Feeds

Google calls on developers to polish Chrome

That tinkering feeling

Boost IT visibility and business value

Google yesterday released an update to its Chrome web browser that fixes a number of known glitches and crashes in the software.

The search engine giant said Chrome 0.3.154.3 fixes a crash when using the spell check “add to dictionary” function, as well as a browser crash on tablet PCs running Microsoft Windows Vista.

Other notable fixes include a problem in the previous version with a video playback bug brought on by plug-in issues that caused the browser to hang.

Google’s also waving a version of its shiny new browser under the noses of developers who might be keen to fiddle with open-sourced Chrome, which remains in beta. The firm warned that 0.3.154.0 is strictly for the dev channel only.

It’s calling on testers to help flush out a few remaining bugs, mostly in handling SSL edge cases and HTTP authentication in Chrome’s upcoming new HTTP networking code.

Earlier this week Firefox released a beta of version 3.1 of its own open source browser, while Microsoft plugged several critical holes in Internet Explorer. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Apple fanbois SCREAM as update BRICKS their Macbook Airs
Ragegasm spills over as firmware upgrade kills machines
HIDDEN packet sniffer spy tech in MILLIONS of iPhones, iPads – expert
Don't panic though – Apple's backdoor is not wide open to all, guru tells us
Mozilla fixes CRITICAL security holes in Firefox, urges v31 upgrade
Misc memory hazards 'could be exploited' - and guess what, one's a Javascript vuln
NO MORE ALL CAPS and other pleasures of Visual Studio 14
Unpicking a packed preview that breaks down ASP.NET
Captain Kirk sets phaser to SLAUGHTER after trying new Facebook app
William Shatner less-than-impressed by Zuck's celebrity-only app
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
Chrome browser has been DRAINING PC batteries for YEARS
Google is only now fixing ancient, energy-sapping bug
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.