Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jul 2007 18:32 UTC, submitted by Joe User
Opera Software Opera 9.22 has been released; mostly a bugfix and security release. "We released 9.22 today and it's a recommended security update. There are changelogs for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux/UNIX. Bit Torrent also received some nice improvements, so it should be quite a bit faster now."
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RE: you are right
by msundman on Fri 20th Jul 2007 03:42 UTC in reply to "you are right"
msundman
Member since:
2005-07-06

> it is not that hard to install it "the hard way"!
> linux users should not have any problem with this

Of course they don't. You're missing the point, as are mikesname and deathshadow. (I suspect you know this very well and are just flamebaiting.)
The point is that opera software provides opera at deb.opera.com except that it's now outdated for no proper reason. They should either keep deb.opera.com up-to-date with the download page (at least for security updates like this one), or shut it down completely.

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RE[2]: you are right
by anti on Mon 23rd Jul 2007 00:00 in reply to "RE: you are right"
anti Member since:
2006-02-01

You stopped any serious discussion right here:
"if opera software gives me the finger I might as well given them the finger, too."
That's what I call flamebaiting. But that might just be me.

Anyway, I'll pull up the lame good ol' reason. They're still serving you a security update for a free browser. If it's too much to bear that they're not updating the repo right away, and you NEED to whine about it on a public forum, you need a vacation, without 'net access.

Sorry ;)

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RE[3]: you are right
by msundman on Mon 23rd Jul 2007 04:10 in reply to "RE[2]: you are right"
msundman Member since:
2005-07-06

> They're still serving you a security update for a free
> browser.

Well, I have given them monetary compensation and I don't require anything more than courtesy in return.

> If it's too much to bear that they're not updating
> the repo right away[...]

They claim that 9.22 is a recommended security update, yet won't even have one person spend the 30 seconds or so updating the repo. Apparently they don't recommend it very much.
What's worse, though, is the false sense of reliability. If they don't want to have a deb repo then fine, don't. Just don't have one and then not put "recommended security updates" there, possibly making those vulnerable who think they can count on opera's deb repo. Or at the very least put a warning on http://deb.opera.com saying that the repo is not actively maintained and might be outdated and thus should not be relied upon.

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