Friday, October 23, 2009

Dev Channel Updated with Crash and Calendar Fix


Version: 4.0.223.11

This release fixes a crash when running extensions like the Subscribe in Feed Reader sample.  It also fixes a problem in Google Calendar where overlapping calendar items were invisible because they were being displayed with 0 width.  This update is being released for Windows, Mac and Linux.

You can find out about getting on the Dev channel here: http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel.

If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug at http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry.

Jonathan Conradt
Engineering Program Manager

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dev Channel Updated with Fixes and Extension Changes


This week Printing and the Quicktime plugin make their initial appearance on Chrome for Mac.  Lots of important Extensions changes and quite a few bugs are also fixed.


Be sure to read the Known Issues if you are running Chrome for Mac.


All Platforms:
  • CSS rounded corners are now antialiased on Windows and Linux.  (They were already on Mac.)
    Mac:
    • Printing now works. (Issue: 13158)
    • [r28871] Autoupdates no longer cause problems if Chrome is already running. (Issue: 14610)
    • [r29388] Hitting backspace while IME is active does no longer go back in history. (Issue: 25000)
    • [r28837] QuickTime plugin no longer crashes, and often displays properly (though there are still bugs to be ironed out).
    • [r28837] Plugin whitelist has been removed, so that Chrome will attempt to load all NPAPI plugins.  Expect more plugin crashes.
    • [r29396] Ctrl-tab switches tabs again. (Issue: 24921)
    • [r29458] Cmd-` switches windows again. (Issue: 24817)
      Linux:
      • Minor visual polish (e.g. horizontal scrollbars show the proper grippy, omnibox highlighting fix).
      • [r28834] Create application shortcuts now works on Fedora 11. (Issue: 22966)
      • [r28869] Browser actions (extension buttons in toolbar) partly implemented. (Issue: 23882)
      • [r29102] Omnibox auto-complete popup stacks properly below SCIM IME candidate window. (Issue: 19082)
      • [r29261] Ctrl+F etc. no longer type other letters into edit boxes in non-English keyboard setups. (Issues: 10846221521471)
        Chrome Frame:
        • Fixes persistent IE 8 crashes. (Issue: 22768)
        • Fixed crashes when navigating with Web Inspector open. (Issue: 22993)
        • Fixes spurious errors when re-installing Chrome Frame. (Issue: 23444)
        • Fixes a crash in comctl32.dll, triggered by Google Wave. (Issue: 24115)
        • Fixes empty referrer issue for initial link navigations. (Issue: 22994)
        • Preview support for accessibility via MSAA, including ARIA role and state information. (Issues 23669, others)
        • Improved keyboard and accelerator handling.
        • IE text-size menu items now change text size in Chrome Frame.
        • Navigating to a site marked as restricted is now disabled in Chrome Frame. Chrome frame now updates the zone UI on the task bar.
        • Chrome Frame will now work for all other users on the machine, not just the user who installs it. (Issue: 23989)
        • Fixes for SSL certificate error issue.
        • Disables sending 'chromeframe' in the User-Agent if the Chrome Frame addon is disabled. (Issue: 22760)
        • Disables the 'Chrome has crashed - Restart?' message box.
        • Limited support for JavaScript history object for back/forward from content.
        Extensions:
        • [r29068] *Breaking Change* Finalize browser actions API (Issue: 23879)
        • [r29284] *Breaking Change* Only one browser action or one page actions is now allowed per-extension. We are experimenting with the idea of a direct correspondence between extensions and visible UI features. We think this may improve managability. (Issue: 24473)
        • [r29335] Update page actions API to improve usability. Old API still supported. (Issue: 24635)
        • [r29495] Browser actions and page actions: Add chrome.browserAction.setIcon({path:...}). No longer need to prespecify images in manifest. (Issue: 22575)
        • [r29297] Add an options_page to the manifest. (Issue: 23801)
        • [r29365] You can now use (slightly) bigger icons in browser actions and page actions. Up to 19px square are now allowed (up from 16px). (Issue: 24881)
        • [r29046] Fix extension canceling. (Issue: 23405)
        • [r29143] Browser action button disappears when loading a new extension. (Issue: 23593)
          Known issues:
          • Mac: If an older version of Chrome is running when this version is automatically installed the running version will not quit cleanly and will spike the CPU at 100%.  It will be necessary to Force Quit the application.  Use Cmd-Option-Escape to open the Force Quit dialog.
          • Mac: Cmd-opt-left/right navigate history instead of switching tabs (Issue:25396). Use cmd-{/} as workaround.
          • Linux: Some fonts may look blurry or extra bold. (Issue: 25365)
          More details about additional changes are available in the svn log of all revisions.


          You can find out about getting on the Dev channel here: http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel.


          If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug at http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry.


          Jonathan Conradt
          Engineering Program Manager


          Thursday, October 15, 2009

          Dev Channel Updated with Fixes

          Version 4.0.222.12


          Windows release corresponding to the 4.0.222.5 releases for Mac and Linux.


          Jon Conradt
          Engineering Program Manager

          Dev Channel updated with Bug Fixes


          Version: 4.0.222.5

          This week's dev channel update includes quite a few bug fixes.  The Windows release will arrive shortly.

          Mac OS X:
          • [r28121] Fix bookmark bar resize issues. (Issue: 23949)
          • [r28145] Support OS X's url handlers. (Issue: 15546)
          • [r28260r28600] Make content area a drop target for dragging images, etc. (Issues: 2351719529)
          • [r28453] Enable "Edit Search Engines" in Omnibox context menu. (Issues: 2251222648)
          • [r28505r28528] Make cmd-left/right and backspace/shift-backspace navigate history if the focus is not in a text box. (Issue: 12557)         
          • [r28613] Fix a ton of theming bugs. (Issues: 22213202951854719851236512433818438)
          • [r28749] Status bubble now fades in and out after a delay. (Issue: 24495)
          • r28709 ] Key equivalents sent to renderer: Cmd-s etc. should now work on e.g. google docs. (Issue: 15090)
          • r28813 ] Chrome's and Safari's ideas of "default browser" now agree. (Issue: 24401)

          Linux:
          • Various crash and visual glitch fixes.

          Extensions
          • [r28095] Extensions loaded "Load unpacked extension" (and --load-extension) will no longer change id's when they're reloaded (Issue: 21281)
          • Browser Actions (windows only at the moment)
            • [r28130r28136] Can now set an image dynamically with an ImageData from a canvas. (Issue:23269)
            • [r28115] Can close popups using window.close. (Issue: 23832)
            • [r28187] Popups now have a bubble border. (Issue: 23833)
            • some sample extensions converted to use browser actions. (gmail checker, buildbot, mappy)
            • a number of other misc bug fixes.
          • [r28135] Extension packing now works on Linux and Mac. (Issue: 20669)

          Known Issues:
          • [Mac] Trackpad scroll events are passed to windows behind the chrome window.
          • [Mac] Cmd-` doesn't work when tab contents are focused.
          • [Mac] Chrome for Mac thinks its name is Google Chrome Helper.  (Issue: 24776)
          • [Mac] Cannot "edit" or "add" bookmarks via bookmark contextual menu.  (Issue: 24828)

          More details about additional changes are available in the svn log of all revisions.

          You can find out about getting on the Dev channel here: http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel.

          If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug at http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry.

          Jonathan Conradt
          Engineering Program Manager

          Monday, October 12, 2009

          Beta/Stable Channel Update

          Both the beta and stable channel have been updated to 3.0.195.27 and contain the following fixes:

          • Fixed an issue where menu items for certain Indian languages were not properly visible. (Issue: 18042)
          • Add support to blacklist the faux www.paypal.com certificate. (Issue:24038)
          • Added NTLMv2 support on Windows. (Issue: 14206)
          • FFmpeg files now properly have NX/DBCompat enabled. (Issue: 23189 - Will be made public once this release is fully deployed)
          • V8 crash fix. (Issue: 22913)

          Anthony Laforge
          Google Chrome Program Manager

          Wednesday, October 7, 2009

          Dev Channel Update

          The Dev channel has been updated to 4.0.221.6 for Windows and 4.0.221.8 for Mac and Linux.


          • All
            • Theme change should automatically update New Tab Page background again. [r27841] (Issue: 20392)
          • Mac
            • No longer crash when selecting closed window from Dock menu. [r27769] (Issue: 14003)
            • Fix several issues with dragging tabs and quickly letting go. [r27861] (Issues: 22266, 13594, 22538)
            • Fixes for full screen plugins: keystrokes are now sent to full screen plugins and the Menu Bar is properly hidden. [r27755] (Issues: 19534, 21020)
          • Linux
            • Work around the sudden creation of a tree of directories in your homedir after an update.  [r27997] (Issue: 23327)
            • Tab titles in Thai locales are no longer chopped.  [r27725] (Issue: 22791)
          • Extensions
            • More features for browser actions (still in progress, still Windows-only)
            • Fix bug on Linux where directory cruft was accidentally created. (Issue: 23327)
          • Known Issues
            • Linux: Google Chrome fails to collect zombie processes from closed tabs. (Issue: 23778)
            • Mac: Bookmark bar looks weird, and hurts you when you resize the window (hit cmd-shift-b twice after window resizing as workaround).

          More details about additional changes are available in the svn log of all revisions.

          You can find out about getting on the Dev channel here: http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel.

          If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug at http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry.

          Anthony Laforge
          Google Chrome Program Manager

          Monday, October 5, 2009

          Beta and Stable Channel Update

          The beta and stable channels have been updated to 195.25.  This release includes only a single change that adds an image link to the new tab page which directs new users to the themes gallery.


          Anthony Laforge
          Google Chrome Program Manager

          Friday, October 2, 2009

          Dev Channel Updated with Fixes


          Version: 4.0.220.1


          This week's dev channel update includes a number of fixes.  It introduces the Native Client as a built-in feature for the first time on Windows.  Some additional Extensions APIs also make their first appearance.


          All Platforms
          • [r27300] Remove "Remove Item" from download item context menu. (Issue: 23078)
          • [r26976] Omnibox now understands Zeroconf .local hosts. (Issue: 19957)
          Windows
          • [r27445] Native Client is now built into the renderer but disabled by default.  For info on how to enable please see this page.
          Mac
          • [r27015] cmd-f, cmd-g, cmd-e now use the system-wide find pasteboard. (Issue: 14562)
          • [r27464] cmd-up/cmd-down now work correctly. (Issue: 22585)
          • [r27378] Sheets should be positioned between the content and everything above it, no matter if they are window- or tab-modal. (Issue: 17615)
          • [r27185] Download item name no longer displayed in white in Incognito window. (Issue: 22664)
          • [r27405] about:ipc page enabled. (Issue: 22664)
          • [r27064] Omnibox now draws red bar over "https" for bad site certificates. (Issue: 22558)
          • [r27127] Typing option-return in the Omnibox now opens a new foreground tab. (Issue 22822)
          Linux
          • [r27368] Extension shelf now obeys GTK theme. (Issue 23031)
          • [r27041] "Other bookmarks" link no longer chopped off non-English locales. (Issue 22788)
          • [r27194], [r27422] App shortcuts now work and use proper icon. (Issue 2258922528)
          Extensions
          • [r27599] Extensions menu item now in 'wrench' menu. (Issue 22883)
          • [r27319] Introduce Browser Actions. (Issue 22099 and others) (still a work in progress)
          • [r27163] Implemented extension packing on Linux.
          • [r27290] Toolstrip dragging now restricted to extension shelf.
          • [r27262] Themes and extensions now install if you have "ask for destination" option set in download options.
          • [r27376] Content scripts can now see their own functions in setTimeout.
          • [r27440] Fix crash when using non-extension iframe.
          • [r27393] Some initial i18n API (still a work in progress). (Issue: 12131)


          More details about additional changes are available in the svn log of all revisions.


          You can find out about getting on the Dev channel here: http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel.


          If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug at http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry.




          Jonathan Conradt
          Engineering Program Manager