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Opera, Portable Edition 49.0.2725.47 update to 49.0.2725.64 FORCED!!!

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Opera, Portable Edition 49.0.2725.47 update to 49.0.2725.64 FORCED!!!

Since Opera Portable Edition 49.0.2725.64 was released in Dec 2017, Opera Portable Edition 49.0.2725.47 automatically updates to this version 49.0.2725.64. The forced update automatically creates a folder ".../PortableApps\OperaPortable\App\Opera\49.0.2725.64" so the folder has both folders 49.0.2725.47 and 49.0.2725.64, but the version PortableApps\OperaPortable\App\Opera\49.0.2725.47 cannot be launched after the folder 49.0.2725.64 is made. This happens every time we turn on the build in VPN of Opera and then restarting the Opera portable app a couple of times.

Opera, Portable Edition 49.0.2725.64 VPN is much worse than 49.0.2725.47, with fewer options and much slower. The VPN on version 49.0.2725.47 is much much better and faster. The VPN function on 49.0.2725.64 isn't really usable.

I believe such forced update is against portable apps policies! Opera should allow portable app users to be able to stay with Opera, Portable Edition 49.0.2725.47 without forcing an automatic update.

Please do something about this unacceptable behavior by Opera, it is very disrespectful to the users to force such update on a portable edition. Thank you.

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Publisher Configuration

The publisher has Opera configured in this fashion. The non-PAF version works this way as well. If you run it in conjunction with the platform, auto-update is disabled as it will be handled by the platform. If you don't want updates, delete the file Opera\VERSION\opera_autoupdate.exe. Don't rename it to .disabled as the launcher will rename it back.

Note that the older version of Opera likely has known security issues and should not be used.

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Thank you John,

Thank you John,
Is there a way to find out what are the security issues with version 49.0.2725.47?
How can we become notified if and when security issues with a specific version is found? Email subscription or Forum?

It would be best if the software gave a detailed account of security flaws to be fixed and instead of forcing update or notifying that an update is available. It would be great for us to know exactly what's changing, like the changelog of complete detail list, so that we, the users, can decide if we would like to update it or not.

Can we show link to chanelog through portableapps platform? Can portableapps updater show a link to changelog on the list of the software's for which updates are available? Please feel free to repost this recommendation in the appropriate place/forum or recommended for the portableapps developers. Thank you.

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Opera Changelog Missing

I'm unsure why, but Opera's changelogs and security advisories for minor version updates don't appear to be published any longer. Only major version release notes are posted. In general, nearly every release of a web browser from all major publishers includes security fixes which is why it's best to only use the current stable version (or current beta or ESR or similar).

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Opera Changelog Missing & Forcing Update !?

MISSING CHANGE LOG !!!
AND TODAY OPERA IS FORCING UPDATE BY DISABLING VERSION 49.0.2725.47 VPN WITH FOLLOWING MESSAGE!!!

"Browser upgrade required, VPN is unsupported on your current version of Opera. Please upgrade to the newset version of Opera to continue using the VPN service."

JOHN, PLEASE INFORM OPERA THIS IS A MAJOR WARNING SIGN OF THE OPERA'S TRUSTWORTHINESS. I AM ABANDONING OPERA FOR GOOD. THEY BUILT A GREAT BROWSER, BUT THE COMPANY ETHICS SEEMS DEVIOUS AND UNTRUSTWORTHY.

THANK YOU JOHN.

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Publisher

You'll have to talk to the publisher. We have no control over anything they do, we just make it portable. They likely saw that a free VPN was costing them money with no upside and scaled it down. If you want anything changed, talk to the Opera folks.

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