Usually, when a Stable version of Chrome comes around, with a newer, beta version an integer ahead, there will be no more progress on that Stable version.

This time around, it is different, as there is a new version 5.x which has some security fixes as well as other bug squashing taking place.

[TechConnect]

Google has late last night (or early today, depending on your time zone) let loose a new Google Stable build – 5.0.375.125, for Windows, Linux and Mac OS, which brings fixes for five vulnerabilities and includes workarounds for two critical bugs.

The list of fixes includes the following:

– [42736] Medium Memory contents disclosure in layout code.

– [43813] High Issue with large canvases.

– [47866] High Memory corruption in rendering code.

– [48284] High Memory corruption in SVG handling.

– [48597] Low Avoid hostname truncation and incorrect eliding.

… so an update is highly recommended. You can get the full Chrome 5.0.375.125 Stable from this page .

 

So its upgrade time for all who are not using the 6.x builds, and now we should also see a new revision in the Iron, Dragon, and Chrome Plus builds, to reflect the changes. As a user of Iron and Dragon ( across a few machines); it is more than time we saw an update to both, as there appears to have been a summer slack off in the development of both of these browsers.

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Quote of the day:

An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it.

– Jef Mallett


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