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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 07:34

Opera Next 15 Released!

After a busy Winter here in the Desktop department at Opera we are finally ready to lift the covers of the latest preview of the next generation of our Web browsers. Today we are releasing Opera Next 15 for Windows and Mac. For all the latest information on the features head on over to the product information page. If you just can't wait grab the builds from the links below.

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Opera Next for Windows
Opera Next for Mac

One of the changes in this release is moving Opera's internal email client M2, into it's own separate product. It's almost ready, so today we want to introduce to you, the first release candidate of Opera Mail. If you have been using M2 please download it and send us your feedback.

Opera Mail for Windows
Opera Mail for Mac

Enjoy!


Source: Opera Desktop Team blog

For what it's worth: It crashes at launch on my work laptop. YMMV.


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:01

any other changes than separating out the 2 kb html integrated webmail page ? :)

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:04

any other changes than separating out the 2 kb html integrated webmail page ? :)

Going by the complaints in the blog post comments they axed a lot of features Opera users liked. RSS, M2 mail client, Opera Link etc.

On the positive side it's now based on Chromium and the Blink browser engine rather than Presto.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:06

Does it support Chrome extensions, since its based on chromium?

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:11

any other changes than separating out the 2 kb html integrated webmail page ? :)


new feature which i love is the ability to stack the speed dials, like in the android version. No Link but they say they are working on it and i'm not sure yet but i think the lovely "wand" password manager might be gone, replaced with a typical one...

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:15

Going by the complaints in the blog post comments they axed a lot of features Opera users liked. RSS, M2 mail client, Opera Link etc.

On the positive side it's now based on Chromium and the Blink browser engine rather than Presto.


Opera link... they killed link ? The others I don't care about but why would they remove link... not that the password part of it ever truly worked but...

new feature which i love is the ability to stack the speed dials, like in the android version. No Link but they say they are working on it and i'm not sure yet but i think the lovely "wand" password manager might be gone, replaced with a typical one...

Ugh, no want either. The wand was great and one f the reasons to use Opera over other systems with crappy password managers, heck it worked better than most third party systems.

Does it support Chrome extensions, since its based on chromium?


no, it uses the rendering engine not the UI shell which is where the extensions live.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:24

Opera link... they killed link ? The others I don't care about but why would they remove link... not that the password part of it ever truly worked but...


Ugh, no want either. The wand was great and one f the reasons to use Opera over other systems with crappy password managers, heck it worked better than most third party systems.



no, it uses the rendering engine not the UI shell which is where the extensions live.

Is there any hacks to add the UI shell?

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:29

Why not wait until they add the features we are waiting for? There is a lot of whining in the blog and such now.

They shouldn't have "released" this in such matter for such a simple build. Looks like this might cause customers to drop their browser.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:37

Why not wait until they add the features we are waiting for? There is a lot of whining in the blog and such now.

They shouldn't have "released" this in such matter for such a simple build. Looks like this might cause customers to drop their browser.

It's NEXT release, essentially an alpha, they released it to those who want to help test the bleeding edge. for those who want everything working all nice and fine, they have the regular stable release.

Is there any hacks to add the UI shell?


umm no. that's IS the browser, essentially, then you'll be running chrome.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:48

I thought Opera was moving to Webkit and not Blink...

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:50

It's NEXT release, essentially an alpha, they released it to those who want to help test the bleeding edge. for those who want everything working all nice and fine, they have the regular stable release.

Yea, but going by the Facebook, it really is harming more than helping. I like it so far, but missing some features. Hope the updates keeps coming in from now on.

I thought Opera was moving to Webkit and not Blink...

Blink is Webkit.. But Blink will be its own engine eventually.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:51

I thought Opera was moving to Webkit and not Blink...

No, they're going with Blink: http://thenextweb.co...nt-to-chromium/

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:54

How can i import bookmarks from other browsers?

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:58

How can i import bookmarks from other browsers?

No bookmark suppport yet. Only speed dial as far.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:59

It's NEXT release, essentially an alpha, they released it to those who want to help test the bleeding edge. for those who want everything working all nice and fine, they have the regular stable release.

I think we understand that. The thing people are complaining about was that this is essentially not Opera. It's a webkit/blink renderer on a really simple shell which does next to nothing. What is so 'bleeding edge' about that?

It might have been better if they added some of the Opera-exclusive features into this build, even if they were half-baked. Right now, it's just a crippled Chrome.