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Build 8585/3512/434 Released

9.02RC2

By olli. Tuesday, 19. September 2006, 10:13:27

One more fix added:

*Fix for bug where reload Fails to Revalidate Inline Content

Please continue to look out for regressions since Opera 9.01 :-)

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Opera 9.02 Build 8585/3512/434 Final

Opera 9.02 released

By mitchman2. Thursday, 21. September 2006, 15:22:099.02, release

Just a quick note to let you know that 9.02 has been released and is available at http://www.opera.com. Thanks for helping us test it!

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N/A - Same build as RC2

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Awsome. I love this thread.

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Build 8629/3539/466 Released --> Opera 9.10

Introducing new bugs

As promised last week, here's the first build with built-in Fraud Protection. It's a very early preview of the technology, so everything is not entirely done yet, some sites actually show up wrong (silly bug with CNET sites!), and the icons are kind of ugly. Even the version number is wrong

But that's what this blog is all about: Bleeding edge. Enjoy!

Known issues

High CPU usage on Google maps

UNIX - Crash when changing file handler from download dialog

Opera will in some cases not start on upgrading. (use clean install)

Changelog

Improved stability

Prevented page reload when navigating to "#"

Fixed problem where pages showed the incorrect favicon

Fixed problem where multimedia keyboard shortcuts would not work when Opera was focused

Attempted to fix problems experienced on some pages when using a slow Internet connection by increasing opera:config#Network|HTTPLoadingDelayedTimeout to 60 seconds

Fixed bug where document.body.currentStyle.height reported the wrong value

Fixed bug where currentStyle.width was not correct if width is set by a script

Fixed bug where 'Open all' from Widgets menu was broken

Fixed bug where BCC header was visible to recipients in resent messages

Fixed bug where cookies could not be removed using XMLHttpRequest

Fixed bug where one could not log in to Gmail with "Accept only cookies for the site I visit" enabled

Changed Mozilla ID string spoof to mimic Firefox

Fixed bug where browser.js wasn't cached correctly

Fixed issue where stored passwords were lost after enabling/disabling the master password

Made IE ID string spoof as Windows on Linux/UNIX and Mac

XMLHttpRequest didn't handle redirects

Enabled use of the Authorization header in XMLHttpRequest

"Save target as" and "Save to disk" now play well together

"Save directly to" now works

Improved error message when a dictionary isn't installed for the spelling checker

Mac-specific

Use the multi-line form field font in the source viewer

When saving multiple times, use the directory saved to during the previous save operation

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More info for Fraud Protection included in Opera 9.10

Opera Backstage: Opera 9.1 will include Fraud Protection

Opera 9.1 will include Fraud Protection @ Neowin.net

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Build 8643/3551/478 Released

Almost 9.10 RC1

We are getting close to 9.10 RC1..

Known issues

Finnish language files went missing in the package building. (Our finnish localization manager is not too happy..)

Gzipped pages are not decoded when loaded from cache, so some pages will sometimes look broken when visited a second time (Neowin.net broken with this build)

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Source editor text "reload from cache" now reads "Apply changes"

Fixed 100% CPU on google maps and some other pages

Fixed an issue with opacity on links that have images nested in them

Find in page now has colors that are easier to see, while also being configurable (opera:config#Colors|HighlightedBackground)

Some fixes to Search in hotclick menu

Removed "Open when download complete" from File type dialog (while we fix it..)

Fixed accesskeys on pages with frames

Several fixes to Fraud protection

Fixed crash when changing file handler on UNIX

Now also UNIX has its Mask as IE mask the platform as well

A lot of memory leaks plugged and crashers removed

Fixed problem finding nested IMAP mailboxes

Fixed problem with Chinese and Korean text input

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Soo close to 9.0RC1. Can't wait!

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Build 8649/3554/490 Released

Another weekly for you, smoking hot from the build servers, even our testers haven't played much with these before you, so be nice to them!

What you will see:

Fraud protection is not enabled by default anymore. We basically had to turn it on by default in the first weeklies to make sure we got as much feedback as possible in the limited time we had.

However, it's a new feature and we think users may need some time to get used to this idea, so we've made it an opt-in feature for now. Opera is about giving users the choice, after all.

Technically, there's a difference in how we transmit the data to the site check server. We now use https when we send information about an https server, to ensure that the trust information is at least as reliable as the original content. We still prefer to use http most of the time, since we're not very comfortable with sending home information that our users can't easily inspect.

Other changes:

We've fixed a number of bugs since last week, including the super-annoying gzip cache bug. NOTE: You may need to empty your cache before everything goes back to normal.

What's going on:

The desktop team was represented in the first Opera Backstage Russia event, in Ivanovo last week.

Next week we'll also participate in Webmaster World in Las Vegas. Be sure to drop by the Opera booth if you're there!

Yesterday, W3C released the first public working draft of the Widgets 1.0 specification, largely based on the current Opera implementation.

Changes since last weekly

Fixed bug where "Go to URL" feature deselects last one or two characters of a URL

Fixed bug where newsfeed count did not updated in Mail panel status bar

Fixed bug where cnn.com didn't always finish loading

Fixed bug where accesskeys didn't work right on frame pages

Fixed bug where Gzipped pages was not decoded when loaded from cache

Added preference to disable trust button in address bar opera:config#SecurityPrefs|EnableTrustButton

Fixed Finnish translation

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Yay, the Gzip problem is now fixed!

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Yay, the Gzip problem is now fixed!

Excellent been waiting all week for Gzip to be fixed.

Now if only they'll make the icons for the fuad filter to be better, I don't feel that they fit in.

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is this version stable? i heard the previous build crashed or froze a lot.

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is this version stable? i heard the previous build crashed or froze a lot.

All seems to works fine for me. Occasionally and rarely, only highest CPU load (14/15 max - task manager/windows xp) when i write a post on Neowin (ipb plateform). :)

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Crazysah

Cool Just downloaded and updated.

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morgs

Sorry to somewhat hijack this thread, but does anyone know how to create a tab close button that isnt on the tabs themselves, but on the end of the tab bar, like in firefox?

cheers!

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Sorry to somewhat hijack this thread, but does anyone know how to create a tab close button that isnt on the tabs themselves, but on the end of the tab bar, like in firefox?

tools >> Preferences >> Advanced >> Tabs (left item) >> Untick "show close button on each tab"

This is Better than firefox as you can now minimize, and resize tabs along with closeing them.

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Build 8653/3561/494 Released

One more step towards 9.10

By csant. Friday, 17. November 2006, 09:47:14

It's that time of the week again... and we have a new weekly snapshot build - fresh from the build servers this time as well.

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Several improvements to Fraud Protection.

New Fraud Protection icons.

Fixed bug where videos on Google Video would not play or buffer.

Fixed a crasher related to master password.

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Build 8660/3570/499 Released

Opera 9.1 weekly build

By olli. Friday, 24. November 2006, 12:23:51

We have fixed some important problems in this build and we are now much closer to release. Please remember that these builds are not well tested and not intended as production releases :-)

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Windows media plugin now works even if java is disabled

Fixed hanging when hovering some pages, for example elkjop.no

Fixed issue with floating point numbers treated as integers on some linux systems (caused some CSS and scripts to fail)

Several Fraud protection fixes

Several Memory leak and crash fixes

Wand data is stored in a new format - please read below!

We made a change to the format Wand data is stored in: this means that if you upgrade to this build, you should not downgrade to a build with the previous format, as you would lose your Wand data. If you choose to upgrade an existing Opera install (note that we recommend against this with weekly builds), and you want to be on the safe side, please make a manual backup of the file wand.dat in your profile before ugprading. The new format also might mean that *some* data for logins *might* not be available anymore: we would very much appreciate feedback about this, with a URL to the page where you lost your Wand data.

You may have read about a phishing attack on MySpace that took advantage of

automatic form filling in other browsers. Although Opera was not directly

affected, these new changes make it even harder for users to be tricked by this attack.

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Build 8666/3575/505 Released

It's December!

By csant. Friday, 1. December 2006, 09:12:59phishing, desktop, WEEKLY

Heia all!

Happy Christm^WDecember! It's a new month and we never slow down... Another build is ready for you to test, and while you get hard to work on discovering new bugs, we...

...go party!

This weekly has several fixes in the Fraud Protection feature - and we would like as much feedback as possible on it. Go break it!

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Some stability fixes.

Fixed accidental deletion of a feed when unsubscribing.

Translation fixes.

Several Fraud Protection fixes.

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Build 8670/3577/507 Released

Phishing, UNIX and plug-ins...

By csant. Tuesday, 5. December 2006, 10:42:30

PhishTank has been added as an additional Fraud Protection blacklist. PhishTank is a free community site where anyone can submit, verify, track and share phishing data.

Changelog

Fixes to the Fraud Protection feature.

Fixes to Opera freezing with Flash 9 on Linux.

Fixed smooth scrolling on UNIX! w00t!!1!

Flash now works on FreeBSD! OMG!!!11!1!

We would like feedback specifically on any regressions you might notice with plug-ins on Linux. Note that the fixes might not fix all issues with Flash 9 yet, but you should see improvements.

A little note on where to enable smooth scrolling on UNIX: you find a checkbox to enable the feature in the advanced tab of the preferences, under "Browsing".

For our FreeBSD users that would like to experiment with Flash on FreeBSD: getting Flash to work is (unfortunately) not completely straight-forward yet, but here is a little HOWTO:

Copy operapluginwrapper from the Linux static .1 archive to your local installation

Start Opera

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Build 8678/3587/518 Released

one more (mid)weekly

By csant. Wednesday, 13. December 2006, 05:09:09

One more (mid)weekly with mainly Fraud protection related fixes - and a fix for horizontal scrollbars on Adobe.com :)

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Several improvements and fixes to the Fraud Protection feature.

Scrolling left should only be allowed if RTL directionality is defined on HTML or BODY - this removes horizontal scrollbars on e.g. Adobe.com.

Several stability fixes.

Have fun testing - and as always, we would greatly appreciate valuable feedback on this week's builds. :)

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Build 8679/3588/521 Released

New build available

By olli. Thursday, 14. December 2006, 11:00:30

In the last build there snuck in a pretty bad regression, so we ended up having to revert one of the layout fixes from yesterday.

Our favorite customer Santa has a deadline coming up so we are approaching release of Opera 9.10.

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Opera 9.10

By csant. Monday, 18. December 2006, 09:07:23

And finally...

...9.10 is out!

A big thank you to everybody following development on this blog, providing valuable feedback with testing. Now lean back and enjoy the Christmas time: we'll be doing the very same.

Merry Christmas to all, and a Happy New Year from

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Build 8679/3588/521 Released Officially

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Build 8692/3602/536 Released

First weekly in 2007

By olli. Friday, 12. January 2007, 11:28:34

Ah good to be back after the holidays with new weeklies

Enjoy :-)

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CSS height:inherit now inherits the computed value

Scripts in framesets now execute onload

Applets inserted with innerHTML can now be called by javascript

Fullscreen movies on youtube movies now start (please note that this might not work on Linux with Flash 9)

Fixed hang on Opera windows when starting Opera with a language file saved with mac style newlines

An invalid system locale no longer causes missing text

Capital letter "enctype" now doesn't break file uploads on ie virusscan.jotti.org

YouTube videos progress bar now updates

Images with broken exif data now display

Downloading a widget now only sends one GET request

Fixed 100% CPU when loading http://

Fixed loading of netvibes.com

IRC /quit messages now work properly

Loading cnn.com now finishes properly

Transfer status on IRC improved

Fixed crash when performing 'copy link address' on a non-link

Spell checking works better on debian

Fixed crasher when trying to download a file to a full disk

Windows specific:

fixed failing startup with Mac formatted language files

Mac specific:

native OS X UI elements can now be used in skins

UNIX specific:

fixed invalid locale causing missing strings in the UI

add /usr/lib/ to search path for libaspell

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Java not working

Version number not updated yet

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