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Add infos about chromium issues in debian + jami (https://bugs.debian.org/972134) in the wiki somewhere

Added by Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli 3 months ago. Updated 23 days ago.

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01/26/2021
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#1

Updated by Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli 3 months ago

we have a portential replace webview by something else based on Gecko with a compatible API. Because of that we need to consider sharing maintenance with other projects. For instance Parabola has removed support for qt5-webengine due to freedom issues with Chromium (there is too much code to review for licensing).

In addition, the Jami project also depends on qt5-webengine for the chat feature.

Now Debian is also considering weather or not to remove chromium for maintenance issues: From #debian-mentors:

<pabs> mapreri, mimi89999: #972134 is keeping chromium out of testing, is that intentional (the soft freeze is sooon)
<mapreri> pabs: basically, the security team is not happy with the current status.  until a DD steps up saying they want to maintain it it's basically a "nope", so…
<mapreri> and I'm not that DD, I don't want to maintain chromium, I'm only sponsoring uploads
<mimi89999> I don't see anybody else that could know how to maintain Chromium.

Thanks to the person who gave me all these information in #parabola.

update1: fix typo
update2: reformulate everything to add more context + add jami

Denis.

#2

Updated by Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli 3 months ago

  • Subject changed from Add infos about chromium issues in debian (https://bugs.debian.org/972134) in the wiki somewhere to Add infos about chromium issues in debian + jami (https://bugs.debian.org/972134) in the wiki somewhere
#3

Updated by _I3^ RELATIVISM 23 days ago

hyperbola has a good article on this in their wiki

#4

Updated by _I3^ RELATIVISM 23 days ago

  • Type of work Wiki editions added

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