[Pkg-chromium-maint] Chromium 6 in squeeze

Mike Hommey mh at glandium.org
Fri Sep 3 15:18:47 UTC 2010

On Thu, Sep 02, 2010 at 07:49:21PM -0400, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 4:24 AM, Giuseppe Iuculano wrote:
> > Hi Release Team,
> >
> >
> > In the next few days upstream will release chromium 6 in the stable
> > channel. This means that v5 will not receive any further (security)
> > update, and v6 will receive security and stability updates.
> >
> > I could start to backport patches, but unfortunately there are some
> > important webkit security issues (SVG related) that are hard to backport
> > due to at least one or two major refactoring[1] of the SVG code.
> > This means that any future SVG security issue (and unfortunately they
> > are frequent) will be hard to fix.
> Is this a supportable approach?  Once google discontinues version 6
> after perhaps 2 months from now (5 was only stable for two months or
> less), you're going to have to do the hard work of backports.  I think
> we should be working on making a libwebkit-chrome binary package from
> the webkit source so we only need to backport to one webkit codebase.

There is absolutely no way this could technically work, except with a
whole lot of upstream*s* cooperation, a lot of work, and a whole lot of
time. Not going to happen before squeeze. I'm fairly confident this
won't be happening before wheezy either.


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