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Opera released their new Developer Tools — Opera Dragonfly — about a week back. The initial alpha version include
- DOM inspector
- CSS inspector
- Command Line to allow commands to be inputed
- Proxy to allow debugging directly on mobile devices
Opera Dragonfly will support all browsers that include the Core-2.1 rendering engine (except Opera Mini). This currently includes Opera 9.5 beta 2 and the forthcoming Opera Mobile 9.5 release. A proxy exists that allows Opera Dragonfly on the desktop to communicate with Opera on supported mobiles and devices. This makes debugging on devices easier as you can use a regular keyboard, mouse and monitor.
The early Alpha launch was received with great enthusiasm from the developer community and Opera received lots of feedback from people. There are few things which developers have found and Opera Dragonfly team is working on them;
- There’s a problem with the caching, which means that if you flush the cache and then try to launch Dragonfly while offline, you might run into problems.
The Opera Dragonfly is also working on the Scope documentation which they plan to release in the coming days.
Chris Mills’ article on Introduction to Opera Dragonfly should give you much more details about Opera Dragonfly. Opera Dragonfly Architecture covers covers the architecture of Opera Dragonfly in detail, showing what the different components in the architecture are, and how they interact during Dragonfly’s running.
Note: If you’re on the Mac, there’s a bug whereby OS X’s video memory gets corrupted, causing a crash. Download the latest drop to avoid this.