Google has released Chrome 20 to the Stable Channel for Windows, Linux, the Mac and Chrome Frame. And while it’s a less-than-exciting maintenance build with no major visible changes, there are more than enough patches included to justify updating.
The official Chrome Releases blog details its usual top 20 security fixes, for instance. SVG and PDF-related code in particular sees some useful updates this time, although there are other important tweaks as well, including one to “prevent sandboxed processes interfering with each other” (the fact that this was possible before is a significant issue).
This is just the start, though, and Chrome 20 also sees a long list of fixes to enhance performance, eliminate memory leaks, avoid crashes and generally improve the browser. If you’re interested in the low-level technical details then the SVN revision log will tell you more.
If you’re running an older edition of Chrome then you may be able to update manually: just click the wrench icon and look for an option to “Update Google Chrome”.
But if you’re starting from scratch then you can alternatively download the full build of Chrome 20, which is also available now.
This article originally appeared at softwarecrew.co.uk