Monday, February 28, 2011
We have two winners to the poll, haybales and wethreetrees both picked today, Feb. 28th as the date a 0.10.xxx version would reach beta channel:
haybales says "my cr-48 is great, and also colin is forever beta"
wethreetrees says "yay!"
congrats guys, revel in your Internet glory and fame. Soon, we should be seeing a 0.11.xxx version hit dev channel bringing new features (and bugs!) to our favorite little matte black laptops. What are you looking forward to in 0.11? Let us hear about it in the comments.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
- Last night, Google bumped Chrome browser beta channel to 10.xxx builds and Chrome browser dev channel to 0.11.xxx builds. The Chrome browser and Chrome OS releases schedules are closely tied together.
- The number of priority 1 bugs on crosbug.com that are left to be fixed for the R10 release (0.10.xxx) has dropped to 19. That's down from 69 early this week and a few hundred 2 weeks ago.
- Google is striving for a 6 week release schedule with Chrome OS like they have with Chrome browser.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Let us know what you notice about 0.10.156.30 in the comments...
Saturday, February 12, 2011
- A few people have noticed that I posted on the group before most people were aware of it's existance. I am a Top Contributor in other Google Help Forums and was invited to join the group early by Google.
- Right now, the group is being moderated while Google works out the email glitch so no one can post. I expect emails will be turned off for users and posting reopened by early next week.
- There are currently 25,970 users subscribed. If Google indeed signed up all email addresses that got a Cr-48 that means they're approaching the halfway point of shipments of the assumed 60,000 Cr-48s.
- It looks like non-Cr-48 owners will be able to read but not subscribe to the group. This makes sense since an official Google forum open to everyone is likely to get flooded with "I want one!" emails from the Cr-48 hopeful. I suspect that Google will provide a way for Cr-48 users who somehow did not get subscribed to prove ownership and join the group for posting, keep your eyes peeled.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Note that if you go to about:plugins, Flash still reports 10.1, you have to click Details at the top right to see the 10.2 version file, not sure why this is. The big question is how does Flash perform? I was able to play a 720p Youtube video with decent performance. I've yet to try other flash content like Hulu and
If you get updated let us know how Flash does for you and any other differences you notice in the comments!
Update: No go on Netflix, they still list Chrome OS as incompatible. There also seems to be a sound bug. It worked fine until I tried to turn the volume up at which point the onscreen showed the volume as muted. No pressing of the volume up down or mute keys would undo the mute :-(
2nd Update: Ouch! This one might get ugly. I logged out to see if the sound might return with a new session. Instead of the login screen I was greeted with the Out of box "Let's get started" screen! Looks like some issues with detecting that I've already run through the setup. Luckily once I ran through that and logged in, my user settings were untouched. Well, when you live on the bleeding edge, sometimes you've got the edge and sometimes you just stand there bleeding... Gonna try a reboot now...
3rd Update: Volume control buttons are definitely borked. As a workaround, open a shell and run "alsamixer" to use a non-GUI volume control, it works and can unmute the sound or adjust volume when needed.
4th Update: I toggled the Dev switch under the battery this morning in order to wipe the stateful partition (wipe to factory defaults). That appears to have gotten rid of the volume issue and the strange return to OOBE on logout or reboot issue. 720p videos are jerky but I'd characterize it by saying that flash support is definitely improving with plenty of room for more improvement.
5th Update: It seems that although Flash 10.2 is included, 10.1 is also still included and is the default. You can disable 10.1 by going to about:plugins, clicking Details to the right and clicking Disable next to 10.1. You can verify what version of flash your Cr-48 is using here.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Now back to our regularly scheduled Cr-48 coverage, I expect we'll see a dev channel update in the next day or two. And pretty soon we'll be seeing the 0.10.xxx branch of build stabilize to the point that it becomes the new beta channel while dev channel jumps up to 0.11.xxx. Fun times ahead!
If you've been waiting to try out cloud print, now's your chance. Let us know how you like it in the comments.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Thanks to commentor Brian for pointing out that dev channel has been updated to 0.10.156.4. No word on changes but with such a small bump in numbers, it's likely only bug fixes. Let us know your experiences using (or getting) 0.10.156.4 in the comments.