Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Sep 2007 11:48 UTC, submitted by abdavidson
Opera Software Opera has released an alpha build of their upcoming 9.5 release. "Following the release of Opera 9 last year, we re-wrote Opera's rendering engine for the coming Opera 9.5 release. As a result, Opera 9.5 contains more than a year's worth of speed, standards and performance improvements."
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shouldn't it be v10?
by Adurbe on Tue 4th Sep 2007 12:27 UTC
Adurbe
Member since:
2005-07-06

I would have thought the marketing team would have taken advantage of the re-write Opera's rendering engine and used it to launch version 10.

I think they will rue the missed maketing blitz....

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RE: shouldn't it be v10?
by Johann Chua on Tue 4th Sep 2007 12:35 in reply to "shouldn't it be v10?"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Guess Opera isn't as hype-happy as MS or Apple. Besides, they give away the desktop version now with no ads, so the only way marketing would help is in the mobile version.

While Opera is much faster and more efficient that Firefox (no having to re-download stuff you already have in cache if you save to disk, for instance), I have to admit I got used to FF's interface quirks and extensions. Opera 10 vs. Firefox 3 should be an interesting match-up.

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RE: shouldn't it be v10?
by abdavidson on Tue 4th Sep 2007 12:43 in reply to "shouldn't it be v10?"
abdavidson Member since:
2005-07-06

Merlin is the current 9.2x browser.

Kestrel is the 9.5 that has just been released in alpha (and as the basis of the OperaMini4 rendering and Wii Browser)

Peregrine is being worked on as the next version which will probably become v10 some time down the track.

Maybe they should have v10ed it but given they had publically said already that Peregrine was going to be the 10.x version they'd no doubt get hammered by some *yawn* types if they changed with with Kestrel.

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RE: shouldn't it be v10?
by OStourist on Wed 5th Sep 2007 03:49 in reply to "shouldn't it be v10?"
OStourist Member since:
2007-06-19

according to a blog 9.5 is transitional on
the way to 10.0

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