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Chromium 44 available (Netflix still works)

I have made new packages for the chromium browser and its widevine plugin. Chromium version 44 was released a bit earlier this week, and it took me a while to compile, because the new OpenJDK 7u85 and LibreOffice 5.0.0.rc3 packages were ahead of it in the build queue. Guess what… now that I am writing this blog […]

Stable channel for Chromium hits 43

Building on my experiences with chromium-dev (the development channel of the Chromium browser which is currently at version 44), I have made similar changes to my latest package for the chromium browser and its widevine and pepperflash plugins. This means that I have said goodbye to the single configuration file (/etc/default/chromium) and switched to a configuration directory, which is “/etc/chromium/” […]

Chromium: the answer to life, the universe and everything

Chromium and Widevine: Geeks and Sci-Fi fans, as well as otherwise properly educated people, will recognize the blog title for what it is. Chrome 42 is released. Big jump: a major version change. Mostly changes under the hood again it seems. The Chrome binaries for this version contain a new version of the PepperFlash plugin, […]

New chromium and chromium-dev packages

My previous post already mentioned the updated chromium sources. I have now compiled those into Slackware packages (for 14.1 and -current). For the curious among you, I have additionally refreshed my chromium-dev packages. Chromium-dev is the development release of the browser (there’s also a “beta” channel but I don’t care about that too much). By play-testing the development release […]

New Chromium now supports Netflix natively without Wine plugins

The latest update to my Chromium package is an interesting one. It took me many nights, all of last week, to find a solution for a crash that is mentioned in various bug reports and for which I could not find a working fix anywhere. In the end, I just removed the few lines of code which trigger […]