Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Beta Channel Update

The Beta channel has been updated to  18.0.1025.116 or 18.0.1025.117 for Windows and 18.0.1025.117 Chrome Frame.  

This release turns off swiftshader and gamepad. These changes and the version differences are due to stability measures and some or all of these features may be enabled again in a future release Please note that print preview will be turned back on in the next release. Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log.  Interested in switching to the Beta channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome



Blogger Venkat Jasti said...

The Version appears as 18.0.1025.116 only instead of 117. Is it a typo.

11:38 AM, March 20, 2012  
Blogger W.G. said...

What's with unusual amount of Beta's?
The Dev Channel is supposed to be more frequent... How about a Dev update for Chromebooks this week, tired of waiting and might have to switch to Chromium OS instead:(

1:43 PM, March 20, 2012  
Blogger Zsolt Tamás Gfellner said...

W.G. - there u go:


2:11 PM, March 20, 2012  
Blogger W.G. said...

Nope, that's just a R18 update, I want R19 for Series 5 and Acers.
There hasn't been an Dev 19 update since the 5th...

2:37 PM, March 20, 2012  
Blogger Steve said...

What W.G. said.

Rapid "Whack A Mole" style updating and tinkering with core features are things one expects on the Dev Channel, not Beta.

Chrome Team:

If part of the problem is you are lacking sufficient Dev Channel users to catch serious issues sooner, maybe leverage the fact you now have Google+ at your disposal.

Put a shout out asking for more Dev testers on your G+ page.

2:40 PM, March 20, 2012  
Blogger Zsolt Tamás Gfellner said...

Steve said...

"Put a shout out asking for more Dev testers on your G+ page."

i totally agree with that one.. more testers, more stability faster dev periods = more satisfied Chrome users.

I switche from firefox.. and i just fell in love with the auto Synchronization feature..

still testing - dev_19.
..so far, so good on
(Windows XP Pro x86)

10:25 PM, March 20, 2012  
Blogger ChromeFan said...

@W.G because stable 18 is coming on march 26.

11:42 PM, March 20, 2012  
Blogger Qf2106 said...

Where can u see the release date of the stable version ? :)

8:42 AM, March 21, 2012  

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