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Corrosive
09-02-2008, 02:02 PM
My boss calmly informed me at our IT meeting this morning (yes, I know, how do I get invited to those!?) that Google were releasing a browser of their own.

Found a bit of an article on it.

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hHvkt5UkooUX1otx8ROBM0k-5VcQD92UHSHO0

Anyone heard anything good/bad/indifferent about this?

Death Dream
09-02-2008, 03:10 PM
I just read about it on theregister http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09/02/google_browser/comments/ Check out what other people had to say about it. I think it will be better than IE but this is going to be another browser that is going to be a pain in the ass to get right with the CSS. ~Death Dream~

Corrosive
09-02-2008, 04:39 PM
I just read about it on theregister http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09/02/google_browser/comments/ Check out what other people had to say about it. I think it will be better than IE but this is going to be another browser that is going to be a pain in the ass to get right with the CSS. ~Death Dream~

It seems that they have 'borrowed' a lot of code from Mozilla so hopefully won't be too bad to CSS. If it takes off...and that's a big IF then the only browser it will hurt is Firefox. You'll always get people on Windows packages who just run the browser which came with it. (hangs head in shame) I know I do.

domedia
09-02-2008, 05:19 PM
A browser consists of many things. The rendering engine in itself is Webkit, the same Safari uses. As far as the rest of the browser, it's pretty much compiled from ground up. Or that is what they say anyways.

Interesting comic they put out. If you've been in the front end world for a while, reading all the pages is great read:
http://www.google.com/googlebooks/chrome/

More:
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/fresh-take-on-browser.html

Corrosive
09-02-2008, 06:15 PM
A browser consists of many things. The rendering engine in itself is Webkit, the same Safari uses. As far as the rest of the browser, it's pretty much compiled from ground up. Or that is what they say anyways.

Interesting comic they put out. If you've been in the front end world for a while, reading all the pages is great read:
http://www.google.com/googlebooks/chrome/

More:
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/fresh-take-on-browser.html

Yes, I liked that they present it as a comic (even if it slipped out before they intended). If they can get enough people to see it then they may be able to swing some more IE users because it explains why it is different. As they say as well, they have the biggest playground in the world to test it on...it ought to be good :)

Death Dream
09-02-2008, 07:12 PM
I didn't bother reading the comic. ~Death Dream~

neonfluxx
09-02-2008, 10:05 PM
none for mac or linux yet though. That stinks

Corrosive
09-03-2008, 07:03 AM
none for mac or linux yet though. That stinks

I'm sure it won't be long Neon :)

Death Dream
09-03-2008, 02:17 PM
http://www.google.com/chrome/?utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-blog-ogb&utm_medium=blog&brand=CHMP

Edit: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09/03/google_chrome_eula_sucks/

11. Content licence from you

11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights that you already hold in Content that you submit, post or display on or through the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying the content, you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive licence to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content that you submit, post or display on or through the Services. This licence is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to display, distribute and promote the Services and may be revoked for certain Services as defined in the Additional Terms of those Services.~Death Dream~

Death Dream
09-04-2008, 01:49 PM
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09/04/google_retracts_lousy_chrome_eula_terms/ - Resolved.

Seems to be a carpet bombing problem though.

~Death Dream~

domedia
09-04-2008, 04:33 PM
Second day of using the browser and it's already taken over as main browser for me.. Love how it handles the tabs.

Corrosive
09-04-2008, 04:39 PM
Second day of using the browser and it's already taken over as main browser for me.. Love how it handles the tabs.

Right, that's you and DJ given it the thumbs up. That's good enough for me. Chrome, here I come :)

Corrosive
09-04-2008, 04:56 PM
Right, that's you and DJ given it the thumbs up. That's good enough for me. Chrome, here I come :)

Cool. Firewall is struggling a bit but it will learn :) Pretty nice on first impressions though.

davidj
09-04-2008, 06:59 PM
after a few days

no login memory (password store) << i have loads

no dictionary (cant spell for shite)

on my laptop i have a scrolly area to my mouse pad. This doesnt work with chrome

Corrosive
09-04-2008, 07:07 PM
no login memory (password store) << i have loads

And me, yes that's annoyed me already and I've had it two hours.

no dictionary (cant spell for shite)

Not bothered me yet.

on my laptop i have a scrolly area to my mouse pad. This doesnt work with chrome

I read this in a couple of places today but not having a laptop...do I care?

Fair points though DJ.

domedia
09-04-2008, 07:28 PM
no login memory (password store) << i have loads

no dictionary (cant spell for shite)

Uhm.. it actually has both :)

It asks me if I want to store the password every time I log in to a site I have not previously visited with Chrome. This will be a yellowy (I think that was the color) vertical bar on top of the browser viewport asking you if you want Chrome to remember the password.

Whenever I type something into a form, it puts a red underline of the words that are not in the dictionary.
If I right-click on the word, it pops up suggestions to correct spelling.

Corrosive
09-04-2008, 07:34 PM
This will be a yellowy (I think that was the color) vertical bar on top of the browser viewport asking you if you want Chrome to remember the password.

I have become totally blind to the yellow bar on IE so probably just ignored it!

Whenever I type something into a form, it puts a red underline of the words that are not in the dictionary.
If I right-click on the word, it pops up suggestions to correct spelling.

My spelling is ok but yes, it has just underlined 'ok' :wink:

I still don't have a laptop so that's me sorted. All my sites are fine as well. :)

domedia
09-04-2008, 08:06 PM
Here's a screenshot

davidj
09-04-2008, 08:27 PM
thats right

just provide a bloody image to prove im abit slow

edbr
09-05-2008, 04:07 AM
A browser consists of many things. The rendering engine in itself is Webkit, the same Safari uses. As far as the rest of the browser, it's pretty much compiled from ground up. Or that is what they say anyways.

So this is what the world looks like through safari? cant see any actual improvements might push Slepinir into developing Webkit as a alternate rendering engine, that would be good

domedia
09-05-2008, 07:28 AM
So this is what the world looks like through safari? cant see any actual improvements might push Slepinir into developing Webkit as a alternate rendering engine, that would be good If they all would be standards compliant (no more cross browser development) it wouldn't be so much of an issue.. but that a dream I guess..
Webkit is an open source project though, so hopefully it means that it's quicker to implement new standards (?)

edbr
09-05-2008, 07:40 AM
right. I only use Sleipnir locally i like the ability to switch between IE and Gecko by just clicking a button, if Webkit was another option it would be good.

Death Dream
09-05-2008, 06:26 PM
I am not installing it till it is on the second beta or released.

~Death Dream~

domedia
09-08-2008, 01:44 PM
Kinda how I felt at first :)

http://www.userfriendly.org/cartoons/archives/08sep/uf011906.gif
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Death Dream
09-08-2008, 03:51 PM
Kinda how I felt at first :)

http://www.userfriendly.org/cartoons/archives/08sep/uf011906.gif
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I bet a lot of people felt that way lol.

~Death Dream~

Corrosive
09-08-2008, 04:04 PM
I bet a lot of people felt that way lol.

~Death Dream~

He, he. Not if you never bothered with Firefox. No contest for me :wink:

Death Dream
09-08-2008, 04:27 PM
He, he. Not if you never bothered with Firefox. No contest for me :wink:

Some how .. that doesn't surprise me that you stuck with IE.

~Death Dream~

Corrosive
09-08-2008, 04:40 PM
Some how .. that doesn't surprise me that you stuck with IE.

~Death Dream~

It comes with Windows :wink: and I live a sheltered life in a backwater in the South West UK...what? You mean you don't marry your cousins, go to tractor pulling contests and have webbed feet?? Now, where's my banjo?

Death Dream
09-09-2008, 01:08 PM
My post got deleted? o.O I must of missed something ...

~Death Dream~

domedia
09-09-2008, 01:13 PM
This thread relates to the new Chrome Google browser, if you can't contribute to the thread, feel free to make a new one :)
I just deleted a full page of bs posts.