Chrome Dev Hits Version 7; Native Client Part of Release

Posted on 26. Aug, 2010 by in News, Tips

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While Chromium has been perched at version 7 for about a week or so, it was only today that the development channel of Chrome was updated to version 7.

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So what’s new? Along with the typical release fixes, Native Client is getting closer to reality in Chrome 7. That means webapps are going to be able to directly use a computer’s hardware resources to run processes, making them working like native applications.

As DownloadSquad’s Lee Mathews points out, you can check out a couple of Native Client demos right here if you’re using version 7 with the switch “–enable-nacl”. You can see it here in the Task Manager of my browser.

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Note that Native Client is still experimental, on my machine it ran the above applications very slowly. But hey, it’s the first release.

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