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Old 06-23-2014, 12:02 PM   #1
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Opera 24 for Linux released on the Developer stream


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Weve said many times that when a Linux version is ready, wed let you know. Today, were delighted to announce our first Chromium-based Linux version is ready for download on our Developer stream. Go ahead and download Opera Developer 24 for Linux.

Many of us at Opera use Linux as our primary platform. Its great to be able to try out the newest developments of Opera on Linux once again.

Adding Linux to our browser line fulfills an important part of Operas vision to shape an open, connected world. We want everyone to have fast and safe access to the web. Adding Linux opens up that possibility to more machines running the open-source operating system.

Linux is highly secure and performs well, even on machines with limited memory or suboptimal hardware. Not all of us can afford the latest Mac or Windows machines, not all of us want proprietary operating systems, and some of us simply love using Linux. But, everyone agrees that they should have access to a beautiful browser.
Official Announcement...

Are LQ members still interested in running Opera on Linux?

--jeremy
 
Old 06-23-2014, 12:13 PM   #2
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Based on the release announcement, it's for Ubuntu 64 bit running Gnome3/Unity only - kind of limits the playing field...

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To provide the highest quality, we’ve been testing on one particular platform right now – Ubuntu Linux 64-bit with Unity or Gnome Shell. It may work on other platforms, but that’s not guaranteed. As our development progresses, we’ll look into other potential platforms to support.

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Old 06-23-2014, 12:15 PM   #3
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From the announcement:
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To provide the highest quality, we’ve been testing on one particular platform right now – Ubuntu Linux 64-bit with Unity or Gnome Shell. It may work on other platforms, but that’s not guaranteed. As our development progresses, we’ll look into other potential platforms to support.
I've seen reports of it working on a variety of non-Ubuntu distros FWIW.

--jeremy
 
Old 06-23-2014, 02:01 PM   #4
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Are LQ members still interested in running Opera on Linux?
Sure I run it on Slackware (albeit I am posting from a Mac as we speak). Many here will also know that I am an Opera employee and have been the team leader for the Linux team at various points in time.

We released our first build of the new version with a focus on the biggest distro. However that does not mean that opera will not run elsewhere as this repackage proves:

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/opera-developer/

If you want to try it on another distro you can use my notes:

https://gist.github.com/ruario/99522c94838d0680633c
 
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Thanks for the update ruario.

--jeremy
 
Old 06-24-2014, 02:14 AM   #6
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Are LQ members still interested in running Opera on Linux?
Absolutely, I always run opera as my default browser (on Slackware, NetBSD and Fedora)
 
Old 06-24-2014, 11:11 PM   #7
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Absolutely, I always run opera as my default browser (on Slackware, NetBSD and Fedora)
Please be aware the "new" Opera (chrome clone) is nothing like the "old Opera" (presto).
 
Old 06-25-2014, 02:29 AM   #8
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Please be aware the "new" Opera (chrome clone) is nothing like the "old Opera" (presto).
You're right.
 
Old 06-25-2014, 04:52 AM   #9
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If you want to try it on another distro you can use my notes:

https://gist.github.com/ruario/99522c94838d0680633c
I have expanded these notes and now link to two scripts that automate the process I outlined. The first scripts install's opera to /usr/local and sets up a removal script. The second creates a self contained directory which contains Opera and stores its profile.
 
Old 06-25-2014, 06:50 PM   #10
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Are LQ members still interested in running Opera on Linux?
This one isn't. Loved the old Opera, but can't see any compelling reasons to run this new one. Plus, not too happy with how they just decided to turn their backs on their existing userbase the way they did.

If original Opera had been open-source then I'm certain such a major change of direction would have resulted in a fork. I won't again make the mistake of becoming reliant on a proprietary product where such a safety-net isn't an option. Lesson learnt!
 
Old 06-27-2014, 09:08 AM   #11
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I have expanded these notes and now link to two scripts that automate the process I outlined. The first scripts install's opera to /usr/local and sets up a removal script. The second creates a self contained directory which contains Opera and stores its profile.
Hey ruario. So any idea at all when 24 is coming out (i suppose that will be the first stable linux version?). I didn't manage to find the release schedule anywhere...

Grateful in advance.
 
  


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