Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Feb 2010 18:29 UTC
Opera Software Everybody's favourite Norwegian browser maker has released the beta version of Opera 10.50, the next iteration of the featureful web browser. As Kroc already touched upon late last year, Opera 10.50 comes packed with a lot of improvements across the board, from a new JavaScript engine to an improved address field.
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No he isn't. Please work on your reading comprehension then take another look.

Yes he is. They were using Quick, not Win32.

It's completely clear that Opera was an MDI app, with tabs generated as standard MDI child windows.

No, if you look at Opera's history they had to reimplement it in Opera 7.

And that doesn't change the fact that it's still an alpha test of an optional utility for developers, not a core browser feature.

Again, wrong. It's part of Opera. It's a feature. It was added after beta.

it's still one of a tiny number of features added to Opera between the beta and final

Again, you are wrong.

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Yes he is. They were using Quick, not Win32.

No, they are using Win32 and Quick, somewhat similar to how the Linux version uses Qt and Quick.

Opera have described Quick as a cross-platform skinning system - it is not the equivalent of their vega UI engine, and it did not replace the use of UI frameworks for specific operating systems. That has only changed with vega, which replaces the standard Windows MDI in Windows, and ends the use of Qt in Linux.

Quoting Opera developer Arjan van Leeuwen: For our Unix builds, the underlying backend implementation used to be implemented with Qt (Windows and Mac use Win32 and Cocoa, respectively).

Again, you are wrong.

How am I wrong?

You've looked through Opera's entire history, more than a decade long, and you could only find 3 features that were added between the beta and the final release. Two of those, UserJS and NTLM support, are pretty minor things, and Dragonfly is an alpha test of a utility only used by developers.

Considering all the beta releases Opera has had, and all the features that have been added to the browser, you're really arguing that your grand total of three features isn't a tiny number?

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