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bbruc5
Novice
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web browser running on joule...

I would love to be able to run chrome (chromium) on the joule. I am confused by the steps required to make this happen. Any help would be appreciated.

Also, it would be good to have an announcement when developers should update the OS or development libraries.

Thanks for any help.

bb

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idata
Community Manager
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Hi Bblumberg,

 

 

Thanks for contacting us.

 

 

Please let me investigate about how to install chromium on the Joule, and if I found something helpful I'll post that here. I'll appreciate your patience.

 

 

Regarding to update announcements (OS or libraries), they will be posted in the Joule Community, so, please keep checking it out.

 

 

Regards,

 

-Yermi

 

idata
Community Manager
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Hi Bblumberg,

 

 

We have not tested chromium on the Joule. I would suggest you to build chromium on the Yocto project, see this guide https://github.com/ds-hwang/wiki/wiki/build-chromium-on-yocto https://github.com/ds-hwang/wiki/wiki/build-chromium-on-yocto. You can find the source code for building the Joule image here https://github.com/ostroproject/ostro-os-xt https://github.com/ostroproject/ostro-os-xt. Please give it a try and share your results with the community.

 

 

Regards,

 

-Yermi

 

bbruc5
Novice
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Thanks for the pointers. I had actually found the links and as a first step tried to build Ostro-XT on my Mac following the instructions for building using Docker. The build kept hanging when trying to build the jdk (I did this several times to no avail). I think Ubuntu when it is officially released may be a better bet for me.

Thanks.

bb

idata
Community Manager
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Hi Bblumberg,

 

 

I'll investigate about that issue and as soon as I'll find something, I will share that here.

 

 

Regards,

 

-Yermi

 

CNutt
Beginner
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Do it! big market!

idata
Community Manager
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Hi Bblumberg,

We are currently working on supporting Ubuntu to run on Joule, once that is done it should have a browser.

We'll appreciate your patience during the meantime.

Regards,

 

-Yermi

 

bbruc5
Novice
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Thanks. Yes, getting ubuntu out as soon as possible on the Joule would be great and top priority in my opinion.

bb

idata
Community Manager
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Hi Bblumberg,

 

 

You're welcome, we'll keep it in mind.

 

 

Have a nice day!

 

-Yermi