Google Chrome 36 Beta Brings More Fixes for Linux Aura

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By Silviu Stahie on June 6th, 2014 13:10 GMT

Google Chrome, a browser built on the Blink layout engine that aims to be minimalistic and versatile at the same time, has just received another update for the 36 Beta branch of the software.

The Google developers have launched a new version of their Chrome browser, but this is not the stable branch, which means that you shouldn't rush to replace your current one. There still are a number of stability problems, but the development is progressing quite nicely.

Google Chrome Beta is the place where the developers decide whether to push changes and features further up the chain or to keep working on them until they are good enough for a stable release.

The latest Beta version is a big release and it shows from the large amount of fixes and other changes that have been implemented.

According to the changelog, the menu models are now kept in the class along with the menu runner, the manifest for the Easy Unlock app has been updated, the Mirror flag has been removed temporarily, the permission request is now canceled when webview navigates to a different page or after a reload has been performed, redundant auto zoom commands have been disabled when scrolling an editable node into view, the app.window.shape permission has been whitelisted, and the Bluetooth Chrome APIs for M-36 beta has been enabled.

Also, a workaround has been implemented for setting empty IME compositions, the previous font sizes are now used on the browser actions badge, a crash that occurred after an allocation failure has been fixed, the insets on LabelButtons have been fixed on Linux Aura, a bug that was causing non-HTML auth forms to never be filled has been corrected, the image rotation in the image editor has been fixed, the option to skip auto-update checks on OOBE has been removed, and numerous other fixes have been implemented.

The Google Chrome developers only provide two kinds of binary files, deb and rpm, and no source. If you are not using a Linux distribution capable of reading this type of files, you will have to wait until it hits your repositories.

Also, keep in mind that if you intend to use this browser on the Linux platform, the Java elements will not work. In order to access Java components on a website you will need to downgrade.

Usually, a complete list of changes can be found on the official website.

Remember that this is a development version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.

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