The latest Webkit-based Opera is version 21.0.1432.57. There’s nothing much of interest in this new version, with the major change being the use of ‘Aura’, an improved desktop window manager that’s also part of the toolkit used by Google for its Chromium O/S and Chrome web browser.
There’s still no sidebar, which makes one wonder whether Opera will ever recover its former full-featured glory. The developers keep insisting that they will add missing features back to the browser, but if they’re pushing out major releases with nothing changed except a slightly faster user interface, it seems they are concentrating on the wrong things.
There are apparently no security fixes in this version.