@Gwen-Dragon said in Vivaldi detected as malware:
@dingolino said in Vivaldi detected as malware:
Vivaldi is detetced as a malware from my Security suite (Hitman Pro).
Please report that to Hitman support firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them their "security" software breaks Vivaldi installer.
I think this was done allready automatically because while scanning my system with hitman I saw that hitman uploaded a number of files from the Vivaldi Directory. This was yesterday and today I reinstalled the newest snapshot, which was working. I have not got a hitman allert since 2 years or maybe even longer, the normal situation is that it delets all the collected cookies, but real malware not that I remember.
By the way, in the Vivaldi help tab and the about menue with the Version number you could make it a little easier and add a "copy to clipboard" button which is not including any user data, such as path names, etc.
Like FreeCAD for example, please see attached picture.
This is quite handy for me the user and for you the developer to realy get the neccessary version data you would like to have.
Just a thought.
FreeCAD Version Number.jpg
The script as root installs everything including the icons folder to /usr/local/share, but the Software installs the vivaldi-snapshot folder to /opt and icons to hicolor, which the vivaldi-snapshot desktop file doesn't see the vivaldi-snapshot icon as user, but sees only as root. So, cannot be shown on the menu.
@kindofscsi said in Modify update location to avoid conflicting with Enterprise policies:
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I have tested the installer on a fresh Windows 10 Install with the SRP via GPO. The installer is in fact directly affected by this as well. This would mean that any Enterprise that has deployed Temp directory Executable disablement via SRP will not be able to install the Vivaldi browser.
Exclusions for Vivaldi cannot be made in advance due to the dynamic directory structure used in both the installer and the updater.
@hadden89 I think this is a non-starter. If anyone wishes to stick with an old Final or Snapshot version that works better for them they can.
The decision when to release a new Stable version is made by the developers, i.e. whether the bugs fixed are more important than those not fixed and regressions caused by the Chromium update.
Releasing multiple versions just makes more work with no benefits. It will confuse users, and make more work for bug reporting.
@ayespy said in Just dumped Vivaldi:
The chronic problem that Vivaldi faces is that, first, for security's sake if nothing else, it simply must keep pace in new releases with its Chromium engine, insofar as possible. This means a new stable release every six weeks or so, whether Vivaldi wants to do it or not. It means, second, that it has to face the fact that every new version of Chromium (on top of which Vivaldi is built) breaks numerous things in Vivaldi, which worked fine on top of the prior version of Chromium. Then half or more of development time is spent leading up to the next Stable release, just fixing things the new Chromium version broke. If Vivaldi waits until the devs can make everything stable and clean on top of each new Chromium version before updating, it will fall farther and farther and farther behind Chromium, and have more and more and more security holes all the time. This must not happen.
The lack of an alternative .crx installation way can be an accessibility issue. Not the list below (that’s just me not wanting to go far away from my comfort zone), but what about people who can’t drag&drop?
I need to install a local extension
I don’t want to load it unpacked, because that way I can’t rearrange my file system without fear
my Wayland compositor doesn’t support drag&drop (yet)
no, I don’t want to switch to another (or even to Xorg); if I wanted, why would I be using what I am using?
I don’t want to pollute my /, especially if the crx file is in my ~
let’s just suppose I don’t have root permissions, okay?
I want to patch the extension, but then I want to use it normally, so arguments like it’s just once in a while and it’s easier to develop as unpacked are all invalid for me (or simply – I am stubborn)
I’m becoming a bumper-whiner- naughty user, yay! 😀
I miss this checkbox, too.
Or use at least a background service which downloads updates, and installs right on next browser start.
This is annoying right now.
I do a Windows Update, want to restart, and Vivaldi Desktop closes all tabs and windows, updates, restarts all those tabs and windows, now I have to wait until all those tabs and windows are loaded, and then close them again? Arghl.
@ddalley said in Distros with difficult or lacking Vivaldi install.:
@Marko-Indaco said in Distros with difficult or lacking Vivaldi install.:
If you do a search in Mint's package manager, Vivaldi is not listed, AFAICT.
We are working on getting Vivaldi into as many distros as possible. Mint is a very important one. It will always help if you guys ask those dealing with such things within your distro community to add us. It works better than if we are the only ones who asking for it. Currently Vivaldi is very easily available on Arch and Antegros (the latter a phenomenal distro I may say)