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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 […]

New Chromium: 32.0.1700.77

 Chromium is the Open Source variant of the Chrome Browser. Both are part of the Chromium project which also has the Chrome OS as a product. Chromium and Chrome share the same codebase, and the closed-source Chrome browser is enhanced with some proprietary features like Adobe’s Pepper Flash plugin. A new stable release (32.0.1700.77) for […]

Chromium for Slackware, with salt & pepper

 I have been using Chrome alongside Firefox for some time now, because I was not very happy with the way Firefox is growing fat and sluggish. Chrome is nice and fast, and it allows me to save my preferences and bookmarks so I can keep them synchronized across computers – just like Firefox for which […]