Feeds

Google's Chrome beta for Mac expected early December

In the lane, Snow Leopard is glistening

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

A beta version of Google’s Chrome browser for the Mac is set to land in December.

Mountain View had already gone on record to say that the test preview would arrive before the end of 2009.

In a Chromium developer mailing list yesterday, the company’s Chrome product manager Nick Baum revealed that Google plans to release the beta early next month.

The current iteration of the browser - Chrome 4.0 - is only available in beta form for Windows users. Linux and Mac OS X fans only have access to a rough-round-the-edges developer preview of the surfing tool for now.

That looks set to change before the year is out, however.

Google’s dev team has been beavering away at an extensions presentation tech, dubbed “BrowserActions”, which currently only works in Windows and Linux.

The world’s largest ad broker wants to get as many developers as possible to play with its new BrowserActions tool and, to encourage them to tinker with it now, Baum confirmed the wait was nearly over for the Chrome Mac beta.

"The earlier you switch [to BrowserActions], the more time you will have to polish your experience for our beta launch in early December," he said.

"We realise this means dropping Mac support for a couple of weeks, but we already have people working on that. If you prioritise the Windows and Linux versions, we'll bring you cross-platform parity as soon as we can!" ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
Sway: Microsoft's new Office app doesn't have an Undo function
Content aggregation, meet the workplace ... oh
Do Moan! MONSTER 6-day EMAIL OUTAGE hits Domain Monster
Customers freaked out by frightful service
Sign off my IT project or I’ll PHONE your MUM
Honestly, it’s a piece of piss
Return of the Jedi – Apache reclaims web server crown
.london, .hamburg and .公司 - that's .com in Chinese - storm the web server charts
NetWare sales revive in China thanks to that man Snowden
If it ain't Microsoft, it's in fashion behind the Great Firewall
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.