SRWare Iron: Chromium without the data-mining

Ryan Oram ryan at
Wed May 19 00:06:55 UTC 2010

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 7:57 PM, Dmitrijs Ledkovs
<dmitrij.ledkov at> wrote:
> The chromium daily builds ppa is more accuratly should be described as
> a mini-fork it has spliced chromium tree almost in half and throughout
> out loads of junk (embedded copies of libraries being the most
> significant part).
> My personal opinion is that current chromium daily builds ppa (which
> is maintained by a few folks including some that do mozilla for
> ubuntu) is far more secure and stable in terms of packaging and
> integration with Ubuntu & Debian _and_ it doesn't have google goggles
> spying users.

I am extremely happy to see that Ubuntu is already taking direct steps
to alleviate many of these concerns. However, consulting with SRWare
to see what excatly they removed from Chromium (as their website is
admittingly quite vague) and applying some of their changes as well to
the builds would be a good additional step. Leaving the features I
mentioned before as opt-in (suggestions and DNS-prefetching) would be a
good idea as well.


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