tom callaway (spot) wrote,
tom callaway

chromium-stable is here

Not too long ago, there was a blog post on Fedora Planet where someone was complaining that my chromium repo was crap, and that no one should use it because it was tracking the "unstable" branch.

Well, now, you have a choice. I've updated my scripts and made packages from the latest "stable" release, as tagged by Google (which, at the time of this writing is chromium-11.0.696.57 and v8-3.1.8). These packages have the same bundled libraries stripped out as my "unstable" packages, and are built from source on Fedora.

The main page for the chromium-stable repo is here:

You can download the file, and put it in
/etc/yum.repos.d/ .

If you have my other chromium repository enabled, and you want to switch to the "chromium-stable" repository, you'll need to do a few additional things:

1) Disable that repo in the /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-chromium.repo file. (You can delete this file entirely, or just edit it and change enabled=1 to enabled=0.) If you don't do this, the newer packages in that repo will replace the chromium-stable repo's packages on every update.
2) Remove the chromium and v8 packages from that repo, because they are "newer" than the chromium-stable packages in versioning. You can do this by running: yum remove chromium chromium-libs v8 v8-devel
3) If you've disabled the old repo and installed the chromium-stable repo file, and removed the old chromium and v8 packages, you should be able to now run "yum install chromium" and get the "stable" packages.

Please note: If you were running the Chromium 12 packages, when you switch back to the "Stable" Chromium 11 packages, chromium will tell you that your profile is for a newer version of Chromium. In my testing, it seemed okay, but your mileage may vary. Also note that the "stable" Chromium 11 packages use the old logo, so it will look different from the latest Chromium 12 packages.

Finally, as a plea, if you see something that makes you unhappy about how one of my little spare time projects is working, instead of flaming and insulting me on your blog, why not drop me an email and ask me to fix it?
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