Google Chrome's Dev channel has been updated to version 18.104.22.168.
Previous Dev Channel Users Moved to Beta Channel
This release is far less polished than what Dev channel users have been getting during Google Chrome's Beta, so we've moved existing Dev channel users to the Beta channel. You can decide whether to switch to the new Dev channel or stay on the Beta channel.
Use the new channel changer to re-subscribe to the Dev channel.
Highlights of This Release
There's a long list of new features in the release notes, but here are some of the highlights:
- New version of WebKit, with lots of fixes and new features like full-page zoom, autoscroll, and CSS gradients and reflections.
- New network code. Google Chrome now has its own implementation of the HTTP network protocol (we were using the WinHTTP library on Windows, but need common code for Mac and Linux).
- Form Autocomplete.
- Full-page zoom.
- Autoscroll (rough implementation). Middle-click on a page to scroll the page in any direction.
--Mark Larson, Google Chrome Program Manager
Edit (12 Jan 2009): As in the release notes, note that zoom and autoscroll were enabled by changes in WebKit.