Google Chrome 37 Stable Arrives with Better Unity Integration in Ubuntu

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By Silviu Stahie on August 27th, 2014 06:54 GMT

The Google Chrome browser has now advanced to version 37 and there is no end in sight for the version system. This is the stable branch of the applications, which means that all the other branches will also get a bump.

Google Chrome 37 is now the current stable version of the Internet browser from Google. It's a release that's more focused on security than anything else, but there are a few new features. It won't feel different from the 36.x branch that users have just upgraded from, but that shouldn't be a reason not to update the software.

One of the most important issues solved in Google Chrome 37 only applies for the Windows platform, which received DirectWrite support for improved font rendering. This wasn't an issue on Linux or Mac OS X, so it looks like only Windows was left behind on this issue. The developers also said that a few new apps and extension APIs have been added, and numerous changes have been made in terms of stability.

According to the changelog, the "addStyleSheetByURL" function has been added to insert stylesheet links, the png files in chrome/app/theme have been optimized, the read and modify warning message have been combined for "accessibilitySettings" access, all members of OriginChipInfo/OriginChipView are now initialized, the snapshot height has been fixed by including toolbar offset, mock LevelDBTransaction is now used for corruption tests, and the scaling governor on all cpus (on all devices) has been set.

Also, a bootstrap sandbox policy has been defined for the renderer processes, extensions common API target and extensions templates have been added, panels now have their own shelf item in Unity, a border around menu button in the content settings bubble has been fixed, an HTML Viewer based on Blink has been added, the malware privacy policy link has been fixed, the Blink engine has been updated, a bunch of unused extensions APIs have been removed, and a new API which extracts a zip entry into a memory buffer has been added.

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.

It's possible that the current generation of Google Chrome will not work properly on websites that have Java elements, but that cannot be avoided.

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

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