Chromium as default browser
Chromium has matured to being as good or better than Firefox. It will be the foundation of a lot of Ubuntu Touch code and webapps code. We should consider using Chromium as the default browser in Ubuntu.
- data migration from Firefox should be more obvious.
- extensions do not migrate
- does not build on all architectures. some people care about PowerPC.
- Does not work with the Orca screen reader, a Chromium/Chrome specific extension needs to be used, which uses its own set of keystrokes, and doesn't integrate well with the rest of the accessibility stack. It also requires NACL support.
- The firefox-
- Chromium has no PDF plugin (unlike Chrome and Firefox)
- Chromium has worse performance when memory usage is tight.
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[cmiller] Investigate NaCl toolkit for ability to build in Ubuntu: TODO
[cmiller] Talk to evince upstream about adding Pepper interface: TODO
[cmiller] See if we can balance resource tradeoffs back to slow+conservative on low memory machines: TODO
[cmiller] Investigate ARM64. Problems with v8: TODO
[cmiller] Develop security-contact relationship with upstream: TODO
[cmiller] Re-include LP translations: TODO
[jasoncwarner] Take research to public mailing list and reach consensus about defaultness switch: INPROGRESS