Rolling Updates & ChromeMay 18, 2011 No Comments
Every time I open Google Chrome I’m pretty sure that I’m running a new version of it. Not too long ago I open my Google Chrome Browser and BOOM – new icon. Though I hate the new icon that Chrome has I still love it as a whole. The new icon just seems flat and boring but that’s not what I’m here to talk about. I’m here to talk about rolling updates that Chrome has seemed to bring into the light. This browser updates in the background while you browse the internet to keep you up to date with all the new standards and features that come out every day. It seems to be catching on since Firefox is going to start doing these rolling updates and hopefully Internet Explorer will also jump on this bandwagon instead of releasing a new “Up To Date” browser every 2 or 4 years. It’s just a lot more of a convenience than downloading a new “updated” browser every year. With rolling updates maybe we could get rid of versioning numbers too! As a web developer I can see it being hard to keep up with but at the same time it would mean a quick phasing out of older browsers and a leap into new features of CSS3 and HTML5. What do you think about these rolling updates? Do you even notice them in your Chrome Browser?
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