vUDS and preparation for 13.10

Phill Whiteside PhillW at
Mon May 27 14:02:01 UTC 2013

A further bit of history on why *buntu still ships v25 of Chromium..

Thanks to Tony for spotting it and, of course, to Chad Miller for taking
the time out to explain things.

It seems Chrom* is going through the 'bloat' issue that so affected Firefox
when we dropped that a while back. As firefox has been on the diet, I think
that does reinforce us to switch back to it as we are committed to 32 bit



On 21 May 2013 09:11, Lars Nooden <lars.nooden at> wrote:

> On Mon, 20 May 2013, Yorvyk wrote:
> > On 20/05/13 20:21, Phill Whiteside wrote:
> > >
> > > Use the application that uses the lowest resources. That is what
> > > Lubuntu is built on.
> > >
> > The critical phrase when assessing apps is 'lowest resources', not just
> memory
> > usage but CPU as well. Which is why I vote for a change to Firefox, as
> > currently it is the least resource hungry of the two.
> Another +1 for Firefox.  The last time I tested, it used a lot less
> resources than Chromium.
> In general, shouldn't we plan for a survey or re-evaluation of our choice
> of applications at the beginning of each testing cycle?  Usually most apps
> don't change much relative to each other, but it can be good to know for
> sure.  Or should we let it be and expect that people will bring attention
> to the changes?
> Regards,
> /Lars
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