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If you're going to post software updates, then I think it would make sense to post a changelog rather than what it is. I would bet that almost all if not all of us know what Chrome is.

Panda X said,
If you're going to post software updates, then I think it would make sense to post a changelog rather than what it is. I would bet that almost all if not all of us know what Chrome is.

Seriously, no sense in doing a half-assed job of something this easy...

this is actually what the google blog says about what has been updated:
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The Dev channel has been updated to 6.0.427.0 for Windows, Mac and Linux platforms

All
No preview is seen in empty form fields when Autofill profile is in focus. (Issue 38582)

Linux
Huge alert box crashes Chrome
Truncate very long javascript alert messages. (Issue 45002)
Backtrace when dragging lock icon to page
GTK: fix site type icon dragging. (Issue 45270)
Chrome Frame
Fixed sad-tab showing briefly during switch to Chrome Frame. Sometimes, navigating to a page in Chrome Frame within IE would display the sad tab page briefly until the navigation was initiated from IE.
Known Issues
Chrome crashes when canceling the signing to sync (Issue 45860)
Chrome crashes when click "save" button at AutoFill Profiles window (Issue 46041)
Theme could not be installed (Issue 46036)


More details about additional changes are available in the svn log of all revisions. 



You can find out about getting on the Dev channel here:Â http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel.

If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug at http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome
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madLyfe said,
this is actually what the google blog says about what has been updated:
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Then perhaps the person submitting these worthless news articles can stop being so lazy and post the actual changes for the version they are announcing, instead of posting the same list of generic changes every time.

Wasn't the first stable release of version 5 released like... two days ago? And now Google already has open beta builds of version 6?

That list of features barely qualifies for a minor revision...

Google needs to stop updating their major version numbers after adding tiny features like this...

6 version was forked some time ago 4-8 weeks ago, I am running it for weeks. I must say, it's not that stable compared to 5 version. But 6 version is in very early development stage.

Conjor said,
Wasn't the first stable release of version 5 released like... two days ago? And now Google already has open beta builds of version 6?

That list of features barely qualifies for a minor revision...

Google needs to stop updating their major version numbers after adding tiny features like this...


What?

No, you totally misunderstand and then jump to conclusions. First, the above list of changes isn't a list of changes in Chrome 6 (the news submitter is being a little silly here IMHO). Second, Google doesn't work like this. This is on the *dev* channel, not on the beta channel. Google hasn't released their first Chrome 6 beta yet, for the reason you say - too few changes.

It's like this: The Google Dev Channel is similar to weekly releases from the Mozilla nightly builds on the trunk, as for Firefox. So this can be treated like a alpha, or pre-alpha. Of course there will be few changes, just like on Firefox.

The major version bump, what's that for then? Well, of course for the forthcoming Google Chrome 6 final release, some time later this year! What else should they be working on? Chrome 5 is already done!