Google Chrome 5.0.307.7 beta available

I checked my dl.google repo today and there was a new beta version of Chrome available. Checking it out now

All of my plugins showed up.

Thanks for the heads up. Getting the 64bit version now.

Or you could just add the Chromium repo and enjoy the latest versions all the time :slight_smile:

(Currently at 5.0.319.0)

Index of /repositories/home:/dbuck/openSUSE_Factory

Actually, I have both, but I got mine from the Contrib repo.

download.opensuse.org/openSUSE:/Factory:/Contrib

Does the Google version add anything extra? Because I’m able to use most of the current extensions and plugins just fine…

Sorry to say, the latest version is still junk. I’ll stick with FF, Opera, and Konqueror. It stops loading any page halfway through. It’s the only browser running at the time. No problems when I start FF.

I expect better from google.

Did you file a bug report then?

Chrome/Chromium works fine for most of us. Never heard of this problem before.

If FF is running and I start GC, it looses the bookmarks I imported from FF. I deleted the FirstRun file in the google-chrome directory to force it to think it was a first run, and import the bookmarks all over again and it lost them again.

Either google is taking the MS position of not playing nice with the competition, or they just haven’t gotten it right.

Works fine for me. I have the google-chrome-beta repo. Did a zypper ref and then it showed up on zypper lu. Did a zypper up and typing in it right now.

Is it importing bookmarks? Does it run with FF running?

Sure. I have both running simultaneously as I write and have done so for a long time. I believe you have to have FF not running when you do the import, at least that was the case in Windows.

Yes. The only thing it doesn’t do is import the bookmarks while Fx is running, but that’s understandable.

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Mine runs w/FF running, yes. It also imported bookmarks from Firefox
properly, though I had to stop Firefox to do it (odd, but oh well).

Good luck.

On 02/11/2010 03:26 PM, udaman wrote:
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Chromium doesn’t support html5 but Google Chrome does. Originally with Chrome, you had to create your own plugins directory and copy the plugins over. This new beta does it automagically.

Sorry to say, the latest version is still junk. I’ll stick with FF, Opera, and Konqueror. It stops loading any page halfway through. It’s the only browser running at the time. No problems when I start FF.

I expect better from google.

Perhaps you should look at this:

Issue 24507 - chromium - Gecko mediaplayer hangs the browser - Project Hosting on Google Code

Try removing gecko-mediaplayer. Worked fine for me after that.

Hi, does that include the acrobat PDF plugin, i.e. are you able to view
PDFs within the browser?

On 02/11/2010 10:16 PM, pilotgi wrote:
> I checked my dl.google repo today and there was a new beta version of
> Chrome available. Checking it out now
>
> All of my plugins showed up.
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So there will be no stable release for linux and mac. Why even call it beta when there will be no stable release.

IMHO that’s a question for the Google devs, not for openSUSE.

BTW 5.0.319 runs fine here, on both machines.

Chrome/Chromium runs fine for me too. I’m just wondering why is that. I thought about asking the developers but maybe some other time.

These are all marketing or development labels. They kept calling gmail beta well until many millions of people were using it. The thing that matters is whether it works for you.