[Arm-dev] weston and chromium

Trent trent at lindows.org
Mon Dec 10 19:40:57 UTC 2018

Microsoft is a company which mainly develops, and sells software which 
is their product.

Google (now Alphabet) is an advertising company which sells advertising, 
and their product is you.

By giving out all those free goodies, they are able to provide better 
targeted advertising from all the information they collect on you. While 
there are differences in Chrome and Chromium, Google still runs the open 
source project, controls it, and it still needs resources from Google to 
run properly (such as fonts).

Since Satya Nadella became CEO of Microsoft, they have been dropping the 
ball on a lot of things rather than taking the time to try to figure 
what people want in some of their projects, they just stop working on it.

If you want to still run Chromium, the dependencies should still be 
available to download and compile on ARM. During the compile process , 
any dependencies needed should come up as an error in the command prompt 
if you cannot find a list of all of them.

Glad you found Firefox. It should be a good choice for now.

On 12/10/18 1:09 PM, Skorpeo Skorpeo wrote:
> Right after I sent the email I realized I should have written:
> I tried to compile chromium but I get stuck at the dependencies based 
> on how they recommend compilation, see: 
> https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!mydiscussions/chromium-discuss/M7MPEeu4kFA. 
> I am not sure how fedora builds it but it magically exists.
> As to weston, I do admit that I have not attempted to compile it 
> albeit it seems the world is going to wayland and weston is the 
> reference implementation.  Since X exists why not weston.
> As to politics I'll stay out of it but I believe there is a difference 
> between chrome and chromium.  I believe microsoft is possibly 
> competitor to google.  Nonetheless, in your honor I just checked and 
> saw firefox exists so I will give that a try.
> Cheers!
> On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 9:05 PM Trent <trent at lindows.org 
> <mailto:trent at lindows.org>> wrote:
>     You can download the source code of those applications, compile
>     them, and run them on your ARM device.
>     With that, how about a little on politics?
>     How about *NO* for including Chromium?
>     Reason is, a lot of people now, for some reason, using Chrome
>     based browsers despite being resource hogs, and data collectors
>     for Google. Just recently, Microsoft announced they are giving up
>     on their own browser web engine, and going to start putting
>     Chrome's Blink web engine in Edge browser.
>     This sets a dangerous precedent. This would give Google more even
>     more control over the Internet in setting the standards, and data
>     collection on everyone.   There are already web standards as set
>     up by W3C which will probably be ignored in the near future if
>     things keep going the way they are.
>     On 12/10/18 12:36 PM, Skorpeo Skorpeo wrote:
>>     Hi,
>>     What are the chances of getting chromium and weston on aarch64? 
>>     They do exist in fedora if that helps or makes a difference.
>>     Fingers crossed!
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