Make chromium awesomer

Registered by Chad Miller on 2012-10-31

chromium-browser is becoming popular, and is an essential part of Ubuntu desktop for use in web-apps. We should give it more attention.

Blueprint information

Status:
Started
Approver:
Jason Warner
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Chad Miller
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Chad Miller
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Proposed for raring
Implementation:
Started
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Chad Miller on 2012-11-20

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source compression should be xz (supported in lucid and later)
binary compression should be bzip2 for lucid and xz for oneiric and later (xz binary compression requires a Pre-Depends on dpkg >= 1.15.6~)

Debian moved to binary package name "chromium". Should we follow? Consensus on #ubuntu-desktop was "no."

We should drop the revision number in the package version. It's unnecessary, as all release versions map to exactly one revision.

(?)

Work Items

Work items:
[cmiller] get stable ppa building daily: INPROGRESS
[cmiller] get beta ppa building daily: TODO
[cmiller] get dev ppa building daily: TODO
[cmiller] review current patchs in packaging. annotate with owner and history and rationale. DEP3 format and require bug numbers: DONE
[cmiller] abandon tarball-in-tarball orig sources: DONE
[cmiller] pick best orig-tarball compression scheme. Consider dpkg support and compression: DONE
[cmiller] no longer merge translations directly from launchpad: DONE
[cmiller] get translation templates automatically imported to launchpad: TODO
[cmiller] get upstream to accept launchpad translations into main tree. automate?: TODO
[cmiller] take ideas from Debian packaging and see how much we should push back down. Unify and use ifdefs?: TODO
[cmiller] online-accounts-browser-extension added by default: DONE
[cmiller] package web driver from chromium source, Bug#1069930 : DONE

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