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[openFATE 308480] Add Chromium browser to the distro
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  • Date: Sun, 6 Dec 2009 23:41:59 +0100 (CET)
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Feature changed by: Ken Yap (ken_yap)
Feature #308480, revision 5
Title: Add Chromium browser to the distro

openSUSE-11.3: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

Requested by: Frank Vanderham (twelveeighty)
Partner organization:

The Google Chromium browser is taking over most Windows users desktops.
Why? Because it is a very, very good browser that most Linux users
want: minimalistic, fast and open-source. What more do we want?

Business case (Partner benefit): Chromium is a fast, minimalistic and open-source browser
that is on a LOT of Windows desktops. Not only is it a great browser to
use, but if a Windows user is used to it and can't have it on openSUSE,
they won't switch.

#1: Per Jessen (pjessen) (2009-12-06 18:48:23)
Google Chrome is not yet available for Linux. See e.g.

#2: Frank Vanderham (twelveeighty) (2009-12-06 19:12:03)
I am not familiar with the official guidelines for including code or
planning for package releases into the distro, but since 11.3 is 6-7
months from now with a probable likelihood that the Linux version has
been released by then, what do we need to do now (if anything) to be
ready to include it into the 11.3 release?

#3: Jakub Rusinek (liviopl) (2009-12-06 23:04:26)
There's Chromium in Contrib.
Don't replace Fireox with it yet, until it gets rock stable, usable and
gets so many extensions available.

+ #4: Ken Yap (ken_yap) (2009-12-06 23:41:13)
+ Yes please add Chromium (not Chrome, unless it has been released by
+ then) to 11.3 OSS so that it's easily available.

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