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  • Hi. I have a question about Opera GX updates frequency.
    I am not a gamer. I am a DevOps. But I loved your browser and it's style and features.
    But what I am concerned about is updates of the browser. Especially security updates like closing security holes, updating chromium. In Opera Developer/Bera it happens on a regular base (every week/2).
    In Opera GX the last update was more than a month ago.
    So when updates of the browser will be often, so I could be sure that the browser that I am using is up to date all security findings and holes?
    Thanks!

  • BTW yeah, I'm also wondering why the GX hasn't been updated since the month of July?

  • This shouldn't be that much of a problem as long as no critical security issues or critical bugs present themselves, but Opera GX started crashing itself randomly and consistently after the last update, and no update is in sight.

    I thought, with all the spotlight given to the GX by the Opera team, that GX would live on to be this glorious novel browser. Throwing a massive first birthday to the browser and then seemingly abandon it for months is just weird, extremely weird.

  • Like now still the same issue.
    I just really wanted to come back, but I don't understand why so bad attitude to the browser and user security.
    Right now the latest version of Opera GX has chromium version 90.0.4430.212.
    The latest update was done today by @themaciekk. And what I see in the release notes is [NEW] Twitch extension update
    So you are saying that this is more important then updating the chromium of Opera GX to the version 91.0.4472.101 which closed 14 security issues with high CVE(https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2021/06/stable-channel-update-for-desktop.html). And BTW this version of chrome is there since 9 June!
    So it is been more than 10 days with high CVE vulnerabilities in the browser and they were not closed for some reason. I was hoping to see it ASAP, but instead I see twitch extension update. Which is ok, if CVE were also closed.
    I just don't understand why the regular Opera did an upgrade and has the latest Chromium with security fixes and do it on regular bases and Opera GX team doesn't?
    Can you please explain that attitude to the security of the users in Opera GX browser @themaciekk ?
    Thank you very much!

  • @cl8vm1nd said in Opera GX updates frequency:

    I just really wanted to come back, but I don't understand why so bad attitude to the browser and user security.
    Right now the latest version of Opera GX has chromium version 90.0.4430.212.
    The latest update was done today by @themaciekk. And what I see in the release notes is [NEW] Twitch extension update
    So you are saying that this is more important then updating the chromium of Opera GX to the version 91.0.4472.101 which closed 14 security issues with high CVE(https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2021/06/stable-channel-update-for-desktop.html). And BTW this version of chrome is there since 9 June!

    You must've missed this release from the release notes list:
    LVL 2 (core: 75.0.3969.285) – 2021-06-10
    [FIX] Chromium security patches
    [FIX] YouTube not being reloaded when opened from link

  • @utterchaos ok, so does it mean that they patching security fixes without updating the version of the chromium? Cause the version with the security fixes is 91.0.4472.101 and then the version that is now 90.0.4430.212. How come?

  • @cl8vm1nd Yeah, that's exactly what they seem to be doing: taking only security code updates to the trunk and applying that to their branch of the code until such time that they're ready to release the new major version into production.

    Waterfox Classic does the same with the Firefox security updates.

  • @utterchaos Ok, there was another update on the 17th of June.
    https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2021/06/stable-channel-update-for-desktop_17.html
    It also closes 3 High CVE.
    The update the Opera did on 17th is:
    LVL 2 (core: 76.0.4017.205) – 2021-06-17
    [NEW] O76 Core

    How to know if this update had security fixes or not?
    Weird system. It is not transparent at all.😀

  • @cl8vm1nd Agreed, transparency on what's included in each of the updates would be appreciated. Especially when it comes to security fixes.