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Re: For a glorious moment, enjoy the current Chromium on Bus

Postby Deb-fan » 2020-03-22 10:44

Also gotta say thanks Steve. For a long time taken to advising people with newer hardware + Debian gnu/nix stable to install latest, at least newer firmware and kernels, little annoying to find out things are lagging behind in those very important pkgs. Not by anything massive, still enough to matter. Always tend to bypass backports personally, get critical pkgs upstream of them and on this antique laptop (latest firmware - kernels) doesn't much matter to me. Many times have started poking at particulars of what "debianized" pkgs/source even means, always end up distracted doing other dorkage.

Without the input from someone who has devoted the effort/energy to getting familiar with cool stuff like this, likely would never have known and just kept taking for granted this type of thing is being handled better than it is. Same thing behind it, this or that piece of software or feature not deemed proven enough to be brought into stable, errr even backports? Thanks for the heads up, dang good to know fellow nixer. Have hung around some of the same nix communities many yrs. You've always been a thorough, competent ... tell it like it is kinda guy. :)
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Re: For a glorious moment, enjoy the current Chromium on Bus

Postby stevepusser » 2020-03-23 02:26

I did port over the Ubuntu "linux-firmware" package for MX and have it replace all the various Debian ones that it would conflict with, since it has a lot of newer firmware, but it mixes up free and non-free firmware in one big deb. Not a problem if you don't freak out over that.

Got successful builds of the newer Chromium beta in Experimental after figuring out that it needed a backport of libvpx-dev from upstream, but va-api is broken on it now--the video is green and distorted. :( But it's just a beta. Video works fine if you switch off va-api in chrome://flags, though. And it takes roughly twice as long to build--maybe four hours on the i7-8750H laptop, twelve threads@3.6 GHz.
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Re: For a glorious moment, enjoy the current Chromium on Bus

Postby Deb-fan » 2020-03-23 03:59

^That type of thing is what I'd been guessing at, not proven or proven to be problematic for whatever reasons. Think the folks behind, really involved in the Debian gnu/nix proj are bound to really know what they're doing and why. Even highly experienced nixer's aren't going to have the same understanding, access or view of the big picture. Seen you mention some of the challenges involved in porting pkgs meant for Ubuntu, the whole choice to make their stuff binary incompatible such issues make sense. Good thing for users you're willing to devote time to trying to tackle it for them.
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Re: For a glorious moment, enjoy the current Chromium on Bus

Postby None1975 » 2020-03-23 13:34

Version of Chrome (version 80.0.3987.149-1~deb10u1) now in Debian Buster repos. Please check security tracker page at:
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tra ... e/chromium
OS: Debian 10.3 Buster / WM: twm
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Re: For a glorious moment, enjoy the current Chromium on Bus

Postby Deb-fan » 2020-03-24 11:14

^Probably why he said a glorious moment, the moment has passed you should've gotten here earlier. :P Now Steve's moving on to Chromium beta from Experimental branch as he outlined in the above post. Still interesting link on state of security in different branches for a pkg. A lot of red in testing but guessing that will be resolved quick enough for it not to really matter anyway.
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Re: For a glorious moment, enjoy the current Chromium on Bus

Postby stevepusser » 2020-03-25 00:24

Spent last night porting over LibreOffice 6.4.2.2 from Experimental--seems to be running just fine.

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Though why it records the number of build threads and the kernel version with which I built it: :?:

Maybe there's a Cr .149 upstream where they didn't disable va-api; let me take a look--oh, yeah, there it is in Sid.
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Re: For a glorious moment, enjoy the current Chromium on Bus

Postby stevepusser » 2020-03-26 22:58

OK, I rebuilt the current buster 80.0.0.something.149 version with va-api, and va-api works again...for another moment. This version also has the patches that let it build on straight generic Buster, no other backports needed, though Buster's clang makes it generate an extra 30 MB or warnings in the build log file. I'm uploading it to the OBS repo in the original post.
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