Friday, October 29, 2010

Dev Channel Update

The Chrome Dev channel has been updated to 8.0.552.23 for all platforms. This release addresses a number of stability and polish issues found in the previous release as well as the following:

  • Various fixes for browser sign-in
  • [r64308] Fix importing from Firefox on first run on Mac when it’s the default browser. (Issue 61112)
  • Disable accelerated 2D canvas
Full details about the changes are available in 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

19 comments:

Gif said...

why disable accelerated 2D canvas?

Destroyzer said...

I want to know too... why disable accelerated 2D canvas?

war59312 said...

Appears to be because of http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=58941 .

Too unstable and causes too many crashes it looks like.

Sure it will be added back shortly, no?

Bill said...

Was accelerated 2D canvas really unstable enough for a dev build? I've had it enabled for a while on my Win7 64bit pc without a single crash.

I could understand if this was a beta/stable release but this is a developer release and 2D canvas is not even a default, it has to be manually enabled.

I noticed a slight slow down when opening chrome with 30~ pinned tabs. Oh well, hopefully it will be back next release.

PB said...

also this problem with hulu.

http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=59054

jzero15 said...

Yea the 2D canvas was extremely unstable for me.

Archlinux said...

"Bill", if you _really_ want to enable accelerated 2d canvas you can do that with a shortcut/command line switch: --enable-accelerated-2d-canvas

The text means that it just disappeared from "about:flags".

Bill said...

^Oh yeah, I totally forgot about switches in all the excitement haha. Thanks for that! Chrome 4 lyfe!!!!!

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Password sync and encryption is removed

ADMIN said...

I am using xp sp3 and there was a no problem with chrome 2d acceleration. Why, 2d acceleration is not optional. How open enable-accelerated-2d-canvas option thnks

Luboš Motl said...

Chrome Radio Player extension is working again! I am afraid that this extension was also broken because of the GPU accelerated 2D canvas, or other things with the GPU...

I wish the GPU were used - but it just happens that the detailed software technology is not quite ready for the consumer yet.

sergejsu said...

Why I should sign-in to help forum when I am already signed in with Gmail + Request URL Too Large?
Edit


Google Chrome version (type about:version into the address bar):8.0.552.23
Operating System:Win XP SP3

Please describe your question/comment in detail (for example, steps to reproduce the problem): When I browsing Chrome Help Forum and wished to star the topic, then I had to sign in. Why°and what for? I had already signed with Google account. Moreover, when I am writing this text, it is right aligned in the box, and I do not have any instant idea how to rearrange this. Moreover, when I tried to sign in then I got Request-URI Too LargeThe requested URL /accounts/SetSID... is too large to process.

Surely, I didn't saved that full address and didn't take any other steps to keep data about it as i am in the middle of other things to do and was trying to star item with a goal to save my time (for future searches).

nhnl said...

Current Dev (8.0.552.xx) is a kind of alpha release for upcoming 8.0 Stable.
Therefore incomplete features will be disabled or removed.
Once 8.0.552.xx goes to Beta channel, those features will be back to Dev.

Влад said...

Thanks, Instant crash on my Ubuntu x64 is fixed! ^.^

Billy said...

2d canvas was even crashing Civ V, if i had chrome running in the background.

ncspz said...

stable channel is very stable

Kurtextrem said...

@sergejsu:
Clean your Cookies ;)

Bellicose100xp said...

Facebook crashes more times than the number of stars in the universe, fix it please.

Logos said...

issues at chrome startup with some extensions like NotScript, Gmail checker and others being delayed when GPU accelerated canvas 2D is activated in about:flags