Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Jun 2009 11:21 UTC, submitted by Hakime
Google One of the defining features of Google's Chrome web browse is its sandboxing feature. You probably won't realise it's there, but from a security point of view, sand-boxing is one of the most impotant factors in browser security, as it severely limits the amount of damage a security hole can do: sure, you've got a hole in the browser, but thanks to sandboxing, you're pretty much locked in - until you break out of the sandbox, of course. Sandboxing on the Windows variant of Chrome was a "complicated affair", says Chromium developer Jeremy Moskovich, but for the Mac version, it's all a bit easier and more straightforward. On Linux, however, it's a mess.
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root required for installation is a problem?
by robmv on Wed 3rd Jun 2009 13:00 UTC
robmv
Member since:
2006-08-12

Each time I read about Chrome developers saying bad things about development on Linux, I just laugh. That wiki page says root installation is not good option, what a joke

Do Chrome developers, expects to do the same crap they do on Windows, to install a binary on %LOCAL_APP_DATA% for each user????? do they understand the name says DATA!!!!! not programs, what they will do next time MS enforce better security policies and do not allow executable on Data directories, scream monopoly and that they are attacking Google, follow the good practices for the platform you are developing, for Linux, create a deb and an rpm and create a apt/yum repo like Adobe do for flash, use the system updater instead of the internal one on chrome

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ariya Member since:
2009-06-03

When I read the original blog entry, I don't get the impression that it is about complaints. Seems that it is nothing but facts. It mentions something as "a challenge", which gets transcoded in "a mess" in the article title here.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

yeah, that is *peculiar* to say the least. It also appears from the wiki, that its more of a case of there not being a mechanism that is as flexible as they want, more than it being a problem the variety of mechanisms.

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MatzeB Member since:
2005-07-06

Have you ever been on some university computer being 2 years behind in software updates where the admin doesn't care?
It's a nice thing if you can do stuff yourself and install newer software in your home directory...

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