[arch-dev-public] Chromium losing Sync support on March 15
alad at archlinux.org
Wed Jan 27 12:28:30 UTC 2021
On 27/01/2021 12:45, Giancarlo Razzolini via arch-dev-public wrote:
> Em janeiro 27, 2021 5:58 David Runge via arch-dev-public escreveu:
>> However, I am one of the people that actually needs chromium for work
>> daily and that needs to rely on it for several websites that are not
>> supported by firefox (which I use mainly).
> Me too.
>> I suggest we all take a deep breath and evaluate the situation. Is
>> safe-browsing and geolocation in chromium and firefox really affected by
> If google drops the api key, yes. They said we can continue using
> them, but
> we don't know for how long, and they also mentioned reviewing quotas,
> would render them unusable.
>> If so, that would of course be bad (from the reactions so far,
>> users seem mostly fine without the Google sync functionality).
>> However, we need to test this carefully with e.g. packages in [testing]
>> instead of prematurely deleting everything.
> Again, it's not just sync functionality. Login won't work anymore, and
> it, a bunch of other stuff. I have sent the full list on arch-general.
... which indeed sounds like the perfect place to continue this argument.
>> If safe-browsing is not affected, under what circumstances are we
>> allowed to use and distribute a browser with it? The Google Chrome team
>> can and needs to answer these questions.
> We are allowed to continue using the api key, until they fell like we
> anymore. Which is why we should probably ditch chromium altogether.
>> These are all things we need to figure out. Let's please not panic.
> Nobody is panicking out yet, but March 15th is approaching.
> Giancarlo Razzolini
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