Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Beta Channel Update


The Beta channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.58 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame platforms 

This build has the following changes:
  1. GPU acceleration of the Canvas 2D is now reenabled.
  2. We've reenabled the image transport surface on Windows Vista and 7.  
  3. We fixed a race condition in audio. 
  4. Disabled prerender.
These changes are due to stability measures and some or all of these features may be enabled again in a future release.

If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome


8 comments:

W.G. said...

You forgot to include the SVN Revision log....

Alen said...

prerender was disabled?! wasnt that implemented in chrome 17?

d said...

18.0.1025.56 fixed choppiness with canvas apps; 18.0.1025.58 just completely broke them again.

Vitus Capital said...

So far this is a quite stable build. No cpu hogging, but the truth will out tomorrow during stock market hours :-). No flash crashing every few hours. I like it. Thanks.

Teshoo Lama said...

This is the fastest version of Chrome I've tried. How do I download an offline installer for it? I want to preserve this version because future versions will probably get slower.

Johnathon said...

Feature Request - support for Ubuntu (possibly used in Debian too) Update Manager changelogs....

"This change is not from a source that supports changelogs."

Red Aether said...

Teshoo -- You cant. If you dont like the beta jumping around, move to the stable channel. No one is forcing you to be a beta tester for google.

Teshoo Lama said...

Red Aether - there's no guarantee that Chrome 18 stable will work as well as this particular version on my OS and hardware combination.

I'll put money on there being a way to get an offline installer version of Chrome Beta, as you can with Chrome stable.