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Re: [SECURITY] [DSA 3148-1] chromium-browser end of life

On Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 5:13 PM, Michael Gilbert <mgilbert@debian.org> wrote:
> - -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Debian Security Advisory DSA-3148-1                   security@debian.org
> http://www.debian.org/security/                           Michael Gilbert
> January 31, 2015                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
> - -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Package        : chromium-browser
> Security support for the chromium web browser is now discontinued
> for the stable distribution (wheezy).  Chromium upstream stopped
> supporting wheezy's build environment (gcc 4.7, make, etc.), so
> there is no longer any practical way to continue building security
> updates.

How unfortunate.

Was this due to the chromium team not being aware of this consequence?

What can we do to make it easier and more compelling for upstreams to
continue supporting popular build environments needed for keeping the
internet safe?

Darius Jahandarie

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