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

Geo Kozey geokozey at mailfence.com
Tue Jan 26 21:31:37 UTC 2021

> ----------------------------------------
> From: Levente Polyak via arch-dev-public <arch-dev-public at lists.archlinux.org>
> Sent: Tue Jan 26 22:18:21 CET 2021
> To: <arch-dev-public at lists.archlinux.org>
> Cc: Levente Polyak <anthraxx at archlinux.org>
> Subject: Re: [arch-dev-public] Chromium losing Sync support on March 15
> On 1/26/21 9:53 PM, Morten Linderud via arch-dev-public wrote:
> > 
> > It's dissapointing frankly.
> > 
> Disappointing doesn't really catch it tho. If it would be just about the
> sync functionality: so be it. But crippling the API usage on a level
> that rips out especially things like the safe browsing functionality as
> well places chromium knowingly and forcefully into a position that
> doesn't make it viable to be distributed to users.

Didn't google already make it clear it's only about sync api and the rest
including safe browsing is perfectly fine to use with current keys if you
don't remove them[1]?

I think some people here overdramatize this situation. Users who depend
on sync would have to switch to chrome but for majority nothing will change
unless you indeed drop the package which hardly helps to limit damage.

[1] https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/g/chromium-packagers/c/SG6jnsP4pWM/m/1xXckM6OAAAJ

Yours sincerely

G. K.

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