Beta release: 0.3.154.9

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Mark Larson (Google)

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Oct 29, 2008, 11:48:23 PM10/29/08
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Google Chrome version 0.3.154.9 has been released. You will
automatically get updated in the next few days. You can open About
Google Chrome (from the wrench menu) to get the update at any time.

This release fixes the top issues we've heard about from people using
the Beta release, especially with plugins (the programs that show
video on sites like YouTube).

This is a roll up of fixes that have perviously been released to our
Dev channel users. See http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel/release-notes
for details on the changes that have been made since 0.2.149.30.

__Security Update__
Fixed an issue with address spoofing in popups. A site could convince
a user to click a link to open a popup window. The window's address
bar could be manipulated to show a different address than the actual
origin of the content.

Security rating: Medium. This flaw could be used to mislead people
about the origin of a web site in order to get them to divulge
sensitive information.
Disclosed by: Liu Die Yu of the TopsecTianRongXin research lab.

__Top Issues Fixed__
* Scrolling with laptop touchpads now works.
* Improved performance and reliability for plugins (like Flash,
Silverlight, QuickTime, and Windows Media). We fixed issues with video
not loading, stopping after a second, and slowing down or freezing
Google Chrome (100% CPU usage).
* Fixed the 'chrome has crashed' message when you close a tab that was
showing PDF using Adobe Reader 9.
* We no longer store data from secure sites (they use https: and show
a lock in the address bar) in your history. You can still search your
history for the site's address, but not the contents on the page.
* Improved performance and reliability for people who use web proxies
(thanks to griffinz for the fixes).

__Changes to how things look and work__
* The New tab, New window, and New incognito window options moved from
the 'Control the current page' menu to the 'Customize and control
Google Chrome' (wrench) menu. Thanks to Szymon Piechowicz for the
patch.
* 'New incognito window' always opens a new window. 'New window'
always opens a new normal window. Both options are always visible on
the wrench menu.
* The spell checker works on text input fields and underlines
misspelled words. You can now add words to the spell check dictionary
so they are not shown as misspelled (right click on a misspelled word
and choose 'Add to dictionary...').
* The download behavior for files that could run programs (exe, dll,
bat, etc.) has changed. These files are now downloaded to
unconfirmed_*.download files. Google Chrome asks you if you want to
accept the download. Only after you click Save is the
unconfirmed_*.download file converted to the real file name. Downloads
that you never confirm are deleted when Google Chrome exits.

--Mark Larson, Google Chrome Program Manager

Mark Larson (Google)

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Oct 30, 2008, 12:05:56 AM10/30/08
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Dev channel users: we'll update the Dev channel to 154.9 in the next
configuration update (tomorrow).
Note that, despite the difference in version numbers, the only
difference between 154.6 and 154.9 is translated strings. 154.9
includes translations into 42 languages for all new strings (like 'Add
to dictionary...').

--Mark

On Oct 29, 8:48 pm, "Mark Larson (Google)" <m...@chromium.org> wrote:
> Google Chrome version 0.3.154.9 has been released. You will
> automatically get updated in the next few days. You can open About
> Google Chrome (from the wrench menu) to get the update at any time.
>
> This release fixes the top issues we've heard about from people using
> the Beta release, especially with plugins (the programs that show
> video on sites like YouTube).
>
> This is a roll up of fixes that have perviously been released to our
> Dev channel users. Seehttp://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel/release-notes
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