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#31 hagjohn

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 23:23

http://my.opera.com/...d-release-cycle


#32 wahoospa

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 23:50

I used to use Opera exclusively but strayed to Firefox and Chrome. So far I like what I see. I wish the adblocker for Chrome worked on this version of Opera.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 01:26

i dont mind it. nice an easy to use an still kinda has that Opera feel to it

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 13:26

Opera link... they killed link ? The others I don't care about but why would they remove link...

Too many things have been removed


Do people still not understand the concept of rewriting something from scratch? They didn't remove anything. It's the other way around. They haven't implemented it on the new code yet.

They shouldn't have "released" this in such matter for such a simple build.


Why not? Just because you don't want to try it this early on doesn't mean you should prevent other people from doing it.

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?


What's bleeding edge is that it's brand new. Code that's been untested in public. It even contains brand new stuff never seen before.

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.


What are you talking about? They have mouse gestures, Speed Dial (now with folders), Stash, etc. There are plenty of exclusive features there even in this first version.

But is it worth releasing an alpha, if it means losing your identity? None of the things that uniquely defines Opera is present in this build.


Who decides what uniquely defines Opera? You? This is the first public version after rewriting the whole thing. Of course it's going to be basic. They need to build the foundation before they can add all the other stuff. Is that such a hard concept to understand?

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 03:54

So what about all those Webkit prefixes and trash like that?

#36 HawkMan

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:39

I think there was talk about dropping prefixes altogether.

#37 Harrison H.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 15:54

The real kicker is that they (opera devs) keep saying that bookmarks will not be coming to Opera... They want us to use Stash/Speed Dial instead.

#38 Damien R.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 15:57

The real kicker is that they (opera devs) keep saying that bookmarks will not be coming to Opera... They want us to use Stash/Speed Dial instead.


I don't mind Stash so far but the Speed Dial I could do without

#39 ViperAFK

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 18:32

Speed dial has always been my favorite opera feature, I'm glad they are focusing on it. Opera's speed dial is so much better than chrome/firerfox's new tab pages.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 18:49

Speed dial has always been my favorite opera feature, I'm glad they are focusing on it. Opera's speed dial is so much better than chrome/firerfox's new tab pages.


Oh yeah for sure, the Firefox one never really works

#41 Buendia

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 18:56

I'm liking the new Opera but I'll wait for them to release at least a beta before I start using it more extensively.

#42 Yogurth

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 18:58

If Opera decides to lose bookmarks, I hope that someone will make an extension for them. It should be doable.

#43 Buendia

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:52

Opera 15 Stable is out:

 

Download: http://www.opera.com/computer/

 

More info: http://my.opera.com/.../07/02/opera-15



#44 HawkMan

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:51

Should probably have a new topic for stable, but I think I'll wait for 16 or whenever bookmarks make it back, even though I just store stuff there and never actually use them :) at least link is in. 

 

good progress though. 



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 12:08

So, the finalised build is released, and they haven't put back any of the decent features that were removed, leaving it

even more dumbed down than Chrome. Opera is now DEAD. It has gone from being one of the most customisable

and useful browsers around to the opposite ... no customisation, dumbed down and utterly useless. Pathetic.

 

Opera is now about as relevant as Netscape.