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2:31 am on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Just released:
ftp://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera/win/700/
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Brett, you are the man...

How'd you find this so quickly? It's only been up there, what, 40 mins?

Edit: http://poweredbygeeks.com/index.php?act=ST&f=2&t=18

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Beta?

What beta? This gizmo is perfect!

Thanks Brett!

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Wow - it is FAST. Really nice piece of work.
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How'd you find this so quickly? It's only been up there, what, 40 mins?

When you run the biggest webmaster forum on the net, people tell you stuff! ;)

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I'm loving the javascript support in this release. It does well with the new standard DOM AND it's running some legacy stuff we've got that previous versions of Opera choked on.
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It was a bit funny - IE 6 kept crashing on the FTP URL. I had to fire up Netscape 7 to download it.

Now I can't imagine going back. I don't know how long mouse gestures have been part of Opera, but they are unbelievable.

So far, the program has been rock solid for me. I did find that some image-swap stuff on one of my sites that works in everything else does not work in the new Opera, though :(

I am dazzled by the speed and configurablity. Anyone who has not tried it, really should.

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One excellent new feature - the small screen simulator. A quick check on how your site will look on a next generation mobile phone or handheld.
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Does anyone know where the folders are in Opera's Mail client? I can't do anything without folders!

Edit: Found them... They're in The Hotlist. What an annoying place for them to be.

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edited... I see you've found your answer...
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Well, I just purchased the upgrade and I can see it will take a bit of getting used to. First impression is I like it. Seems a bit more intuitive but the jury is still out. ;)
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This must be a big re-write of some core code. I see some rendering bugs that were not there in previous versions. For instance, using list-style-image, this beta displays BOTH a bullet and an image.

But I see some excellent steps forward (js support for one, as I mentioned above) and assume the bugs won't last. It's MIGHTY fast at rendering a page on my system. However I've run into enough bugs that I'll leave version 6 as my default browser for now.

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Overall I'm impressed. The release timing was good for me because I've just finished a DOM js file. I set up a sniffer to exclude v6 and below from the file.

It handles almost everything perfectly with 1 minor exception. On one page I used js to position images in the corners of a division. Version 7 was miss-aligning the images onload if no scrollbars were present. I deleted the function and used a nested division hack and all is well. Actually better because non-DOM browsers can now display the images.

As it stands, this version seems to be able to handle almost anything after page load.

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I find that the DOM support is great, but I still find some "bugs" in tab support. If I open two tabs, and load Webmasterworld in the first one, I can't do anything with the second one until the first one has loadad the page. The same happens when I try to open a new page and I want to read previously loaded pages. Opera "freezes" and I cannot do anything.
 

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