Where was this hint made? I would be very interested to see what opera 10 has in store if there is any sort of extension capability being planned.
In this interview
I love this quote from theregister's review - Opera has been racing to release the latest version of its desktop browser. No guesses why. For the first time since 2003, Mozilla's FireFox looks like a modern browser, and not a skinnable memory heap testing tool.
Hehehe, The Register is cheeky as always, but the review is well balanced and has some good points.
Well, I finally installed this morning, and although I'm still playing with it, the improvements shine through, from the bigger ones (the new address bar is fantastic), to the small changes here and there, including those ones that are not documented in the changelog. Sites that worked before, but in a clunky way, has improved, particularly Yahoo Mail!, which is much more compatible with before. Minor issues here and there in most pages have been corrected, and AJAX sites work significantly faster than with 9.2x. I found difficult to believe those speed reports, but wow, sometimes it feel like I upgraded my connection. I'm liking the new theme, which is more compact than the old one and stacks perfectly with the rest of the Windows interface, even playing with my visual style.
Not all is nice, though. With certain AJAX sites, like Yahoo Mail! or Google Notebook (which still is unusable, though I don't know who is the one to blame), the most advanced features like drag and drop, or certain buttons, do not work, or it does in a very clunky way. For example, I deleted a few mails by drag and dropping them to the recycle bin, and in the process, all the text sitting in the path was selected, and the mails were not deleted. No good, because things like that did not happen in Opera 9.27, and Yahoo! Mail works so nice right now, it would be a bit sad to check the mail in Firefox only because of this. Also, I tested the improved plugins performance, and while it's clearly felt, Secunia Software Inspector makes Opera crash hard (didn't happen before as well), with a Visual C++ runtime exception. Of course, we're talking about Java, so who knows... I'll have to try with Sun demos. QuickTime trailers in Apple pages, and music and videos in the Wikipedia (through VLC plugin) work nice, though.
I hope that the minor issues get resolved soon, and as for the bigger ones... well, either Opera needs more work, or certain people need to pay attention to the rest of the browsers.