I'm certainly not going to get my hopes up. I've been disappointed by Linux's lack of quality across the distributions too many times to suddenly forgive and forget. The best course of action is to simply monitor the situation with an eye towards installing the next release of Ubuntu in a virtual machine and then test Chromium in that environment if it's either released or mature enough. Another course of action would be to wait for the cleanup release from Mint, then try Chromium on that platform. Only time will tell.