tom callaway (spot) wrote,

still on vacation but...

I still found the time today to make new chromium Fedora packages for interested testers:

http://spot.fedorapeople.org/chromium/

While you can certainly download the packages and install them manually, you can also setup a yum repo:

Put this:

###

[chromium]
name=Chromium Test Packages
baseurl=http://spot.fedorapeople.org/chromium/F$releasever/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

###

in /etc/yum.repos.d/chromium.repo

Then, just: yum install chromium

(Plus, you'll just get automatic updates as I make newer packages. Theoretically, I might be able to try to do automatic daily builds, but the patches I'm applying seem to break every other day or so.)

The packages are i386/i586 only (and the i586 chromium is a bit of a lie, it isn't compiled with the correct optflags yet) because chromium depends on v8, which doesn't work on 64bit anything (yet). Also, plugins don't work at the moment and some of the tab functionality doesn't work right, but as a general web browser, it seems functional enough. (And, it seems to pass the Acid3 test, which isn't surprising at all, since WebKit does and Chrome uses WebKit.)

I'm still on vacation, so I'm not going to go into detail on how painful Chromium is to package or hack on, why I'm having to patch it up so much, or why I'm not sure it will ever make it into Fedora proper, those stories will have to wait for a later date, when I have more time. Now, I will return to eating too much unhealthy food and being as lazy as possible. :)
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