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Mark Larson (Google)

Nov 12, 2008, 1:56:56 PM11/12/08
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Google Chrome has been released to the Dev channel ONLY.
This release introduces a couple of new features (and, as always,
fixes a few bugs).

__About the Dev Channel__
The Dev channel lets you test the latest fixes and get access to new
features as they're being developed. You can learn more about the Dev
channel and how to subscribe here:

Reminder: please file (or update existing) issues at

__New Features__
Bookmark manager with import/export.
Use the 'Customize and control Google Chrome' (wrench) menu to open
the Bookmark manager. You can search bookmarks, create folders, and
drag and drop bookmarks to new locations. The Bookmark Manager's Tools
menu lets you export or import bookmarks.

Privacy section in Options.
We grouped together all of the configuration options for features that
might send data to another service. Open the wrench menu, click
Options, and select the Under the Hood tab.

New blocked pop-up potification.
The pop-up blocker formerly just minimized pop-up windows to the lower
right corner of the browser window, create one 'constrained' window
for each pop-up. Now, Google Chrome displays one small notification in
the corner that shows the number of blocked pop-ups. A menu on the
notification lets you open a specific pop-up, if needed.

__Known Issues__
Sites that use Gears to synchronize offline data may occasionally
hang. You should disable offline access for sites until a fix is
released. (We're working on it and hope to have the update later this

__Security Issues__
This release fixes an issue with downloaded HTML files being able to
read other files on your computer and send them to sites on the
Internet. We now prevent local files from connectin to the network
with XMLHttpRequest() and also prompt you to confirm a download if it
is an HTML file.
Severity: Moderate. If a user could be enticed to open a downloaded
HTML file, this flaw could be exploited to send arbitrary files to an

For more details on what's changed and what issues are fixed, see the
detailed release notes at

--Mark Larson, Google Chrome Program Manager

Mark Larson (Google)

Nov 12, 2008, 3:39:46 PM11/12/08
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On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 10:56, Mark Larson (Google) <> wrote:

Google Chrome has been released to the Dev channel ONLY.

That should read Pardon the cut-n-paste error.
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