Chrome version



  • Hi, What version of chrome Vivaldi is based on? Thx.



  • It's based on Chromium, not Chrome. You can check the version it is using on vivaldi://about page – current version is equivalent to the one used by Chrome/40.0.2214.89



  • Ha ok.

    Is there any automatic update included with or do I have to install the newer version (and uninstall the older) each time when a new update is available?



  • @Saskatchewan:

    It's based on Chromium, not Chrome. You can check the version it is using on vivaldi://about page – current version is equivalent to the one used by Chrome/40.0.2214.89

    That being the case, is it as secure as the current version of Chrome?



  • @Pavil82:

    @Saskatchewan:

    It's based on Chromium, not Chrome. You can check the version it is using on vivaldi://about page – current version is equivalent to the one used by Chrome/40.0.2214.89

    That being the case, is it as secure as the current version of Chrome?

    Chromium's code is an open fork of, and derived from, Chrome's code. However, Chrome contains other elements in its own unique code that could affect its security (but because Chrome's is closed code, the extent of that, if any, is conjectural). Other browsers using chromium code do many various other things that affect their overall security differently as well. Consequently, directly comparing the security of Chrome with a browser like Vivaldi which shares some (but not all) of its rendering code, along with other unique code added on top, is essentially an exercise in futility.

    As awareness of and fixes for vulnerabilities discovered in Chrome ripple through to chromium code, they will eventually become incorporated by updates to those browsers using chromium code - but that takes varying time to propagate to a given brower's actual update. Moreover, because some of the elements of Chrome don't exist in chromium code, some unique Chrome vulnerabilities may never impact chromium-based browsers. While it's tempting, because of the shared family lineage, to try to compare Chrome and Vivaldi on a security basis, it's very risky to draw too many conclusions because of all the differences involved.



  • Thanks for the education. :)



  • @saskatchewan said in Chrome version:

    You can check the version it is using on vivaldi://about

    No longer displayed on this page (only Vivaldi own version), check vivaldi://chrome: displayed version is Chromium's


  • Moderator

    @terdale The version shown in Help/About is Chrome/67.0.3396.102


    Specs: AMD A10-6800K, 8 Gb on Win 10 64-bit • Snapshot 1.16.1246.7 (64-bit)



  • @pesala Well, the actual version on the version I'm currently using is Vivaldi's (on Win 7). But OK, I missed Chromium's as included in the User Agent (not really intuitive when you're looking for Chromium version BTW). But the fact is that it is present in the about page contrary to what I stated. So, sorry ;-)

    FWIW, here is the about page displayed with the version I'm currently using :

    Vivaldi 1.16.1246.7 (Official Build) (32-bit)
    Revision 9692f1b5efe9718f1ededb9a89f025be92848312-refs/branch-heads/3440@{#132}
    OS Windows
    JavaScript V8 6.7.288.46
    Flash 30.0.0.134 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\pepflashplayer32_30_0_0_134.dll
    User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/67.0.3396.102 Safari/537.36 Vivaldi/1.97.1246.7
    Command Line "C:\Program Files (x86)\Applications\Internet\Vivaldi\Application\vivaldi.exe" --flag-switches-begin --enable-fast-unload --enable-quic --flag-switches-end --ppapi-flash-path="C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\pepflashplayer32_30_0_0_134.dll"
    Executable Path C:\Program Files (x86)\Applications\Internet\Vivaldi\Application\vivaldi.exe
    Profile Path C:\Users\jmdelatre.JMD-PC\AppData\Local\Vivaldi\User Data\Default
    Linker link.exe



  • You're right, chromium version isn't displayed, instead there is a very useless info about "Linker link.exe"... no, really? Who cares about the linker used? and besides, it's not there is much alternatives if compiled with MSVC :D


  • Moderator

    Vivaldi and Opera (with opera://about) does not show a Chrome version.
    But what do you expect?


  • Moderator

    But Vivaldi shows the Chrome version on page chrome://settings/help

    Internal Chromium pages are not always correct linked in settings UI to Vivaldi pages, but hat is known.


  • Vivaldi Ambassador

    It's also listed as Chrome as in Google Chrome not Chromium. Somewhat ambiguous to say the least.


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