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Opera 15 for Linux?

  • I'm still sticking with Opera 10.6x and -to a lesser exent- Opera 12.11, ever since that last one's release I have yet to see anything that convinces me than an upgrade is worth is, be it Linux-wise or otherwise. There's too much good stuff that is being lost just to appease luserbase, which is not something I stand for when I stand with Opera.

    I do believe though if Opera 16 for Linux comes around and is based off Chromium and it is at least somewhat stable enough, I might use it... as a replacement of Midori for quick, "just once and forget" navigation.

  • I've been using Opera since early versions of 3.5 or something like that. My first impression for Opera 15 was - no, sir, no can do 🙂
    But I tried it.
    Well, it's still not the complete Opera for me as it lacks a lot of customizibility. I installed it on Windows7 and I have to admit it's lightning fast, one can get used to it.
    Of course I miss a lot of extensions but what I can tell comparing to other Chromium based browser SRWare Iron, it consumes a lot less memory.
    Good job Opera team. After all, I think I'll like this new design.

  • I do not have first hand experience with new desktop Opera/Webkit beside one minute poke on Windows release, but I had installed mobile version on S4, and it was disappointing, as ram usage was twofold that of Chrome and there were occasional hiccups (!). This was first time I totally wiped Opera from any of my devices... Probably I will still check it if there will be FreeBSD version.

  • Opera Developer 17 is starting to look better, but still has a ways to go.

  • Thanks for reply. One more thing- I don't know how they missed it, but you couldn't choose anything from context menu on mobile version. About ram usage- to be honest it varied wildly, I presume it was tied to "discover" preload. At times it was on par with Chrome...

  • Just one question. There will be security support for Opera 12 until next linux version, right?

  • There are still security updates in Windows since 15 was released, so of course. 12.16 for Windows, OSX and Linux was released after 15.

  • Thank you, sgunhouse!

  • Opera 17 Stable not Linux version yet 😞

  • Originally posted by destinthegreat:

    Opera 17 Stable not Linux version yet 😞

    And 19 won't be either.

    Just wait, it will arrive eventually.

  • They release version 15, but none linux
    They release version 16, but none linux
    They release version 17, but none linux
    They release version 19, but none linux

    This pattern makes is obvious. It looks like there will NEVER be more Opera for Linux. Least not in the far foreseeable future.

  • http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2013/11/opera-18-landed/#comment-1132645881

    Originally posted by Daniel Aleksandersen, Opera employee:

    Do not expect it for another three months at the earliest.

    This would literally mean we can begin waiting in about March. If you really want it so much.

  • it's a shame, opera devs. are U M$ developers? we are waiting for update for linux and there is no such thing on a horisont

  • Originally posted by stefaca:

    it's a shame, opera devs. are U M$ developers? we are waiting for update for linux and there is no such thing on a horisont

    And when I say it wasn't a priority, I mean that we didn't even have something that was in a compilable state. A few people had started fixing up the broken code to get something that would compile on Linux in their own free time. After a few weeks of hacking, they were told by management to stop what they were doing and instead focus their volunteer efforts on the project goals, being to ship a Windows and Mac version.
    https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7129955

  • Originally posted by Schnellinger:

    Originally posted by stefaca:

    it's a shame, opera devs. are U M$ developers? we are waiting for update for linux and there is no such thing on a horisont

    And when I say it wasn't a priority, I mean that we didn't even have something that was in a compilable state. A few people had started fixing up the broken code to get something that would compile on Linux in their own free time. After a few weeks of hacking, they were told by management to stop what they were doing and instead focus their volunteer efforts on the project goals, being to ship a Windows and Mac version.
    https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7129955

    "I wish some former employees would stop making up stuff about Opera. Misinformation always spreads far before it's corrected." - Haavard at Twitter

    What's a shame here is some people spreading FUD.

  • Spreading FUD like "There will be a Linux port,someday"
    Dream on, fanboy

  • I can't even remember when I started using opera, was way back in the low numbers and I paid to get the advertisement removed.

    I could believe when 15 was released that they needed more time for the GUI, but that time has passed now, making a gui in QT or GTK does not take that long, besides chrome and chromium show every day that its no big deal to release for all platforms.

    I lost the last bit of faith when Opera 19 has been released that we will see a Linux version. I find it strange as Opera always been loyal to Linux and now that more momentum is coming to Linux (steam, steambox) they seem to abandon ship.

    Its a shame but atleast have the guts to announce it.

    /goes of looking for an alternative

  • Originally posted by Schnellinger:

    Spreading FUD like "There will be a Linux port,someday"
    Dream on, fanboy

    If you'd rather believe andreastt (Andreas Tolfsen, a Mozilla Software Engineer), that's your problem.

  • Since the Opera crash reporter seems to have been disabled (at least for me, asks me send the report but then can't ever actually send a report) I've come to believe that there's little hope for the *nix community and it doesn't help that it keeps crashing more (mostly opening bookmarks) and more and there hasn't been any recent updates.

    Even if there's a *nix version I still haven't seen any reason to use Opera instead of Chromium (or even a completely different one like FF or Maxthon, and it seems that there's a couple of new alternatives like Qupzilla and Otter being developed). If someone would explain why Opera instead of Chromium I would be appreciative.

    Also worry about the mail product, I know it works but since it's shipped I haven't seen anything about updates, is it still being developed or just stagnating.

  • Originally posted by Bill-P:

    Since the Opera crash reporter seems to have been disabled (at least for me, asks me send the report but then can't ever actually send a report) I've come to believe that there's little hope for the *nix community and it doesn't help that it keeps crashing more (mostly opening bookmarks) and more and there hasn't been any recent updates.

    That just means they won't fix any bugs for Presto anymore (excluding security, for now).

    Originally posted by Bill-P:

    Even if there's a *nix version I still haven't seen any reason to use Opera instead of Chromium (or even a completely different one like FF or Maxthon, and it seems that there's a couple of new alternatives like Qupzilla and Otter being developed). If someone would explain why Opera instead of Chromium I would be appreciative.

    It has Opera TurboOff-road Mode, if nothing else.

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