Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Sep 2009 15:31 UTC, submitted by KLU9
Opera Software After a long gestation period, Opera has released version 10 of their browser, which comes packed with a whole lot of improvements and new features. It's got a completely new interface, a turbo mode for those days of bandwith drought, automatic updates (finally!), and lots more.
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Automatic updates?
by msundman on Tue 1st Sep 2009 18:50 UTC
msundman
Member since:
2005-07-06

Automatic updates have no business being within an application! In all common variants of popular OSes the permissions are user-based, and the user running a browser shouldn't have access to upgrade system applications. Also, normal applications should NOT go mucking around in /etc/apt or somesuch! (I had to modify the opera debs to remove all that nasty system modification code from the installation scipts. Bad!)

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v RE: Automatic updates?
by WorknMan on Tue 1st Sep 2009 20:23 in reply to "Automatic updates?"
RE[2]: Automatic updates?
by TechStorm on Tue 1st Sep 2009 21:08 in reply to "RE: Automatic updates?"
TechStorm Member since:
2005-07-06

Complete pain in the ass to use?
Just what is it that you find so difficult?

Edited 2009-09-01 21:19 UTC

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RE: Automatic updates?
by tobyv on Wed 2nd Sep 2009 01:29 in reply to "Automatic updates?"
tobyv Member since:
2008-08-25

Applications that update independant of the package system should be installed in the home directory, not as system software IMHO.

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