"This is probably not the update you want." https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2021-48866282e5
The result of Google restricting their services to particular user-agents and builds.
Are standards really standards if you only let yourself (and maybe one friend) participate?
(HT @mhoye for the link)
if they're just gonna give us degoogled-chromium without the need to painstakingly compile it ourselves (the thing needs an hour to compile and 16+ gigs of free ram to link, ffs) then that just makes things easier for folks that want to let google go
@cwebber @mhoye I'm not sure I really understand what you mean by this... my interpretation of this issue is that Chromium will no longer pack in Google-specific browser features, but would still be able to hit Google services as webpages just fine. Do we think there are situations where an institution will just bar access to their site without Google Chrome, at some point? I would think with Edge, Firefox, and the Safari monopoly on mobile Apple devices, that wouldn't be possible.
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