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Opera 15 for Linux?

  • 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.

  • Just found out today about the removed support for Linux. I was actually wondering for some time why there wasn't a single update. Then today a college of mine told me. I went on the homepage of Opera, went to the download section and compared the last versions there for both Windows and Linux. Imagine my surprise, when I discovered that there is version 19 for Windows and Linux was stuck at 12.16. This is what I'd call a pile of ... . As for the comments that I've read that Linux is not a big enough market I can only ask: what's the market share of Opera overall?! It's definitely far behind IE, Firefox, Chrome and even Safari if I'm not mistaken. So cutting off a whole OS because of "not big enough" is a feeble excuse (besides Linux gets more and more popular with each and every day and the experiments M$ did with Win8 were almost as bad as Vista with the difference that it wasn't as broken as the second since it was based on Win7).

    @Bill-P: integrated IRC client, mail client (including an address book), torrent support in the download manager, great integrated feedreader (it's been there for many years and many other browser that include such thing took Opera's example) etc. etc. Chromium is good and I use it as a second browser but feature-wise it is not as good as Opera. And for heaven's sake - the proxy-settings in Chromium are ridiculous. Even if you look at Firefox the user has the ability to configure the browser to use a proxy. In Chromium you have to change the proxy settings of your whole OS in order to use it, which for obvious reasons is a terrible design decision. Yes, there is probably some kind of an add-on that adds this feature (Firefox has it's Foxyproxy extension for switching easily between multiple proxies) but when such basic stuff is missing I do ask my self: "Wth?!". Opera is for user's who want to have many things at once and not a barebone that lacks on basic functionality and has to be geared up. As I said - I like Chromium and it definitely has it's strengths but I choose Opera over Chromium.

  • @rbaleksander - sorry but you mis-read my query - I was referring to the new version of Opera which is based on Chrome, supposedly there will at some point be a version of the new Opera for Linux. Don't see a reason to use that vs Chrome, though I must say I tried the beta of Maxthon and it loads much faster then Chrome (in Linux) but really neither is a substitute for 12.x.

  • Sad to see Opera turn its back on an OS. I've been using Opera as my primary browser since it was paid-for, and on Windows, Mac and Linux since then. Seems I'm no longer welcome.

    Haavard's quote: "I wish some former employees would stop making up stuff about Opera. Misinformation always spreads far before it's corrected." was interesting, especially as there's been no correction or comment about the state of the Linux version since then. (Or maybe I'm wrong - feel free to correct me if that's the case, anyone.)

    And if they do bother to make a Linux version now, they've made it very clear that it's a poor cousin, likely to remain at the bottom of the queue for features, big fixes and so on, so why would we Linux users possibly think it was a good idea to use it any more?

  • rafaelluik: Interesting link, as Opera has deleted that comment. Implying, perhaps, that even three months was not realistic.

  • oh look im chating with members
    I miss my blog

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