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Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, June 16, 2009
15 years ago3,374 views

Did anyone get this up and running? http://unite.opera.com

When I downloaded it, the interface was completely broken – showing place holders in what looked like Unite dialogs, instead of the real texts. I was not able to get this running due to this bug.

http://blogoscoped.com/files/opera-unite-problems.png

<<Opera Unite is a unique technology that turns any computer or device running Opera into a Web server. In other words, your computer (running Opera Unite) is truly part of the fabric of the Web, rather than just interacting with it, and it's something anyone can use. With Opera Unite, everyday non-technical users can serve and share content and services directly from their own computers in the form of intuitive applications. That sounds kind of cool from a technology point of view, but what can you do with it, and why is it important?

With Opera Unite, we are giving developers a chance to develop applications (known as Opera Unite services) that directly link people's personal computers together, so that you can connect with one or more of your friends at the same time. It all happens through the browser, so no additional software has to be downloaded, and it will work wherever Opera works (Windows, Mac, Linux, and later mobile phones and other devices). Opera provides the platform and you provide the applications—what you create is limited only by your imagination. We believe Opera Unite will redefine what's possible with Web applications, and we invite you to join us in moving beyond stale ideas and limitations.>>

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Hmm, switching to Englis as Opera language solved the problem of the interface. However, when clicking "Next" for the Unite sign-up form, nothing happened.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I was going to say... that looks like a bunch of variables that are ready for being replaced by localized strings, almost as though your language resource file didn't download.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Related bug:
http://i.friendfeed.com/a7cf5b718bcb73afc738daa09e4a127bd6e7fd8b

Via: http://friendfeed.com/stanjourdan/d4a3e681/hmmm-thanks-for-asking-me-opera

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

It's working for me on Mac, no problems here, could it be your version of windows?

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

my colleague has problems with language pack too. Not me (Linux version).

No problem for me, it works very well (except some some service might be blocked by my corporate proxy) and it's very fun.

Share file will be a good thing to share movies... legal movies of course... :-D

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

[Moved from Google Wave thread]

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TOMHTML:

Opera Unite is much more fun and interresting than Google Wave, IMHO.
http://unite.opera.com/
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Jérôme Flipo:

Opera Unite is amazingly cool, but I want it in a fast and chrome-less browser.

And Google should launch a similar product: it would help people trust the cloud, and perfectly complete their apps offering.

Oh, and do you think my Chrome browser could become a Wave-server?

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James Xuan:

Does Opera Unite really compare though? They are going at two completely different things.

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TOMHTML:

you think Opera Unite is not fast? This+Turbo mode = faster than anything I've ever seen.

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Jérôme Flipo:

From my experience, Opera, the browse, is much slower than Chrome (and much uglier).

Unite works pretty well for me, but I don't want to use a browser only for Unite.

Vijay on Friendfeed (http://friendfeed.com/minusone/c9328d73/opera-unite) think that:

<< eventually every browser will [be a server]. Few years from now Unite will be what "browser tabs" are today >>

What do you think about that?

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I think you're right, but it can implies security issues...

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Only problem I have with this is that the browser shouldn't be responsible for this... sure I don't mind if the browser is used to access such a service... but there is whatsoever no code both the browser and this service can both use (which would make it worth bundling) ... aside from that I guess its a pretty need program... for my grandfather... "Share your personal photos with friends around the world without the need to upload them.", ahem, sending any data to another computer is uploading, "File sharing" isn't that already standard in my OS, "Media player", I believe quite a number of media players are already able to be used from afar, but not entirely sure as I never used any media players seriously (i virtually never listen to music) and even the webserver is standard in Mac and two clicks and an internet connection away in linux. The only thing which is pretty unique I think is the chat server, as I think I heard installing an irc server is still pretty complicated. What they really should add is an option to have mail servers, standard you would get a mail like firstname[put at-character here]123.123.12.12 , which you could change with services like co.cc to something normal (or by a similar dns service they would provide themselves)

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

It's a way of increasing Opera marketshare, only reason it's bundled.

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

From Dewitt Clinton, Google developer (http://friendfeed.com/dewitt/e48c4474/opera-unite):
<< From what I've understood so far, the Unite service is a) an in-process HTTP server that can be pointed at b) an arbitrary set of files, and c) opera.com server-side proxy that facilitates the lookup of and access to your Unite shares between clients. Seems like that would be relatively easy to implement in other browsers. Or partly to Amit's point, outside a browser altogether.>>

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Amit Patel in that thread writes:
<<I would like everyone to be able to run a server. But I don't leave my computer on all the time. And I don't leave my browser open all the time. That greatly limits the kinds of things I can do if a server runs from the browser. All I can think of (and I admit I may be missing something big) is P2P chat / game / media sharing apps with friends who have their browsers open at the same time.>>

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

http://www.labnol.org/internet/turn-home-computer-into-web-server/9111/

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