Opera with shared library
Opera 6 for Mac OS 8.6-10.2 Beta 2 Released

Oslo, Norway – Nov. 4, 2002 – Opera Software ASA today unveiled the
speed-enhanced Opera 6 for Mac Beta 2 with shared library support, which
offers Mac developers the ability to use Opera’s superior rendering engine
in their products.

Opera 6 for Mac OS 8.6-10.2 Beta 2 has undergone speed-enhancements as well
as a series of other fixes related to the cookie manager, quick
preferences, keychain in forms, and link bar. Further improvements in all
of these areas will appear in the final Opera 6 for Mac version.

“We have been working hard to make sure that this version lives up to
Opera=B4s reputation as the best Internet experience,” says Jon S. von
Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software ASA, “and we are hoping to see extensive
feedback from all our Mac users out there to let us know how we can improve
it even further.”

Opera 6.0 for Mac is the first Opera desktop browser that has the Opera
core as shared library. Inclusion of shared library support offers Mac
application developers the ability to make use of Opera’s superior
rendering engine in their products.

“All users have the right to enjoy a better Internet experience regardless
of application,” says Jon S. von Tetzchner. “We are therefore encouraging
developers worldwide to contact us about using the Opera rendering engine
as an integral part of their Mac applications.”

The shared library was co-developed with Macromedia and the result of an
agreement to embed the Opera browser in Macromedia’s Web authoring products
from July 2, 2002. In the future, Web developers using Macromedia’s tools
on the Macintosh will be able to preview the pages they have created using
Opera’s rendering engine. Other interested developers can contact Opera to
use the shared library in their applications and preview HTML pages in a
real functioning browser – the Opera browser.

Any developer interested in using Opera in their application can contact
the Opera Mac team at:

Download Opera
Opera 6 for Mac OS 8.6-10.2 Beta 2 is a pre-production release and may
contain bugs. Use it only on properly backed up computers. Download Opera
for Mac Beta 2 from (http://www.opera.com/)

For a complete changelog, please visit

Buy Opera
Opera is currently running a campaign for all users. Users can register the
Opera browser at a campaign price of USD 29 (a USD 10 saving off the
regular price) to receive a free upgrade to version 7, access to personal
support via e-mail, and free OperaMail Premium for 6 months (available from
the time Opera 7 has been downloaded).

Please see the press release about the Opera and Macromedia agreement from
July 2, 2002:

About Opera Software
Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Web browser
technology, partnering with companies such as IBM, AMD, Nokia, Macromedia,
Symbian, Canal+ Technologies, Ericsson, Sharp and Lineo (now Embedix). The
Opera browser has received international recognition from users, industry
experts and media for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant
than other browsers. Opera’s browser technology is cross-platform and
modular, targeting the desktop, smartphone, PDA, iTV and vertical markets.

Opera Software ASA is a privately held company headquartered in Oslo,
Norway, with development centers in Link=F6ping and Gothenburg, Sweden, and =
sales representative in Austin, TX. Learn more about Opera at