[Slackbuilds-users] Issues Building Chromium

JCA 1.41421 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 01:08:49 UTC 2016

I was talking about the Chromium in SlackBuilds for 14.1, which seems
to be Chromium 31 - a really old version.

On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 3:37 PM, David Spencer
<baildon.research at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> A generic question on this: Why is it the case that the Chromium in
>> SBo is updated so seldom? Why not just adopt Eric's packages?
> The Chromium in SBo git master (ready for release with 14.2) is
> version 48.0.2564.97, and is almost identical to Eric's SlackBuild.
> The SBo script exists mostly as a convenience for people who want to
> manage all their packages together, or to fork and maintain their own
> variant.
> Because Eric's builds are so good, there is not much incentive to
> update the SBo script regularly. Another disincentive is the amount of
> time it takes to build Chromium. It has the longest build time in SBo,
> and the last time I did a test build for i486, it took 70215 seconds.
> That's 19 1/2 hours. I don't want to do that every week, and I doubt
> anybody else does either, possibly including Eric himself ;-)
> -D.
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