See what’s next in Vivaldi with the latest public test builds
This week has been a bit emotional for some of us as we learned that the company many of us worked for before, Opera, dismantled its Oslo desktop team and fired some 70 employees around the world. As you can imagine, this is a major move for the company as this is where it all started, with the desktop browser in Oslo.
Many of our good friends around the globe lost their jobs. Our thoughts are with them all. Clearly this makes our task even more important and we will continue to work hard making the best browser available for you, our friends.
We are spending lots of time fixing as many issues as possible to make the TP3 as good as it can be! Here’s the latest Snapshot build of the Vivaldi browser.
Getting close to another Technical Preview release and we’re focused on polishing things up and fixes a lot of bugs.
While other companies are busy making clever gags with fake products, and inside joke, we are busy fixing bugs and improve Vivaldi!
As we are preparing for the TP3 release, we wanted to get some more testing done. So, we are sending the 2nd snapshot build of the week.
In this build, we changed the way Tiling works based on the feedback. Now, you can right-click on a tab stack and select Tile Tab Stack.
We have continued to work on Tiling of tabs. You can now tile both vertically and horizontally. Additionally we have added ability to tile as a grid. Spatial Navigation also got better and faster with live indexing and more polish!
It’s happy Thursday which usually means it is not a day for our weekly snapshot.
However, we’ve decide to make a new build available anyway. We just had too many things that we wanted to share with you and we had some broken features and some regressions in our last build as well.
Chromium 41 has been merged into Vivaldi, changing up a lot of code. We’ve enabled first implementation of auto-update available on Windows 32-bit.
It’s Monday, it means time for another snapshot 🙂
This week, we’ve added 3 new languages including Lojban 🙂
- Persian (not supported in Chrome)
- Lojban (not supported in Chrome)
After we released the 22.214.171.124 snapshot yesterday, some observant testers checked the release for the recent FREAK vulnerability, and found that The Linux and Mac versions were vulnerable. 🙁
FREAK is “just” the latest SSL/TLS releated with its own trademarked name (following in the footsteps of Heartbleed, POODLE, Shellshock and others).
Last week, our team focused on getting the second Technical Preview out the door.
We got some nice media coverage, yay! Thanks everyone for helping us to spread the word!
The work on improving spatial navigation is ongoing. We’ve tweaked the link selection algorithm and few other things but we still have more to do before this feature works perfectly.
We also improved the on-demand image loading feature. You can now decide which image to load while you are in Show only cashed images mode. For a image not loaded, you can right click and choose Reload Image. It’s still work in progress but we thought you might be interested.
We have also done some work to improve the speed of the Vivaldi UI. This includes updating some components, noticeably React. Hopefully, you notice some nice UI performance improvements 🙂