Bug#520324: ITP: chromium-browser -- A web browser developed by Google based on the WebKit engine
On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 12:51 PM, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> Hi Giuseppe, many thanks for your offer, personally I'd like you to go
> ahead with your packaging work on chromium-browser to at least have the
> *possibility* of getting the package in squeeze. That means having it in
> unstable first, then we'll use the usual rules for transition to testing
> of all other packages.
> Regarding security issues, I duly notice that Giuseppe is a full member
> of the Debian security team, so I believe we should trust his judgement
> on that.
webkit related security issues are real and I'm well placed to know about it.
I would like to hear Giuseppe about his concerns wrt this point.
> All in all, it would be an incredible pity not to have chromium-browser
> in Debian and probably a good argument for a lot of desktop users to use
> another Debian-based distribution (say, Ubuntu).
Many Debian users prefers to use Google Chrome repository.
> No matter what, we've clear processes for this kind of issues and I
> think we should use them rather then simply not uploading the package
> and stopping other developers motivated in doing that, by fiddling with
> the owner of this ITP.
> If you ask me, I'd like Giuseppe to take back ownership of this bug
> report and go ahead with the packaging work.
IMHO, common sense is preferred here.
I don't see the problem for Giuseppe to team up with Alexander (and
Fabien Tassin) and finally push a package in experimental.
1st step: upload gyp to Debian !