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    Default does chromium-desktop-* package belong to openSuse or Google? want to edit software description

    Software descriptions in need of editing appear to be in chromium-desktop-gnome and chromium-desktop-kde and I plan to edit them myself. My present understanding is that these packages are editable through openSuse (https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_b...?id=977941#c23), but a search in https://build.opensuse.org/project/n...e:NickLevinson resulted in "Failed to branch: Package does not exist." On the other hand, if these are Google's (Chromium's) packages (implied by https://www.rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2ht...&system=&arch= and https://www.rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2ht...um-desktop-kde), since a Chromium developer said that a substantive fix is coming soon and there's no point to stopping that in order to edit a statement that will soon be obsolete anyway (https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium...l?id=620360#c3), my editing these may eat up people's time and delay the code fix. The rpmfind.net pages linked to only one site per package and that site is a dead-end due to redirection to a bug list. But if these packages are openSuse's and can be edited through openSuse, how do I locate them?

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    Default Re: does chromium-desktop-* package belong to openSuse or Google?want to edit software description

    On Wed 22 Jun 2016 03:46:04 AM CDT, NickLevinson wrote:

    Software descriptions in need of editing appear to be in
    chromium-desktop-gnome and chromium-desktop-kde and I plan to edit them
    myself. My present understanding is that these packages are editable
    through openSuse
    (https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_b...?id=977941#c23), but a search
    in http://tinyurl.com/hldyomy resulted in "Failed to branch: Package
    does not exist." On the other hand, if these are Google's (Chromium's)
    packages (implied by http://tinyurl.com/hxcsyw9 and
    http://tinyurl.com/hnhqxyf), since a Chromium developer said that a
    substantive fix is coming soon and there's no point to stopping that in
    order to edit a statement that will soon be obsolete anyway
    (https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium...l?id=620360#c3), my
    editing these may eat up people's time and delay the code fix. The
    rpmfind.net pages linked to only one site per package and that site is a
    dead-end due to redirection to a bug list. But if these packages are
    openSuse's and can be edited through openSuse, how do I locate them?


    Hi
    As indicated in your bug, branch, change and submit...?
    https://build.opensuse.org/package/s...ckage=chromium

    Code:
    osc bco network:chromium chromium
    Also note there is no Novell, it no longer exists, this is openSUSE no
    more, no less.

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    Default Re: does chromium-desktop-* package belong to openSuse or Google? want to edit software description

    "As indicated in your bug, branch, change and submit...?": meaning? I didn't know how to interpret your question. I can't branch them until I can find them somewhere where I can branch them. I followed your link but the list there didn't include these two packages. Perhaps the packages don't operate inside Chromium but are run as part of the OS; that's how openSuse categorizes them in update lists when I update my laptop. But maybe they're not openSuse's packages, although openSuse uses them and even though the software descriptions are specific to openSuse. If they're not, then they look like they might belong to Google/Chromium. Is that your understanding, too?

    Novell, Suse, and openSuse are still together. They've come to be owned by Micro Focus. This was anticipated in <http://www.pcworld.com/article/2684352/micro-focus-buying-novell-suse-linux-owner-for-12-billion.html>. See also <https://www.suse.com/newsroom/post/2015/suse-is-now-part-of-micro-focus>.

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    Default Re: does chromium-desktop-* package belong to openSuse or Google? want to edit software description

    Quote Originally Posted by NickLevinson View Post
    "As indicated in your bug, branch, change and submit...?": meaning? I didn't know how to interpret your question. I can't branch them until I can find them somewhere where I can branch them. I followed your link but the list there didn't include these two packages. Perhaps the packages don't operate inside Chromium but are run as part of the OS; that's how openSuse categorizes them in update lists when I update my laptop. But maybe they're not openSuse's packages, although openSuse uses them and even though the software descriptions are specific to openSuse. If they're not, then they look like they might belong to Google/Chromium. Is that your understanding, too?

    Novell, Suse, and openSuse are still together. They've come to be owned by Micro Focus. This was anticipated in <http://www.pcworld.com/article/2684352/micro-focus-buying-novell-suse-linux-owner-for-12-billion.html>. See also <https://www.suse.com/newsroom/post/2015/suse-is-now-part-of-micro-focus>.
    Hi
    Create an account on OBS, https://build.opensuse.org/ this will give you a location (home:<username>, then install osc, configure osc, branch the package, fix and submit....

    https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSESC

    Novell has been absorbed by Microfocus, openSUSE is aligned with SUSE and nothing to do with Novell.
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    Default Re: does chromium-desktop-* package belong to openSuse or Google? want to edit software description

    No, I'm looking for the locations of the packages, not the location of my home page for this work, which I've already seen. As noted above, the site said, "Package does not exist."

    There's a Web interface method for this and I'm using that. I tried the CLI in root (your converting the CLI-instructional URL to show a smiley was cute) but was told that PackageKit is blocking zypper and I don't know enough to know if turning PackageKit off will be okay. I'll stick with the Web interface.

    The Investor Relations subdomain's home page at http://investors.microfocus.com/ says, "Principal brands of Micro Focus International are: Attachmate, Borland, Micro Focus, NetIQ, Novell and SUSE." The history at https://www.suse.com/company/history says, "SUSE joins the Micro Focus Group 2014". The logout page for this site at https://www.suse.com/common/util/logout.php says, "Get one account for Novell, SUSE, NetIQ, PartnerNet and openSUSE". Corporately, they may operate in separate divisions, though.

    Any clues on the packages' locations?

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    Default Re: does chromium-desktop-* package belong to openSuse or Google?want to edit software description

    On Fri 24 Jun 2016 12:26:01 AM CDT, NickLevinson wrote:

    No, I'm looking for the locations of the packages, not the location of
    my home page for this work, which I've already seen. As noted above, the
    site said, "Package does not exist."

    <snip>

    Any clues on the packages' locations?


    Hi
    It was in my previous link.. this is the development project which is
    where you changes need to occur...
    https://build.opensuse.org/package/s...ckage=chromium
    Code:
    osc bco network chromium
    This then creates a 'branch in you home repo, you fix and submit bacvk
    to the development project.

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    Default Re: does chromium-desktop-* package belong to openSuse or Google? want to edit software description

    I tried that link the first time and again last night. Its list grew by one package but still it does not list these two, so therefore I can't branch from that list. My guess is Suse/openSuse doesn't have either of these packages and the Google/Chromium organization's development system probably has both.

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    Default Re: does chromium-desktop-* package belong to openSuse or Google? want to edit software description

    Are you trying to do more than <just> edit a description, are you trying to make sure a warning displays so the User can then decide whether to proceed with the upgrade or not?

    Assuming you really want to implement a warning and not just modify a package description,
    For something so substantial as changing where passwords are stored,
    I strongly suspect (without checking) that the code you want to alter or supplement is in the main Chromium project, with the Gnome gnome-keyring and KDE kwallet implementations created in those projects but still ultimately submitted to the main Chromium project.

    Therefor,
    If you really want to accomplish something,
    I highly recommend not focusing on whoever does any packaging but instead on the Chromium code itself.
    Be aware this requires <a lot> of disk space and is a <very> big build, awhile back I did this... When you build "chromium" you build not just the web browser, you're also building chromeos, and targeting a variety of platforms. The alternative is to just submit a bug to the chromium people and let someone else who already has a dev set up to do what you request.

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    https://www.chromium.org/developers/...s/get-the-code

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    Default Re: does chromium-desktop-* package belong to openSuse or Google? want to edit software description

    The larger project is already underway by a Chromium developer (https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium...l?id=620360#c3). I won't try that myself, because of the time needed to become expert in it and because two of us working on the same file/s could result in bungled toe-crunching dances or at least unfortunate delays. From the issues I raised, a warning would be needed unless passwords are kept, but apparently they are, so, therefore, no warning is needed. The software descriptions are contrary to that, but the solution to that is to edit the software descriptions. That's a simpler project with much less risk of development conflicts.

    I want to edit the software description if it's in an openSuse package. I don't want to edit the sofware description if it's in a Google/Chromium package. The reason I don't want to edit it if it's in a Google/Chromium package is that the Google/Chromium package is due to be fixed or revised anyway and, as I understand it, the software description built into it will be edited as part of that process by a Google/Chromium developer. That'll take a little longer but it looks like it'll get done. But if it's in an openSuse package then it probably won't get edited unless I edit it. In that case, if the software description is in an openSuse package, I want to edit it.

    You suggest or hint that the packages might be in Gnome's and KDE's development websites. I Googled "'chromium-desktop-gnome' inurl:gnome.org" and "'chromium-desktop-kde' inurl:kde.org" but didn't find the packages in those websites.

    Do you know who has either of the packages? They're <chromium-desktop-gnome> and <chromium-desktop-kde>.

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    Default Re: does chromium-desktop-* package belong to openSuse or Google? want to edit software description

    Hi
    What part of this is the openSUSE development package https://build.opensuse.org/package/s...ckage=chromium don't you understand?

    Look at the spec file, here you will find the descriptions your wanting to edit.... they are subpackages.

    The openSUSE package is created from the upstream source chromium, it is then customized for openSUSE requirements, so if your wanting to make changes to the openSUSE package the above link is the place to do it by branching, modifying and submitting...

    If you want to make a change upstream from openSUSE, then head to the developers as well with a patch. Generally upstream don't care about distribution specific customizations/branding, package descriptions etc.
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