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Chromium channels: bye-bye Hardy and Karmic

Following the official announcements of End of Life of Hardy Desktop (8.04) and Karmic (9.10) , and as previously mentioned in this blog, I just dropped support for those two distributions in the 4 Chromium channels/PPAs.

I could have decided to continue maintaining Chromium there, but with everything else unmaintained, it’s not wise to continue to pretend supporting a browser, which is the most exposed part of a desktop. To make the matter clear, I also dropped the binaries.

If my stats are correct, that leaves about 10k orphans behind  (7%). My best advice to stay on the safe side is to upgrade as soon as possible to the last LTS, Lucid/10.04, following the recommended steps.

On the bright side, it’s a good opportunity to simplify the packaging and the immediate effect is that it should remove pressure on the build farm for other fellow packagers.

I’m still maintaining the 4 flavors of Chromium for Lucid, Maverick, Natty and Oneiric. That’s still a lot of builds and a lot of work:

note the Google Chrome also stopped supporting Hardy.

  1. ethana2
    May 19, 2011 at 23:03


    Keep being awesome!

  2. Fitoschido
    June 8, 2011 at 14:21

    Well, this have to happen some time, it’s a natural thing. Keep going!

  3. Sven Röllig
    November 1, 2013 at 00:27

    Hi i am Sven the Newsmaster of news4 from Open news Network in Germany i don´t find an Mailaddress from you. I search innpeer-stats for my inn2 but the website sofarway.org is dead. can you contact me? my mail is roellig@roellig-ltd.de. THANKS

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