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Opera's roadmap for Version > 12.16

  • Originally posted by sgunhouse:

    The developers have previously made comments about porting dragonfly, I haven't seen much about the rest of your post.

    Thanks for the info. Could you please provide links as well, where I can read the comments?

  • Here is a twitt and here is an explanation.

  • The last version of the Opera 12 family is 12.16 for **ix/***ux (32/64bit).
    The last version (ever) is only available for 32bit-MS-Windows: Opera Mail 1.0;
    It is a true Opera 12, but it is configured not to work as a Browser, which might be changed.

    I don't know which one has got less bugs. Who knows?

  • Wit regards to single key shortcuts. These already exist in Opera 15+. You just have to enable them via preferences.

    http://help.opera.com/opera/Mac/1326/en/fasterBrowsing.html#advanced

  • I've used Opera for over 10 years. I'm still using my 12.16 on Ubuntu. I just don't want to give up features like Notes, and others that many have already pointed out. Why should I settle for a lesser experience?

  • You don't have to switch from 12.16 right now but there will be no more major releases of the Presto based browser so one day you may find you have to switch due to site compatibility.

  • good bye Opera

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    "...
    Since Opera decided to use the chromiun engine I have "freezed" my opera installtion to 12.16
    ...";
    I have done the same!..
    ~

  • I cant agree more with this post, the single most important feature to me is DragonFly. There are a lot of other smaller features that are important, but DragonFly is number one on my list by a long way.

    Opera is trying to innovate and re-invents its browser, but for me they leaving behind many of its best innovations from previews releases.

    Myself and my colleagues are currently investigating and evaluating FireFox and extensions/plug-ins that make it more like Opera 12.x was. FireBug seems to be the next best option but its no DragonFly. The sad tings is how many plug-ins it takes to make FireFox even close to what Opera was out of the box.

  • It seems to me that Opera (and operating systems) are increasingly forgetting that not everyone uses or wants tablets or smart phones. The traditional screen plus keyboard is still the only sensible way of inputting data into a database for example.

    I have used Opera from way back when you needed to pay for a licence, but was delighted when it became 'free to use'. I am quite happy with version 12.16 on Debian and will be reluctant to switch to the more recent versions (which I have installed on a Win7) as too many of the standard features we have been used to are missing.

    My biggest gripe is the change to the way bookmarks are used, I currently have around 200 in my present bookmark list, many of which relate to my genealogy research so easy access to them is essential. Switching to Speed Dial and looking for them in a folder isn't anywhere near so simple. At least the Bookmarks Bar is still available so I can put the most common ones there.

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