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• • • • • ++ Website Chromium is an project started by, to provide the for the proprietary browser. The two browsers share the majority of code and features, though there are some minor differences in features and logos, and they have different licensing. The Chromium Project takes its name from the element, the metal from which is made. Google's intention, as expressed in the developer documentation, was that Chromium would be the name of the open-source development project and that the final product's name would be Chrome; however, other developers have taken the Chromium code and released versions under the Chromium name. One of the major aims of the project is for Chromium to be a tabbed window manager, or for the, as opposed to it being a traditional browser application.
The application is designed to have a. The developers state that it 'should feel lightweight (cognitively and physically) and fast'. Contents • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Differences from Google Chrome [ ] Chromium is the name given to the open-source project and the browser source code released and maintained by the Chromium Project, which is headed by Google developers, with input from community developers. Tga File Manager. It is possible to download the source code and build it manually on many platforms. There are 3rd party efforts to separate Chromium and Google for privacy reasons. In comparison to Chromium, Google Chrome: • Is compiled, linked and packaged into an installer • Has an auto-update system (some, such as the Debian or Ubuntu community builds of Chromium, rely on the system of the as an alternative) • Has an integrated version of.
This can be downloaded and installed separately in Chromium. • Has licensed media to support the patent-encumbered and formats. These can be downloaded and installed separately in Chromium.
By default, Chromium only supports,, and formats for the and tags. Due to the way Chromium implements support for media formats, it is difficult to split up codecs to ship legally dangerous ones from ones that are safe to ship without paying for patent licenses. It relies on an -based library that contains the codecs with which it was built, instead of modularizing them into a plug-in based system like does. Because of this, ships the library containing legally safe codecs, but allows for the user to install a 'Freeworld' package from somewhere else (, for example) to override the default library, so that users who live where software patents don't apply can make full use of Chromium. • Supports, a (DRM) module. A dummy package that doesn't enable Widevine support is built by default for Chromium.
• Disables extensions not hosted on the for macOS and Windows users on all Chrome channels • Bears the Google and Google Chrome brand names and logos, both of which are registered trademarks • Features an opt-in option for users to send Google their usage statistics and crash reports • Implements when Chrome is downloaded as part of marketing promotions and distribution partnerships. This transmits information in encoded form to Google, including both when and from where Chrome was downloaded. In June 2010, Google confirmed that the RLZ tracking token is not present in Chromium or Chrome versions downloaded from the Google website directly. The RLZ source code was also made open-source at the same time, so that developers can confirm what it is and how it works. • Is licensed as, as opposed to Licensing [ ] The Google-authored portion of Chromium is released under the, with other parts being subject to a variety of different, including the, the, the and an //.
An early alpha build of Chromium 3.0 for Linux, which clarifies its separation from. Chromium is the open-source project that is the basis for Google Chrome and the histories of the two are intertwined.
Chromium itself is available for most, while Chrome is a stable release with modified source base from Google. Release version numbers [ ] Releases are identified by a four-part version number, e.g. 47.0.2491.0 (Chromium 47 initial release 23 August 2015). The components are major.minor.build.patch. Major.minor reflects scheduling policy Build.patch identifies content progression A Major.minor branch point schedule is published. Branch points occur roughly every 6–7 weeks.
The published dates are a last branch date of each Chromium ( Major) release and are tied to the development cycle. They lag the initial Chromium release by about 40 days and precede the next by about 2. Details are described in. 2008 [ ] Google Chrome was introduced in September 2008, and along with its release, the Chromium source code was also made available allowing builds to be constructed from it. The initial code release included builds for Windows and macOS, and a build for Linux, at a very early stage of development and lacking complete functionality.
Chromium 1.0 was released in December 2008 and with it Chrome was removed from beta status for Windows only. Upon its first release in September 2008 Chromium was criticized for storing saved passwords in a manner so that any casual user of a computer can easily read them from the GUI. Chromium Users have filed many bug reports and feature requests asking for a master password option to access stored passwords, but Chromium developers have consistently insisted that this provides no real security against knowledgeable hackers. Users have argued that it would protect against co-workers or family members borrowing a computer and seeing the stored passwords in clear text. In December 2009, Chromium developer P. Kasting stated: 'A master password was issue 1397.