Google Chromium In Lucid

Milan Bouchet-Valat nalimilan at
Sun Dec 13 11:22:12 GMT 2009

Le dimanche 13 décembre 2009 à 11:01 +0000, José Luis Ricón a écrit :
> I agree with considering chromium (or even a canonical remix of it) as
> a default browser. The only thing firefox has over it are extensions,
> but in a few months, the most useful extensions will be probably
> ported.
I think you're over-optimistic. AFAIK Mozilla extensions are based on
the very nature of their architecture, notably based on XUL for writing
GUIs. Porting extensions to Chromium, which is using WebKit, would imply
almost complete rewrites. I for one use some niche extensions such as
Zotero that won't get a Chromium equivalent for a long time.

> The main reason why currently it's not being considered  is because it
> can't be compiled against default webkit, only with it's own
> google-tweaked webkit. But even with that, chromium is a binary and
> has source code. It's open!, there aren't really any problems.
Sure, but are there problems with Epiphany either ? It's pure GTK+, and
fully working thanks to support form GNOME. 


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