Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Feb 2006 21:40 UTC
Opera Software "The release of Opera 9 Preview 2 marks the start of a new tradition: The Weekly Builds. Every week until the final version of Opera 9 is ready, we intend to ship a weekly updated version of Opera 9 on this blog. The goal is to further open up our development process to our devoted users and allow you to be more involved at an earlier stage than when we ship the next public beta."
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Good idea
by fredb1974 on Mon 13th Feb 2006 22:26 UTC
fredb1974
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2006-01-31

It is like mozilla.org's nightly software.

Next step : opening source code ? ;)

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RE: Good idea
by sbergman27 on Mon 13th Feb 2006 22:36 UTC in reply to "Good idea"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Don't count on it. Companies that gravitate toward closed source software usually have to have one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel before they issue the "We've always loved Open Source and are going to structure our whole business around it" press release.

I'm an OSS advocate, but it is only half in jest that I say that Open Source is where dying companies go to die. ;-) Opera's not there yet.

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RE: Good idea
by sappyvcv on Mon 13th Feb 2006 22:47 UTC in reply to "Good idea"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

Please please please no. There is no good reason to open-source the code.

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RE[2]: Good idea
by fredb1974 on Tue 14th Feb 2006 08:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Good idea"
fredb1974 Member since:
2006-01-31

I was joking. Try to learn how to read a comment.

But weekly builds are the same idea as nightly builds from mozilla.org.

Only time will tell if it is a good idea or not.

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RE[3]: Good idea
by sappyvcv on Tue 14th Feb 2006 18:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good idea"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

Kind of. Nightly builds are not tested. Opera's weekly builds are (just not as much as betas or previews).

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RE[4]: Good idea
by fredb1974 on Tue 14th Feb 2006 20:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Good idea"
fredb1974 Member since:
2006-01-31

Nightly not tested ?

Ehr ? You said something wrong. I am only using nightlies since 2001, either Mozilla, or fx, or thunderbird.

Here is the useragent of my fx :

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20060214 Firefox/1.6a1

Which is clearly a nightly build. I am using homemade nightlies...

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RE[5]: Good idea
by sappyvcv on Tue 14th Feb 2006 22:20 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Good idea"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

Maybe you should go read up on nightlies. One of the first things said about them is that they are barely tested. As long as it compiles, it goes up. There are scripts to run unit testing on these builds, but even if they fail, the nightly is still available.

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Direction
by Moparx on Mon 13th Feb 2006 23:53 UTC
Moparx
Member since:
2006-01-02

I like the direction in which they are heading..
They launched Opera Labs about a week ago and now we are also going to get weekly builds.. ;)

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RE: Direction
by fredb1974 on Tue 14th Feb 2006 08:23 UTC in reply to "Direction"
fredb1974 Member since:
2006-01-31

Let's hope it will make Opera better - at least on MacOS-X.

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RE[2]: Direction
by Riba on Tue 14th Feb 2006 09:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Direction"
Riba Member since:
2006-02-12

Opera is the best right now on OS X. It puts Safari to shame regarding the memory consumption, speed of flash content and a ton of other smaller issues.
Quite surprising actually, I thought it will never come to that.

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RE[3]: Direction
by fredb1974 on Tue 14th Feb 2006 10:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Direction"
fredb1974 Member since:
2006-01-31

Let me disagree. Opera is not really "os-x" like. Safari is more faster for some little things, and I am seeing less rendering problem with Safari.

For me :

1) Gecko based browser
2) Safari
3) opera

But everybody as we say in french "peut voir midi sa porte". Don't know the english version for this.

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Good.
by Jedd on Tue 14th Feb 2006 01:28 UTC
Jedd
Member since:
2005-07-06

Opera owns. It's always been my favorite browser. I'm happy to see that they are gonna do weekly builds. But please God, don't open the source.

One thing I have always wanted to see (and use) however ever since the release of M2 (my fav. mail client as well), is a release of M2 as a seperate piece of software (*Sigh* yeah in the tradition of Firefox, thunderbird but I thought of that (with opera) a long time ago).

I'm glad Opera is doing so well. ;)

Note: If none of that makes sense or looks crappy, bad spelling, etc. it's because I have not slept for 48 hours. ;)

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w00t!
by Johan on Tue 14th Feb 2006 01:32 UTC
Johan
Member since:
2005-06-30

One of the biggest wish of full-blood opera fans in their forums is more frequent updates, stability be damned :-)

I'm spoilt for choice on OSX ...

safari: fast but minimal features.
firefox: fantastic extensions but slow
opera: fast, some good features but not extensible

I may end up with Opera though, because the geek in me can't help the urge to upgrade to the latest and greatest version of my software. It feels good to use something that has the feeling its progressing and getting better every week.

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Anonymous.
Member since:
2005-12-04

could they at least release a build for freebsd amd64?

Browser: Mozilla/4.0 (MobilePhone PM-8200/US/1.0) NetFront/3.1 MMP/2.0

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RE[4]: Direction
by Anonymous. on Tue 14th Feb 2006 12:31 UTC
Anonymous.
Member since:
2005-12-04

But everybody as we say in french "peut voir midi sa porte". Don't know the english version for this.
i tried several online translators and all of them say it's "can see midday with its door", which makes no sense at all...

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RE: RE[5]: Direction
by fredb1974 on Tue 14th Feb 2006 12:58 UTC in reply to " RE[4]: Direction"
fredb1974 Member since:
2006-01-31

Yeah, I know. Those kind of sentences are not translable word to word.

Well, maybe wikipedia could help me ;o)

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RE: RE[5]: Direction
by peejay on Tue 14th Feb 2006 15:29 UTC in reply to " RE[4]: Direction"
peejay Member since:
2005-06-29

english: To each his own.
french: Chacun voit midi sa porte.
literal: Everyone sees noon at his door.

Reply Score: 1