[arch-dev-public] Chromium losing Sync support on March 15

Evangelos Foutras evangelos at foutrelis.com
Tue Jan 19 20:08:26 UTC 2021

Jochen Eisinger (Director of Engineering, Chrome) has confirmed that the 
killing of our API keys is a done deal. He also does not seem interested 
in the slightest bit to explore possible remedies for Chromium packages.

If Chrome's keys are still public in March, I would want to try and use 
them in our Chromium package for however long they remain unchanged and 
non-secret. If a team member thinks this is a terrible idea, please let 
me know.

If (or when) the above workaround fails, I am going to stop maintaining 
Chromium and be in favor of dropping the package from our repos, though 
I have a feeling someone will want to adopt it despite the reduction in 


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