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[bug#28004] Chromium

From: ng0
Subject: [bug#28004] Chromium
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2018 20:01:33 +0000

Marius Bakke transcribed 2.1K bytes:
> Mike Gerwitz <address@hidden> writes:
> > On Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 20:01:34 +0100, Marius Bakke wrote:
> >> If there are no objections, expect to see this in 'master' in 1-2 weeks.
> >
> > I want to express gratitude for your hard work on this---given that
> > IceCat does not contain many of the FF devtool updates, Chromium is very
> > desirable for web development.  It's also needed for certain Node.js
> > tools, like node-inspector.
> >
> > So, thank you!
> Thank *you* for the kind words! :-)
> Here is the latest iteration of this patch.  New in this version:
> * Chromium 64 (duh).
> * The 'delete-bundled-software' phase has been moved to a snippet,
>   shaving ~100MiB (~22%) off the compressed tarball size (and
>   drastically reduces (de)compression time).
> * The New Tab page does not show any thumbnails for new profiles.

I think you forgot to attach the patches :)

> I've also added more comments about the patches and other flags.
> Now, when launching the browser for the first time, it *still* connects
> to Google services.  After a while it also does a lookup for AdWords...
> However subsequent launches are "silent" as long as the Web Store is
> disabled and "--disable-background-networking" is passed, like the
> wrapper script does.
> Incidentally, now that IceCat supports WebRTC (and somehow plugged the
> IP address leak[0]!), I no longer *need* this package.  However, having
> multiple high quality browsers at hand is a huge advantage IMO, so I'd
> still like to have it in Guix.
> What do y'all think?  Feedback on the snippet and description very
> welcome.

I still would like to have Chromium in Guix too. Icecat doesn't work
for everyone's needs and requirements. I'd help volunteering time to
building and updating, when it's possible for me.

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