As we approach midsummer in this area, we would like to offer a developer update which includes one feature that was frequently asked for. You may now realize it is…

The RSS Reader

The work on personal news is continued. This build comes with another set of changes and improvements. As an important addition, we also bring the first version of RSS support!
Even though the functionality is very limited at the moment, you can already take it for a spin. Just click on +Add sources button and paste URL into search field (for instance: https://www.nasa.gov/rss/dyn/breaking_news.rss). Once recognized as valid source, you can add it (in case it doesn’t work for you, please post the url in comments).

RSS1

Custom RSS can be read in both timeline and stacked view. However, the estimated reading time is not available for those sources.

RSS2

The feature is pretty rough on the edges. But hey, this is what developer is for 🙂 We know there are the following issues and they will get addressed in upcoming updates:

  • Missing “Remove from my sources” button but there’s a workaround: Go to +Add sources paste the same URL and untick it.
  • When combined with other sources, article age is not taken properly into account and timeline gets messed up.
  • URL is displayed instead of RSS title (header and sidebar).

Please let us know what you think.

Chromecast

Maybe not as much expected as the RSS feature, but still very important – today, we are also offering Chromecast finally working in this developer version. Specifically, when you install the Google Cast extension from the store and have the special device attached to your display and operating in the same Wi-Fi network, the device should be detected and sending links should work.

Other changes

At last! We have fixed the Windows 64bit issue and today, we are offering the experimental version.
Chromium has been updated to 53.0.2783.2.

Known issues

  • The opera:about page sometimes freezes the browser.

Installation links:

Changelog: Full changelog link

Maciej Kocemba

Product Manager, Opera Touch, Opera for computers. Previously Product Manager in R&D department and Opera Mini for iOS. Joined Opera over 11 years ago. Still passionate about coding, mountain / road biking when not working.

Back to top