[Pkg-chromium-maint] Chromium version for wheezy

Michael Gilbert mgilbert at debian.org
Sun Jul 1 19:41:22 UTC 2012


It looks like bug #674728 is probably going to be the biggest problem
for the upcoming release.  Apparently part of its solution is to make
use of the known compilable system v8 library on arm.  Version 20
switched to embedded v8 and ffmpeg, which I think is less than
desirable for the release version.  Based on these facts, I shipping
18 with wheezy is best, but that's certainly open for discussion.

The problem then is security backports, and that's just painful to say
the least (although the same will be true of any version as chromium
seems to get security updates almost weekly).

Anyway, and this may be a bit of a controversial idea, but maybe the
ideal solution would be to ship no chromium in wheezy, and instead
provide packages solely via backports, which can be more readily kept
up to date.

Anyway, just some thoughts to ponder.

Best wishes,

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