RPM Packages?

  • Will there ever be RPM packages available? And if not, does anyone know how I can install Opera on Redhat?

  • Ruario posted instructions before.

  • Alright, thanks. Any word on official availability though?

  • Right now I guess that the Linux team is focusing on the 32-bit Ubuntu build, and as several that worked with the desktop browser have been dismissed, including Ruario, I don't think it will come in the near future at least.

    (Of course I'm not an official person from Opera, but they don't usually answer on future road maps, so I tried to give you an answer as good as possible)

  • as several that worked with the desktop browser have been dismissed, including Ruario, I don't think it will come in the near future at least.

    For the record I was not dismissed. What actually happened was that the Oslo desktop team was shut down—Opera desktop development continues in Poland (along with 3 people in Nice). The vast majority of the Oslo desktop team were not offered new positions in other divisions, but a handful were. However, as I did not want to work on a non-desktop product and due to the fact that many of my closest friends lost their jobs entirely, I decided to quit. The company no longer has the same spirit that it did when I joined—at least from my personal perspective—so I felt it was time for me to go. Nonetheless, there are still many people working in Opera whom I care for deeply, including many of those who remain in the desktop team and I so wish them the best of luck.

    With regards to the original question, I have been negligent in updating my repository after leaving Opera. It is a personal and somewhat emotional thing. As much as I like the team, I have struggled to care about the future of the product after everything that has happened—this is not to say that they don't care about it, so I am not suggesting that "the end is nigh".

    That all said, I previously published example Opera .spec files on Github, so anyone is free to create a new repository. It is really not that hard. Well within the scope of a moderately experienced Linux user. The Open SUSE Build service is free to use and makes maintenance a breeze, with the tools and automation provided.

    In the mean time, one could also use my rpm4opera script to quickly generate rpms from the debs that Opera provides.

  • I'm surprised you still have your "Opera staff" badge. Glad to see you're still checking in here.

  • Well the only person I knew working on the forums, has also left. Not sure who has taken over. So not sure who to ask about removing my badge.

  • Well the only person I knew working on the forums, has also left. Not sure who has taken over. So not sure who to ask about removing my badge.

    What badge? :P

  • Umm, thanks @avl. I see you guys also removed my moderation rights. Oh well, fair enough I suppose!

  • @avl, doesn't @ruario deserve to be a moderator? After all his work at Opera?

  • @gustavwiz don't worry I never really moderated anyway. @avl and I discussed this already and if I really wanted mod access I am pretty sure it would be given to me but I don't need it. :D

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