Monday, February 14, 2011

Chrome 2.0.3, and the Ever-Expanding "Soon"

So, a few of you may have heard that android2cloud's Chrome client version 2.0.3 was coming "soon" or even "this week" several weeks ago. And, obviously, that has not yet landed. I thought I'd take a minute to explain why.

Chrome 2.0.3 was intended to fix an issue in which links were not opening for some people sporadically, because of a simple coding glitch on my part. Largely the result of sloppy code and negligence in cleaning up test data before releasing. The fix should have been simple.

I fixed everything up in the code, included some other things, and pushed it out to the beta testers. Everything went smoothly, until it was discovered that, for some reason or another, the links weren't being marked as seen reliably. Meaning you get the extremely annoying bug of links opening every single time you start/restart Chrome, or every 4 hours if you leave it open.

I chose to delay release until I could get that major bug sorted out, hoping it would be a quick fix. Long story short, it wasn't. Isn't.

I'm still working to get 2.0.3 out. It will be accompanied by an App Engine 2.0.3 release, as well. I'm sorry it's taking so long-- I wish I could work full time on this, I really do, but it's not possible right now. I promise I'm doing my best to get the fix out there as soon as possible.

Thanks for your patience.

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