On Sat, 5 Nov 2011 20:51:02 -0400
Julien Lavergne <gi...@ubuntu.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm not very fan of a change unless we have a strong consensus for another 
> browser. But, this is my opinion :
> - We should only consider Chromium or Firefox, because they have a strong 
> upstream and are well maintained. Browser is a very important part of a 
> system, and we really don't have time to do maintenance on it. Adopting 
> Midori for example, means we have to do the maintenance on Ubuntu (triage 
> bugs, testing, maybe some packaging ...).
> - Benchmark are needed, because just saying it's light, doesn't mean it's 
> always light. Also, the memory usage for Chromium is special, because it 
> shares memory (there is an article from a dev of Chromium somewhere in the 
> Web which explain it).
> - Finally, it needs to be light on old hardware. Remember, it's the main 
> target for Lubuntu. So far, Chromium seems better on this type of machine.
> So far, I don't see advantages to switch to Firefox. Of course, if the 
> benchmarks show a real difference, I may reconsider my opinion.

Another thing to consider, is this vacancy at Canonical for a WebKit/Chromium 
Software Engineer.



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