript benchmark. We originally created SunSpider for our…

Yury Semikhatsky and Jian Li are now WebKit reviewers.

April 1st, 2010

Yury Semikhatsky has been working in the developer tools area (Web Inspector) for a while. In addition to numerous fixes in tracking resources, CSS inspection and related items, he made some very complex contributions including the inspection of cross-domain iframes while preserving the original security model and changing the way the inspector interacts with the…

Windows 10.52 snapshot

March 25th, 2010

This is a snapshot of Opera 10.52 for Windows. In this build, there is a possible fix for some network problems when using proxies. The same fix might improve on the “Waiting for DNS confirmation of cookie domain(s)” message some people are seeing (try clearing cookies if the problem persists). There is also an attempt…

Speed improvements for Mac

March 24th, 2010

We spent some time tweaking performance on some of the Peacekeeper tests, and preliminary testing shows a 25% improvement on the Mac platform. This is in addition to the general speed improvements in 10.51. And good news for PPC-people; we finally ported the crashlogger, so start submitting logs so we can get to work on…