Opera for Linux Set to Go "Gold" Next WeekMay 10, 2001, 21:55 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)
It's "Browser Day" on LT, as Opera 5.0 for Linux is reported to be scheduled for release next week, though a specific date hasn't been fixed yet.
According to a brief report at The Register, the current target platform for the browser is systems running Linux 2.2 with glibc 2.1 on Intel machines, though plans exist to include a variety of other possibilities, including Linux 2.4-based systems and perhaps FreeBSD.
The current "tested" distribution list includes:
At the moment, Opera is available for download as version 5.0b8. Distributions include binary tarballs, RPM's, and Debian packages; both as statically and dynamically linked binaries (against Qt 2.2). Users without Qt on their systems will want to download the statically linked packages.