Ubuntu replacing Chromium deb with snap
7 months ago by kyle | 5 facts | 1 comments | 18 votes

  • Initially, the transition will be happening exclusively for Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) users - community.ubuntu.com
  • Eventually it will be rolled out to stable releases, starting with disco and then the LTSes - community.ubuntu.com
  • The deb packages have been updated in eoan to install the stable snap on upgrade or new install - community.ubuntu.com
  • Currently, Chromium needs to be build separetly for each Ubuntu release but the snap will allow one build to run on all releases - community.ubuntu.com
  • Chromedriver has been patched so that existing Selenium scripts should keep working without modifications - community.ubuntu.com

kyle - 7 months ago
I generally like snaps, but this seems a bit extreme. I understand that it will reduce the total compilation time for the Chromium package but back porting it to LTS releases is going to piss a lot of people off.

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