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Re: Firefox 52's end of life, packaging Chromium

From: Marius Bakke
Subject: Re: Firefox 52's end of life, packaging Chromium
Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2018 15:54:38 +0200
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Amin Bandali <address@hidden> writes:

> Nils Gillmann <address@hidden> writes:
>> Please read into the chromium thread or search locally through it -
>> Marius already had some comments on ungoogled-chromium. Our chromium
>> browser is not just chromium taken from upstream. Many (maintained)
>> patches are taken and applied.
> Thanks for mentioning this.  You seem to be referring to the [0]
> message and the [1] package from last year, which I hadn't seen
> before.
> To quote Marius,
> ,----[ Marius Bakke <address@hidden> ]
> | I actually picked most of the patches from ungoogled-chromium (which
> | includes inox and iridium), but skipped "high maintenance" ones. This
> | started as an attempt to package that very project, but they were
> | lagging too far behind upstream IMO.
> | 
> | FSDG problems is the reason I haven't advertised it. At the very least,
> | the Google integrations should be disabled and analytics removed (but
> | Chromium can't currently build without either). I think if most of the
> | "FIXMEs" are resolved upstream, it might be eligible for a free distro.
> | 
> | Now that the cat is out of the box, feel free to send patches somewhere
> | and I'll incorporate them in the branch :-)
> `----
> With regards to FSDG problems, I wonder what the status is today,
> considering that ungoogled-chromium's patch sets seem to have
> grown a fair bit in number [2], and might be already addressing
> some of the issues.
> As for the "lagging too far behind upstream" issue, that doesn't
> seem to be the case anymore: looking at releases on [3] and [4]
> it looks like ungoogled-chromium's latest shipped release matches
> the latest released chromium version.  Granted, I have noticed in
> the past for ungoogled-chromium to lag behind the latest release
> by a week or two, that'd still be better compared to the current
> situation with respect to the current Firefox/IceWeasel release.

Indeed, Ungoogled have catched up pretty well and is a viable choice
nowadays.  If it helps get Chromium into Guix I'm all for it.

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