Last time I checked Manjaro is based on Arch and not Fedora,
Manjaro provides all the benefits of the Arch operating system combined with a focus on user-friendliness and accessibility.
Manjaro follows Archlinux
Manjaro is suitable for newcomers as well as experienced Linux users. For newcomers, a user-friendly installer is provided, and the system itself is designed to work fully ‘straight out of the box’ with features including:
Pre-installed codecs to play multimedia files
I guess Manjaro shouldn’t offer those codecs as well, right?
What about hardware level? Intel CPUs, Management Engines and black-box chips. This is OK, right? Not proprietary at all…
Let’s take a look at Arch’s principles again, which Manjaro follows and builds on top of it:
Arch is a pragmatic distribution rather than an ideological one.
The large number of packages and build scripts in the various Arch Linux repositories offer free and open source software for those who prefer it, as well as proprietary software packages for those who embrace functionality over ideology.
Arch compared to other distributions:
Fedora refuses to include non-free software in official repositories due to its dedication to free software, though third-party repositories are available for such packages. Arch is more lenient in its disposition toward non-free software, leaving the discernment to the user.
So, everything is just fine.
Back to topic, this is excellent news and congrats to everyone involved! I’ve been using Vivaldi and its an excellent browser, solid and fast, very customizable fitting Linux’s philosophy like a glove, and the company is very transparent and open in what they do. I’ve been following their blogs in which they explain a lot of things, and they are pretty anti-Google and anti-Microsoft as well:
Actually, there is no “should”. Whatever mechanism Vivaldi chooses to use in tracking software bugs is theirs alone to decide, as is the level of public access they choose to apply, if any. The browser is free, and the terms and conditions of its development are entirely up to Vivaldi. Depending on how a bug tracker is used internally, there may be all kinds of proprietary or easily misunderstood traffic derivable from the tracker besides the bug IDs or descriptions users may be aware of. How bugs are handled, grouped, or their specific progress all contain potentially proprietary information that could be mined about the nature and pace of browser development.
Moreover, the care and feeding of user inquiries about a specific bug’s progress (or lack), the meaning of developer notes about it, and so on would all represent an added overhead burden not needed for a private bug tracker. Finally, how bugs are allocated for fixing is almost certainly affected by the internal workflow of regular development (eg: fixing a bug in a particular menu would most likely be best done while redesigning or updating that same menu in normal workflow; alternatively, it might best be handled during a general repair or revision of the entire menu scheme); until internal workflow picks up a related bug, there would appear to be no progress on the bug, and that would almost certainly lead to the same user complaints as occur when there is no public access to bug tracking.
I meant to include this as an edit to a previous post:
UPDATE: I won’t revise my posts (for the sake of transparency ) but I want to interject with this:
@tuxmanjarino I have nothing against you, nor am I upset, as contentious as these types of threads naturally evolve towards.
We’re all on the same boat here to help each other out. So I’ll stop replying on this subject, as in the end it’s up to each user what software they wish to use.
I still stand by my preferences (and what others have added) in our previous replies. I would rather see Chromium or Firefox as the default “shipped with” browsers, with other browsers available through the official repositories and AUR.
With that said, I understand this is an “announcement” thread. However, I hope the Manjaro team does not view an announcement as a mandate from its community. (You can see by the divide in this very thread.)
I shared my views on Vivaldi’s development. I’ll leave it there.
I do not know to be honest. I was expressing my opinions related to Vivaldi on Manjaro Cinnamon, with other people, so that was fine.
But, you know, i can’t go over when one says i am trolling, especially when i made sure to be respectful and no attack against anybody, so i flagged the message accusing me for being a troll because this is insulting, in my opinion.