Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Dev Channel - Bug Fixes, WebKit Merges, and Full Screen Mode

Google Chrome's Dev channel has been updated to 2.0.166.1. The highlights for this week:

New
  • Preliminary full screen support has been added (UI still in progress).
  • Turkish and Estonian spell checkers are available.
  • Additional malware data collection for users opted-in to sending usage statistics and crash reports.
  • We now perform HTTP authentication over a keep-alive connection.
Fixes
  • Fixed a regression where it was not possible to drag a tab between two windows.
  • Fixed issue related to the input method editor (IME) and the distance/ location to the current text area after scrolling.
  • Double clicking no longer maximizes the window.
  • Fixed everything listed as Known Issues last week.
  • The complete list of changes is available in the release notes.
Known Issues
  • Download shelf will *not* warn about dangerous .exe files (Issue: 7971).
  • Windows 7 users will experience issues importing favorites from IE and setting Chrome as the default browser.
  • Repaint issues on reloaded page after a crash (Issue: 8065).
  • Javascript debugger doesn't come up for constrained windows (Issue: 8071).
  • Sad face not displayed after a plugin crash (Issue: 7673).

Find about the Dev channel and how to subscribe at http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel.


Anthony Laforge, PMP
Chrome Program Manager

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dev Update: Bug Fixes

Google Chrome's Dev channel has been updated to 2.0.164.0. This is a bug fix release. Find about the Dev channel and how to subscribe at http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel.

You might notice 8 Indic languages are now available for the Google Chrome user interface: Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya*, Tamil, and Telugu. (*Note: Oriya does not work in Windows XP.) This is just the initial integration of support for these languages. The translations are not complete and haven't been finalized. Please don't file bugs for these languages, yet.

Changes
  • Fixed the problems with Facebook's sidebar layout.
  • Fixed last week's 'crash on some Hebrew and Arabic sites' known issue.
  • Fixed several problems with making Google Chrome the default browser on Windows Vista.
  • The complete list of changes is available in the release notes.
Known Issues
Just so you know (and don't have to spend your time filing a bug when you run into these):
  • After scrolling, input method editor (IME) windows appear far from the current text area. (Issue 7651)
  • The Web Inspector (right click > Inspect Element) does not work. (Issue 7800)
  • Issues with commands on pop-up windows: the context menu has most commands disabled, reload and view source do not work. (Issues 7615, 7635, 7804)
  • Saving web pages does not work. Save as.. (Ctrl+S) appears to save to your Downloads folder, but it creates a file in the Application\2.0.164.0 directory. (Issue 7616)
  • Some pop-ups and tabs load pages, but the title remains 'Untitled' and the address bar shows 'about:blank' as the URL. (Issue 7625)
Let us know about any issues you find by filing a bug.
--Mark Larson, Google Chrome Program Manager

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Dev Update: Bug Fixes


Google Chrome's Dev channel has been updated to 2.0.162.0. Thanks to work done in WebKit, Google Chrome can use web fonts (read more about it here: http://www.alistapart.com/articles/cssatten ), including dynamic fonts for complex scripts. If you are a web developer this is huge news for you.

New features:
  • Web Font support, including dynamic and complex scripts
  • http://crbug.com/6688 Command line switch for the location of the disk cache.
Known Issues:
Find about the Dev channel and how to subscribe at http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel.

The complete list of changes is available in the release notes.


Jonathan Conradt
Engineering Program Manager
Mountain View, CA

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Dev Update: Bug fixes, UI tweaks, and a V8 Update

Google Chrome's Dev channel has been updated to 2.0.160.0. The highlights for this week include a good number crash fixes and UI presentation and behavioral clean-up:
  • Fixes a number of tab dragging related crashes.
  • Fixes issue where Chrome could not be set as the default browser.
  • Add support for UA spoofing, and spoof Safari's UA string when loading URLs
  • Improving UI presentation in Vista and XP
  • We now generate a proper file name when dragging an image off the browser on to the desktop
  • V8 has been updated to version 0.4.9.3, read more in the V8 changelog.
  • Find about the Dev channel and how to subscribe at http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel.

The complete list of changes is available in the release notes.

Anthony Laforge
Google Chrome Program Manager

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Stable and Beta Update: Incognito Mode Fix

Google Chrome's Beta and Stable channels have been updated to 1.0.154.48.

The change in 1.0.154.46 to fix Hotmail caused a problem for users in Incognito mode trying to access sites which depend on the User-Agent header. This header identifies the type of browser making the request and should be part of every request, even in Incognito mode. This issue is now fixed. There is also a security fix for a bug (analogous to CVE-2007-3670) where command line arguments could be injected and executed by getting a user to click a link in certain other browsers.


Jonathan Conradt
Engineering Program Manager
Mountain View, CA