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Napalm Frog

That bookmarks bug is brutal... this is the first time I actually had to roll back.

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The build 9600 is already out link

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Build 9603/4498/1636 Released | Opera 9.50 [pre-alpha builds]

A Snapshot a Day Keeps the Bugs Away

Time for another snapshot! We've fixed several issues that appeared in the snapshot yesterday, bringing us a step closer to Opera 9.5 Beta 1. Note that until the beta is released, there will probably be fewer fixes per build.

WARNING: These are pre-alpha builds: they contain the latest changes, but they also have severe known issues, including crashes and data loss situations. In fact, they may not work at all.

Changelog

Several stability fixes

Fixed problem loading Babelfish when trying to translate selected text

Disabled thumbnails in tab cycle by default; re-enable using opera:config#UserPrefs|UseThumbnailsinWindowCycle

Included Opera 9.2-compatible keyboard shortcuts file

Improved performance of history searching in the address bar drop-down

Fixed problem where web pages could load in chat tabs

Fixed some margin collapsing issues

Improved Opera 7+ mail importer

Fixed several issues with Windows 98

Fixed mail header display on OS X

Known Issues Fixed

[bUG 291258] Framesets don't work. Gives blank page on Gmail and other sites

[bUG 291335] Bookmarks in sub-folders are moved to the root folder

[bUG 290618] Viewing messages with smilies in Opera Mail may cause Opera to crash

[bUG 291267] Filters in M2 don't work

[bUG 290943] This build fails the Acid2 test

Known issues

[bUG 291580] Mails are blank on first click if messages bodies aren't downloaded when fetching

[bUG 291608] Clicking any mailto link will cause a confirmation dialog

[bUG 290416] Widgets don't work after restarting Opera

[bUG 267632] Images don't display when printing

If you used the Brushed Metal skin in the previous release, Opera for OS X will crash on startup

Won't run correctly on Windows 95

OS X version may cause persistent freezes on start-up

POP server cleaning has been disabled: When disabling the "Leave messages on server" option, existing messages on the server are not removed

[bUG 287170] On OS X, UI thumbnails have black backgrounds when using native skins

[bUG 184894] Native OS X UI elements cannot be used in skins

[bUG 286384] Yahoo mail is broken

[bUG 280261] Removing messages from filters does not work

[bUG 213115] Queued mail is sent at the next check, instead of waiting for manual action

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Dogan

New snapshot

Windows 9665, Mac 4553, UNIX 1678

WARNING: These are development snapshots: they contain the latest changes, but they also have severe known issues, including crashes and data loss situations. In fact, they may not work at all.

Known issues

If you used Opera link in a previous build and install this one on top of that, you need to log in again to make it work.

Plugins on UNIX are still in a shaky state

Bugs fixed

Fixed certificate installation on skandiabanken.no (for real this time)

Fixed issue where it was not possible to exit small screen rendering if the page had a handheld stylesheet

Several fixes to inline find

Big images are again displayed properly

Fixed CRAM-MD5 mail authentication

Fix disappearing panels and personal bar items if one client did not sync them

Implemented merging of bookmark files if you open a new one - a dialog will ask if they should be merged

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UNIX plugin milestone

Windows 9681, Mac 4570, UNIX 1709

After creating the Gtk-enabled pluginwrapper for Kestrel Alpha, the second UNIX plugin milestone is reached. As the UNIX snapshot users have seen, plugins have been in a very unstable state the last few weeks - now the new work is in and we can reveal that we have added support for windowless plugins! Now this has been present on Windows and Mac for a while now, but the mixing of toolkits and the out of process plugins make this quite a breakthrough for us. Currently the windowless plugin can use Gtk to draw directly on the webpage of a Qt browser . There is still no real windowless plugin for UNIX - we are basing our implemetation on this proof-of-concept plugin - add this patch to the DiamondX plugin :

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=386144

We will add our own patch to this soon, to make dialogs always appear on top of the browser window. Any experimental plugins using this interface would be very interesting to us.

The second and long awaited feature is :

The FlashPlayer RC works!!

if you don't have it already - you can go get it here:

http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer9/

The problem was solved by spoofing the plugin We now say that we are Firefox - we have brought this to Adobe's attention and are looking forward to future versions of the FlashPlayer. This spoofing can be turned off by setting the OPERA_PLUGINWRAPPER_NO_SPOOF environment variable.

We have also worked out a lot of other minor bugs and look forward to getting even more reports from you.

WARNING: These are development snapshots: they contain the latest changes, but they also have severe known issues, including crashes and data loss situations. In fact, they may not work at all.

WARNING: Previous Kestrel builds will not be able to read your mail after updating to this (and subsequent) snapshot builds. Make a backup.

Known issues:

There might be some crashes when running widgets.

Unread count in mail might be wrong.

Opera on UNIX might crash if you close a tab while flash is being initialized.

Just a few UNIX builds this time - and no, Sparc builds aren't among those...

Changelog:

Fixed garbled subjects in mail.

Changed mail database version.

Fixed spacers in skin.

Removed minch from UI.

XHTML documents are now saved with correct extension.

Nicknames for folders now work inaddress bar.

MathML documents served with the correct MIME type application/mathml+xml can now be opened directly.

Fixed issue where messages could appear in wrong views or could appear with no information in message lists.

UNIX-specific:

Enabled windowless plugins on UNIX.

Acrobat Reader plugin now accept key input.

Opening telnet and news links in external programs now works.

Some fixes to dialogs out of focus.

Fixed high memory and cpu usage when downloading torrents.

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Jokez

Yeah, good build. Opera kept on crashing whenever I tried to delete private data.

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Yeah, good build. Opera kept on crashing whenever I tried to delete private data.

No crash for me with all latest builds (Windows XP and Windows Vista).

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nXqd

I've problem with Gif files. Reported :(

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xp1ode

Do they have build 1709 for Linux x86_64 yet?

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I've problem with Gif files. Reported :(

Known bug. :)

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Beastage

very fast as always but very good rendering with many "only" ie websites

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Windows 9694, Mac 4579, UNIX 1719

WARNING: These are pre-alpha builds: they contain the latest changes, but they also have severe known issues, including crashes and data loss situations. In fact, they may not work at all.

Known issues:

[bUG 295195] Download preferences are broken after saving changes. This leads to many seemingly separate bugs, such as wrong MIME-type when uploading JPG images or headers displayed in MHTML documents

[bUG 299224] Account settings broken when adding a new IRC/Chat account

[bUG 292685] Occasional crashes when opening download links from mail/newsfeeds

[bUG 299767] Opera on UNIX might crash if you close a tab while flash is being initialized

[bUG 292802] Opera on UNIX crashes when Java is initialized

Changelog:

Unread count inconsistencies should be fixed

Animated GIFs should be fixed, for real this time

Fixed crash when clicking on the widget panel

Single clicking no longer behaves like drag and drop in bookmarks panel

Content Blocker now works again if you have disabled Speed Dial

Fixed various SVG crashers

Fixed various XSLT crashes

UNIX-specific:

Sparc Solaris builds now start... but crashes when you try to use mail

EDIT: Collapsing sub-forums now work! :D

Though sometimes when collapsing, it looks wierd, but a refresh of the page makes it look good. And it stays collapsed :)

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Neo-Phi

Cool.....can't wait till the final

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Dogan

when X-mas comes early…

…you get a snapshot build to play with - with a few nice fixes Make sure you read the changelog: we don't want to hear about your cache having disappeared…

And since it has been asked: the snapshots contain the security fixes that were released in 9.25. But: (read on…)

WARNING: These are development snapshots: they contain the latest changes, but they also have severe known issues, including crashes and data loss situations. In fact, they may not work at all.

Known issues:

[bug 303586] Spatial navigation is very broken.

[bug 303604] Opera Link does currently not show the Link icon in the toolbar.

[bug 304257] Sorting by date is broken on Windows.

opera:historysearch is currently disabled - work in progress

Changelog:

[bug 303059] Fixed a crasher when loading an invalid widget.

[bug 286722] Fixed autocompletion dropdown in URL field to allow cycling through it with arrow keys.

[bug 300257] Fixed a crash on GMail 2.

Speeding up access to threaded access points in Mail.

Speeding up history search in address field - it also works much smoother now and does not flicker anymore!

Windows specific:

VPS, Cache, Images and Mail directories have been moved to "Local Settings" folder in order to limit amount of data in the roaming profile.

UNIX-specific:

[bug 295734] Fixed checkboxes in Qt4 native skin.

Sending XEmbed focus messages when having an XEmbed'ed plug-in.

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Windows 9716, Mac 4591, UNIX 1729

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Windows 9716

Excellent build, all javascript issues with IP.Board/vB are gone.

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Suicide

the icon will be messed up, its well known bug! even if it has diff sizes like 48, 32, 24, 16 px inside

the icon should be only 16px thats will make opera ugly @ alt+tab using (the icon will be resized from 16px to 32px)

i can show screenshots

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i can show screenshots

Show me these screenshots please... :)

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Suicide

1st: icon got 4 sizes inside: 48, 32, 24, 16 px

01eo9.png

2nd: icon got only 16px inside

02rx6.png

so i cant use 16px, cause alt+tab is ugly and vice versa

i ve attached both icon files, so you can get same results yourself

opera_48.ico

opera_16.ico

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Suicide

reported and sended email with screenshots and ico files to bug-123456@bugs.opera.com that was prolly generated for my bug report

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