Opera 10.5 leaked to the web

Opera 10.5 has leaked to the web ahead of its December 22nd release. Along with a new interface, the browser offers better compatibility with Windows 7, private browsing, and a new rendering engine that should provide for faster web browsing.

A screen shot of the updated browser is posted below and provides a similar look to Google's Chrome. Opera has stated that the screen shots posted below are legitimate but are from an older build according to techie-buzz.com.

The leaked browser, while available on the web right now, is most likely far less stable than the version that will be released tomorrow. Expect to see a slightly tweaked interface with the newer version and you will be able to try out Carakan, their new ECMAScript/javascript engine, which is not present in the leaked version.

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Am I the only one with that horrible EOLAS issue back again, you know the "Click to activate and use this control" message whenever Flash is encountered, and not resolved by the existing Adobe RunActiveContent Javascript fix?

Looking forward to getting the official release. I refrain from using this leaked build and wait for the official one so I can appreciate the changes more.

i've used multiple browsers before. opera is by far the best. firefox is bloated with plugins that opera comes integrated. ie8 is just plain slow (maybe ie9 will fix this). chrome phones home (use iron instead). safari is just buggy and unappealing interface (don't much like mac os look).

i'm iffy on the new 10.5 interface since i am so used to the old interface. let's see how good it is when it's officially released tomorrow.

Clone? LOL.

Most of the stuff you see in modern browsers was invented by Opera, or Opera was an early pioneer. Search field, popup blocking, tabs (Opera wasn't first, but it was doing it very very early on), speed dial, and so on.

If anything, all the other browsers are Opera clones. Including the tabs above the address bar thing.

@Jose_49

Hahaha. Where do you live? It has thumbnail preview over a year now and others cant catch up. PreAlpha is more stable than any FF release and has everything out of a box. No need for 2723 addons or plugins to get bloated like FF.

More stable and bloated addons? Lol, I've never had stability issues with any browser in recent years and addons are for customizing a users experience, they are neither required or necessarily bloated...somebody is a fanboy.

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I've used FF betas and stable relased and the same with chrome.....If your having stability issues id say its got more to do with your system lol

My god that looks like a clone of IE the tab's look like a direct copy lol
And the rest of it looks like dog food...gotta be close to the most ugly browser of all time.

I'll still to Chrome and FF

Baked said,
I've used FF betas and stable relased and the same with chrome.....If your having stability issues id say its got more to do with your system lol

My god that looks like a clone of IE the tab's look like a direct copy lol
And the rest of it looks like dog food...gotta be close to the most ugly browser of all time.

I'll still to Chrome and FF

Yea i have to admit Chrome does look like dog food, and those b*stards on this web site do love that dog food =[ TT

It seems this one is going to have thumbnail preview, and is going to get updated "to catch other browsers". Although the browser look sucks it can be fixed using some of the skins. Yawn* anyways, I'm going to look forward it.

"leaked" yeah... people only leak software when people want it. More than likely "leaked" by their developers to build hype.

Looks more Chrome-like. I like the look much more than their current design. The grey buttons seem out-of-place though. Hopefully they will fix them before they release it.

Opera 10.5 has leaked to the web ahead of its December 22nd release.


You probably should have put "Opera 10.5 pre-Alpha" somewhere in the title or summary in case people think this is the release of the final version of 10.5

spr33 said,
They can leak the desktop version but not the very much delayed Android version?

Ugh.


Actually one of the main reasons I abandoned Windows Mobile was because I wanted a better mobile web experience. Opera Mobile was just inadequate and SkyFire is proxy-based which I despise. I had been using Iris Browser for a while and liked it pretty good, but then RIM bought them out and discontinued the Windows Mobile version of it.

Now I'm a DROID user, and I love Android's WebKit-based browser.

That screenshot looks a bit untidy, but I'm *really* glad to see the menu bar is gone - I've been wanting a configuration option for that for the last couple of years (Something that Microsoft did right with IE7+ and that should have been copied by more browser vendors than just Google, haha...)

Haha, what the hell, how didn't I ever see that!... I always used to look for it in the Appearance preferences where all the other toolbars were configured. Thanks :P

In other news, Opera 10.5 pre-alpha is slick as!

It may have been packaged friday but you can't say when the code was from. Opera have a number of builds going on so the version leaked could a month old version of Presto for all you know.

Could have been a special built just for testing something where everything is old except the parts they wanted to test. If it's missing all this stuff, I mean.

PreKeTemp said,
Could have been a special built just for testing something where everything is old except the parts they wanted to test. If it's missing all this stuff, I mean.


Ah, good point.

Maybe they did something similar like how Windows is built: they forked code into different branches and everything comes together in winmain. So it's possible this branch was for, say, the Win7-specific UI improvements.

But it doesn't make sense digitally signing internal code... why would they waste time doing that?

... However, the long anticipated Carakan (Opera's new JavaScript rendering engine) is still missing.

http://techie-buzz.com/opera/opera-10-5-in...ild-leaked.html
"We are excited to release Opera 10.5 pre-alpha for Windows and Mac. In this release you can test-drive Carakan, our new ECMAScript/JavaScript engine, as well as Presto 2.5 and Vega. Also, check out the more polished platform integration and a couple of new features."

Dated 22 December 2009 08:00:00


http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/show....comment13680511

ergo

... but it would be unlikely to expect any major under the hood changes from the leaked version.

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I guess it would be nice to point out you'll also be able to try out their new rendering engine tomorrow and Vega hardware acceleration... I think they're both notable things for a browser!

Looking forward to it. Its been frustrating with Windows 7 (64) with frequent freeze ups/hangs. Still my #1 browser. Thanks for the information.

I can't provide any technical details to help you, but I am running Opera v10.10 on all 4 of my Win7 computers, and none of them have crashed while using Opera. It is fast and stable from my experience, and seems just fine in Win7.

cabron said,
Have you tried other browsers? This is the worse browser I ever see, it render poorly javascript content.

I agree I think it is awful with Java and sometimes with Flash, I wish they would work on that more than adding junk like Unite

cabron said,
Have you tried other browsers? This is the worse browser I ever see, it render poorly javascript content.

Opera crash? are you kidding? Google Chrome gets Aww Snap all the time. Stay with Opera. most stable browser out there..