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iridium-browser for x64
« on: October 04, 2019, 12:01:17 PM »
I'm rocking my franken-hacked iridium-browser.tcz, but it would be nice to have an official Pure64 extension.

Iridium is basically chromium but with beefed up security, no call-home to Google, and built-in libre codecs.

https://github.com/iridium-browser/tracker/wiki/Differences-between-Iridium-and-Chromium

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Re: iridium-browser for x64
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2019, 12:41:31 AM »
Please send it. As you use it, you're the best person to do so.
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Re: iridium-browser for x64
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2019, 04:11:31 AM »
I will try to compile it on TC, but the build process is somewhat bewildering. If I succeed, I'll submit it.

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Re: iridium-browser for x64
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2019, 08:56:37 AM »
Wow, it seems that compiling this on my old T400 would take 10 hours minimum. The whole undertaking could take multiple days if I run into issues and need to troubleshoot. I have a wife and three kids--going further with this would translate into domestic discord, guaranteed. I'm throwing in the towel :-[

The extension I created from the binary .deb package provided by the developers works perfectly. If I were to a) thoroughly test the extension to make sure that the list of dependencies is complete and b) create all the repository metadata files, then may I submit iridium-browser as a "binary only" extension? I would be more than happy to do that. (I've seen other "binary only" extensions in the repository.) Please let me know. If this would be acceptable, I can submit it today.
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Re: iridium-browser for x64
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2019, 09:29:51 AM »
Yes, for cases like this it's ok. Please mention it in the info file.
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Re: iridium-browser for x64
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2019, 10:18:50 AM »
Thank you, curaga. Good to know.

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