Chrome Stable and Beta channels updated, shed more bugs
Both the Stable and Beta channels of Google's Chrome browser have moved up to version 6.0.472.59, the purpose of this update being to fix multiple vulnerabilities, including one rated 'critical' and six deemed 'high'.
The list of bugs resolved with this new release includes the following:
- [Mac only]  Critical Fix bug 45400 properly on the Mac.
-  High Use-after-free when using document APIs during parse.
-  High Use-after-free in SVG styles.
-  High Use-after-free with nested SVG elements.
-  High Race condition in console handling.
-  High Memory corruption in Geolocation.
- [Linux only]  High Memory corruption in Khmer handling.
- [Linux only]  Low Possible browser assert in cursor handling.
-  Low Unlikely browser crash in pop-up blocking.
-  Low Failure to prompt for extension history access
Google has now let loose a fresh Chrome 7.0 build through the Dev Channel but unfortunately, it doesn't have anything shockingly new/cool to steal some of the IE9 beta's shine with - it's a big fixing release that resolves some crashes and minor issues.
Those interested in keeping up-to-date with Chrome can download the 7.0.517.8
Chrome Stable and Beta channels get a new bugfix update
Still no jump to Chrome 7 but the Beta and Stable builds of Google Chrome are still kept fresh with updates that resolve various issues. The latest such release is version 6.0.472.63 which is available for all desktop platform and fixes a bug in V8 with direct loading of global function prototypes.
Google Chrome 7.0.536.2 awaiting in the Dev channel
Kicking off the Friday fun, Google made available through the Dev channel a new build of its WebKit-based browser known as Chrome. Coming for all three major desktop platform (Windows, Mac, Linux), Chrome 7.0.536.2 has WebGL support enabled by default and includes a few more fixes.
The changelog of this latest Chrome release features the following:
- Fixed saving passwords containing non-ASCII characters.
- Accelerated compositing and support for 3D CSS transforms enabled by default
- Regression fix: keep the download shelf visible when multiple sites are saved.
- Add a lab for the Page Info Bubble for Windows and Linux; Mac coming shortly.
- Fixed a problem with context menus where the presence of extension-added items prevented keyboard accelerators from working.
- More keyboard shortcuts for Tab Overview.
- Make compile-time dependency on gnome-keyring optional
- Resolved problems accessing FTP sites
To download Chrome 7.0.536.2 see this page.
Google's WebKit-loving browser squad has now let loose the first Chrome 8.0 build through the Dev channel, the 8.0.552.0 version which is said to feature 'a number of stability and other improvements', including added support for GPU acceleration.
The GPU Accelerated Canvas 2D option can be found on the about:labs page and is disabled by default.
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