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

Morten Linderud foxboron at archlinux.org
Wed Jan 27 08:44:38 UTC 2021

On Wed, Jan 27, 2021 at 02:18:36AM +0100, Geo Kozey wrote:
> 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?

Nobody is banning chrome packages from the AUR. Lets just get that straight.

Google is a paid company and promoted work done by volunteers. The APIs are
removed without any good reasons. "We don't feel like it anymore" is just
dissapointing when they have been gladly sharing the volunteer work done by
distros for years.

It's not exactly painless to maintain the package either.

> 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.

qutebrowser :)

Morten Linderud
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