Chromium in Gentoo Project
The Chromium in Gentoo project manages the Chromium-related ebuilds
ensure that Chromium-related ebuilds are kept up to date and well
integrated with the rest of the Gentoo system
build a community of Gentoo users interested in Chromium development
and packaging efforts (testing, bug fixing, feedback)
make Gentoo the best and most friendly platform for Chromium
||Member ( stable amd64/x86 liaison )
||Member ( stable amd64 liaison )
All developers can be reached by e-mail using email@example.com.
We are currently looking for users interested in helping the project with
the following jobs:
- Job description
Chromium in Gentoo project needs more people testing packages.
We are not always able to reproduce reported issues, and having
more people respond to testing requests would be useful.
No quiz is necessary to start.
If you are running Chromium or working with V8,
and are willing to spend some time helping Gentoo,
feel free to apply.
- Job description
We have ambitious plans to start maintaining more chromium-related
packages like V8. We could also create some Gentoo-specific
documentation for people who would like to contribute to or hack on
the upstream project. To complete those tasks, we may need more
Being a Gentoo developer who wants to join the project. Moderate
knowledge of upstream project. Being a committer of the upstream
project would be a huge plus.
Resources offered by the
project maintains the following herds:
||ago, floppym, phajdan.jr, rich0, voyageur, wired
||Chromium (the open source browser project) and related packages
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Google Chrome and Chromium?
differences between Google Chrome and Linux distro Chromium.
Why are dev channel releases hard masked?
Dev channel releases are for developers and people who want more
experimental features and accept more unstable software. It also allows
you to choose the channel you want to be on (dev = hard masked,
beta = ~arch, stable = arch).
Aren't dev channel releases just weekly snapshots?
No, each release goes through QA first. It's not uncommon to delay
a release because of increased crashiness or other instability.
Where can I find more info about the releases?
You can also follow
Google Chrome releases blog.
Where can I find more info about the upstream package, system
integration issues, etc?
Linux technical FAQ.
I am getting an error message like "libffmpegsumo.so: cannot open
shared object file: Permission denied". Is something broken?
No, actually it is a result of using system version of ffmpeg
instead of the bundled one.
The browser fails to compile with an error like
"fatal error: libavcore/samplefmt.h: No such file or directory".
Are you using media-video/ffmpeg-9999? Try downgrading
ffmpeg. Sometimes the project makes incompatible changes and the
projects using the library take some time to adjust.
Useful bug queries
Herd Testers' corner
How to become a Herd Tester?
You can just start contributing, see bug queries above, especially
the one for Herd Testers. Frequently project members ask for help
with reproducing issues, or testing fixes, or just
any helpful comments. Feel free to ask for more details
on the project mail alias, see recruitment.
What benefits do I get as a Herd Tester?
If you become an official herd tester, you can get more privileges
on Gentoo Bugzilla, and also a special badge on Gentoo Forums.
To gain those privileges, you have to pass the
Chromium in Gentoo project appreciates all
contributions and always gives credit where credit is due.
You do not have to pass any quizzes to get
Who are the official Herd Testers?