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The Flash issue from the previous update seems to have been resolved, Flash runs a lot better, hulu.com in full screen is almost tolerable.The wifi icon has been changed to match the rest of the icon theme.That's all I'm noticing so far.Overall, the system seems to be much more stable.
Nope, nevermind. Not stable at all. Flash is still buggy causing other tabs to refresh at weird times even after the tab running flash is closed. The menu options, even outside the browser window, don't refresh correctly as you run the mouse over them. BTW, there is no option in chrome://plugins to go back to Flash 10.2.Hopefully a new update comes out soon.
What's up with the wifi change? Trying to appeal to Apple users? I frankly think I dislike it -- I'm used to the other icon and feel unable to distinguish how much reception a given network provides.@Aaron. I looked at about:plugins, and when I click on details (top-right), I have the option to disable the pepper flash (10.3.200.1) or the regular flash (10.3 r181). Are you having a better experience with one over the other?Also, I noticed on the last build that (true to form) Guest Mode felt blazing fast. Is it just that extension devs have yet to jump on board cros or is that my poor Cr-48 CPU is unable to handle my regular profile, or something else?
@Cougar: I think Flash 10.3.r181 was the version of Flash that caused all the problems in the last update. I haven't tried too much with it, but I know that hulu.com doesn't work with the r181 version.
3g is still a no-go ... AND with this latest upgrade the "disable mobile data" button(s) no longer work.
I think this is definitely the most bugged out Cr-48 build I've ever tried. At the moment, my fan's going crazy my battery icon has an x through it, I've seen my screen glitch out with random sections of it showing the wrong output, etc.Two new things I've noticed on my (bugged out?) build: 1) Looks like folders have an option or two more in the file manager, such as a check mark, 2) There's a file manager web app on my new tab page, with a default box icon on it.
Yes lots of bugs. Long period of quiet on dev channel followed by rough seas but they still have 12 days to get it right :)
@xinuflux. 12 days to get it right? I assumed 0.12x would be the stable, chromebook release version.
@Cougar - good point, I don't know what the Chromebooks will ship with (or load after first boot?), was thinking they'd go with the higher Linux kernel 0.13x just to keep future updates easier
Thanks for the response, xinuflux. I know the new kernel is faster than the old one. On the other hand, I'm struggling to understand how it would keep future updates easier. I'm still uninitiated to true Linux builds, so I'd love some background. Thanks.
Sorry Cougar I used the wrong wording. I meant easier as in fresh start, that if they start with the latest Linux kernel they could avoid a larger update (file size & complexity) for the new Chromebooks. They could also not have to worry about any of the older library incompatibilities like the one that required them to include Vim 7.2 instead of Vim 7.3 in the shell.As always it'll be interesting to see what decisions they make.
Cool. Thanks for the explanation, and, yes, I'll be curious to see what goes down, myself.
I wish they would hurry up and get netflix support. When they get that, I think they will have a great foothold on the market with there OS. I'm not saying that is the make it or break it deal, im just saying it will put it closer into the realm of a real operating system. This OS will do great things by the end of the summer and I'm proud to see it grow in front of my eyes, step by step.