There has been a lively discussion within KDE regarding the Konqueror
browser; and subsequently it has been decided that a non-KDE, GTK browser
will be the default for the spin.
Why, because Firefox is the only choice for Fedora, Chromium is not allowed.
Here is a good excerpt:
On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 9:56 AM, Dan Mossor <danofsatx(a)gmail.com> wrote:
The correct avenue here, in light of the news from the upstream
is to keep the status quo regardless of the lack of usability. When we
finally get a fully-featured Qt based browser, that is when we switch. We
DO NOT switch to a GTk based browser that has zero integration with the
Plasma desktop - single click selection of files and directories within
Firefox doesn't even work, let alone the theming and other issues.
Ironically, those two items, as well as integration with kWallet, work fine
with Google Chrome (which is not a choice in this discussion).
Tom Calloway has been working on Chromium - and his copr is up-to-date for
anyone who wants to try it.
It's been a slow slog working through the issues keeping it from the
official repository, but progress
has been made: https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=28287
Things have also changed over the years, and Chrome/Chromium's popularity
has continued to grow and is now packaged in Ubuntu, Debian and Suse.
Firefox has exceptions mainly because it is deemed "to popular" to keep out
of the distribution. I think it is obvious to everyone that
Chrome/Chromium is "at least" as popular than Firefox.
I realize we have our guidelines and we're not Debian, Suse or Ubuntu...
and that's a good thing. But, if we're making exceptions for Firefox
because of it's popularity shouldn't we do the same for Chromium.