Packaging Request #1203

[Yakyak] add package to PCR

sebasped - over 4 years ago - . Updated about 4 years ago.

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Add package
Althought not quiet sure about license. Sorry far from expert.

Related issues

Related to Packages - Freedom Issue #1167: [chromium][qt5-webengine][electron] QTWebgine/Electron embeds "entire Chromium platform"confirmed




Updated by g4jc about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from open to not-a-bug

Updated by isacdaavid about 4 years ago

If added, it would certainly also need to be blocked by your-privacy on behalf of [nonprism] users.

The fact that it is useless without Google Hangouts puts it on similar grounds to Firefox Hello, or many libre videogame emulators for which no libre games exist; and I think the community consensus on those matters is that a user may simply want to install, study and even run such programs in a way that doesn't imply going for the bad stuff such programs are primarily intended to fulfill. (Think of someone using this Yakyak thingie offline, for the sake of exploring its user interface or something).

That said, YakYak depends on electron, which in turn embeds Chromium as was pointed out today by someone on #parabola. electron is going away as part of the great Chromium/QtWebEngine purge, so there's no point in considering adding a package that hard-depends on it.


Updated by isacdaavid about 4 years ago

  • Subject changed from Yakyak to [Yakyak] add package to PCR

Updated by sebasped about 4 years ago

Thanks a lot for the bothering in the explanations.


Updated by bill-auger over 3 years ago

  • Related to Freedom Issue #1167: [chromium][qt5-webengine][electron] QTWebgine/Electron embeds "entire Chromium platform" added

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