Replacing Firefox with Google Chrome
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Thu Jan 14 08:55:05 UTC 2010
I have 2 points from a webdeveloper's point of view about chrom[e|ium].
At this time google uses the heavily patented H.264 codec for HTML5
video tags (and for this it depends on ffmpeg btw).
Firefox uses ogg/theora, which in my point of view, is much better for
the web and the open source community as a whole.
It also does not jet support the css @font-face tag by default for
embedding fonts in websites, while this might be only a problem for
webdevelopers, it does force you to make the choice between flash (which
is bad, mkay) or just ignoring chrome users (which from a design
standpoint is not really an option).
So while I agree that chrome is much and much faster, and v8 is a great
an impact on everyone using the web and especially the ones that prefer
FOSS to propertary, patented or any other form of non-free software.
Just my 2 cents.
On 01/14/2010 09:18 AM, Marcos wrote:
> I vote for Chromium, not Chrome.
> But Chromium and Chrome has a important problem: I can't localize to
> my language.
> 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 :(
> Best regards.
> 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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