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Re: chromium not in Squeeze: a bit of communication needed?



On Wed, Sep 08, 2010 at 07:08:29PM +0200, Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote:
> The plan for Chromium is to update it with the Chromium stable releases, i.e.
> the same way Xulrunner has been updated during the supported life time of 
> xulrunner 1.9.0. Once these updates have stopped, the plan is apply 
> backported patches (again, like xulrunner is handled for lenny).

Thanks for this data point Moritz! I guess this settles the part about
security team support, which can be counted upon. Of course that alone
does not mean that we should have Chromium back: the package is not in
testing at present and will need to enter back, if ever, according to
usual release team policies. At least, we now have one doubt less :-).


Cheers.


PS regarding the other part of this thread about how to support, via
   backports, what I would call "rapidly evolving end-user apps", it is
   surely a worthwhile discussion, more general than Chromium. I believe
   it would be worth to have it elsewhere (e.g. -devel), possibly once
   the needed feature requests (e.g. on APT) have been implemented. Note
   that unless there is a chance to get those features into Squeeze,
   it's probably a too-late-coming discussion.

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