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February 16, 2010 @ 11:36

Fedora Chromium repo no more?

Tom “spot” Callaway Spot has been mainataining Fedora Chromium repo, but now it is gone and there is no explanation on Tom’s Spot’s blog :(
UPDATE: But there is an explanation in README.txt file.
It looks like Chromium won’t be making its way to Fedora repos anytime soon because of Googles non-cooperation :(
To make things worse Community Fedora Remix included chromium repo by default and now updates are broken for lots of people because of that :(
Is there some new Chromium repo or is the only solution to install Google Chrome instead?
Tom Spot congrats to your wife and you on baby! Also on moving to a new house, I hope you continue maintaining chromium repo.

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  1. Posted by Broken updated anyone? « Community Fedora Remix

    February 16, 2010 @ 11:47

    [...] } It looks like Chromium repo that Spot maintained is no more and that is the reason why updates for Community Fedora Remix are failing for lots of people [...]

  2. Posted by hrvoje

    February 16, 2010 @ 12:13


    These packages have been temporarily removed, due to legal concerns with some of the included code.

    – Tom “spot” Callaway, Fri February 12, 2010

  3. Posted by Karl

    February 16, 2010 @ 12:20

    The repository is temporarily closed due to legal concerns, Spot has left a note about it:
    My guess it has some tie with that ticket:

  4. Posted by pankaj

    February 16, 2010 @ 12:43

    These packages have been temporarily removed, due to legal concerns with some of the included code.

    – Tom “spot” Callaway, Fri February 12, 2010


    Patents suck

  5. Posted by Kevin Kofler

    February 18, 2010 @ 1:39

    That’s what happens when such stuff gets packaged by our license enforcer. ;-) (I guess most third-party packagers would just ship it anyway.)

    FWIW, I don’t see the point of shipping Chromium on your remix, it’s not like we don’t have enough browsers in Fedora already.

  6. Posted by valent

    February 18, 2010 @ 16:31

    Chromium will be replaced by Chrome in next release. Chrome is the browser with most growth and already impressive percent of userbase. It is “light” and faster alternative to Firefox. I don’t see any other browser that is close in features, stability and user base to these two browsers on Fedora.

  7. Posted by valent

    February 19, 2010 @ 12:06

    @Kevin Serves me right ;)

  8. Posted by cowbutt

    March 2, 2010 @ 19:51

    Spot’s Chromium packages for F11 and F12 are now back!

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