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News Opera creates new JavaScript engine

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 6 Feb 2009.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. severedhead

    severedhead New Member

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    Thats a relief. I've not been usign Opera for long, but I'm really starting to like it. I don't wanna be stuck with IE-standard speeds!
     
  3. Leitchy

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    How does this fair against Chrome's engine considering that was only just released?
     
  4. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    I've just switched from Opera to Chrome almost entirely for speed reasons, so it'll be nice to see how the new engine stacks up :).
     
  5. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    Where do they get these codenames from? Sounds like randomly combined syllabels... :)
     
  6. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    I wonder to what extent Caraken has been "inspired" by Chrome's V8 open source JavaScript engine?
     
  7. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    I wonder why they didn't just use the open source V8 engine
     
  8. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Because it's easier to do marketing for something YOU developed. If the core is the same and nobody knows... fine.
     
  9. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    buddy of mine got this alpha version, and it's bloody fast...
     
  10. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    Javascript disabled here (except for bit-tech and other frequented sites) These speed improvements mean nothing.
     
  11. Gremlin

    Gremlin New Member

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    As a dedicated opera user this is definitely great news it used to be faster than everything a few years ago but its speed hasn't increased as much as its competitors so i'm glad this will change it
     
  12. ssj12

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    ill stick with firefox.
     
  13. Chocobollz

    Chocobollz New Member

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    In my own opinions, after using Firefox (and being an Opera haters) by 4 years, and then using Opera exclusively since Opera 7, I will surely go with Opera, it is so much better than any other browsers. Even Firefox 3 can't beat Opera 9.x for its functionality.

    Just FYI, I've already tested both browser on my crappy connection and if matched against FF2, Opera is 300% faster than FF2 (about 800 - 1000% faster than IE6!!), though with FF3, it's just 10 - 20% faster, not much, but still faster. I've done the test on a 256 Kibibit/s connection (3G network) and the browser were tested in a worst case scenario; the browser must open a webpage full of pictures while there's no bandwidth left on the connection (by downloading a file with Internet Download Manager; with 8 download threads). And tell you what, an approx. 800 KB webpage has 100% opened by Opera in like 1 minute! FF2 comes in 2nd place in 3 minutes and IE 6 in 3rd place in 8 minutes (!). You'll surely thinking that was a lie, so do I if I'm not have witnessed it myself! At that time, I was shocked and thinking, WTF is this? This must be just a coincidence and so I've been redo the test and no matter how I do it, the result is still the same! And ever since that time, I've been only using Opera (well sometimes I use FF3 too because some moron web-designer made their website to support only FF). I myself, when doing web-design, I usually do the test on IE or Opera, then on the FF.

    And Opera don't hog your system as much as the other browser do. Right now, I'm working with 70 windows (with 1000+ open tabs!!) simultaneously open in Opera 9.63 and tell you what, it's working flawlessly. Yes, it becomes slower to scroll but still, it works. And the memory footprint is only 1.3 GB for all the windows, while in FF2, opening about 20 - 30 tabs simultaneously has draining a whooping 800 MB of memory!! I know FF2 has a serious memory-leak bugs but since that time, I've been keeping myself away from FF, I don't know about FF3 but I won't bother trying because Opera is so much more convenient than FF3. The UI's so much cleaner and so much more user-intuitive. I do think that FF3 default UI have a lot fewer buttons (or menus, etc.) but I think they overdo it. A minimalist UI is good but if you're doing too much than it'll more bad than good.

    I will stick with Opera. Absolutely the best browser!

    // Just my 2 cents
     
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  14. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    Wow dude, how much porn do you need? 1000+ tabs, what do you have open?
     
  15. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    ^ What he said.

    Also, yes, FF needs a bit too much memory for my liking but it never went over 250MB for me and with 2GB that's not too much. Although Photoshop showed me I need a RAM upgrade... badly. :(
     
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