[Dev] [RFC] Let's solve the Chromium freedom issues, definitively

bill-auger bill-auger at peers.community
Sat May 30 04:06:23 GMT 2020

On Fri, 29 May 2020 23:31:29 -0400 Megver83 wrote:
> P.S: I'm cloning chromium from git, to explore its source.
> It's heavy as hell!!! (16GB)

ok let us know when you have finished reading 16GB of source
code - it should be the year of the linux desktop by then

fossology is the tool for that job - jxself loaded chromium
into fossology last year, and was asking for people to help -
maybe he still has it setup

i think you are grossly underestimating the size of the
can of worms that you are about to open; but i admire the
ambition - again, i really think you should start with webengine
- even with the help of fossology, auditing a 16GB code-base is
an absurdly intractable task - if you must start with chromium,
the guix source package would be better - that is something like
1.5GB IIRC - which is still intractable, though an order of
magnitude less absurdly so

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