64-Bit Google Chrome Canary Build Apparently the last entry about the 64-Bit Chrome was made months ago. New tests suggest that the 64-Bit version of Google Chrome (Canary Build) is better than the 32-Bit version in several aspects (speed, stability). While the 64 Firefox seems to be disappointing, the 64 Chrome could be a welcome addition. Chrome Release Channels Chrome supports a number of different release channels. We use these channels to slowly roll out updates to users, starting with our close to daily Canary channel builds, all the way up to our Stable channel releases that happen every 6 weeks roughly. What Is Chrome Canary? Canary is an experimental version of the popular Chrome browser. Google offers four release channels for its browser: Stable, Beta, Dev, and Canary. Most people use the Stable release of the popular browser, which is rigorously tested and considered very reliable. And, since Google Chrome and Google Chrome Dev are already available as regularly-updated portable apps (which don't interfere with each other or your local browser) you're already covered. The Dev channel is preferable to Canary anyway, since Canary is an unstable nightly build while Dev is a bit more stable weekly build (that seems to have.
It’s difficult to make sense of Google Chrome’s different releases as it is, but the development team is now adding another build to the mix. Intended for early, early adopters, Google Chrome Canary Builds are more experimental than the dev channel releases. The first Canary Builds were made available a little over a week ago, but Google is only now making the formal announcement.
“[A] few days ago, we released a new experimental version of Google Chrome called Google Chrome Canary Build. We plan to update the Canary Build more frequently than the Dev channel, with riskier changes, and usually without a human being ever verifying that it works, so the Canary Build is only for users who want to help test Google Chrome and are comfortable using a highly unstable browser that will often break entirely,” Henry Bridge, product manager for Google Chrome, wrote.
Recently, the Google Chrome team decided that the release cycle was somewhat slow. Stable releases are about three months apart and, while this is several time faster than most browsers or any other app out there, Google believed it could do better, two times better in fact, so it’s now pushing for about one and a half months between major stable versions.
This meant that the testing releases, the beta and the dev channel builds, would also have to come faster. Regularly, when the team is ready to move the dev branch builds to the beta channel, it starts releasing bug fixing updates until Chrome reaches a stable enough stage. Google is in the process of preparing for a beta build right now, with the latest Google Chrome 6.0.472.xx the likely candidate.
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But, even as part of the team is ironing out the bugs, the rest of the developers are plowing ahead building new features. These features need to be tested and this is where the Canary Builds come in. While the dev channel builds are considered experimental, they go through a rather rigorous testing phase. Any long time dev channel user will tell you that, even though the builds are buggy at times, overall, they’re stable enough for regular use.
This won’t be the case with Canary Builds as they will be released more often and normally without any manual testing. It must be noted that Google has an even more experimental branch; the Chromium builds which are released several times a day, where the active development is done. Canary Builds will be somewhere between Chromium and the dev channel releases. In total, Google Chrome now comes in five flavours based on their stability, Stable, Beta, Dev, Canary Builds and Chromium.
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Due to their experimental nature, Canary Builds can be installed alongside any of the regular versions of Google Chrome. Canary Builds are only available for Windows user for the moment, but Google says Linux and Mac versions will be made available if there is interest in them. “You can star the issues for Mac and Linux support, as well as the issue for default browser support to cast your vote and be notified of progress there,” Bridge explained.