[Pkg-chromium-maint] Chromium version for wheezy

Michael Gilbert mgilbert at debian.org
Fri Jul 13 19:56:41 UTC 2012

On Sun, Jul 1, 2012 at 3:41 PM, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

So, I see version 20 was chosen.  I'm still a bit concerned about the
embedded libraries.  Giuseppe, are you planning to keep those up to
date security-wise after the release?

> 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.

My opinion is that backports is really the only appropriate/viable
solution for hasty software releases lacking long-term branches.  Any
thoughts on this?

Best wishes,

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