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Opera 6.01 Windows final out now

 10:20 am on Feb 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

Opera 6.01 [searchengineworld.com] was released today. A major bug fix and maint release from 6.00. It's without reservation I say it's the best code Opera has ever put out. Solid, bug free, stable.



 10:33 am on Feb 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

Wich one would you recoment the java version or not?



 10:55 am on Feb 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

If you have netscape installed or a previous version of Opera with java, you shouldn't need the java version (it will use netscapes). Otherwise, you'll run into a few sites here and there (still rare) that need java.


 11:22 am on Feb 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

>If you have netscape installed

Any Netscape, including that horrid 4.7 I keep with JS disabled as the ultimate test? And will it make a difference if I've got JS disabled in Netscape?

<-- totally JS challenged

i've got Opera without, and can see someone's hidden code with it - or it may be confused layers or CSS. They'd be shocked, I should write and tell them.


 4:08 pm on Feb 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

You've got your Java Script (browser side "scripting language") and you've got your Java - two totally different languages. Java script does not need a Java run time libraray/executable installed to execute (it's executed by the browser itself). Java usually downloads a compiled program and runs it through the Jave run time library (that's what the 10meg vs 3meg is).

Confusing isn't it?...


 4:38 pm on Feb 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

Does the Google Toolbar work with Opera?


 5:33 pm on Feb 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

>> Solid, bug free, stable.

Sorry Brett, I don't mean to be cheeky but how can you possibly know that on the day of release?


 5:49 pm on Feb 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

> that on the day of release

Because i've had it since Saturday morning :-) There's also been a very long public beta testing period [searchengineworld.com]. There's only been a couple of minor regressions since about build 1010 (6.00) in early Dec. So ya, it is the most stable that's been around. I've not unintentionally crashed it in several builds with daily usages.

Bascially, any stability problems are found within 20-30 mins of a public release. The only stability problem I've heard of has to do with a combination of a specific HP printer driver with Win2k (don't know the details).


 12:24 pm on Feb 16, 2002 (gmt 0)


I'm not sure whether it's Opera or my system. Could anyone please check the following behaviour?

go to auctions.playboy.com, advanced search, enter 'anderson' as keyword (or anything else that is likely to produce results) and hit 'Search'. No items found because Opera transmitts these values '&ReservePrice=on&SaleType=on' instead of '&ReservePrice=&SaleType='. Works fine in any other browser.

go to ebay.com, go to 'Smart Search', enter 'anderson' as search title, check the box 'search title and description', click 'Search'. No items found, Opera crashes.

Is it my system, Opera, the sites?


 12:31 pm on Feb 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

It's surprising the page works in any browser:
Validation Report:

56 Unique Errors
172 Total Errors

The page itself has 172 bugs.


 12:36 pm on Feb 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

if you're looking for a REALLY buggy site, go to excaliburfilms.com/search.htm

I emailed the webmaster several times and outlined some of the major mistakes, his only answer was: the page works in IE and Netsacpe, NOBODY uses Opera


 12:45 pm on Feb 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

>Nobdy uses Opera

Go check Statmarket. Opera is set to over take Netscape in Europe. It's either happened already or about to happen. That's even considering Stat Markets history...


 12:51 pm on Feb 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi Brett,

just checked StatMarket.com but could not find any statistic available to non-customers. Could you show me the way?


 3:52 pm on Feb 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

I went digging and couldn't come up with a direct link. Best I can do at this point is the Opera 6.01 press release which quotes

According to StatMarket, usage of Opera is soaring in several European countries. Germany, the Scandinavian countries and Russia are leading the pack, the latter with a whopping 5.8 percent market share for Opera.


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