Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th May 2013 12:59 UTC
Opera Software "Countless hours of hard work, hectoliters of coffee, tons of improvements, two version numbers skipped, and here it is: the all-new Opera for desktop is now out as an Opera Next version, Opera's channel for what used to be called beta. Made from scratch, this version is available for Windows and Mac and brings a new, elegant design and a bunch of new features that will make your browsing experience sleeker and easier than ever." The first version using something called 'Chromium's engine' - I guess they can't call it WebKit anymore, but they can't call it Blink yet either. It's looking great, but the bookmark functionality seems to not have been implemented yet in this preview
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PresentIt
Member since:
2010-02-10

Now it's becoming a stripped down mobile browser that just happens to have a desktop version. I see no indication that this is going to change between preview and full release.

You are missing the point. They rewrite the UI from scratch. This is just the first step. They're not going to stop adding features.

Opera 15 is the foundation. It isn't becoming stripped down. It is stripped down now because it's physically impossible to add tons of features in such a short amount of time. But it will be less stripped down as it matures.

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Dave_K Member since:
2005-11-16

You are missing the point. They rewrite the UI from scratch. This is just the first step. They're not going to stop adding features.


I'm sure they're going to add to it, just like Microsoft will be adding extra features to Modern UI, but that doesn't mean that all the classic UI features and customisability will ever be reimplemented.

I'd be less worried if some of Opera's niche features hadn't been broken/abandoned even before this rewrite. To me it seems to be following a trend where Opera are copying the simplicity of Chrome, rather than providing a flexible browser for users who value a lot of advanced features.

The depressing thing is that Opera staff who've commented don't even seem to get what people are complaining about...

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PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

I'm sure they're going to add to it, just like Microsoft will be adding extra features to Modern UI, but that doesn't mean that all the classic UI features and customisability will ever be reimplemented.

I'd be less worried if some of Opera's niche features hadn't been broken/abandoned even before this rewrite. To me it seems to be following a trend where Opera are copying the simplicity of Chrome, rather than providing a flexible browser for users who value a lot of advanced features.

Again: You are missing the point. They rewrite the UI from scratch. This is just the first step. They're not going to stop adding features.

You just ignored what I wrote about this just being the first version, and that the first version obviously isn't going to have tons of features.

They need to get the basics right before they start adding all sorts of stuff.

The depressing thing is that Opera staff who've commented don't even seem to get what people are complaining about...

How so?

Edited 2013-06-01 17:46 UTC

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