Linux News Today: Vivaldi Web Browser Gets Visual Polishing, Improved History, and More
Vivaldi, a web browser developed by one of the Opera founders and a numerous team has been upgraded and is now ready for download. This is still a development version, so major changes are still being made.
Making a new Internet browser from scratch is a difficult task, even if it’s based on Chromium. Vivaldi is different enough from everything else and it promises to be serious competition for some of the more established names like Google Chrome or Firefox.
“Bugfixing and polishing is still our major focus at the moment. Typed history gets a revamp, and its behaviour more closely matches its name, web panels can now be assigned individual shortcuts, and we have plenty of small visual improvements,” reads the official blog,
According to the changelog, some issues with the history have been corrected, shortcuts to open web panels have been added, the find shortcut defaults have been changed on Linux, FFMpeg is now linking dynamic instead of static, small improvements to the new tab creation speed have been implemented, the Chromium base has been upgrade to version 45.0.2454.99, the speed of the autocompletion has been increased, and many other smaller fixes have been implemented.
There is still no time frame for Vivaldi, and it’s difficult to anticipate when a stable version will be reached, but it’s probably going to take a few months to see anything in this regard. You can download Vivaldi from Softpedia.