[arch-dev-public] vivaldi browser in community

Gaetan Bisson bisson at archlinux.org
Sun Apr 3 19:27:50 UTC 2016

[2016-04-02 12:14:11 +0200] Jelle van der Waa:
> On 04/01/16 at 09:17pm, Ike Devolder wrote:
> > Are there any objections to bring in vivaldi browser [1] into our
> > community repo once its stable is released?
> > 
> > Vivaldi is a chromium based browser, and it is different from most other
> > browser in the sense that it offers a lot more UI customizability and
> > some unique features not found in other browsers.
> Does their license allow re-distributing of the binaries?
> I couldn't figure much out from the information of their EULA. [1]
> Personally I don't see the benefit of having another closed-source
> browser in our repos like opera.

That's also my opinion. We should avoid packaging proprietary binaries
unless they bring a clear benefit for our users. I'm quite sure nvidia
does, for instance, but I've yet to be convinced for that new browser.


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