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27 August 2010, 10:33

Google updates Chrome Dev channel to version 7

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Zoom Google Chrome 7.0.503.0 on Mac OS X.
Google has issued version 7.0.503.0 of Chrome for Windows and Mac OS X, and 7.0.503.1 for Linux into the WebKit-based browser's developer channel (a.k.a. the Dev channel). The first 7.x Dev branch release comes just one week after Chromium 7.0.498.0 – the open source browser upon which Chrome is based – arrived.

So far, it seems that very little has changed apart from the version number. According to Google, the latest Dev channel release addresses an issue that prevented the address bar (also known as the Omnibox) from working with IP addresses when offline. Other changes include various "tweaks and polish" to the Wench menu for the Mac OS X version of Chrome. As with all development releases, use in production environments and on mission critical systems is not advised. Users testing the release are encouraged to provide feedback and report any bugs that they encounter.

More details about the release can be found in a on the Google Chrome Releases Blog post and in the change log. Chrome 7.0.503.0 is available to download for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux (version 7.0.503.1) from The latest stable release of Chrome is version 5.0.375.127, a security update that addressed two "critical" and six "high" risk vulnerabilities, from the 19th of August.

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