Friday, May 27, 2011

Chrome OS Beta Channel Update

The Chrome OS Beta channel has been updated to R12 release 0.12.433.57 including Chrome 12.0.742.68 Beta and several stability and functional improvements over the previous release.

In addition to the new Chrome 12 (see Chrome 12 blogpost), there are several Chrome OS improvements including:
  • New translation
  • Fixed crash on Thai pages

No new known issues.

You can find full list of fixes that are in Chrome OS R12 in the chromium-os bug tracker. If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu.

Orit Mazor
Google Chrome

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Beta Channel Update

The Chrome Beta channel has been updated to 12.0.742.68 for all platforms.  This release contains a small number of UI updates and performance fixes.  The full list of changes is available in the SVN revision log.  Interested in switching to the Beta channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Stable Channel Update

The Stable channel has been updated to 11.0.696.71 for the Macintosh, Windows, Linux and Chrome Frame platforms

Security fixes and rewards:

Please see the Chromium security page for more detail. Note that the referenced bugs may be kept private until a majority of our users are up to date with the fix.

  • [72189] Low CVE-2011-1801: Pop-up blocker bypass. Credit to Chamal De Silva.
  • [$1000] [82546] High CVE-2011-1804: Stale pointer in floats rendering. Credit to Martin Barbella.
  • [82873] Critical CVE-2011-1806: Memory corruption in GPU command buffer. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Cris Neckar).
  • [82903] Critical CVE-2011-1807: Out-of-bounds write in blob handling. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Inferno) and Kostya Serebryany of the Chromium development community.

The following bugs were fixed:
  • REGRESSION: selection extended by arrow keys flickers on LinkedIn.com. (Issue 83197).
  • Have ConnectBackupJob try IPv4 first to hide potential long IPv6 connect timeout (Issue 81686).
  • Mac plugin crashes are too low in stats (Issue 82172).
  • Incorrect ACLs on the archived copy of setup.exe  (Issue 82424)

If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug.
Want to change to another Chrome release channel? Find out how.

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome

Monday, May 23, 2011

Dev Channel Update

The Dev channel has been updated to 13.0.772.0 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and ChromeFrame.

All
  • Updated V8 - 3.3.8.1
  • Continued work on Print Preview
  • Making progress on rel:preload
  • Crash fixes
More details about additional changes are available in the svn log of all revision.

 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

Chrome OS Beta Channel Update

The Chrome OS Beta channel has been updated to R12 release 0.12.433.48 including Chrome 12.0.742.60 Beta, new flash player and several stability and functional improvements over the previous release.

In addition to all Chrome 12 new features (see Chrome 12 blogpost), there are several great Chrome OS improvements including:
  • A fix for [Bug 13269] Chat window refuses to open, even if contacts list will
  • Flash 10.2.158.22
  • File Manager context menu
  • Update default avatars and guest icon

No new known issues.

You can find full list of fixes that are in Chrome OS R12 in the chromium-os bug tracker. If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu.

Orit Mazor
Google Chrome

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Beta Channel Update

The Chrome Beta channel has been updated to 12.0.742.60 for all platforms.  This release contains a number of UI tweaks and performance fixes.  The full list of changes is available in the SVN revision log.  Interested in switching to the Beta channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dev Channel Update

The Dev channel has been updated to 13.0.767.1 for Windows, Mac, Linux and ChromeFrame

All
  • Print preview work continues
  • Omnibox string matching improvements
Linux
  • We are discontinuing support for Ubuntu Hardy for 13.0, in effect matching that Ubuntu has officially stopped supporting Hardy (including stopping security updates) as of May 12th, 2011.
More details about additional changes are available in the svn log of all revision.

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

Monday, May 16, 2011

Chrome OS Beta Channel Update

The Chrome OS Beta channel has been updated to R12 release 0.12.433.38 including Chrome 12 Beta, new trackpad, new flash player and several stability and functional improvements over the previous release.

This release contains the following security fixes:
  • Disallow root escalation by creating /var/lib/chromeos-aliases.conf and inserting commands. [Credit to Chrome OS Team (Sean Paul)]

  • Disallow modification of about:flags in Guest mode [Credit to Chrome OS Security Team (Jim Hebert)]

  • Multiple package updates (openssl, dbugs, pango, sudo, strongswan, acl, libxml2, dhcpd) [Credit to Chrome OS Security Team]


In addition to all Chrome 12 new features (see Chrome 12 blogpost), there are several Chrome OS great improvements including:
  • File browser
  • Shiny new look
  • Improvements to GSM support
  • Verizon activation improvements
  • New Flash player
  • Feedback link is now under the wrench menu ("Report an issue")
  • 3G connection to the carrier fixes
  • Wi-Fi connectivity/Out of the Box fixes
  • New trackpad and sensitivity setting adjusted
  • Auto update engine and debugging improvements
  • Power optimizations
  • GTalk video/chat optimizations
  • Improved on screen indicators: brightness, network status, update icon

Known issues:
  • [Bug 15211] Angry Birds displays black screen in SD and HD version during intro video
  • [Bug 14592] 3g Activation does not complete first try but succeeds on second after a workaround
  • [Bug 13269] Chat window refuses to open, even if contacts list will
  • [Bug 12671] Encountered the recovery screen upon resuming from suspend (hard reboot helps)
  • [Bug 15085] "He's Dead Jim" message while playing specific video in 720p

You can find a full list of fixes in ChromeOS R12 in the chromium-os bug tracker. If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug.

Orit Mazor
Google Chrome

Friday, May 13, 2011

Stable Channel Update

The Stable channel has been updated to 11.0.696.68 for the Macintosh, Windows, Linux and Chrome Frame platforms

Security fixes and rewards:
Please see the Chromium security page for more detail. Note that the referenced bugs may be kept private until a majority of our users are up to date with the fix.
  • [64046] High CVE-2011-1799: Bad casts in Chromium WebKit glue. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (SkyLined).
  • [80608] High CVE-2011-1800: Integer overflows in SVG filters. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Cris Neckar)
This version also has Flash Player 10.3 which is an incremental release with improved stability, enhanced security and user privacy protection, and new capabilities for enterprises and developers. For more information, see the Adobe Flash Player release notes

If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug.

Want to change to another Chrome release channel? Find out how.

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome

Beta Channel Update

The Chrome Beta channel has been updated to 12.0.742.53 for all platforms.  This release contains a number of UI tweaks and performance fixes.  The full list of changes is available in the SVN revision log.  Interested in switching to the Beta channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

Monday, May 9, 2011

Chrome Beta Update

The Google Chrome team is happy to announce the release of Chrome 12 to the Beta Channel for all platforms.  Chrome 12.0.742.30 includes a number of new features and updates, including:

  • Hardware accelerated 3D CSS
  • New Safe Browsing protection against downloading malicious files
  • Ability to delete Flash cookies from inside Chrome
  • Launch Apps by name from the Omnibox
  • Integrated Sync into new settings pages
  • Improved screen reader support
  • New warning when hitting Command-Q on Mac
  • Removal of Google Gears
Find out more about Chrome 12 at the official Chrome Blog.  The full list of changes is available in the SVN revision log.  Interested in switching to the Beta channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

Friday, May 6, 2011

Dev Channel Update

The Chrome Dev channel has been updated to 12.0.742.30 for all platforms.  This release contains an updated version of Flash.

If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug. Want to change to another Chrome release channel? Find out how.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

Beta and Stable Channel Update

The Beta and Stable channels have been updated to 11.0.696.65 for the Macintosh, Windows, Linux and Chrome Frame platforms

The following bugs were fixed:
  • After deleting bookmarks on the Bookmark managers, the bookmark bar doesn't display properly with existing bookmarks. (Issue 80580).
  • About Google Chrome window shows unknown channel for 11.0.696.57 (Issue 80683).
  • Chrome/Mac seems to clobber focus when uploading attachments to Gmail with the flash-based uploader (Issue 77172).
  • Also included is an updated version of Flash Player 10.2.
If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug.

Want to change to another Chrome release channel? Find out how.

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Chrome Dev Channel Update

The Chrome Dev channel has been updated to 12.0.742.21 for all platforms. This release contains fixes for a number of UI, performance, and stability issues.  It also contains an update for Mac [bug 80602] that fixes garbage being displayed when the accelerated compositor was active.  This primarily affected 3D CSS transforms and WebGL content. The full list of changes is available from the SVN revision log. If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug. Want to change to another Chrome release channel? Find out how.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

Monday, May 2, 2011

Chrome Dev Channel Update

The Chrome Dev channel has been updated to 12.0.742.16 for all platforms.  This release continues to address UI and performance issues, as well as a fix for non-Aero themes on Windows. The full list of changes is available from the SVN revision log. If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug. Want to change to another Chrome release channel? Find out how.


Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

Chrome OS Beta Channel Update

The Chrome OS Beta channel has been updated to the latest R11 release 0.11.257.201 including Chrome update (11.0.696.57).

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug.

Orit Mazor
Google Chrome