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Offline JustinCB

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Somewhat modern version of Chromium
« on: October 06, 2017, 06:14:35 AM »
The package hasn't been updated since November 2012, and the maintainer, Arslan S., hasn't been seen since May 2013.  Some other packages allegedly maintained by him have actually been maintained by Juanito since then.

Offline Juanito

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Re: Somewhat modern version of Chromium
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2017, 07:05:46 AM »
Since the user Aslan S. is no longer active, please feel free to submit an updated chromium-browser extension for x86

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Re: Somewhat modern version of Chromium
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2017, 12:18:54 PM »
A updated Chromium extension has been requested quite a few times already, see: http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=19304.0

Also, Chromium (/Chrome) is much faster and more efficient than Firefox on Linux, see: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=firefox-quantum-bench&num=1

Offline andyj

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Re: Somewhat modern version of Chromium
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2017, 12:40:52 PM »
Precompiled Chrome binaries for 64-bit Linux will run on Corepure64 without much trouble, but Google ceased providing precompiled 32-bit binaries for Linux a while ago. Unless you can and want to switch to 64-bit you don't have much choice but to compile it yourself.

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Re: Somewhat modern version of Chromium
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2017, 01:40:05 AM »
Precompiled Chrome binaries for 64-bit Linux will run on Corepure64 without much trouble, but Google ceased providing precompiled 32-bit binaries for Linux a while ago. Unless you can and want to switch to 64-bit you don't have much choice but to compile it yourself.

But Chrome is not the open source variant and also comes with quite a few things users might not want.

So, how about Chromium (the open source variant)?

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Re: Somewhat modern version of Chromium
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2017, 04:30:29 AM »
I do need a LAMP style stack, which is why I maintain that. I don't have a need for a web browser at the moment, so it won't be me. I personally don't have a problem using free as in beer software, but I certainly respect others reasons not to. Once you post your Chromium extension, then we'll have a choice.