On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 9:04 AM, Tom Callaway wrote:
On 12/18/2011 04:46 AM, Christopher Svanefalk wrote:
> Dear all,
> I have been surprised that - despite their prominence - projects like
> VirtualBox and Chrome (the open source version, built directly from
> Chromium) have not been packaged for Fedora. I might be interested in
> doing this, and just wanted to know if there are any legal hurdles to it
> being done, in case that is the reason it has not been done yet?
WRT Chromium, I have a Fedora package in a personal repo here:
Unmodified, the bundled copy of ffmpeg would be a legal blocker for
Chromium, but that package has the ffmpeg implementation separated out
and all the legally troublesome material removed.
The debian chromium package uses system libraries (including ffmpeg).
You could take a look at the debian/rules file in the package to see
how that's done, and possibly use that to create a fedora port:
The reasons why that package is not in Fedora proper are documented
Debian backports security fixes to the 6.x branch. Perhaps it would
be fortuitous to work together on a jointly supportable chromium
"stable" version across distros as is done for "LTS" kernels now.