My goodness z25blink, you are so paranoid about Google, you did not even bother to read or think about what I wrote!
Let me be a little more clear, and you will see that Iron is most definitely dependent on Google Chrome, or at least Chromium
Again, all of Iron's crucial "new" features and functions are all Chromium
features. Iron only gets these functions based on pulling updated code from Chromium source code. So far virtually all, >99% of these features and functionality are developed by Google developers
. If Iron wants these features, they are entirely dependent on when the Google devs finish these features. I believe this is true, unless any Iron devs have contributed to the Chromium project and I would be interested to see the commit logs/entries if there are any.So again, I suppose the only independent releasing Iron can do is try to fully debug and release these features faster than Google releases Chrome
? After all, that's why all these "new" features are still in Dev and Beta testing even for Chromium
. And whether these features are eventually finished and deployed is entirely dependent on Google devs. (Again, unless Iron chooses to release these dev functions as Iron features.)
So z25blink, although you are correct that Iron is based on open-source Chromium, 90% of Iron is dependent on 99% of Chromium, which is 99% dependent on Google developers. I find it absolutely ridiculous that you think much of what is available in Iron could be possible without Chromium and the Google devs. And further I cannot see how Iron can think to make releases without depending on what Google devs have developed into Chromium.