Opera Desktop Team

Introducing Opera “Wahoo”

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Now, 8 days since Opera Swordfish is successfully hunting out in the deep, warm waters, with more than 32 000 000 downloads, we would like to use the opportunity to thank you all for the excellent help and support in making Opera 11.50 our most successful release ever! cheers

And since the weather outside of Opera’s HQ is somewhat tropical (relatively warm, with pouring rains), our developers were able to catch one of the fastest tropical fishes in the world yes So today we are happy to present you with the very first snapshot of our next major release, codenamed Wahoo (what will eventually become version 12). It’s currently in its embryo pre-alpha state and only includes some important bug fixes and overall polishing, with all the fresh and juicy stuff coming a bit later wink



WARNING: This is a development snapshot: It contains the latest changes, but may also have severe known issues, including crashes, and data loss situations. In fact, it may not work at all.

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Changelog

Desktop
  • DSK-339958 Align scrolling for document and scrollbar; and to other browsers
  • DSK-338150 Freeze on dialogs and address field input
  • DSK-320065 Widget upgrade via mainmenu stalls
  • DSK-340326 Crash when dragging a button from the Appearance dialog onto the Tab Bar
  • DSK-285866 Missorting of incoming mails, news and feeds
  • DSK-341109 Selecting search suggestion using keyboard difficult because the first search engine is focused by default
  • DSK-340665 Impossible to manually resize Speed Dial if custom number of columns is set
  • DSK-340975 Move Widgets menu next to it's brethren in the Tools menu
  • DSK-339779 Opera fails to start when search.ini points to invalid default search engines
  • DSK-339618 No Speed Dial page opened after Deleting User Data: Close all tabs
  • DSK-326870 Widgets without a <name> are treated as invalid
  • DSK-333610 Text on the button at error page in Asian languages is vertically: fixed again

Windows
  • DSK-337352 Make the Windows Installer able to continue after non fatal errors
  • DSK-322534 Cancelling uninstall triggers Windows compatibility assistant in Vista
  • DSK-331939 The text "By clicking on "Accept and Upgrade" in the Install jumps when clicking the TOS and back
  • DSK-333343 Right clicking and pasting into UI fields when they are not focused yields ghost text
  • DSK-340699 Low performance on windows while relayouting extensions manager
  • DSK-340494 Crash on exit
  • DSK-337892 Opening a panel with Content Block Toolbar present, the block content overlay gets stuck and the toolbar disappears
  • DSK-317904 Change to new Plugin event API

Mac
  • DSK-340209 Files from Finder open in background tabs
  • DSK-339539 Links from external applications open in background tabs
  • DSK-226117 Links that open new tabs from pages with click event listeners will open tab in background
  • DSK-340688 Crash when opening Dragonfly
  • DSK-340163 Some select lists have no scrollbars on Mac
  • DSK-340536 Hovering over collapsed access point in new mail panel while in drag state should expand the access point so you can continue dragging to a view
  • DSK-232496 Form widget inside container with opacity, painted beneath the container
  • DSK-340489 Dialog tabs not aligned in Preference Dialog for Japanese language
  • DSK-337995 Accept-Language header contains duplicate entries for en-US
  • DSK-340525 Disable smooth scrolling on Mac

Linux/FreeBSD
  • DSK-339973 The status bar dissappears if you show menu bar
  • DSK-312270 Selecting all text on a page causes it to be copied to the clipboard.
  • DSK-332212 Opera doesn't respect opera:config#UserPrefs|PageBarOpenURLOnMiddleClick setting
  • DSK-339553 Wrong border width for popup menues (KDE)
  • DSK-336895 Window background in KDE incorrect: further fix needed for tab bar
  • DSK-339569 Wrong background color / effects for (hovered/disabled) popup menu buttons (KDE)
  • DSK-339915 Popup menu indicator arrows are poorly styled under KDE

Swordfish jumps out of the waterOpera Next and auto-update

Comments

Tamil 7. July 2011, 12:13

Yahoo! Wahoo!

SamHuRRaCaNe 7. July 2011, 12:15

Oh my, that's pretty fast. Well, you don't hear me complaining happy

Asires 7. July 2011, 12:18

No! I want "Piranha" (with HWA)! smile

Muhammad-Ubaid razamubaidr 7. July 2011, 12:20

doh I am late again... knockout

yes

arnaud lautierGrouick 7. July 2011, 12:21

Let's try this smile

Mattmattberrytr 7. July 2011, 12:23

The wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri) is a scombrid fish found worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas. It is best known to sports fishermen, as its speed and high-quality flesh make it a prize game fish.

Wahoo can swim up to 80 km/h (50 mph). They are one of the fastest fish in the sea.


HW acceleration oh please oh please

Pallab DeIndyan 7. July 2011, 12:26

Opera Wahoo! LOL. How do you guys come up with these names? Is someone charged with digging up scary looking fishes, with preferably odd names?

Originally posted by mattberrytr:

HW acceleration oh please oh please


+1

lkj1025 7. July 2011, 12:27

Download Try, too slow, ah

Necroman 7. July 2011, 12:28

"DSK-285866 Missorting of incoming mails, news and feeds" - I love you guys
But still - waiting for drag&drop support, HW canvas acceleration, Javascript strict mode, WebGL and other goodies bigsmile smile

Ruarí Ødegaardruario 7. July 2011, 12:28

Originally posted by Indyan:

How do you guys come up with these names?

Besides being fish, they all have something else in common. wink

blowfish 7. July 2011, 12:30

can't start opera after upgrade from prev opera-next.
always crash on startup.

SamHuRRaCaNe 7. July 2011, 12:31

Originally posted by ruario:


Besides being fish, they all have something else in common.



They taste lovely? scared

Adam Tileyadamtiley93 7. July 2011, 12:31

There's a bug with Facebook connect (has been for a while now)

Also Facebook chat seems to only be displaying one line in the chat boxes and doesn't expand until you type more than one line.

Opera doesn't support Facebook Video Calling.

There's a bug with Google Plus...although as it's in the early stages of testing I guess there's not much you can do about that yet.

Works great other than that! smile

Muhammad-Ubaid razamubaidr 7. July 2011, 12:31

Originally posted by Necroman:

But still - waiting for drag&drop support, HW canvas acceleration, Javascript strict mode, WebGL and other goodies



+1 spock

crisps 7. July 2011, 12:32

Though i wont mind HWA at all, i can't see why so many people have kept 'nagging' about it during the previous release cycle. Yes in some benchmarks other browsers with HWA are of course faster, but out in 'the real world' there aren't many applications yet. True, they will come more available soon, but so far Opera is still very fast without it.

Thanks for the fix on missorting of incomming mail!

Muhammad-Ubaid razamubaidr 7. July 2011, 12:33

Originally posted by ruario:

Originally posted by Indyan:

How do you guys come up with these names?

Besides being fish, they all have something else in common. wink



Besides being fish, they all have "O" in common. wink


bigsmile

larsen25 7. July 2011, 12:35

Why is Opera Next not showing any update?

Jaywin Jacob Varghesejaywin 7. July 2011, 12:36

Nothing happens when i click "Print Preview".
is this feature removed?

Asires 7. July 2011, 12:36

Originally posted by mubaidr:

Besides being fish, they all have "O" in common


Barracuda? I think they have "speed" in common wink

konic 7. July 2011, 12:43

Does it fix Opera link bookmark sync?

Haavardhaavard 7. July 2011, 12:44

Originally posted by adamtiley93:

Opera doesn't support Facebook Video Calling.

It works if you spoof as Firefox (on Windows at least), so the problem is that Facebook is blocking Opera.

Originally posted by konic:

Does it fix Opera link bookmark sync?

Please read the changelog, and also remember to describe problems in sufficient detail if you do want to comment.

PraetorianX 7. July 2011, 12:45

In Ubuntu 11.04 Opera-Next will freeze (forever) when the Speed Dial tab is activated (e.g. if all existing tabs are closed or if the new tab button is pressed, or if opera is opened directly to the speed dial).

This is not a clean installation for Opera-Next 12.00, though. I upgraded from the 11.50 RC5 build.

Edit: On clean installation of Opera-Next 12.00 pre-alpha 1017, this problem does NOT happen.

btyop 7. July 2011, 12:47

Originally posted by ruario:

Besides being fish, they all have something else in common.


They're all predators? confused

Still downloading and going to test it afterward happy

Александр Карпинскийhomm 7. July 2011, 12:51

Mod edit: Please stay on-topic (discuss this particular snapshot rather than other versions, and avoid mentioning things that are not directly related to issues in the snapshot).

NikolaiNikolaiX 7. July 2011, 12:55

http://s1.ipicture.ru/uploads/20110707/cYq1Q63w.jpg

When you close this window Opera crash sad

Ivan Filhohorphus 7. July 2011, 12:59

Originally posted by melnichuck:


DSK-338150 Freeze on dialogs and address field input



Wahoo! This particular bug prevented me from using the last "stable" release, I'm so glad it's gone! Gratz, guys! Nice work! up

Btw, is this build Opera Next?

Edit: Although the post doesn't say anything about it, the file name says it all. It's Opera Next indeed smile

MichałPlMichal 7. July 2011, 13:06

THANKS!!!

flm 7. July 2011, 13:13

Opera crashes if "+" button disabled and there are no "Dials" in SpeedDial.

Obese MauriceObeseMaurice 7. July 2011, 13:15

I love you, Opera devs.

Patrick H. Laukepatrickhlauke 7. July 2011, 13:18

Originally posted by larsen25:

Why is Opera Next not showing any update?


i believe it takes a certain amount of time from when an opera next snapshot build is unleashed here, until it actually shows as an update in opera next itself (or until next silently updates itself, if you told it to do so).

Obese MauriceObeseMaurice 7. July 2011, 13:26

bug bug

Gesture for a new tab (click + down) = instant crash.

Win7 x64.

Boulfrite 7. July 2011, 13:34

Scrolling with mousewhell is very very slow (smooth scrolling activated or not) on Mac.
I think it is about 5x slower than with Opera 11.50.
[edit] It works correctly in the <textarea> elements !

And there is still the [+] tab button diseapeaing behind last tab. (cf : http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/2011/06/22/second-snapshot-of-the-day?startidx=100#comment63627222)

Michael Paynehartley231 7. July 2011, 13:35

Any HTML5 parsing / Ragnarök yet? I believe Opera is the only one of the major browsers to not have this capability.

http://labs.opera.com/news/2011/02/22/

Obese MauriceObeseMaurice 7. July 2011, 13:35

Even if I do right click/new tab, Opera crashes instantly. sad

Alexanders-a-s-h 7. July 2011, 13:40

Mod edit: Please read the FAQ to find out where you can post requests.

Swapnil99pro 7. July 2011, 13:42

I thought Opera 11.6 would be next the snapshot. Anyways, I don't think Opera 12.00 will contain HWA and WebGL.

What about the HTML5 parser??

Swapnil99pro 7. July 2011, 13:44

Originally posted by hartley231:

Any HTML5 parsing / Ragnarök yet? I believe Opera is the only one of the major browsers to not have this capability.

http://labs.opera.com/news/2011/02/22/



Wrong. IE 9 does not have it. And I am sure Opera will implement it before the release of IE 10 in February or March 2012.

Crabman 7. July 2011, 13:47

Mod edit: Please read the sticky thread in the browser forum if you are having problems with a specific site in existing Opera versions. Also try to avoid long posts with content that is not directly relevant to the issue.

Tonyyaibakt 7. July 2011, 13:51

does not work well with Google+ still, the notification function does not appear on the top right corner as it should.

larsen25 7. July 2011, 13:55

Originally posted by Crabman:

So why does Opera handle the execution of scripts so poorly compared to everyone else?


I agree with you, but still: mydealz.de loads ~1.8 mb for the starting page which IMHO is way too much.

techprince 7. July 2011, 13:57

So based on this list: http://www.thetravelalmanac.com/lists/fish-speed.htm , Opera 12.10 might be Marlin and 12.50 might be Sailfish. bigsmile

Ide StoutjesdijkCrimi 7. July 2011, 13:59

WAHOO!! bigsmile

FransFrenzie 7. July 2011, 14:04

Originally posted by Crabman:

Take mydealz.de as an reproducible example.


I'm guessing that's a jQuery bug. The jQuery ready eventlistener thing should be equivalent to DOMContentLoaded, except apparently it isn't. But for all I know it's because they're loading 3 distinct versions of jQuery. That can't be good for speed no matter which browser you use. This seems to be a case of some rather stupid stuff miraculously works in Firefox and Opera suffers.

darkdestiny 7. July 2011, 14:09

There's no browser.js for opera 12! scared

pursanovd 7. July 2011, 14:10

And whats the "experimental" part in this build?!..I see no serious changes, just bugfixes..

MichałEmdek 7. July 2011, 14:11

It's nice to finally see more KDE fixes. :-)
However window background is still incorrect:
http://simplest-image-hosting.net/jpg-0-plasma-desktopfh4121
Menus look better but still needs some tweaks:
http://simplest-image-hosting.net/png-0-menus

And of course at least WebGL would be really nice addition, to justify "big" version number. ;-)

Satan D. Lucifersupertrol 7. July 2011, 14:17

Originally posted by darkdestiny:

There's no browser.js for opera 12! scared



There is a JS update

look here(and dont forget to bookmark to see if there is an update evry week)

http://get.geo.opera.com/res/servicefiles/userjsfiles/all/

EDIT: it seems i cant get the july 7 B.JS update just from "help>>>>checking updates"

looks like july 7 update is for this build 1017

Tommy A. Olsentoman 7. July 2011, 14:19

Originally posted by pursanovd:

It’s currently in its embryo pre-alpha state and only includes some important bug fixes and overall polishing, with all the fresh and juicy stuff coming a bit later


From the post: It’s currently in its embryo pre-alpha state and only includes some important bug fixes and overall polishing, with all the fresh and juicy stuff coming a bit later.

So hang in there.

minho 7. July 2011, 14:19

Customized speed dial labels are not sync yet.

win 7 64 bits

Tommy A. Olsentoman 7. July 2011, 14:21

Originally posted by minho:

Customized speed dial labels are not sync yet.

win 7 64 bits


Yes we know. bug DSK-338129

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