Smoothwall Firewall project

Thursday 30 July 2009

Latest build of Chromium on Linux is the most stable yet

This release is now starting to do a decent job with flash, but not perfect yet. In honesty the only application that I have managed to get it to fail on is Google Analytics, which is somewhat amusing, but I'm sure there are others.

However the improvements in the options dialogue are very much moving towards the beta release, and they are almost now finished, except the nss certificates and the langauages selections.

The overall speed is still there, and that doesn't appear to have changed much during the development cycle so far. I have also noticed that the v8 java script engine has been moved into it's own library file, and is a separate part of the installation , and update. If you select the developer/task manager however, it still announces a silly number of CPU's, but at least all the processes are correctly displayed, and you can end a misbehaving tab.

It's still not there for prime time yet, but it is still on course for an autumn beta without a doubt.

It will be very interesting to see which, if any of the main Linux distro's start to include this in their default install or package libraries as it will be a differentiator against the me-to with firefox. That is of course apart from their own Google OS ;-).

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