[arch-general] On arch-dev-public: Chromium losing Sync support on March 15
mike.cloaked at gmail.com
Wed Jan 20 19:12:24 UTC 2021
On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 6:15 PM Javier via arch-general <
arch-general at lists.archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 1/20/21 10:02 AM, Geo Kozey via arch-general wrote:
> >> ----------------------------------------
> >> From: Eli Schwartz via arch-general <arch-general at lists.archlinux.org>
> >> Sent: Wed Jan 20 02:09:17 CET 2021
> >> To: <arch-general at lists.archlinux.org>
> >> Cc: Eli Schwartz <eschwartz at archlinux.org>
> >> Subject: Re: [arch-general] On arch-dev-public: Chromium losing Sync
> support on March 15
> >> The current maintainer of chromium no longer wishes to be the maintainer
> >> -- without this feature, he does not consider Chromium to be a
> >> competitive, useful software. Fair enough -- no one is ever by any means
> >> forced to maintain anything they don't want to.
> > It would be easier to understand if maintainer explain this themselves.
> This is second time he stated plans about dropping chromium because
> upstream removed some api from public use. At first time those plans were
> aborted after users feedback which showed that removed api isn't crucial
> for using the app for them and this time it looks similar.
> > It's ok to stop packaging something that maintainer doesn't like anymore
> even without waiting for excuse but stopping it only because lost feature
> that most users can deal without just fine is weird unless maintainer
> himself relied on it.
If a chromium user, after the loss of the sync api, would like to
transition their setup from one computer to another, such as when a new
arch install has been done on a new computer, is there a mechanism to
transfer the bookmarks and passwords from one machine to the other if sync
is not available? Even now if you rsync the config directory then the
browser does work as it did on the original machine - and getting passwords
into the new browser on a different machine does not seem to be something
that is easy unless a clean profile is started, and the old and new browser
synced by logging in to the same account. Can someone say how that would be
achieved when sync to the cloud is no longer available?
> > Yours sincerely
> > G. K.
> Totally agree with Eli, in that the devs are the ones deciding chromium
> fate in Arch.
> BTW, another dev has already mentioned he would adopt it, if dropped by
> its current maintainer, and keep it without sync if required. So, I guess
> it's a matter of time now, to see what'll happen.
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