Replacing Firefox with Google Chrome
marcoscostales at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 08:18:03 UTC 2010
I vote for Chromium, not Chrome.
But Chromium and Chrome has a important problem: I can't localize to
Only the languages that they choose, can enter in Chromium/Chrome.
You can read more here: http://acurti.es/8la
Marked as "Won't fix" :( I think is contrary to the free software.
Chromium/Chrome isn't integrated with the system, with "special"
menus, they not use the Guide of Usability :(
On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 9:46 PM, Vincent <mailinglists at vinnl.nl> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 7:43 PM, Jim Campbell <jwcampbell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 12:36 PM, Kaspar Kööp <meborc at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Just to clarify... are we talking about google chrome, or chromium? As i
>>> understand they are 2 different things.
>>> Since LL will be a LTS release, maybe we shouldn't include beta software.
>> It looks like the mobile team is considering Chromium, so we would go with
>> what they choose.
>> With regards to the beta status, keep in mind that Ubuntu included betas
>> for Firefox 3.0 in the Hardy Heron release because they knew that it was
>> advantageous to them, the betas were stable enough for initial use, and they
>> knew that the 3.0 release would be well-supported well throughout the 8.04
>> LTS life cycle. Because the mobile team is going to include Chromium, we
>> can know that it will receive updates throughout the 10.04 LTS life cycle,
> I'm definitely not opposed to including Chromium per se, but I am when it
> comes to Lucid. Though the support argument may be valid, I think it
> requires more testing and doesn't have enough guarantees to work for an LTS
> release. It doesn't just mean Chromium should work, it also means that other
> applications should work with it. I can imagine there being applications
> having opening in Firefox hardcoded due to it being the de facto standard. I
> recall that switching browsers for me did cause some additional problems.
> Not unovercomeable (that's not a word, is it?), but not worth doing in an
> LTS release. It should just work. For any application people install.
> Also, there are additional issues, such as UI consistency. I think it
> definitely warrants a thorough evaluation that could be started already, but
> should IMHO not be put into action in this cycle (if there even would be
> time for that, which I doubt).
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