July 7, 2012 at 4:48 pm #2671
Project page: http://www.chromium.org/Home
Bug tracker: https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/
License: More than one. We may need to do some research into this. Wikipedia says: “BSD license, MIT License, LGPL, MS-PL and MPL/GPL/LGPL tri-licensed code, plus unlicensed files.”
As rumors are that Chrome could become the new default browser we should make sure it’s free version is widely available too. It’s not in the play store yet, so it could be a nice selling point for f-droid.July 7, 2012 at 5:10 pm #2672
There are some words here https://developers.google.com/chrome/mobile/docs/faq about it.
To quote the instructions in AndroidBuildInstructions: “At this time, a full compile does not build the browser. It only builds unit test bundles. As more code becomes available in the public Chromium source, more targets will be added.”
February 14, 2013 at 7:18 am #6019
- This reply was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by daithib8. Reason: Now we can make apks
Since Chrome/Chromium is available for Android now, can we get it on fdroid?February 14, 2013 at 8:44 am #6020
The instructions seem to say it can be built now but I haven’t heard of anybody attempting.March 23, 2013 at 2:24 pm #6510
Summary:With the speed and simplicity of Chromium you browse fast and secure.
Chromium is the open-source project behind Google Chrome. We invite you to join us in our effort to help build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web, and to create a powerful platform for developing a new generation of web applications.
Auto Update Mode:Tags
Update Check Mode:Market
Current Version Code:
Auto Update Reference:http://src.chromium.org/chrome/ and http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/
Manuals and help to build and use git: http://code.google.com/p/chromium/wiki/UsingNewGit
Metadata is not ready, I’ll make it more complete later.March 23, 2013 at 6:41 pm #6516July 19, 2013 at 6:16 pm #7924
Any news on this?July 19, 2013 at 9:45 pm #7925
I would really like to have this thing in the repo.July 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm #7953
mvdanModeratorOctober 25, 2013 at 11:21 am #9404
There are build instructions now:
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/wiki/AndroidBuildInstructionsJuly 28, 2014 at 2:20 pm #11906August 9, 2014 at 9:32 am #12047
The Android build instructions are easy to follow and work without any trouble. However, the resulting apks are extremely limited in terms of functionality. Furthermore, a lot of binaries are provided in their source tree but it is possible to strip them with some effort. Most of the provided binaries are used for unit tests and others such as clang can be replaced.
Note that the quote on their website says:
Unfortunately, at the moment, it is not possible to generate a fully featured build of Chrome for Android. However, most of the code can be compiled into some shell targets, which wrap most of the functionalities with a minimal UI.
It should not be misunderstood: it is really a minimal UI (no tabs, no bookmarks, no settings, …).
If we want chromium in F-Droid we should push the chromium developers to provide a (more) complete build package for Android.August 9, 2014 at 4:41 pm #12052August 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm #12053
Would be a dream to finally see Chromium in F-Droid.August 9, 2014 at 8:30 pm #12056
@alterechtschreibung: I didn’t finish the meta file (yet?) because I wasn’t pleased with the result at all. It is not a ‘functional’ application. If you want you can try out the binary: http://soft.vub.ac.be/~lhoste/private/ChromeShell.apk
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