Vivaldi 1.13.1008.40

The latest version of Vivaldi includes some security fixes from a newer version of the Chromium browser engine, so this is an important update.

Other changes in Vivaldi 1.13.1008.40 are almost all regressions, meaning that they are fixes for things that were previously fixed but broke again in recent updates. The frequency of these regression issues in Vivaldi is troubling, as it seems to indicate some sloppiness in the development process.

The announcement for Vivaldi 1.13.1008.40 makes no mention of the new version number, and fails to link to anything like a change log. It’s unclear whether these omissions were intentional, or just mistakes.

About jrivett

Jeff Rivett has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s. His first computer was an Apple II+, built by his father and heavily customized. Jeff's writing appeared in Computist Magazine in the 1980s, and he created and sold a game utility (Ultimaker 2, reviewed in the December 1983 Washington Apple Pi Journal) to international markets during the same period. Proceeds from writing, software sales, and contract programming gigs paid his way through university, earning him a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree at UWO. Jeff went on to work as a programmer, sysadmin, and manager in various industries. There's more on the About page, and on the Jeff Rivett Consulting site.

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