Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Stable Channel Update

Google Chrome 5.0.375.55 has been released to the Stable channel for Linux, Mac and Windows.

For more details about the new features in the release, over our previous stable release 4.1, please see the Official Google Chrome blog.

Security Fixes:

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.

  • [7713] Medium Canonicalize URLs closer to the Safe Browsing specification. Credit to Brett Wilson of the Chromium development community.
  • [16535] High Possible URL bar spoofing via unload event handlers. Credit to Michal Zalewski, Google Security Team.
  • [30079] Medium Memory error in Safe Browsing interaction. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (SkyLined).
  • [39740] Medium Bypass of whitelist-mode plugin blocker. Credit to Darin Fisher of the Chromium development community.
  • [41469] Medium Memory error with drag + drop. Credit to kuzzcc.
  • [42228] High Incorrect execution of Javascript in the extension context. Credit to Andrey Kosyakov of the Chromium development community.
In addition, we fixed a range of minor issues such as non-exploitable crashes, hangs and other annoyances. Credit to Sumit Gwalani; Google Security Team, sirdarckcat; Google Security Team, Google Chrome Security Team (Inferno), Carlos Ghan, WHK; elhacker.net, x41, Aki Helin; OUSPG, Jordi Chancel, kuzzcc, Robert Swiecki; Google Security Team, Tavis Ormandy; Google Security Team and Florent; Skyrecon Systems.

Also, we would like to extend our thanks to the following people who helped find bugs so we could fix them before they ever affected the stable channel: Robert Swiecki; Google Security Team, Alexey Proskuryakov; Apple, Florian Rienhardt; BSI, and Ben Davis.

Anthony Laforge
Google Chrome

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Beta Channel Update

Update: Google Chrome 5.0.375.55 has been released to the Beta channel for Linux, Mac and Windows with a minor stability fix.

Google Chrome 5.0.375.53 has been released to the Beta channel for Linux, Mac and Windows.

This release contains some minor crash and stability fixes, in addition, we have also temporarily put our internal version of Flash Player back behind a flag. We plan on re-enabling our internal version of Flash Player by default on the beta channel in the near future.


We have also fixed a regression so that we no longer remember incognito zoom changes (Issue: 43107)

If you spot any issues, please let us know: http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry.

Anthony Laforge
Google Chrome Team

Dev Channel Update

The Dev channel has been updated to 6.0.408.1 for Windows, Mac, and Linux

All
  • [r47574] Don't remember incognito zoom changes (Issue: 43107)
Windows
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Mac
  • [r47063] Fix possible deadlock in PluginChannel. (Issue: 43617)
  • Localization UI Resizing
Linux
  • Fixed various memory related errors
More details about additional changes are available in the svn log of all revision.

You can find out about getting on the Dev channel here: http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel.

If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug at http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

Friday, May 14, 2010

Dev Channel Update

The Dev channel has been updated to 6.0.401.1 for Windows, Linux and Mac platforms

All
  • Don’t prepend scheme on copying an incomplete hostname. (Issue 43585)
Windows
  • Much better display/eliding of RTL and mixed-direction strings in the omnibox dropdown. (Issue 41716)
Linux
  • Make sure scheme is prepended to addresses that are cut (as opposed to copied) from the omnibox. (Issue 43569)
  • Fixed rendering of monospaced fonts on Linux (Issue 43252)

Known Issues
  • Hitting enter in some form fields does not submit the form. This will be fixed in the next Dev release.


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

You can find out about getting on the Dev channel here: http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel.



If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug at http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry

Karen Grunberg

Google Chrome

Monday, May 10, 2010

Beta Channel Update

Google Chrome 5.0.375.38 has been released to the Beta channel for Linux, Mac and Windows.

In addition to crash and stability fixes, this release also includes a localization refresh of our strings.  If you spot any issues, please let us know: http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry.

Anthony Laforge
Google Chrome Team

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Dev Channel Update

The Dev channel has been updated to 5.0.396.0 for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms

All
  • The toolbar, omnibox and other UI changes reverted for Chrome 5 have been restored in this build.
  • Fixed bug related to scheme stripping that could cause URLs of the form "http://ftp.foo.com" to be misnavigated, by not stripping the scheme in this case.
  • Many bugs fixed relating to stripping "http://" and its interaction with the clipboard. Chrome should now prepend schemes onto the pasted text in a variety of situations.
Mac
  • Continual polish to main frame UI, including the bookmark bar
Linux
  • Bookmark bar icons should no longer be cropped under some GTK themes
    (particularly, the new ones in Ubuntu Lucid).
  • Flash content when using nspluginwrapper should be clickable again.
Security
  • Linux: Fixed a crash caused by a premature application data record in the middle of an SSL handshake (Issue: 42538)
Known Issues More details about additional changes are available in the svn log of all revision. 

You can find out about getting on the Dev channel here: http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel.

 If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug at http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Beta Channel Update

Google Chrome 5.0.375.29 has been released to the Beta channel on Linux, Mac, and Windows.

Some key features from this release include:
  • HTML5 Features: Geolocation, App Cache, web sockets, file drag-and-drop.
  • Integrated Flash Player Plugin
  • V8 performance improvements
  • Preferences synchronization
  • NaCl behind a flag
The changes in Google Chrome 5.0 Beta are explained in more detail on the Google Chrome Blog.

To get on the Beta channel, you can download Google Chrome from
If you find issues, please let us know: http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry

Anthony Laforge
Google Chrome Team