Friday, July 23, 2010

Google ramps up Chrome browser updates

Google has ramped up the number of browser updates it will be making on Chrome.  

The company has now said it will be issuing a new version of the browser about every six weeks, which according to Anthony Laforge, a Chrome program manager, will put a a new "stable" version of the browser in users' hands roughly twice as often as in the past.

The company said it had a few more hopes in mind for Chrome, which included giving users new features at a faster rate, and releasing updates within a more structured schedule.  

It also said that the new updates would take the pressure off programmers who will no longer have to rush a feature as they'll know when the new updates are coming.

Laforge said in a blog post: "With the new schedule, if a given feature is not complete, it will simply ride on the next release train when it's ready.

"Since those trains come quickly and regularly there is less stress.

"Over the next few months, we are going to be rolling out a new release process to accelerate the pace at which Google Chrome stable releases become available. Running under ideal conditions, we will be looking to release a new stable version about once every six weeks, roughly twice as often as we do today," he added.