Fixed link to download last stable version



  • Hi, Vivaldi does not provide a fixed link to download the last version without change the url, by example, actually in downloads the links points directly to actual version: https://downloads.vivaldi.com/stable/vivaldi-stable-2.4.1488.40-1.x86_64.rpm but when the version changes, the link changes too, so the next version would be https://downloads.vivaldi.com/stable/vivaldi-stable-2.5.1488.40-1.x86_64.rpm. The link is different by every change and can't be automated download.

    I am a Linux user (opensuse) and I have some robots to download the latest versions of several apps, so it downloads automatically the last version weekly, (and I create a Linux repository with that versions so all my clients machine synchronize with that repository automatically) so it will be useful to provide a link under https://vivaldi.com/download/ with always the same link to get the latest version, maybe "get latest stable x64 rpm" linked to https://vivaldi.com/download/last-stable-x64.rpm and that link send me the actual vivaldi-stable-2.4.1488.40-1.x86_64.rpm. Got it?

    by example, dbeaver provides always this link https://dbeaver.io/files/dbeaver-ce-latest-stable.x86_64.rpm and it gets always the last version and the link never changes, today is dbeaver-ce-6.0.3-stable.x86_64.rpm (go to the link and see the effect).

    Can you do it? I'ts simple to implement and very useful, thanks.


  • Moderator

    @hprmedina said in Fixed link to download last stable version:

    but when the version changes, the link changes too, so the next version would be "https://downloads.vivaldi.com/stable/vivaldi-stable-2.5.1488.40-1.x86_64.rpm

    Wrong! That would not be the next Stable! Such sStable would never have a lower sub-version number. So your idea of "guessing" version numbers is completely wrong.

    I do not see what your problem is, you can download once a package from https://vivaldi.com/download/?platform=linux , install and then you will have a repo in your Linux wher your package installer apt or dnf can fetch it automatically.


  • Moderator

    But i unterstand want you want: A direct link to the latest version.
    I will discuss this with the Vivaldi team.



  • @Gwen-Dragon I agree... the next version "is just an example" (a bad example)... may be I don't explain me good, mi intention is not have to need the version, it is possible to get the next version without be explicit in the link. Did you follow the dbeaver link? that link don't have a version, but always sendme the last.


  • Moderator

    @hprmedina I guess instead of f.ex. https://downloads.vivaldi.com/stable/vivaldi-stable-2.4.1488.40-1.x86_64.rpm
    you like to have
    https://downloads.vivaldi.com/stable/vivaldi-latest.x86_64.rpm



  • @Gwen-Dragon You got it! so my robot can get that link and always get the latest version. I do the same about 15 applications, and sure I don't want to go to 15 sites and click every one to see if the version change. I don't say replace the actual system to download it's perfect, just add a new one for nerds like me XD, greetings.


  • Moderator

    You can not get such direct link as internal download statistics can not be done without a link containing the version.
    Statistics are need to know the user base and which versions are mostly used.



  • @Gwen-Dragon consider that Linux users mostly uses the Vivaldi version provided from the Linux distribution repositories, so you can't know if I use Vivaldi or not, or the version I have, in fact, I use Vivaldi about 2 years, provided from opensuse repository (packman more precisely in version 2.1.1337.51 now), the last week was my first downloads from the site, so for Linux that statistic maybe are useless, perhaps for windows users are fine, because they don't have the Linux repository mechanism and they are forced to download from the site. Maybe the best mechanism for that is self Vivaldi sent usage statistics, that would be real.

    I regret that you can not provide a better download mechanism just for keeping statistics. Is better to have a statistical datum than to provide a mechanism to automatically obtain the best version? maybe they could reconsider it.

    Unfortunately if so, I do not want to manually download the application every time, I will return to synchronize with my repository by downgrading now to version to 2.1 (I will hate to loose picture in picture but Opera will save me for a while), at some point the repository will get the 2.4, maybe in some weeks, thanks anyway.


  • Moderator

    @hprmedina said in Fixed link to download last stable version:

    I regret that you can not provide a better download mechanism

    I have no influence on what the Vivaldi Team decides, i am a external volunteer.
    If you want to have a internal answer please use contact form at https://vivaldi.com/contact/ and select your request 'I need help with…', post the request, wait until next week when Support is back in office.

    I will return to synchronize with my repository

    You can write a script which scans the repo, create URL and fetch with curl, or use rsync to sync the complete Vivaldi RPM repo.



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  • @Gwen-Dragon said in Fixed link to download last stable version:

    You can write a script which scans the repo, create URL and fetch with curl, or use rsync to sync the complete Vivaldi RPM repo.

    OMG.... jajaja.... why did not you tell me before that there was a repo? (why did not you ask that better you tell me...) that is the real solution 😛 ...
    searching with google, the repo is https://repo.vivaldi.com/archive/rpm/x86_64/ that is all I need, I will just add the repo and "thats all folks..."

    On the download page it could indicate that there is a repository, that would be good.


  • Moderator

    @hprmedina

    why did not you tell me before that there was a repo?

    I could not know you never had searched in forum for the word Repo and you did not ask 😉 Sorry, but i am not a 100% perfect support for all questions.
    But i am happy you found the repos now. 🙂

    @hprmedina said in Fixed link to download last stable version:

    On the download page it could indicate that there is a repository

    Hmmm … Why? The package is installed by rpm and updated by yum or dnf etc. That is the regular way in Linux to install from a repo.
    I am sorry, may be i do not understand you way of installation and updates, Perhaps as Linux admin, programmer and webdev my techniques to solve a problem differ from yours.


    PS: If you have some minutes to spend on reading, hit F1 and will see Vivaldi opens something called Help and in How-To section you can find useful tips on Linux and Repos


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