How to safely log self-compiled applications

Occasionally you may wish to self compile an application, because it is not found in your distro's repositories, you want different options or patches compiled in, or to install a more recent version. The best course of action is to make a native package to ease future removal or upgrade.…

Standalone Vivaldi on Mac and Linux

Anyone following my twitter account or the Vivaldi team blog has probably worked out that I have left Opera and started working for Vivaldi. If you missed the news, the short version is that Opera shutdown the Oslo office working on the desktop browser. Most people were laid off. A…

Workaround: Opera developer 28 crash loop on MacOS 10.7 and 10.8

EDIT: We have released an updated build with this fixed. Use the Opera developer for Mac network installer to upgrade (autoupdate from the broken build will not work). Unfortunately it seems that we missed a nasty crash that happens for users of MacOS X 10.7 and 10.8 (when…

Opera repositories for Fedora and openSUSE

The short version If you want the latest Opera stable release and updates on either Fedora or openSUSE, add one of my personal Opera rpm repositories. The details Recently, I have been doing further testing on rpm-based distros. In a previous posting I provided a script to automatically fetch and…

Installing 12.16 alongside modern Opera

Opera recently released Opera 26 and with it our Linux version returned. The official .deb packages for 12 and 26 cannot be installed side-by-side due to the fact that several of their files are stored in the same location (e.g. /usr/bin/opera). This is perfectly normal for an…

My early Christmas present to Opera fans on RPM distros

Opera for Linux is now back on track with the latest releases coming out alongside Windows and Mac builds. Currently we only provide .deb packages, however don't let the lack of additional "official" Linux package formats fool you, we are increasingly interested in making Opera work correctly on a wider…