Blink and you might miss a new stable Google Chrome release. This is because Google is accelerating the “pace at which Google Chrome stable releases become available.” The search engine giant plans to deliver a major version of its web browser every six weeks.
Apparently, someone at Google proved beyond reasonable doubt that the engineering team was churning out new features at about the same rate as a Chinese toy factory produces toxic dolls with all its drudges.
“We have new features coming out all the time and do not want users to have to wait months before they can use them. While pace is important to us, we are all committed to maintaining high quality releases — if a feature is not ready, it will not ship in a stable release,” wrote Anthony Laforge, Google Chrome Program Manager, in a blog post.
“We basically wanted to operate more like trains leaving Grand Central Station (regularly scheduled and always on time), and less like taxis leaving the Bronx (ad hoc and unpredictable). Since we are going to continue to increment our major versions with every new release (i.e. 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0) those numbers will start to move a little faster than before.”