Oops. I got slashdotted ... http://linux.slashdot.org/story/13/02/11/1452259/rhel-6-no-longer-supported-by-google-chrome
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- Well, serves you all right for trusting them ;-)Feb 11, 2013
- Do they target enterprises that much anyway...?Feb 11, 2013
- "Basically, the problem is this: Chromium depends on extensions to libraries that have not been merged with the main releases of those libraries, and so having Chromium on Fedora would require either static linking (giant packages) or maintain separate sets of libraries just for Chromium. Neither of those options is something that Fedora will do, and if Fedora is unwilling to include a package in its repositories the package as almost no chance of being included in RHEL. Years have passed since the problem was first discussed with Google (see the link), and there has not really been much progress, mostly for the same reasons that RHEL6 is not supported by Chrome: Google does things their way and is not going to change that for someone else (regardless of that other person's reasoning)."
http://linux.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3451707&cid=42859787Feb 11, 2013
- Well, I bet Chrome for Ubuntu LTS will work for RHEL as well after fixing some libaries.
I run EL6 (CentOS) as stable desktop OS because I don't want to upgrade my system every once in a while and break my tools I need for my work. If most of people arround me run Windows 7 (from 2010) I don't see why running a linux distro from 2010 would be so outdated.
BTW Nothing prevents you from building recent software or a recent Gnome or KDE for EL6. I have build KDE 4.9.5 (and even KDE 3.5.10) succesfully for it. And it will keep working as is for the next couple of years because the API/ABI of the underlying libraries will be stable.Feb 11, 2013
- So Google is screwing the upstream again?Feb 11, 2013
- Not really, just talked to some folks and updated the article:
From what I have learned is that Google is willing to work with Red Hat to extend the support. Check the article.Feb 12, 2013