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    Default Opera upgrades

    Hi,

    It's been a while since Opera was upgraded to version 11.10 (now 11.11), still in the repository (NonFree) you can only find the 11.01 version. I know few people use it but I like it and it's better to have it in the repos than having to check Opera web regularly (better for Opera users). I hope there's something that can be done there. Thanks!

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    On 05/18/2011 12:06 PM, simon37 wrote:
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    > Hi,
    >
    > It's been a while since Opera was upgraded to version 11.10 (now
    > 11.11), still in the repository (NonFree) you can only find the 11.01
    > version. I know few people use it but I like it and it's better to have
    > it in the repos than having to check Opera web regularly (better for
    > Opera users). I hope there's something that can be done there. Thanks!


    you don't say, but i assume you are running openSUSE 11.4, correct?

    if so, it was born with Opera 11.01, and the way openSUSE works is it
    will reach its end of life with 11.01 _still_ the only version in any of
    the normal repos (oss, non-oss, update or packman)..

    because, it is not a goal of this distro to always have the most recent
    version of everything on earth in the normal repos..

    not sure, but i _guess_ there are some other distros who strive to
    always have the very latest of everything--i think they call those
    "rolling release!....but, not openSUSE, and never has been..

    yes, _sometimes_ newer versions are pushed though the upgrade repo but
    those are mostly for 'earth shaking' security or horrible bugs squashed..

    so, if it is your goal to always have the latest Opera, you need to
    watch the Opera site...and, probably compile/install from source....or,
    seek a distro which more nearly matches your bleeding edge
    'needs'....may i ask what new feature the latest Opera has that you
    need, really _need_?

    or, you might want to consider Tumbleweed, the openSUSE 'rolling
    release'....but, that takes a person willing to invest more time in
    trouble resolution than i want to get involved in--good luck.

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    Look here
    http://www.opera.com/browser/download/
    choose openSUSE and download/install the rpm.

    DenverD gave you already a comprehensive explanation that openSUSE does not
    try to be bleeding edge, but has a slightly diffrent philosophy.

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    Default Re: Opera upgrades

    Quote Originally Posted by simon37 View Post
    Hi,

    It's been a while since Opera was upgraded to version 11.10 (now 11.11), still in the repository (NonFree) you can only find the 11.01 version. I know few people use it but I like it and it's better to have it in the repos than having to check Opera web regularly (better for Opera users). I hope there's something that can be done there. Thanks!
    It has been upgraded to 11.11 now. So you can go ahead and upgrade it from the non-OSS repo.

    @ DenverD

    Re: if so, it was born with Opera 11.01, and the way openSUSE works is it
    will reach its end of life with 11.01 _still_ the only version in any of
    the normal repos (oss, non-oss, update or packman)..

    You are absolutely wrong in that part.
    openSUSE mostly strives to be providing security updates as well as essential patches to existing packages. It has been and will do.

    Web-browsers are an essential part of today's systems, and keeping them uptodate is a must-have. By your logic, openSUSE 11.4 should "always" have contained Firefox 4.0beta, which now has been updated to 4.0.1 (officially). There is no need to suggest to use another distro.

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    On 05/21/2011 03:36 PM, reo sam wrote:

    > You are absolutely wrong in that part.


    i'm not sure you know what you are talking about.

    > openSUSE mostly strives to be providing security updates as well as
    > essential patches to existing packages. It has been and will do.


    Opera versions 10.10 and .11 were small changes and would have never
    made it into the normal openSUSE OSS, non-OSS or update repos....ever.

    on the other hand, .12 is a patched/security update and therefore it was
    placed into the update repo where it is _pushed_ to the user...had ANY
    of the small changes in .02 to .11 been anything of consequence they too
    would have been pushed..

    on the third hand, at some point a newer version of Opera will show up
    in factory (openSUSE 12.1 beta) or Tumbleweed, maybe..

    your turn!

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    Default Re: Opera upgrades

    Presently, I am using opera 11.11 from the official update repo of 11.4, updated using deltarpm (opera-11.01_11.11-3.1_1.2.1.i586.delta.rpm) dated 19th May.

    repo> Index of /update/11.4

    opera 11.11 is a major security upgrade which is why this was (probably) done rapidly.
    ref: Opera 11.11 closes a critical hole - The H Security: News and Features

    also please see the changelog of opera. Opera: Opera version history
    according to that, 11.10 was another release (with newer features), but 11.11 was a security release.

    As i understand openSUSE will continue to provide security updates in the official repos to continue providing a stable and secure OS.
    For feature upgrades, etc, one can always go for unofficial repos, tumbleweed, etc.

    I have been a newcomer in openSUSE and have been using it regularly since last few months. I can be wrong in many things, if so please point out those with references.

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    On 05/21/2011 06:06 PM, reo sam wrote:
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    > Presently, I am using opera 11.11 from the official update repo of 11.4,
    > updated using deltarpm (opera-11.01_11.11-3.1_1.2.1.i586.delta.rpm)
    > dated 19th May.
    >
    > repo> 'Index of /update/11.4'
    > (http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.4/)
    >
    > opera 11.11 is a major security upgrade which is why this was
    > (probably) done rapidly.
    > ref: 'Opera 11.11 closes a critical hole - The H Security: News and
    > Features' (http://tinyurl.com/6bzyxt5)
    >
    > also please see the changelog of opera. 'Opera: Opera version history'
    > (http://www.opera.com/docs/history/)
    > according to that, 11.10 was another release (with newer features), but
    > 11.11 was a security release.
    >
    > As i understand openSUSE will continue to provide security updates in
    > the official repos to continue providing a stable and secure OS.
    > For feature upgrades, etc, one can always go for unofficial repos,
    > tumbleweed, etc.
    >
    > I have been a newcomer in openSUSE and have been using it regularly
    > since last few months. I can be wrong in many things, if so please point
    > out those with references.



    you and i are saying the _almost_ the same thing: security fixes for
    Opera (and all other applications) go into the update repo....but,
    non-security releases do not..

    generally an openSUSE version will hit end of life with the same
    *version* of software it was born with....there are some exceptions:

    1. security patches/updates are passed though the update repo as as
    quickly as they can be processed...those may or may not result in an
    application's version upgrade...if not, then the same version is
    retained, but patched..

    2. major, critical bug fixes that appreciable affect the usability are
    passed via the update repo as quickly as the limited number of hands can
    do that..

    3. version upgrades are normally not passed though update, oss or
    non-oss repos but will be in a future release, first appearing in the
    Factory repo and in milestone and release candidates...

    4. very rarely a new version of openSUSE is released with the latest but
    still beta version of some software that is expect to *very* soon hit
    General Availability....when the non-Beta version is released it will be
    pushed through the update repo..

    5. even more rarely events caused a major shakeup (like OpenOffice being
    yanked around by Oracle) and new versions/applications are pushed though
    update (as was Libre Office)..

    those norms are *unlike* some other Linux distributions which try to
    always pass through the latest released version (security forced or not)
    as soon after their release as possible...

    any of that make sense?

    now, there is also a _new_ project to provide the new applications to
    users once they SWITCH from a numbered openSUSE version to
    Tumbleweed...in that case, the new versions flow though the Tumbleweed
    repos--but, you are *no*longer* running openSUSE 11.4...

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    DenverD wrote:
    > now, there is also a _new_ project to provide the new applications to
    > users once they SWITCH from a numbered openSUSE version to
    > Tumbleweed...in that case, the new versions flow though the Tumbleweed
    > repos--but, you are *no*longer* running openSUSE 11.4...
    >

    For people slightly more conservative than those who take the adventure of a
    rolling release (tumbleweed) there is of course still the possibility to
    have very new software but not to touch too much the core system by adding
    the appropriate community repositories for e.g. mozilla, mono, office or kde
    to have the newer versions available.
    If you use them of course care is needed to look at possible conflicts
    between the added repositories. My own experience with 11.3 and the
    community repos is so far very good and I run for example FF4 and KDE 4.6.3
    on 11.3 without problems (I am almost sure the same applies to 11.4 but I
    did not enable that repos in 11.4 until now).
    This is of course no longer a standard install and the updated applications
    are now updated by the community repositories and no longer by the update
    repository.

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