torsdag 2 december 2010
The Version Number Is Dead. Google Barely Whispers The Launch Of Chrome 8
Chrome 8 is here! Chrome 8 is here! The latest greatest version of Chrome! Joyous day, right? Don't tell Google that. The search giant announced the (stable) launch not on their Google blog, and not even on their Google Chrome blog, but on their Google Chrome Releases blog. And in the post, they devote a whole two sentences to it. The rest is all about bug fixes. But to those who follow Chrome closely, this shouldn't be a big surprise. Ever since they shifted their strategy to release a new version of the browser every six weeks or so, the version numbers have become a mere afterthought. Before today's update, the Chrome stable build was version 7, the beta was version 8, and the dev was version 9. And I'm sure Chromium (the open source browser on which Chrome is built) will hit version 10 shortly.