A new development snapshot of the next iteration of Opera is now available for download, at less than a week since Opera Software made available the first fully-fledged Beta Build of the browser for Windows. Opera 10.50 Beta Build 3257 supersedes the release
offered on February 11th, 2010, and brings to the table a variety of fixes resolving issues that survived past into Beta stage.
Opera Software has said nothing about the next major development milestone of the browser, but it looks like the Norway-based company will be delivering multiple interim Builds ahead of a potential Beta 2.
“Even with the beta out, there still isn't much time to rest. We've got another snapshot, and this time there are quite a few crash fixes, and updates to Carakan and widgets. The main focus of this snapshot is crash bugs. We will get back to you with Unix and Mac builds in a future snapshot,” noted
a member of the Opera Desktop team.
Users looking to get a taste of what the next version of Opera will bring to the table need to be aware that the Build 3257 is still a pre-release version of the browser, and that running it comes with inherent risks. “This is a development snapshot: it contains the latest changes, but may also have severe known issues, including crashes and data loss situations. In fact, it may not work at all,” the Opera Desktop Team member added.
Opera 10.50 Beta Build 3257 is available for download here