Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 4th Jun 2009 22:34 UTC
Opera Software Opera have announced the release of Opera 10 beta. New engine, new features, but I'm more concerned about where Opera 10 fits into Opera's history, and certainly their future. Opera have never made any massive strides in marketshare and is Opera 10 really going to change any of that? Read More to find out.
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so basically, you expected a cross platform program to have the GUI and default behavior from your favorite OS guidelines?

I never said anything of the sort. I stated that it should have sane defaults - I never claimed that it had to follow a particular set of guidelines. I also never said that there was anything wrong with Opera - did you see me mention Opera in the first part? of course not, because it was a generalised statement applicable to all pieces of software and how they are reviewed.

if the GUI is a "total fail" on a mac, how about on windows xp? windows vista/7? linux in a kde session? linux in a gnome/gtk session?

and majority of end users of opera are on ...mac?

Qt is a multiplatform tool kit, nothing has ever stopped Opera from having different front ends using Qt for each platform, taking into account the unique way of doing things. Considering that there is separation between the backend code and the front end - there should be no reason why they can't have multiple front ends based on the same toolkit.

But as I said in the reply to the first paragraph, I am asking for sane defaults; it isn't my fault you made the leap of faith assuming that I wanted something that I never stated I wanted.

Edited 2009-06-05 19:51 UTC

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