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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…

MIX Session Videos Now Available

March 23rd, 2010

We had a great time last week at MIX talking to many of you about IE9. For everyone who wasn’t able to be at the conference, we wanted to let you know that all the sessions are now available on-demand. Dean’s Day 2 Keynote about IE9 In-depth Look at Internet Explorer 9 with John Hrvatin…

Further improvements to stability on the Mac

March 19th, 2010

In the middle of all these Windows release candidates, we want to show that Mac is still making progress towards final. This build includes all the fixes from the last Windows RC, plus further Mac and Widgets improvements. However perhaps I should let the change log speak for itself. Known Issues Some Carakan stability problems…

Daniel Bates is now a WebKit reviewer!

March 18th, 2010

Daniel has made many valuable contributions to WebKit including additions to the XSSAuditor, which helps prevent reflective cross site scripting attacks, as well as numerous changes to drag and drop ensuring that WebKit complies with the HTML5 spec. Of course, all of this was supported with thorough tests and improvements to WebKit’s testing harness. Recently, Daniel has been working on…