The Ubuntu team is looking at replacing their current Chromium deb package with a snap package. Testing a snap package of the Chromium browser is underway with plans to eventually remove the Chromium deb package from Ubuntu's repositories. "The Chromium browser has been available as a deb package for all supported Ubuntu releases and as a snap since version 60, and the time has come to start transitioning away from the debs. In a first step, the transition will be happening exclusively for Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) users, and once I’m confident it is rock-solid it will be rolled out to stable releases, starting with Disco and then the LTSes. How does that work? The deb packages have been updated in Eoan to install the stable snap on upgrade or new install (credit for the original implementation goes to the LXC team). Special care has been taken to not break existing workflows and to make the transition seamless." The change is expected to affect previous releases, including 18.04 LTS, as well as the upcoming 19.10 version of Ubuntu.
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