Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dev Channel Update

The Dev channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.1 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.  This build contains the following updates:

All
  • Updated V8 - 3.8.9.0
  • Moved the ‘privacy’ extension API out of experimental (Issue: 88030)
Mac
  • Fixed bookmarks menu being empty after switching profile. (Issue: 111034)
  • Perform Lion navigation gestures in the right window (Issues: 102541, 110655)
  • Fixed momentum scrolling that’s broken in iframes. (Issue: 112085)
  • Fixed Devtools closing in wrong tab when clicking close after resize. (Issue: 111206)
Known Issues
  • Settings revamp is still a work-in-progress.  Please file issues at crbug.com.
Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log. Interested in switching release channels?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

Monday, January 30, 2012

Beta Channel Update

The Beta channel has been updated to 17.0.963.46 for all platforms including Chromebooks (Platform versions: 1412.150).  This update fixes a number of stability and UI issues. For Chromebook users, it also includes a new version of Pepper Flash. Full details about what changes are in this version of Chrome are available in the SVN revision log.  Interested in switching release channels?  Find out how on Chrome / Chromebooks.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a Chrome or Chrome OS bug.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

Friday, January 27, 2012

Dev Channel Update for Chromebooks


The Dev channel has been updated to 18.0.1017.3 (Platform versions: 1625.0.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5, and Cr-48).


This build contains a number of performance, stability and security improvements. Additional changes:
  • Fixes to login problems that users may have encountered on machines that were shipped with versions R11 and earlier.
  • Updated Pepper flash version.
Known issues:
  • 25557 & 25559 - Hangouts will not display video of yourself or participants on Chromebooks. Audio does work, and other Hangout participants will be able to see you if video is enabled. This problem does not affect GTalk Video.
  • 25509 - Occasionally when switching tabs, the screen will not redraw the content to the new tab. Workaround: Closing all tabs or restarting the machine resolves the issue.
If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu.

Danielle Drew
Google Chrome

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Beta Channel Update for Chromebooks

The Beta channel has been updated to 17.0.963.43 (Platform versions: 1412.142) for Chromebooks (Samsung Series 5 , and Cr-48).

Highlights:

  • This update fixes a number of stability and UI issues.
  • Introduces new Verizon activation and top-up portal featuring many user-requested improvements:
    • Enables recurring billing as the default for pre-paid monthly plans
    • Greatly simplifies the Verizon activation and top-up process
    • Allows purchase of additional data prior to current bundle expiration
    • Eliminates credit card requirement for free 100MB plan

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu.

Update:  The transition to Verizon's new portal is being rolled out gradually over the next week.

Orit Mazor
Google Chrome

Beta Channel Update

The Beta channel has been updated to 17.0.963.44 for all platforms other than Chrome OS.  This update fixes a number of stability and UI issues.  Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log.  Interested in switching release channels?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Dev Channel Update

The Dev channel has been updated to 18.0.1017.2 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.  This build contains the following updates:

All

  • Updated V8 - 3.8.7.1
  • Enable linear scaling for Chrome Remote Desktop’s scale-to-fit feature. (issue 93451)
  • Fixed popup windows issue (Issue: 106967)
  • Fixed crashes in extension binding (Issue: 110694)
  • When Strict Transport Security mandates that HTTPS certificate errors must be fatal, add a string telling the user why. (Issue: 110191)
Mac
  • Fixed flashing window while deleting profile (Issue: 108801)
Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log. Interested in switching release channels?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

Stable Channel Update for Chromebooks

The Stable channel has been updated to 16.0.912.77 (Platform versions: 1193.194.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5, and Cr-48).

This build contains a number of performance, stability and security improvements. Additional fixes include:

  • 24748 - Device not scanning for networks
  • 23518 - No UI notification given on connection timeout
If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu.

Danielle Drew
Google Chrome

Monday, January 23, 2012

Stable Channel Update


The Stable channel has been updated to 16.0.912.77 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame

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.

  • [$1000] [106484] High CVE-2011-3924: Use-after-free in DOM selections. Credit to Arthur Gerkis.
  • [$3133.7] [107182] Critical CVE-2011-3925: Use-after-free in Safe Browsing navigation. Credit to Chamal de Silva. *
  • [108461] High CVE-2011-3928: Use-after-free in DOM handling. Credit to wushi of team509 reported through ZDI (ZDI-CAN-1415).
  • [$1000] [108605] High CVE-2011-3927: Uninitialized value in Skia. Credit to miaubiz.
  • [$1000] [109556] High CVE-2011-3926: Heap-buffer-overflow in tree builder. Credit to Arthur Gerkis.
The bugs 106484, 107182, 108461, and 109556 were detected using AddressSanitizer.
* Bug 107182 was fixed in 16.0.912.75 but accidentally excluded from the release notes.

Full details about what changes have been made in this release are available in the SVN revisions log. Interested in switching to another channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Anthony Laforge
Google Chrome

Friday, January 20, 2012

Dev Channel Update for Chromebooks

The Dev channel has been updated to 18.0.1010.2 (Platform versions: 1590.2.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5, and Cr-48).


This build contains a number of performance, stability and security improvements. Additional changes:
  • Improvement to wifi stability.
  • Improved system hardening [Yama support, etc]
Known issues:
  • 25144 - External storage devices fail to automount. Workaround: Login using Guest mode and automount of the device will work.
  • Machines shipped with R11 and earlier versions may encounter problems with users being able to login to the machine. This may also occur after the user changes their password. Workaround: You may recover either from erasing the stateful partition or performing a machine recovery. Instructions can be found here.
If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu.

Danielle Drew
Google Chrome

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Beta Channel Update for Chromebooks

The Beta channel has been updated to 17.0.963.38 (Platform versions: 1412.121 and 1412.123) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5, and Cr-48).

This update fixes a number of stability and UI issues.

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu.

Orit Mazor
Google Chrome

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Beta Channel Release

The Beta channel has been updated to 17.0.963.38 for all platforms other than Chrome OS.  This update fixes a number of stability and UI issues.  Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log.  Interested in switching release channels?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dev Channel Update

Update: Enabling getusermedia, PeerConnection and MediaStream functionality behind switch --enable-media-stream. (r117430)

The Dev channel has been updated to 18.0.1010.1 for Windows and Chrome Frame; 18.0.1010.0 for Mac and Linux.  This build contains the following updates:

All
  • The PDF plugin now adds ‘Rotate Clockwise’ and ‘Rotate Counterclockwise’ commands to context menus, so users can more easily view documents scanned horizontally.
  • Updated the first-run bubble text and added a link to change the current search engine. (Issue: 117521)
  • Fixed HTML5 showing download bar in fullscreen mode. (Issue: 99673)
Mac
  • Fixed issue where Cmd-W would close the whole window in fullscreen mode. (Issue: 109793)
  • Fixed best-fit-window-zoom. (Issue: 104170)
Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log. Interested in switching release channels?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Beta Channel Update for Chromebooks


The Beta channel has been updated to 17.0.963.33 (Platform versions: 1412.87 and 1412.88) for Chromebooks (Samsung Series 5 , and Cr-48). 

This update fixes a number of stability and UI issues.

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu.

Orit Mazor
Google Chrome

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Beta Channel Update

The Beta channel has been updated to 17.0.963.33 for all platforms other than Chrome OS.  This update fixes a number of stability and UI issues.  Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log.  Interested in switching release channels?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Dev Channel Update


The Dev channel has been updated to 18.0.1003.1 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame.  This build contains the following updates:

All

  • Updated V8 - 3.8.4.1
  • Fixed several crashes (Issues 106869, 104046, 106989, 107574, 106891, 108687, 107171, 109002)
  • When a profile is synced, use GAIA name + GAIA photo for avatar - Use Google OAuth userinfo API to get profile information (Issue: 91241)
  • Added support for manifest_version attribute for extensions  (Issue: 62897)
  • Eliminate drawing glitch on WebUI radio controls. (Issue: 105755)
  • Fixed regression with extension omnibox API where whitespace would get trimmed (Issue: 106355)
  • Fix page zoom for plug-in documents (Issues: 106013, 106228)
  • Fix race condition in extension service that causes extensions installed (Issue: 101935)
  • Folders in the wrench menu and application menu are greyed out (Issue: 109196)
  • Better error handling in audio wave out. (Issue: 108685)
  • Made URL filter for web request API mandatory (Issue: 106590)
  • Reject weak RSA and DSA keys when validating certificate chains for HTTPS; related UI (r114879, r116442, r115924)
Windows

  • Popups opened from a maximized window should now be unmaximized (Issue: 106967)
  • Hide panels in presence of full screen app for windows. (Issue: 102731)
  • Provide windows notification of thread termination (Issues: 107974, 103209)
  • Abort in-flight load tasks if the DB has been closed. (Issue: 106722)
Linux
  • Native Client applications should now work on Linux systems where /dev/shm is mounted with the “noexec” option, such as Gentoo (r113228).
  • Fixed issue where Google Chrome does not start on RHEL 6 and derivative Linux distributions. (r116534)
Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log.
Interested in switching release channels?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

Beta Channel Update for Chromebooks


The Google Chrome team is happy to announce the release of Chrome 17 on the Beta Channel for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5, and Cr-48).

Chrome version 17.0.963.27 (Platform version: 1412.64.0)

Release highlights:
  • Update Pepper Flash
  • New photo editor
  • File browser improvements
  • OpenVPN support
  • Stability & security fixes
If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu.

Orit Mazor
Google Chrome

Friday, January 6, 2012

Stable Channel Update for Chromebooks

The Stable channel has been updated to 16.0.912.75 (Platform version: 1193.158 for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5, and Cr-48).


Highlights:
  • Security fixes
  • Stability fixes
If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. You can also submit feedback using "Report an issue" under the wrench icon. Interested in switching to the Dev channel? Find out how.

Josafat Garcia
Google Chrome

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Stable Channel Update

The Stable channel has been updated to 16.0.912.75 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame

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

  • [$1000] [106672] High CVE-2011-3921: Use-after-free in animation frames. Credit to Boris Zbarsky of Mozilla.
  • [$1000] [107128] High CVE-2011-3919: Heap-buffer-overflow in libxml. Credit to Jüri Aedla.
  • [108006] High CVE-2011-3922: Stack-buffer-overflow in glyph handling. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Cris Neckar).
The bug [108006] was detected using AddressSanitizer.

Full details about what changes have been made in this release are available in the SVN revisions log. Interested in switching to another channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Anthony Laforge
Google Chrome