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Opera Next 15 Released!

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After a busy Winter here in the Desktop department at Opera we are finally ready to lift the covers of the latest preview of the next generation of our Web browsers. Today we are releasing Opera Next 15 for Windows and Mac. For all the latest information on the features head on over to the product information page. If you just can't wait grab the builds from the links below.

Opera Next for Windows
Opera Next for Mac


One of the changes in this release is moving Opera's internal email client M2, into it's own separate product. It's almost ready, so today we want to introduce to you, the first release candidate of Opera Mail. If you have been using M2 please download it and send us your feedback.

Opera Mail for Windows
Opera Mail for Mac


Enjoy! beer

12.15 Final releasedOpera Features and the Release Cycle

Comments

inDigazzZAnuarSh Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:03:09 AM

Finally !!! yes

Çağlar Yeşilyurtgreench Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:04:35 AM

OMG

Ezequiel AristanEzeAris Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:05:03 AM

I don't know how to feel about the fact that you removed Mail from Opera. Every new version has less features.

Still, I'm downloading it. It looks good!

Edit: The UI looks better on Windows 8, I like it. But it's a really "laggy", sometimes I need to press several times the "x" to make the tab close, or write more than once the URL on the search box as it doesn't work the first time I wrote it and pressed enter.

Well, it's a snapshot, so I'm pretty sure that I'll improve smile

Edit 2: As some users say, you need to make bigger the Opera button in Opera for Windows: http://d.pr/i/Cwrg. Also, I'd be nice if the tabs didn't have this space between the tab and the end of the window, as sometimes you click there and the tab doesn't change: http://d.pr/i/dtt3.

Hope you'll bring back the private tabs and Opera Link, two of Opera's best features.

BlueFalcon Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:05:12 AM

wow!!! let's try this!! party

Nicolás GuzmánNicoseco Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:05:25 AM

I love you people, and the best of all the preview of the new version on my birthday

ZyphXypherCode Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:08:34 AM

Does this version sill use the Presto(Carakan) engine?

Richard WalkmanRichardWalkman Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:08:37 AM

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Nice!!!

maexl Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:08:51 AM

Long waiting smile Thank you.

Ezequiel AristanEzeAris Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:10:59 AM

Originally posted by XypherCode:

Does this version sill use the Presto(Carakan) engine?


Seems to be using Webkit.

Budyanto Nurhalimspectra9 Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:11:26 AM

I wish Opera would provide 2 versions, 1 with integrated mail and 1 without. I like the integrated mail, makes browsing and checking e-mail seamless without needing 2 applications running. Nevertheless, I'm checking this one out. Hope it's not a disappointment like version 12 was.

Nicolás GuzmánNicoseco Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:12:16 AM

It would be nice for the opera button on windows to be a litte bigger, i believe is to small, like use more of the free space betwen the button and the menu bars and it is smaller than 12.15

Raphael Ramalhoraphahxb Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:12:57 AM

only 4 changes after many days? are you kidding me?

PiMoz Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:16:02 AM

Why 15?

mrd Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:16:18 AM

Originally posted by raphahxb:

only 4 changes after many days? are you kidding me?



Not quite... this is the first version of Opera using the new engine. This should be about porting; new features are a surprise.

Ezequiel AristanEzeAris Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:16:54 AM

Originally posted by Nicoseco:

It would be nice for the opera button on windows to be a litte bigger, i believe is to small, like use more of the free space betwen the button and the menu bars and it is smaller than 12.15


Totally agree, it just looks bad like this: http://d.pr/i/Cwrg

mrd Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:20:33 AM

The big question for me: Opera Link.

When will that come across, or if it is there, how do I get to it?

edit: Ah, I see you have a link in the menu to the Opera Link webpage so guess it's not just hidden, but not currently implemented.

kcrabbe Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:21:43 AM

Am I missing the bookmark button somehow? I don't see it. Thanks

Патрик Кроликовeshield Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:22:52 AM

I feel great potential within new version .. but where is Opera Link? Uber feature is absent sad

Samed Ayanagresiff Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:23:04 AM

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Corey Mwambacoreymwamba Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:23:47 AM

No Linux version yet? Usually there's a mention of "it's coming" in the posts, but not this time.

Тониantoneni4 Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:25:14 AM

Thank you! It's time for the test! smile

tr33g Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:25:35 AM

1) When will we have link back?
2) *Very* limited configuration, cannot even remove buttons/make tabs open in the proper place...
3) Mouse gestures work weird, and do not work at all when started on the 'tab' area (window header)

Raphael Ramalhoraphahxb Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:25:43 AM

my old profile is not working. is that normal? i dont want to reinstall everything

LinuxMint7 Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:26:10 AM

What!!!, no Linux version ?. yikes no bigeyes awww cry

mrd Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:27:45 AM

Ok seeing in the changelog you acknowledge features will be introduced iteratively. Worryingly you also say "selectively".

Is there any roadmap of how you are prioritising existing features and which ones won't make the cut?

Markus KinzMarkusMK Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:28:42 AM

Feels great, but where is Opera Link, the Sidebar, shortcuts like Ctrl+Shift+V. I can't find bookmarks anywhere.

Daniel Aleksandersendaniel Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:30:02 AM

Originally posted by coreymwamba:

No Linux version yet? Usually there's a mention of "it's coming" in the posts, but not this time.


We’re not releasing a Linux version today. It is an important market for us, and we are still working on it.

Originally posted by PiMoz:

Why 15?


From our Press Release today: “The recently released Opera for Android has been given the number 14, while the newest version of Opera for desktop has been named 15, as it is based on a more recent engine version.”

Originally posted by raphahxb:

my old profile is not working. is that normal? i dont want to reinstall everything


For this preview release, that is normal. Not for the final.

itsStephen Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:31:10 AM

Are you kidding me? The in built mail client is the main reason I use Opera. With Webkit and no mail client, I may as well just use Chrome.

LinuxMint7 Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:31:15 AM

Originally posted by spectra9:

I wish Opera would provide 2 versions, 1 with integrated mail and 1 without. I like the integrated mail, makes browsing and checking e-mail seamless without needing 2 applications running.



I concur, it's one of, but not the main reason i use Opera M2.

shet285 Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:31:38 AM

Your User Agent String is:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/28.0.1500.20 Safari/537.36 OPR/15.0.1147.18 (Edition Next)
smile

Daniellocalhorst Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:32:21 AM

Please don't split M2 or provide a version Opera with integrated M2. For me it's one of the best features of Opera.

dEricT MalEDerict Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:33:25 AM

They Pass 13-14,,
Eh wait, this version is oversized 26MB and no 64-bit version,,
T.T
And M2 mail this size same as 12.15 multilang,,
How could that be, those only e-mail client,,
T.T

yaosj2k Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:33:34 AM

Thanks for your hard work. But is it a chrome skin?

Ramdziana Feri Yrafeyu Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:34:44 AM

Wew, I can't the final release ..

mrd Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:35:51 AM

Ok. Downside aside (that I hope you do answer the roadmap for adding features and which ones are definitely out)... the upside.

The Opera feel has been largely retained over any other UI even though it is quite different to previous iterations of Opera.

This is an extremely good thing. If this felt just like Chrome... I would be ranting and railing. It doesn't (even though certain behaviours show it really very much is)

My banking (which you broke with 12.15) now works again so if nothing else I have a version of Opera I can use for my bank. Also my GMail Apps hosted mail is much brisker with this than old Opera. No surprise there.

As long as you bring back certain things then I will be happy enough with this from a usability perspective, given the allowance that this is a first public release.

Steven Brownstevenejb Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:36:41 AM

This is great news! I'm patiently waiting for it to download. I currently use Chrome but am not against switching to Opera if the Next version resolves some of the issues I had before.

I wish people would keep in mind that this isn't a final release, so there will be features added/removed/changed.

LinuxMint7 Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:36:43 AM

Originally posted by daniel:

We’re not releasing a Linux version today. It is an important market for us, and we are still working on it.



PHEW!!!, Thanks smile, that's a sigh of relief. I was worried there would not be a Linux version, as it's the operating system i use the most.

Art VandelayVandelayIndustries Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:37:31 AM

No Linux sad

Also, if I can't read feeds from within Opera there's a good chance I'll switch to Chromium. Anyway, congrats on your first desktop release since the move.

wazzup105 Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:39:12 AM

hmmm... I used to be able to just extract opera from the installer exe and run it, but not with this release. I really have to install it. Don't like that. I don't like installing potentially buggy software on my system. I could extract and run the new email client...

Also, where has me RSS-news reader gone ? First google abandons me (dropping google reader) and now opera ? Don't do that please.

And how can I email a page to me (or someone else) from the browser.. now I need an extension instead of just hitting CONTROL-M ?)

How come the new opera looks an awful lot like chrome when it first starts up (with the blue default theme) but the mail client has the (old) black theme...

I have the feeling that I won't be using the mail client. Never liked it much anyways even when it was integrated, just the rss-part and the ability to forward a quick url.

What I also noticed that the software was getting kinda big... Next = 24MB, Mail = 11.6 MB, but the old opera 12.15 = only 12.6 MB... cutting mail from opera hasn't made opera smaller.

Tom DromeFavBrowser Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:40:32 AM

So is RSS reader removed too? What's the point of Opera then?

If I have to open mail > link to browser to read article > open mail again to read another article just to be thrown away to browser too, then opera is as useless as a broken pione

Corey Mwambacoreymwamba Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:40:56 AM

Originally posted by daniel:


We’re not releasing a Linux version today. It is an important market for us, and we are still working on it.



Cool, no problem. I thought you would be; just used to Opera releasing the versions all at once. Still perturbed by the change in rendering engine, as I prefer the way Presto gets my estimates right.

Also any progress on DSK-366887? Still the most annoying thing for me, even though it's tiny.

Melih Özcanestremo Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:40:56 AM

Opera Link? sad

tjsann Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:41:22 AM

Is this a joke? Where is a mail clinet, Content Blocking? Left menu? and many others.. Good bye Opera

Kostia RomanovKildor Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:41:45 AM

Ok. There is a russian article on habrahabr with this quote:
"Look around and discover the preferences".

I`ve looked around and discover the chrome.

Doubleclick on tabbar maximizes the window and does not open new page. Is this customisable?
Tabbar is only in titlebar, and I have not found how to change it.
Also, all toolbars has become stonish and uncustomiseable. This is very upset.
Pages has become into the tabs and it is now impossible to open non-fullwindow page.
How can I open new private page in the same window?
CtrlTab doesn`t bring page switcher now. Is it possible to turn it on?
I`ve not been able to find hotkeys preferences. Is there any?

Could you be so kindly now to answer me a question? will there be anything from the list above, or "eat what you have"?

Knthrak Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:41:46 AM

Please don't split up browser and mail!
For me it's a key-feature having them both working seamlessly together.

Words Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:42:17 AM

The integrated mail feature is one of the main reasons I use Opera. It's a fantastic feature and means I stay in one system for everything I do.

Tenno Seremeltenno-seremel Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:42:44 AM

>for Windows and Mac

(>_<) *waves Linux flag*

Haavardhaavard Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:43:21 AM

Originally posted by yaosj2k:

But is it a chrome skin?

No, the new native UI was designed from scratch.

yaosj2k Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:43:42 AM

where is userjs? 
where is usercss?
where is opera command?
where is customized toolbar?
where is customized menu?
where is customized skin?
where is override.ini?
where is opera wand?
where is start bar?
and where is where?

woj-tek Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:43:55 AM

First, you'll notice a radically simpler UI that is nicely integrated with the platform.



argh!
If I wanted an UI for idiots I would use an browser with such UI! I've installed OperaNext and... well, I see chrome... and simply cant use it!
- no option to put tabs on the side
- no sidebar
- absolutely no option to customize UI/buttons
- no link
- do you even have bookmarks at all?!
- wand doesn't save extra fields (user/pass/save session)
- no M2!?
- no notes?!
- No Personal Information
- no MDI
EDIT:
- no custom shortcuts/mouse gestures?
- no RSS?!?!?!?!?

srsly?! De fuq? You've managed to throw away brilliant mobile with this chrome atrocity just to release OM Classic and now you are making the same for the desktop version?!

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