Chromium 9 in Ubuntu
Chromium 9.0.597.84 landed in Ubuntu a few hours ago. Compared to the previous stable release, it brings among other things the (opt-in) Instant search in the Omnibox (the URL bar), the Apps store and WebGL enabled by default.
It contains also a batch of security fixes. The codecs package has also been updated.
This major update is already available in Ubuntu Natty and is making its way to Maverick and Lucid via the Security Team, it’s just a matter of hours before it is visible there. Special thanks to Jamie for the security peer review and sponsoring.
Remember you can also (and already) get it from the Stable PPA.
In case you’re wondering, this update is aligned with Google Chrome, released only a few more hours ago. The reason for the additional -yet tiny- delay is mostly due to the translations. As I explained in another post, the Launchpad translation exports is asynchronous and due to a recent change, things didn’t go so well on that front in the past few weeks, requiring lots of extra work on my side.
Regarding translations in this version, as with the last few updates, all the strings for “qualified” languages have been refreshed. By qualified, I mean both the 51 langs inherited from Chrome and the langs with good enough coverage in Launchpad. For the latter category, both Basque and Galician got a perfect 100% score this time (but they were already qualified in v8).
Worth noting are Uyghur (12.1%) and Kurdish (11.9%) who rushed in in the last few days from nothing. Keep up the good work! I’m also pleased by the frenetic Spanish, Chinese and Slovenian translators, who, like Basque and Galician got a perfect 100% in this stable release. Overall, 30 out of 57 langs received contributions in Launchpad for this update. Thank you to you all.