Monday, January 11, 2010

Beta Channel Update

The Beta channel has been updated to 4.0.249.64 for Windows.

This release adds additional functionality to extensions:

  • The addition of internationalization support for extensions http://code.google.com/chrome/extensions/trunk/i18n.html.
  • [r34858] Adds a right-click context menu for Browser Actions and Page Actions. (Issue: 29538)
  • [r35233] Disables content scripts in Incognito mode. (Issue: 21392)
  • [r35663] Prevents extension popups from being dismissed when the focus changes from a child window of the popup, as it is the case with select popups. (Issue: 28110)
  • [r35681] Enforces minimum version from the extension manifest. (Issue: 24737)

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

Anthony Laforge
Google Chrome Program Manager

28 comments:

8ball said...

First comment !!

thanks for maintaining the beta channel.

<3 chrome

johny said...

chrome team, Please focus on windows 7 64bit.

krtulmay said...

Chrome team, please focus on stable versions for Mac and Linux 32-bit.

Taylor said...

any reason why the format of the version number has changed? for example it used to say "4.0.249.43" but after updating it looks like this "4.0.249.64 (35722) beta"

laforge@chromium said...

@Taylor, basically to provide end users/ developers more information. 35722 is the source revision 249.64 was cut from and the "dev"/"beta"/"stable" portion represents the channel that a given user is currently on.

Aviramof said...

Let me ask you a simple question i want to use chrome in hebrew but much of the extenssion don't work well when the browser is from right to left is there any simple methos for me to edit some extenssion so that they would support right to left?

and why can't i download the crx file of an extension via google chrome i can only install it directly from the site.

you know my email so if you can help that would be great and thanks in advance.

Boy.Blore said...

Is Beta the new Dev? There are more Beta updates than the Dev updates since the last December.

Jug said...

I don't get it. There are some major changes in this beta release for extension internationalization support, that weren't listed in the latest dev channel release, despite the dev channel being of a later version.

Were all these changes included in the dev channel too? Sounds odd if a beta branch would get non-dev features, but it makes me wonder.

tolep said...

Is Google Chrome 4 stable?

See http://picasaweb.google.com/tomasz.plokarz/ZrzutyEkranu02#5425786287436679474

fromq8 said...

The addition of internationalization support for extensions
no working with language arabic

Jaimy said...

@laforge, but I'm currently on 4.0.249.64 (35722) stable). How could that be?

James said...

I heartily second this: Chrome team, Please focus on Windows 7 64bit.

Chrome, and Google Apps/Docs, are all unusable on Win7 64. Huge latency, cookie problems, slowness, constant redirect loops. Even IE8 is faster!!!

Venkat Jasti said...

Hi I am With Beta. But after todays upgrade the version is shown as stable as per "4.0.249.64 (35722) stable. " . Now Am I with beta or Stable.

johnny said...

BUG EXISTS:
pleese fix the bug that after a Full Clear History With Cokies the exptension settings are been reset, like addblocker and speeddial!

thisis huge issu for the extensions

thanks.

Carlos said...

Does anyone know when it launch the stable update of google chrome 4???????!!!!!!! i want it

Chris said...

When will the linux builds be updated to this new beta release? The .deb is still showing at 249.43.

Thanks.

Mehdi said...

Not being biased or anything, I still think Mozilla is better, smoother(and faster) working with slower PCs, like what I have.
Chrome is a memory hog.

MK said...

Hmm, not sure I want to update, since I'd be losing userscripts in Incognito mode (which I run constantly). It'd be better if I could clear browsing data on exit, but Chrome doesn't (want to) support this, so the Click&Clean extension has to work around it with an executable of its own, increasing memory usage. Plus the behavior johnny mentions, where clearing cookies also nukes your extensions settings (see Issue 28788 for the explanation), makes clearing things in one go inconvenient also. (For now, you can work around it by clearing your cookies in Options -> Under The Hood -> Show cookies and website permissions, which leaves localStorage intact.)

Erik said...

Still have the same problem I've had for quite a while now, in W7. When the task bar is set to auto hide. Chrome places itself on top of the task bar so in order to see the task bar (eg to switch between open progs) I need to minimize chrome.
This was a problem on the betas of Chrome 1 but was fixed, now anyway it's back since quite some time

Jason said...

More up to date builds for linux please! Also, for dev channel, try and release rpm builds as well as debs., kinda leaves half the linux population out to pasture

Jeffrey said...

Google Chrome development team needed to do some improvement on performance as well as stability on the current beta version.

The improvement needed to implement consists of:

1. Enhancing current V8 rendering engine in which can running various types of websites instantly without facing any hurdles such as "blank pages".

2. Add back the clear recent history icon for users to conveniently remove the secured access information from exposing on the public computer.

3. Shows the download information in separated windows instead of integrate it together at the bottom of the screen

4. Memory consumption should be minimized in each opening of the new tab to enhance user experience as well as speeding up the process of loading a particular websites for the people's who are running older version of computer system that comes with a small number of RAM.

5. Improvement on the new new tab page is needed by add-in the speed dial option button for users to explore and easily change the layout design based on personal preferences (3X3, 5X5 or 8X8).

The above five suggestion is what majority of the users are raised and therefore it is best recommended that Google Chrome development team needed to do some revision and come out a totally new browser that can brings convenient as well as benefit for the users to use and experience it.

MK said...

>>3. Shows the download information in separated windows

I greatly prefer the download bar, myself. Probably because I always maximize my windows.

8ball said...

it'‏s already shown in a new window: ctrl+j

and what do you mean "a small number of
RAM."‎?‎?‎‏

紫雨老师 said...

anyone face same problem with me:
When I use chrome stable version (v3) I can use the voice and video chat, but when I upgrade to beta, everytime after installing it still shows I need to install.

Am I the only one face this?

Jeffrey said...

@8ball

A small number of RAM meaning those old computer that below 1GB of RAM could potentially feeling some difficulty in operating the Google Chrome browser smoothly and efficiently when there are several applications running in the same time. In a nutshell, it is known as "memory hogging".

Hence, the process of utilizing the computer memory is almost the same as Apple Safari 4 in which used up plenty of space on the computer memory and this could lower down the overall computer performance as well as executing time for running several different application in the same time.

Per Bylund said...

There's something strange going on with the beta version for Windows (7). When I used the stable version, I always had the number of tabs +1 processes showing in the Task Manager. Now there seems to be no connection whatever.

For instance, at this moment I have six tabs open with different web pages, there are no pop-up windows (neither minimized nor open), and I have only three extensions installed. But instead of the expected seven, the Task Manager shows a total of 13 (!) processes running chrome.exe. How is that possible??

James said...

Per Bylund: same for me on Win 7 x64. No problems at all on XP SP3.

That's an awful lot of memory that Chrome is eating up...

GoD-Tony said...

@Per Bylund: Press Shift+ESC to see all of the processes Chrome is using. Plugins such as Flash and Google Gears use additional processes as well.