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Classic Opera browser 12.16 [SFS] for Wary and Racy.etc
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Terryphi


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PostPosted: Wed 30 Jan 2013, 12:27    Post subject:  

I have updated the Opera SFS to version 12.13 (build 1734). This release includes security fixes.

Full details are in the first post in this thread.

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Tote


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PostPosted: Thu 31 Jan 2013, 05:50    Post subject:  

Thank you for this. I've been using your Opera sfs for a few months now, appreciate the regular updates.
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Terryphi


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PostPosted: Thu 31 Jan 2013, 07:03    Post subject:  

Some testers found that upgrading to 12.13 causes a crash when Opera first opens. This may be caused by the auto version check feature looping. If Opera crashes and you see the Report problem screen select 'do not restart' to get out of the loop.

If the problem persists you can try this:

Open Preferences Editor ( opera:config) and search for Disable Opera Package AutoUpdate. Click to select and save. This is no loss as the feature does not work in Linux anyway!

LATER: I have not been able to replicate this problem but it did occur on one of my computers. It is safe to update to 12.13.

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Semme

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Feb 2013, 21:32    Post subject:  

WOW! Before ya know it, it's Rolling Eyes 12.14. Not nearly what FF's update cycle is.. Laughing
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Terryphi


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PostPosted: Wed 06 Feb 2013, 03:01    Post subject:  

I have updated the Opera SFS to version 12.14 (build 1738). This release fixes the crash loop bug seen by some users.

Full details are in the first post in this thread.

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drblock2

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PostPosted: Sat 09 Feb 2013, 12:56    Post subject: Downloading and playing audio files  

Terryphi, thanks for the quick response to the Opera 12.14 release.

Unfortunately, 12.14 does not fix a long standing problem with audio files: It should be possible to click on an audio file embedded in a web page and begin playing it almost immediately. Instead Opera 12.xx downloads for ever and never plays the file.

Interestingly, if you download the file first, you can play it from the hard disk using Opera as an audio player - so it seems to be the combination download plus play that as at fault.

I was not able to solve this problem until I stumbled on the solution by chance. Forgetting that it wouldn't work, I clicked on an embedded mp3 file in Wary 5.3.90 - and it worked! The reason was clear: This version of Wary uses the mplayer plug-in (2010/1/17) from SeaMonkey 2.12.1 rather than the more recent gecko-mediaplayer as found, for example, in Precise 5.4.2.

The solution: copy the Wary /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory to a convenient location, e.g., /mnt/home/moz_plugs. Then from Tools > Preferences > Advanced > Content > Plug-in Options > Change Path, change the path to the directory with the mplayer plugins (in our example /mnt/home/moz_plugs). Since Opera is setup to use the plugins as default for common audio files, this should solve the problem.

I tested this for common audio formats and found the following would download from a web page and play: .ra, .wma, .aac, .mp3, .au, .ogg (but see below). The following would not download and play: .flac, .aif, .wav.

To my great annoyance, the .ogg audio files in the Wikipedia would not play (no problem in SeaMonkey). Work around: Click on the title above the player. This will take you to a page with a link to the embedded ogg file. Click on the link and the file will download and play.

If you don't have the wonderful Wary, you can find the SeaMonkey pet here:

ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/metalab/distributions/quirky/pet_packages-wary5/seamonkey-2.12.1-x86.pet

Just unpack it and steal the plugins.
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Terryphi


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PostPosted: Sun 10 Feb 2013, 05:15    Post subject:  

drblock,

Glad you solved your problem. I did not see it because the tweaked Racy 5.3.90 that I test on has only the mplayer plugins, so Opera just works.

On Slacko 5.4 I have both sets of plugins in /usr/lib/mozilla/ plugins for Opera and other browsers (Seamonkey, Firefox and Chromium!) It is not essential to have the mplayer plugins in a separate directory (and consequently change the plugins path). However, If you do not put them in a separate directory, you may have to set the appropriate plugin for individual file types in Opera's Tools>Preferences>Advanced>Downloads.

If there is demand for it I can make available a zipped download of the mplayer plugins.

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drblock2

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Feb 2013, 14:25    Post subject: Downloading and playing audio files  

Terriphy,

Yes, I agree. I use a separate directory in /mnt/home (hardisk) because I generally use a stand-alone Opera to entertain a whole kennel of Pups (or allow them to entertain me).

There really is very little advantage to this procedure. It is faster for experimental purposes and saves a precious sfs-slot - but the solution here is to provide more sfs-slots and leave the experimenters to their own devices.

For the purpose of supplying a working sfs version of the latest Opera, I would suggest including the necessary (functioning) plug-ins in the sfs. The logical place to include them would be in /lib/opera/plugins. The plug-in path should be set accordingly. This would insure that the opera.sfs would work right out of the box with any and every Puppy.

The best solution, of course, would be to convince the opera development team to do this. But, this is another problem entirely.
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PostPosted: Mon 11 Feb 2013, 14:25    Post subject: Downloading and playing audio files  

Oops, duplicate post!
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PostPosted: Wed 13 Feb 2013, 12:33    Post subject:  

I am essentially producing my Opera SFS for Racy and Wary users although it works in most modern Puppy versions. As Racy and Wary have the necessary mplayer plugins I do not intend to include them in the SFS.

01micko produces a version of Slacko with Opera built-in and has made available a pet for the necessary plugins. That is the best way to go for Slacko users because I think 01micko uses different paths to me.

If a Puppy version lacks the necessary plugins it is easy to add them and then in Opera's Tools>Preferences>Advanced>Downloads select the plugin for the required file type.. Just download this zipped file, unzip it and place the files in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins where Opera will find them:

http://terryphillips.org.uk/warystuff/mplayerplugins.zip

Directory is password protected. User: puppy password: linux

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Semme

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PostPosted: Thu 04 Apr 2013, 07:10    Post subject:  

Today Terry Mr. Green Get busy >> http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/unified/1215/

Careful if you need i386.. Op's dwnld page fails to make the proper detection.

http://www.opera.com/download/guide/?os=linux-i386&ver=12.15&local=y
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PostPosted: Thu 04 Apr 2013, 08:11    Post subject:  

I have updated the Opera SFS to version 12.15 (build 1748). This is a recommended upgrade offering security and stability enhancements.

Full details are in the first post in this thread.

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walter leonardo


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PostPosted: Sat 13 Apr 2013, 23:12    Post subject:  

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=81052&sid=75789780c5483a309b75627091c994eb
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Dromeno

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PostPosted: Sun 26 May 2013, 06:14    Post subject: Video player settings in Opera?  

Can somebody please help me with this. I am using Opera 12.15 (in Carolina007rc3).

Flash is sometimes working, sometimes not.

The site for TED talks works in Firefox but not in Opera. See:
http://www.ted.com/talks/ji_hae_park_the_violin_and_my_dark_night_of_the_soul.html

It is kind of weird because the website for the Dutch tv news, i.e.
http://nos.nl/nieuws/live/journaal24/ does work perfectly in Firefox and Opera.
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Semme

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PostPosted: Sun 26 May 2013, 06:19    Post subject:
Subject description: Lose wget 'specific' link
 

While it works here, Op usually needs a page refresh. Which pkg of Flash ya got there, one'a these?

Here's the wget link >> http://download.ted.com/talks/JiHaePark_2013.mp4?apikey=TEDDOWNLOAD

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