Is Linux support ever coming?
neon2k8 last edited by
I know it's been only a month since my last comment in this thread, and i also know that "difficult" things like Opera Blink for Linux cannot happen within a month. We only know that "it's being cooked". The so long period of waiting reminds me of Yandex Browser! It's been almost 2 or 3 years (or even older, i don't remember exactly) and in their site they STILL say that they're preparing a linux version! Wow, it must be such a difficult thing, especially if you think that Yandex Browser is nothing more or less than Google Chrome slightly modified to contain Yandex services instead of Google. I know, you will tell me for one more time that Opera isn't the same and that there are so many different linux distros and desktop envirnoments... But, seriously, it's been 3 months ago since I read about a "ready very soon" version of Opera Blink for linux in a blog (i don't remember the exact name but, supposedly, it was a blog of a developer from Opera) and there's nothing yet, not even a developer version, a pre-alpha, something to tell us that "here it is, it's coming"!! And all this happens while Opera is preparing for version 21, Opera Next is version 22 and Opera Dev is at version 23!!! It looks like I was right when I said in one of my past comments (i don't remember in which thread) that Opera for linux isn't going to be released before summer 2014, it won't be released during the summer, not even after the summer and generally not during 2014!!! Maybe end of 2015, even 2016... who knows!!!
winter-45 last edited by
Three questions please:
What significant features distinguish the new Opera
Can the new Opera be installed on a Linux system
that has Opera 12.16 it without conflict between
Will the new Opera at sometime have support for
sandalian last edited by
On my trip to Opera's office in Poland 2 weeks ago, I also asked desktop team about this issue. And their answer almost the same as anyone else has quoted above, "When it's ready, we'll announce it.".
I understand that Linux world is pretty wild, with various options for GUI development. But I do hope that Linux version will be available soon. I've switched back to Windows for this few years because of Opera
ddarlac last edited by
Sadly, after long waiting I am dropping opera for firefox; firefox is not the same, but with the plethora of add ons I can get similar functionality to what I had with Opera
sad indeed.... I leading browser, became the follower/copycat of all others
anyway, I guess this is what happens when you take out the fun, from engineering...
operando185 last edited by
What is more important than features, IMO, is security. If Opera for Windows is already at version 22, while Opera for Linux is only still at version 12, does that mean that Opera at my Linux install is less secure than Opera-for-Windows?
That is the questions that matters: how insecure is Opera 12-for-Linux compared to Opera 22-for-Windows?
(This being said - and, no offense, dear Opera devs - I use Firefox before Opera, because I see no reason to switch to Opera. But this being said too, I can please the Opera devs by saying that on my (older) Android smartphone, I have Opera Mini installed, and it works quite nicely.).
aeyoun last edited by
—and not a single positive response to l33t4opera’s message? You guys, you guys, …
dtkdad last edited by
Thank you l33t4opera! I just found this thread and I'm liking the new version so far!
thattoo last edited by
What a drag. After almost a year of leaving Opera's server listed among my APT sources for no reason except that Opera used to be my favorite browser for about fifteen years, I finally saw 'opera-developer' (v. 24.0.1537.0) show up under aptitude's 'New Packages' heading. But selecting the package for installation only breaks it, because it depends on libc6 version 2.15 or newer, which is listed as 'UNAVAILABLE' for Debian's stable release (a.k.a. 'Wheezy').
If, just to install this browser, I must upgrade my OS, or at least replace that required library with a manual upgrade that defeats the purpose of running an OS known for its stability, Opera should not be storing it where Wheezy's package management system can be expected to find it automatically, as if it were compatible software for that OS when it is obviously not. Way to get my hopes up for nothing.
Deleted User last edited by
Thanks a lot for hint and long awaited Opera Linux version.
r3p0 last edited by
I just installed this on Linux mint cinnamon 14 Nadia. Everything that has been broken for me is fixed so far. Enormous amounts of time fixing speed dial up, and getting tabs to open on start up. Hate the menus that are gone. Zendesk memory leak is gone now too, which used to cause opera 12.16 to crash. Flash doesn't seem to work. Where it was no problem on 12.16. We'll see how this plays out. I have already received one update in a week to this dev version. So glad having to use FF or chrome for this and that is over, and I can kick them to the curb. Hope this thing goes full support soon. How can we as a community help?