The Opera team has finally revealed the missing pieces of the puzzle and explained in an email what Opera Dragonfly is. In short, Opera Dragonfly is a web developers tool that gives web developer access to debug websites and applications from within Opera. The first alpha version of Opera Dragonfly is scheduled for an release on May 6th 2008.
I think that this is an interesting move by the Opera team which will surely help web developers. We will have to wait until May 6th to be able to test the functionality of this first alpha release but it surely will deliver what the team promises.
This first release has the intention to gather feedback from the web developer community for new features and changes that it wants to see implemented in the beta and final release of Opera Dragonfly.
The Dragonfly Is About To Land
But there was something missing. Opera has—until now—lacked one important piece of the jigsaw, but this missing piece is being added as you read. We are proud to announce Opera’s all-new developer tool — Opera Dragonfly. With Opera Dragonfly’s alpha release on the 6th of May, 2008, developers will have an array of new tools to debug Web sites and applications from within the Opera Browser.
Opera Dragonfly’s alpha release is still under active development as it matures to become ready for beta and final releases. We want your feedback and feature requests for the initial alpha release to make sure it fits your needs and makes your work easier. Over the coming months and years, we will continually develop Opera Dragonfly to realize our vision of first-class developer tools, and add even further functionality to the product. The alpha release is a first snapshot and foundation for that vision.
Opera Dragonfly will be available on the 6th of May at <http://dragonfly.opera.com>.
Check out the official Opera Dragonfly homepage that contains a countdown and will offer the download in less than 12 days.
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