Google Release Chrome 14.0.835.35 with Native Client Framework
The NaCl framework will take in-browser games and browsers to another dimension. The development is also crucial to the success of Google’s Chrome operating software which is solely reliant on in-browser operation. Furthermore it offers an alternative to Microsoft’s relatively insecure ActiveX. Its complex sandboxing techniques ensure that it remains safe.
Previous attempts at implementing NaCl experienced compatibility problems. However the 64-bit support and experimental ARM compatibility included in the latest release signifies the progress made by Google. The release indicates the introduction of NaCl into the mainstream. Google is trying effortlessly in attempts to realize NaCl as mainstream. It has been fully open up to developers in the hope that they will include the technology for future apps.
Chrome is hoping to become the leading platform for high-performance apps by combining C and C++ code with the capabilities of HTML 5. Google confirmed the set of interfaces known as Pepper offer C and C++ bindings for HTML5. With the further announcement of the e Web Audio API, which will bring advanced audio capabilities to the Chrome browser, Google is keen to make sure developers are not restricted by limitations of browsers.
Other less substantial additions added to latest Chrome release include Additional Mac OS X Lion feature support, Sync Encryption for all data, Print Preview on Mac, Experimental Web Request extension API and Experimental Content Settings extension API.
Google is going for all out development at a phenomenal rate, with Chrome 15 and 16 expected very shortly. Despite Google’s efforts, Chrome still has a number of critics that have suggested that it fails to perform.