Monday, April 30, 2012

Stable Channel Update


The Chrome Stable channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.168 on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.  


Security fixes and rewards:

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.

  • [106413] High CVE-2011-3078: Use after free in floats handling. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Marty Barbella) and independent later discovery by miaubiz.
  • [117110] High CVE-2012-1521: Use after free in xml parser. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (SkyLined) and independent later discovery by  wushi of team509 reported through iDefense VCP (V-874rcfpq7z).
  • [117627] Medium CVE-2011-3079: IPC validation failure. Credit to PinkiePie.
  • [121726] Medium CVE-2011-3080: Race condition in sandbox IPC. Credit to Willem Pinckaers of Matasano.
  • [$1000] [121899] High CVE-2011-3081: Use after free in floats handling. Credit to miaubiz.

The bugs [106413], [117110] and [121899] were detected using AddressSanitizer.



Full details about what changes are in this release are available in the SVN revision logInterested in hopping on the stable channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome

Friday, April 27, 2012

Beta Channel Update for Chromebooks

The Beta channel has been updated to 19.0.1084.36 (Platform version: 2046.54.0 and 2046.55.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700 and Samsung Series 5).  This release contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu. Orit Mazor
Google Chrome

Dev Channel Updates for Chromebooks


The Dev channel has been updated to 20.0.1116.0 (Platform version: 2199.0.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5, and Cr-48). This release contains functional, security and stability improvements.

Release highlights:
  • Google Drive integrated into the file manager
  • 29370 - Fixed issue where audio was not heard on video playback when multiple tabs are open

Known issues:
  • 29994 - File manager menu item is missing from the wrench menu. Workaround: Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-M or go to chrome://files to open the file manager.
  • 25619 - Power button is sometimes unresponsive. Workaround: Long press the power button to shutdown the system.
  • 30060 - Unable to enter CJK or other complex characters
  • 29981 - Unable to connect to GSM network
  • 29316 - Two-finger click sometimes fails on Mario
  • 29738 - Occasionally machine fails to detect ethernet connection. Workaround: Rebooting the machine often clears the problem
  • 29744 - Cannot add hidden WEP/WPA networks
  • 29957, 30059 - Audio is not heard when playing certain media file types when files are saved to the Chromebook
If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching to the Beta channel? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu.

Danielle Drew
Google Chrome


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Beta Channel Update

The Beta channel has been updated to 19.0.1084.36 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame. 

Take a look at the changelog to see what happened in this release.

If you'd like to get on the Beta channel, you can download it from our Beta download page. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Anthony Laforge
Google Chrome

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Dev Channel Update

The Dev channel has been updated to 20.0.1115.1 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.  The build contains few fixes and update to V8 (3.10.5.0). Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

Monday, April 23, 2012

Stable and Beta Channel Update for Chromebooks


The Stable channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.165 (Platform version: 1660.132.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5, and Cr-48). Beta channel has been updated to the same version for Cr-48 systems.

This release contains security and stability improvement.
Release highlights:

  • 26151: Audio stops playing occasionally

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching to the Beta channel? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu.
Danielle DrewGoogle Chrome


Stable Channel Update


The Chrome Stable channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.165 on Mac.  


This release fixes a top crasher on the Mac. (Issue: 123589).


Interested in hopping on the stable channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome

Friday, April 20, 2012

Dev Channel Update for Chromebooks



The Dev channel has been updated to 20.0.1105.0 (Platform version: 2153.0.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5, and Cr-48). This release contains functional, security and stability improvement.

Release highlights:
  • Updates to Chrome - see this blog post for details
  • Switched to open source touchpad driver on Cr-48 
  • Introduced redesigned UI to Cr-48
  • Introduced option for natural scrolling direction

Known issues:
  • Some regressions in particular touch use cases
  • 122868 - Some flickering seen when opening websites or new tabs. Workaround: Switch to another tab and and switch back to clear the blocky or flickering screen. In some cases, a machine restart may be required.
  • 29370 - Video playback sometimes does not work properly when multiple tabs are open. Audio continues but video may stop or stutter. Workaround: Close some tabs or restart machine to clear posible memory issues, and replay video.
If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching to the Beta channel? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu.

Danielle Drew & Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Beta Channel Update for Chromebooks

The Beta channel has been updated to 19.0.1084.30 (Platform version: 2046.44.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700 and Samsung Series 5).  This release contains stability improvements.  If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu. Orit Mazor
Google Chrome

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Beta Channel Update

The Beta channel has been updated to 19.0.1084.30 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame. 

Take a look at the changelog to see what happened in this release, we've update the localization and fixed a number of stability issues.

If you'd like to get on the Beta channel, you can download it from our Beta download page. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Anthony Laforge
Google Chrome

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dev Channel Update

UPDATE: Windows and Chrome Frame has been updated to 20.0.1105.2. It contains a fix for stability crash.


The Dev channel has been updated to 20.0.1105.0 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.  This build contains following updates:

All


Windows
  • Fixed a crash in the Cloud Print connector when connecting via Remote Desktop (Issue: 122996)
  • Fixed incorrect program icon being shown in the task switcher. (Issue: 118368)
  • Fixed downloads page drag/drop. (Issue: 122946)

Known Issues
  • [Mac 10.6] Video isn’t displayed when entered into presentation mode (pressing cmd + shift + f) (Issue: 123911)

Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

Chrome for Android Beta Update

Chrome for Android Beta has been updated to 0.18.4409.2396 (Chrome 18.0.1025.133) on Google Play.  As mentioned on the Chrome Blog, this update includes a number of new features, as well as the following changes:
  • Allow for download of files to the device
  • Complex Text Layout (CTL) and Right to Left (RTL) text support in rendered pages
  • Enable old-style YouTube embed content to be played via native YouTube app
  • Support for country-specific suggested search engines.

Known issues:

  • 115732 : External links don't open in new tabs if multiple links are opened
  • 113041 : No way to auto-hide the toolbar
  • 114964 : Error pages are not optimized for mobile / Android devices
  • Other notable issues listed here
If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.  More information on Chrome for Android is available on the Chrome site.

Srikanth Rajagopalan
Google Chrome

Monday, April 16, 2012

Stable Channel Update


The Chrome Stable channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.163 on Mac.  


This release fixes issues with fonts (Issue: 108645).


Interested in hopping on the stable channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome

Friday, April 13, 2012

Beta Channel Update

The Beta channel has been updated to 19.0.1084.24 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame. 

Take a look at the changelog to see what happened in this release.

If you'd like to get on the Beta channel, you can download it from our Beta download page. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Anthony Laforge
Google Chrome

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Beta Channel Update for Chromebooks

The Beta channel has been updated to 19.0.1084.23 (Platform version: 2046.30.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700 and Samsung Series 5).  This release contains stability improvements.  If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu. Orit Mazor
Google Chrome


Stable Channel Update


The Chrome Stable channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.162 on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.  This release fixes issues including:


Windows
  • Facebook page hangs after a while (Issue: 121141)
  • black screen on Hybrid Graphics system with GPU accelerated compositing enabled (Issue: 117371)

Mac
  • HTML5 audio doesn't work on some Mac computers (Issue: 109441)

Full details about what changes are in this release are available in the SVN revision log. Interested in hopping on the stable channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dev Channel Update

The Dev channel has been updated to 20.0.1096.1 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.  This build contains following updates:

  • Updated V8 - 3.10.0.5
  • file: downloads allowed again.
  • Enable the Chrome To Mobile page action for users with compatible registered devices [r130312]
  • Fixed issues 120430, 118960, 120978, 118715

Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

Beta Channel Update for Chromebooks

The Beta channel has been updated to 19.0.1084.17 (Platform versions: 2046.20.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700 and Samsung Series 5).  See more info in the Dev post. If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu.

Orit Mazor
Google Chrome

Beta Channel Update

The Beta channel has been updated to 19.0.1084.15 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame. 

For an overview of key features in this release check out the Google Chrome Blog.  Interested in switching to the Beta or Stable channels?  You can also take a look at the changelog to see what happened in this release since 18.

If you'd like to get on the Beta channel, you can download it from our Beta download page. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Anthony Laforge
Google Chrome

Monday, April 9, 2012

Stable Channel Update


The Chrome Stable channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.152 on Windows.  


This release fixes issues with SSL (Issue: 118706). Please note this might reintroduce Issue: 117371 and we are actively working on a fix for it.


Interested in hopping on the stable channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome

Dev Channel Update for Chromebooks

The Dev channel has been updated to 19.0.1084.17 (Platform versions: 2046.20.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700 and Samsung Series 5).

This build contains a number of new features, as well as security & stability improvements. Some highlights of these changes are:

  • New modes for multiple monitor handling: mirrored (highest common resolution only), show only on primary, show only on secondary (Switch with Ctrl + F5)
  • Updated Scratchpad app
  • New file types supported - tar, gz, bzip2
  • Updates to local audio and video player
  • Functional and visual refresh of the Chrome OS Settings
  • Recovery tool supports re-formatting recovery media (use a previous recovery image USB)
  • Introduced new Japanese fonts (Motoya G04 Gothic/Mincho). 
  • Redesigned UI and updated Window Manager
Known issues:
  • Issue 29012: Spoken feedback stops after increasing or reducing the machine volume
  • Issue 28932: [ZGB] Device does not respond to light sensor
  • Issue 28689: Offline help center is displayed when connected to Network
  • Issue 28564: [ZGB] Audio fails with HDMi-to-HDMi connection
  • Issue 27956: Suppress user/password dialog when re-enabling sync
  • Issue 27360: Media hangs on the machine
  • Issue 25619: Power button is unresponsive
  • Issue 23880: Sign in / Sync: Change of account password results in a sub-optimal experience depending on a number of factors
  • Issue 29050: Ethernet disappears when we configure static IP

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu.


Orit Mazor
Google Chrome