On Sun, Aug 7, 2016 at 5:35 AM, Rex Dieter <rdieter(a)math.unl.edu> wrote:
In my prior post, I included chromium in the list of browser
you're not familiar with it, it is essentially a free version of google
chrome that recently made it's way into fedora package repositories.
Disclosure: I'm a extensive user of Chrome and very much tied into the
I believe first that someone needs to clarify a bit on what we're trying to
do here. What is the
criteria for the Fedora default browser. At a very high simplistic level,
if we're wanting something
Qt'ish then the answer is qupzilla... if we're looking for something that
would attract more Chrome
users - then it would be Chromium.
Whichever it is, we need to make sure that it is kept current. I don't
want to be stuck at Chromium
52 when Chrome 53 has been released.
Another thing to keep in mind is compatibility. Check out the bug I
It's related to the use of Google Music. Yes, I know that everyone might
not use it, but
it shows the quirkiness of the current version of Chromium in Fedora. To
be fair, I did find the
same issue in the current stable version of Vivaldi - but, it has since
been fixed in the beta versions.
As I noted in the bug report... it works perfectly fine in current version
of qupzilla and the Chromium
version in the russian fedora repo. This is not a slam, but the inability
to identify and resolve an issue
with Google Music in Chromium of all things, especially when it is working
in qupzilla is a bit concerning.
As much as I'm a cheerleader for all things chrome, I wouldn't choose it to
be a default
without these things resolved - and saying that "Chromium is complicated"
doesn't give it a pass.