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

Oon-Ee Ng ngoonee.talk at gmail.com
Wed Jan 20 06:45:39 UTC 2021

On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 8:28 AM Javier via arch-general <
arch-general at lists.archlinux.org> wrote:

> On 1/19/21 6:22 PM, u34--- via arch-general wrote:
> > 2. I hardly use chromium. Yet, few gov sites here mandate using it. At
> >     rare circumstancess, I have to deal with these gov sites. In short, I
> >     hardly knows, and don't care, about its Sync feature.
> >     2.1 Can the package built, and run, without whatever is required for
> >         the Sync feature?
> >     2.2 In case you will stop maintaining it and no one adopts it, can
> you
> >         upload it to the AUR, and disown it?
> Actually, why not keeping it maintained without the "Sync Feature"?  Is it
> something most users make use of?  I use pretty much Firefox for
> everything, but I need to keep Chromium given some corporate web pages that
> only work on Chrome/Chromium.  So I believe it's good for Arch to keep
> Chromium, and not sure about the rationale on no supporting Chromium
> without Sync.  I bet it's pretty useful without it.  I've been keeping an
> eye on that thread, but in the end devs are the ones deciding.
> Not entirely sure whether this is just the 'sync feature' or extends to
disallowing logging in to google accounts in the browser itself. If it's
the latter then the browser becomes very much useless for work purposes (as
a lot of those sites require my organisational Google account logged in).

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