Opera 12.10 Changelog
Release date: 2012-11-06
Opera 12.10 is a recommended upgrade offering new and improved features, plus security and stability enhancements.
New Features and Important Notes
Operating system compatibility: Windows 8 and Mac OSX
- We have added basic touch support for Opera in Windows 8 Classic, so you will be able to scroll, zoom and browse pages and elements easily. As an extra bonus, touch support also works on Windows 7.
- Meanwhile, our Mac users will enjoy using the new capabilities of OSX Mountain Lion with Opera. You are now able to use Mountain Lion's built-in share function, using the new Share button in Opera’s address bar, as well as seeing Opera notifications in the Notifications Center.
- Several new and improved APIs are included in this version of Opera including:
High-resolution Display Support
- Improved support for all high-resolution displays, including Apple's new Retina Displays is included in this release.
Web Specifications Support
- Opera 12.10 will include changes in the Opera Presto 2.12 engine up to core-integration-point 388.
- Support for the SPDY ("Speedy") network standard is included in Opera 12.10. SPDY was designed to cut down the time it takes for a webpage to load, while reducing some of the security risks posed by HTTP.
- CSS3 Gradients, Transitions, Animations, and Transforms
- All members of these specifications are now available without the
-o- prefix and have been updated to the latest published versions.
- CSS Site Compatibility
- To improve site compatibility and interoperability, Opera 12.10 also introduces aliasing for a selection of vendor-prefixed CSS properties.
- See our blog post to find out more about which prefixed and unprefixed CSS properties are supported
- Fullscreen API
- Fullscreen API support has been implemented and fully supports Draft 7 of the Fullscreen API specification
- Page Visibility API
- Basic support for the Page Visibility API specification has been added, including support for
- Support for WebSockets has been updated in Opera 12.10 and is now enabled by default.
- ICC Profiles
- International Color Consortium profile support has been added, ensuring images look as the author intended
Network and Site-Specific
- IPv6 support enhanced: RFC-3484 and RFC-6555 ("Happy Eyeballs") implemented
For a complete list of bug fixes for this version, please see the full bug fixes list.
General and User Interface
- Internet shortcuts are no longer followed when loaded from inline content; see our advisory
- Fixed an issue that could cause Opera not to correctly check for certificate revocation; see our advisory
- Fixed an issue where CORS requests could incorrectly retrieve contents of cross origin pages; see our advisory
- Fixed an issue where data URIs could be used to facilitate Cross-Site Scripting; see our advisory
- Fixed an issue where cross domain access to object constructors could be used to facilitate cross-site scripting, as reported by Gareth Heyes; see our advisory
- Fixed an issue where specially crafted SVG images could allow execution of arbitrary code, as reported by Attila Suszter; see our advisory
- Fixed an issue where specially crafted WebP images could be used to disclose random chunks of memory, as reported by the Google Security Group; see our advisory