The Chromium Browser Is Finally Working Its Way Into Fedora

Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 26 July 2016 at 09:00 PM EDT. 20 Comments
A sharp-eyed Phoronix reader noticed that Google's Chromium web-browser is finally in the process of appearing in Fedora's production repositories.

For years there's been talk and interest in packaging Chromium for Fedora while now it's finally becoming a reality.

Last week Fedora finally setup an RPM Git repository for Chromium and since then has been improved with support for CUPS 2.2 and adding WideVine compatibility support. The current packaged version is Chromium 52.

Per this Bodhi thread, the necessary karma has been achieved for testing of the Chromium packages and should be pushed out shortly to users of supported Fedora releases. It does look like though that installing the official Google Chrome RPM packages may cause some interference issues if also wanting to install the Chromium open-source browser using these official Fedora packages, as a forewarning.

Mozilla Firefox meanwhile continues to be the default web-browser of Fedora.
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