Tiffany B. Brown

Last week in web development news: Opera Next and Rapid Release channels

Last week’s big news in browser land: the release of an Opera development channel version: Opera Next. In April, Firefox announced its rapid release channel browser Aurora. And last week, Chrome/Chromium finally released Canary for Mac (Canary for Windows was released in July, 2010).

What does this mean? In all three cases, it means we can now run pre-beta versions of browsers alongside stable versions. Upgrades to the dev channel happen automatically and won’t affect our main installations. Finally, we can run multiple browser version installs without tricks, hacks, or running a browser from a disk image.

Download Opera Next from our snapshot server.

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