Last Updated: 31 March 2023 I’ve previously gushed about the magic of the File Type Policies component — a mechanism that allows files to be classified by their level of “dangerousness”, such that harmless files (e.g. .txt files) can be downloaded freely, whilst potentially-dangerous files (e.g. .dll files) are subjected to a higher degree ofContinue reading “Download Blocking by File Type”
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Livin’ on the Edge: Dude Where’s My Fix?!?
Yesterday, we covered the mechanisms that modern browsers can use to rapidly update their release channels. Today, let’s look at how to figure out when an eagerly awaited fix will become available in the Canary channels. By way of example, consider crbug.com/977805, a nasty beast that caused some extensions to randomly be disabled and marked corrupt: ByContinue reading “Livin’ on the Edge: Dude Where’s My Fix?!?”
Updating Browsers Quickly: Flags, Respins, and Components
By this point, most browser enthusiasts know that Chrome has a rapid release cycle, releasing a new stable version of the browser approximately every six weeks (2022 Update: now every four weeks). The Edge team adopted that rapid release cadence for our new browser, and we’re already releasing new Edge Dev Channel builds every week.Continue reading “Updating Browsers Quickly: Flags, Respins, and Components”