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Opera 10.10 and Opera 9.64
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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Mon 30 Jun 2008, 09:01    Post subject:  

Yeah, I wonder if Opera 9.50 would make an acceptable full replacement for Seamonkey in Dingo (possibly as an alternative version), since it has its own e-mail and chat client?
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ttuuxxx


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PostPosted: Mon 30 Jun 2008, 10:40    Post subject:  

Colonel Panic wrote:
Yeah, I wonder if Opera 9.50 would make an acceptable full replacement for Seamonkey in Dingo (possibly as an alternative version), since it has its own e-mail and chat client?


Actually Barry did have a version of puppy I think in the early 2 series with Opera, I think it was the web development of Seamonkey which pushed him over to the dark side. Really the new look of Opera is great, plus they have tons of widgets, too bad they don't run when opera isn't, Like the clock, forecast, etc on the desktop. plus Its funny they make tabs for each one when really it should be a part of the taskbar.
Oh well, its a start.
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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Tue 01 Jul 2008, 08:11    Post subject:  

Plus, Seamonkey's old fashioned now. If there's someone here with the necessary skills to build this thing and turn it into an ISO, I think it should be done.
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Wolf Pup

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PostPosted: Thu 03 Jul 2008, 18:24    Post subject:  

Opera updated to 9.51
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gerry

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PostPosted: Sat 19 Jul 2008, 17:56    Post subject:  

Nobody in this thread has said that Opera will work in Dingo. Will it?

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paulh177


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PostPosted: Sat 19 Jul 2008, 18:11    Post subject:  

well I'm posting this from Opera 9.51 running under Dingo 4.1alpha4 so I think it works

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Keef


Joined: 20 Dec 2007
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PostPosted: Sat 19 Jul 2008, 18:20    Post subject:  

Posting from it using Fat Free 3.01 (ok, maybe not so slim now..)
It's a vast improvement over the last version - menu entry now works, and page loading is quicker, especially those using javascript.
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mdisaster2

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PostPosted: Tue 22 Jul 2008, 13:50    Post subject:  

Works great Smile

I recommend this .pet rather than the .tgz file from Opera, because at least on Puppy 3.01 the install.sh script tends to terminate with an error. The Opera installation is still usable, but some things such as a proper desktop files don't get built.
(on the other hands shared Opera builds tend to have better looking fonts...)

Some useful post-install tricks:

Disable the disk cache

Opera has two page caches, one on disk and one in memory. When running unionfs you do NOT want to cache a lot of temp files on disk, because when they get deleted unionfs will incorrectly generate zillions of .wh files and eventually eat all your disk space. Go in Preferences->Advanced->History and turn the disk cache off.

(the memory cache is faster and safer anyway, you may want to select a maximum size rather than "auto" if you are low on RAM though).


Make fonts look better in Opera

optional: install some good looking TTF fonts, such as Microsoft Web Core or Liberation Fonts.

recommended: even if you didn't install new fonts go thru the usual font beautifyng steps (search "mkfontscale" in the forum).

make sure Opera ignores ugly fonts:
- Type opera:config in the address bar.
- type fonts in the search box
- under User Prefs uncheck "Enable X core fonts"
- restart Opera
- go in the preferences and assign the new nice fonts you installed to menus, toolbars, etc.

also useful: make sure you exec export QT_XFT=1 before starting opera (I just add it at the beginning of /usr/bin/opera).


Importing bookmarks and settings from a PC installation
In 9.50 and later versions bookmarks are easy, you just sign in Opera Link and get them synchronized. Other stuff such as cookies, Wand passwords and email settings can be copied from the Opera Profile folder in the PC to /root/.opera, as long the Opera version is the same. Before you start overwriting things it's better to backup a copy of /root/.opera, just in case...

-Wand passwords: wand.dat
-Cookies (for logins etc): cookies4.dat
-sessions, mail, skins, widget: copy the folders
- Do not copy the whole content of the Profile folder, some files are PC specific. Also be wary of symlinking stuff that could be rewritten in a different format.
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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Tue 22 Jul 2008, 17:45    Post subject:  

Thanks for those tips ! Smile I use Opera a lot in both my distros so I'm sure they will make a difference.
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stevesr0

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PostPosted: Thu 14 Aug 2008, 18:12    Post subject:  

I recently installed opera 9.50 (beta 2) before reading in this thread about a new pet for 9.51.

I am generally happy with the performance of Opera (first time I have used it) in comparison to SeaMonkey on this laptop.

(The only site that is real slow so far on Opera is www.thehungersite.com which I click on daily to provide free food for starving people; it loads faster on my Nokia Internet Tablet (?!) and much faster on my wife's iMac (running Firefox 3). That site loads about as slowly with SeaMonkey)

What is the advantage of Opera 9.51 over Opera 9.50 beta 2?

Steve
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hayagix

Joined: 07 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Thu 14 Aug 2008, 19:24    Post subject:  

I don't remember much of the changelog but they usally fix site compatiblities and rendering issues. Beta is beta and you may benefit from running 9.51 final.
I had no problem upgrading - just install 9.51 - it will overwrite the beta.
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stevesr0

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PostPosted: Sat 16 Aug 2008, 11:54    Post subject:  

Thanks.

I just updated using the 9.5.1 pet and have not noted any problems.

I found a directory that contained both a 9.5.1 and 9.5.0 beta subfolders and deleted the beta. Afterwards, I noted that there is an uninstall folder for opera.

Is it advantageous to use the uninstaller in terms of complete removal of unnecessary files?

Is it problematic in terms of removing files that 9.5.1 would need to work properly?

Steve
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Wolf Pup

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PostPosted: Tue 19 Aug 2008, 20:56    Post subject:  

Opera updated to 9.52
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hayagix

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PostPosted: Tue 19 Aug 2008, 21:54    Post subject:  

Wow. You are fast. Opera hasn't even updated their website yet.

Thanks loads!
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jason1308

Joined: 18 Jul 2008
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Aug 2008, 14:28    Post subject: Opera 9.52  

Where do I download the pet for Opera 9.52, please.

Does it overwrite my older install and transfer my bookmarks etc.

Do I have to reinstall the spellchecker afterwards as well.

Thanks in advance

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