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17 September 2008, 13:31

Google creates developer update channel for Chrome

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Google has created a developer update channel for Chrome. Google Chrome will, by default, be updating on a beta schedule, with releases being made for a general audience. With the new developer update channel, Chrome users who want to get more regular updates, at the possible expense of stability, can subscribe for updates every one to two weeks. Google say users will have to be prepared to "Expect the occasional "sad tab" or even browser crashes".

Users can switch between developer and beta schedules at any time, but Google points out that switching from developer to beta will not revert your Chrome installation to the last stable beta.

A split beta/developer update channel would seem to be a useful way to bridge the gap between downloading nightly builds and releasing milestone builds. If the process is successful, heise online UK expect to see it taken up by other open source projects.


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