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

Geo Kozey geokozey at mailfence.com
Wed Jan 27 01:18:36 UTC 2021

> ----------------------------------------
> From: Morten Linderud <foxboron at archlinux.org>
> Sent: Wed Jan 27 00:24:13 CET 2021
> To: Geo Kozey <geokozey at mailfence.com>
> Cc: General Discussion about Arch Linux <arch-general at lists.archlinux.org>
> Subject: Re: [arch-general] [arch-dev-public] Chromium losing Sync support on March 15
> Regardless of what is pessimistic speculation and not, read over the mailing
> list and figure out if you would like to put up with an upstream attitude like
> that. There is no obligation from us to the users that chromium belongs in the
> repository.
> If google acts like asses they are going to burn bridges.
> -- 
> Morten Linderud
> PGP: 9C02FF419FECBE16

It's not upstream attitude that I'm really afraid of. Some comments on g groups
were quite offensive towards google devs which hardly encourages productive
discussion. Here discussion moved from let's drop chromium from repos to let's
ban all google things from AUR. I feel like bridges are already burning. You say
that Arch users have no obligation from you however some folks seem very
entitled for obligations from google. Shouldn't some people forget about the
thing for week or two and return with a refreshed mind?

Side note: if those api services were such important for users then all those forks
which strip them weren't such popular (and soon they will be pointless). As firefox also
uses  google safe browsing api (which losing as I read is one of the reasons for
dropping chromium) then I hope it won't result in firefox package dropped too within
bringing the justice goal and leave Arch users only with good old lynx.

Yours sincerely

G. K.

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