Friday, October 29, 2010

Dev Channel Update

The Chrome Dev channel has been updated to 8.0.552.23 for all platforms. This release addresses a number of stability and polish issues found in the previous release as well as the following:

  • Various fixes for browser sign-in
  • [r64308] Fix importing from Firefox on first run on Mac when it’s the default browser. (Issue 61112)
  • Disable accelerated 2D canvas
Full details about the changes are available in the SVN revision log. If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug. Want to change to another Chrome release channel? Find out how.



Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

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19 Comments:

Blogger Gif said...

why disable accelerated 2D canvas?

7:08 PM, October 29, 2010  
Blogger Destroyzer said...

I want to know too... why disable accelerated 2D canvas?

8:42 PM, October 29, 2010  
Blogger war59312 said...

Appears to be because of http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=58941 .

Too unstable and causes too many crashes it looks like.

Sure it will be added back shortly, no?

8:59 PM, October 29, 2010  
Blogger Bill said...

Was accelerated 2D canvas really unstable enough for a dev build? I've had it enabled for a while on my Win7 64bit pc without a single crash.

I could understand if this was a beta/stable release but this is a developer release and 2D canvas is not even a default, it has to be manually enabled.

I noticed a slight slow down when opening chrome with 30~ pinned tabs. Oh well, hopefully it will be back next release.

9:40 PM, October 29, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

also this problem with hulu.

http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=59054

9:56 PM, October 29, 2010  
Blogger jzero15 said...

Yea the 2D canvas was extremely unstable for me.

10:12 PM, October 29, 2010  
Blogger Archlinux said...

"Bill", if you _really_ want to enable accelerated 2d canvas you can do that with a shortcut/command line switch: --enable-accelerated-2d-canvas

The text means that it just disappeared from "about:flags".

12:36 AM, October 30, 2010  
Blogger Bill said...

^Oh yeah, I totally forgot about switches in all the excitement haha. Thanks for that! Chrome 4 lyfe!!!!!

1:05 AM, October 30, 2010  
Blogger MOBILE AND TELECOM NEWS IN INDIA said...

Password sync and encryption is removed

1:05 AM, October 30, 2010  
Blogger ADMIN said...

I am using xp sp3 and there was a no problem with chrome 2d acceleration. Why, 2d acceleration is not optional. How open enable-accelerated-2d-canvas option thnks

5:57 AM, October 30, 2010  
Blogger Luboš Motl said...

Chrome Radio Player extension is working again! I am afraid that this extension was also broken because of the GPU accelerated 2D canvas, or other things with the GPU...

I wish the GPU were used - but it just happens that the detailed software technology is not quite ready for the consumer yet.

9:46 AM, October 30, 2010  
Blogger sergejsu said...

Why I should sign-in to help forum when I am already signed in with Gmail + Request URL Too Large?
Edit


Google Chrome version (type about:version into the address bar):8.0.552.23
Operating System:Win XP SP3

Please describe your question/comment in detail (for example, steps to reproduce the problem): When I browsing Chrome Help Forum and wished to star the topic, then I had to sign in. Why°and what for? I had already signed with Google account. Moreover, when I am writing this text, it is right aligned in the box, and I do not have any instant idea how to rearrange this. Moreover, when I tried to sign in then I got Request-URI Too LargeThe requested URL /accounts/SetSID... is too large to process.

Surely, I didn't saved that full address and didn't take any other steps to keep data about it as i am in the middle of other things to do and was trying to star item with a goal to save my time (for future searches).

9:50 AM, October 30, 2010  
Blogger nhnl said...

Current Dev (8.0.552.xx) is a kind of alpha release for upcoming 8.0 Stable.
Therefore incomplete features will be disabled or removed.
Once 8.0.552.xx goes to Beta channel, those features will be back to Dev.

5:56 PM, October 30, 2010  
Blogger Влад said...

Thanks, Instant crash on my Ubuntu x64 is fixed! ^.^

4:40 AM, October 31, 2010  
Blogger Billy said...

2d canvas was even crashing Civ V, if i had chrome running in the background.

10:45 AM, October 31, 2010  
Blogger ncspz said...

stable channel is very stable

8:16 PM, October 31, 2010  
Blogger Kurtextrem said...

@sergejsu:
Clean your Cookies ;)

8:12 AM, November 01, 2010  
Blogger Bellicose100xp said...

Facebook crashes more times than the number of stars in the universe, fix it please.

8:26 PM, November 01, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

issues at chrome startup with some extensions like NotScript, Gmail checker and others being delayed when GPU accelerated canvas 2D is activated in about:flags

2:08 AM, November 04, 2010  

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