On Wed, Jan 27, 2021 at 01:12:40PM +0100, Vojtěch Zeisek wrote:
Dne středa 27. ledna 2021 12:52:45 CET, Michal
However, the overall theme is
- ignoring bugs
- ignoring feature requests (minor, with patches provided)
- removing features
Overall the Chrome upstream is bad in relation to users, and the
project is not small enough to take over maintainership or keep
maintaining a fork.
Others that maintain forks do exist so we should make use of
their efforts to get better Chrome-like browser with the low-level
features that are available in Chrome and without the blobs and
platform availability restrictions.
I mainly use Firefox, which I like much more than Chromium. Opera is since its
owner change no-go. Sometime I use Vivaldi. Good, but not fully OSS. Packman
contains some terribly outdated version. Package from official web installs
repo, it works well. Sometimes I use also Falkon. Seems to be working well,
has usable ad blocker. I just wonder if its core has all security patches... I
don't know Brave, might be I should try. Anyway, how alternatives do we have?
For some reliable and secure full-featured tool?
There is some pretty good overview on https://chromium.woolyss.com/
Brave which was suggested in this thread is listed as opensource there,
and although there were some controversies around Brave-specific
features initially these should be resolved by now.
My main use case for Chromium is the alternative rendering engine +
media support that works better than Firefox for some sites and
cross-platform availability of these (as opposed to Chrome).
I would assume that other browsers based on Chromium provide that as
well but unlike Chromium the upstream is willing to implement non-Chrome
features that make the browser more usable.
I do not use any of the Chrome-based browsers nor do I have insight into
their security update policies, though.