chromium-browser removed from testing

Ok, è accaduto, chromium-browser è stato rimosso da Debian testing e non sarà inclusa in Debian squeeze.

Un po’ di giorni fa (prima dell’annuncio dell’hard freeze), Ho contattato il Debian release team e ho chisto di una possibile inclusione di Chromium 6 in squeeze. Il motivo principale della richiesta è che in Aprile c’è stata almeno una grossa rifattorizzazione del codice SVG (webkit). La copia interna di webkit è troppo vecchia in chromium 5, ed il backport di future patch di sicurezza relative ad SVG (e sfortunatamente la storia dice che esse sono frequenti) è molto difficile.

Non ho ricevuto nessuna risposta, e dopo una settimana di silenzio, e dopo l’annuncio dell’hard freeze, ho capito che chromium 5 non è supportabile, ed ho deciso di caricare chromium 6 in unstable (era già in experimental). Ho chiesto al Release Team di sbloccare chromium-browser 6.0.472.53~r57914-3 o rimuovere chromium-browser 5.0.375.127~r55887-1 da testing.

Bene, dopo una sola ora lo hanno rimosso.

Lo considero un fallimento, tutti gli sforzi per far entrare chromium in squeeze sono stati vani. Debian ha fallito, un browser moderno e molto apprezzato non sarà presente nella nostra prossima versione stabile

 

Update: Il release team ha deciso di sbloccare chromium!

  • Gutless Anonymous

    Certainly this is no surprise. This has always been the reason why people have moved away from Debian.

    On the other hand, can we not simply install Chromium from a third-party repository once the latest Debian is released?

    I confess that I don’t use Debian or any *.deb-based distro, but the same problem exists in RPM-based distros, as well.

  • Gutless Anonymous

    Certainly this is no surprise. This has always been the reason why people have moved away from Debian.

    On the other hand, can we not simply install Chromium from a third-party repository once the latest Debian is released?

    I confess that I don’t use Debian or any *.deb-based distro, but the same problem exists in RPM-based distros, as well.

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    I was eager to use chromium 6, but after reading this instance i got to know that it has been removed from testing, i hope and look forward for the next release. Any ways i have been using the latest chrome version, it seems to be very fast and reliable. 

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