Changelog for Opera 8.0 Technical Preview 5.1 for Windows
- This is no longer our latest release. Please see our preview release page for more information.
- Build: 7498
- Released: March 4, 2005
- Updated: March 7, 2005
Please note that this release is not to be considered stable and that it contains experimental IMAP code. It should only be used on properly backed up computers and, for IMAP users, with e-mail accounts set up specifically for testing.
Due to some problems in our original release, we have issued Opera 8.0 Preview 5.1. The changes since Opera 8.0 Preview 5 are listed below.
Changes since Opera 8.0 Preview 5
- Fixed problem preventing mailboxes from updating when they changed on the server
- Added ability to subscribe to mailboxes in shared namespaces
Changes since Opera Beta 2
- Support for the IDLE command
- It uses two connections to a server (the previous back-end used one), one for INBOX and one for other folders. This leads to less work for Opera, your connection, and the server.
- It has five internal queues to process commands from the user faster and maintanence operations when the connection is free.
- It supports dragging messages between IMAP accounts, local Opera Mail views and IMAP folders, and IMAP folders within the same account without using the Trash view as an intermediate step.
- Commands not completed in a session (due to crashes or otherwise closing Opera before they completed) are stored and can be sent at the beginning of the next session by telling Opera to process pending commands.
- It has more robust handling of error situations (though the user interface will not always reflect it).
There are two new settings to aid in testing. To enable them, add the following to the [SETTINGS] section in your IMAP account's incoming.txt file:
Force Opera to only use one connection to a server:
Force Single Connection=1
Force Opera not to use IDLE support and check for new messages periodically based on the account setting
Disable IDLE support=1
Other messaging and newsfeeds
- Avoid problems with flowing in headers included in forwarded messages.
- Reference header fix affecting threading in e-mail and newsgroups.
- Recognize the <source> element in RSS 2.0 newsfeeds and use it as the author name if no other name is found.
- Improved autodetection of HTML content in RSS feeds.
- Corrected handling of Atom content with mode="escaped".
- Fix for chat pages not scrolling properly.
- Fixed regressions in display of table columns and floated elements.