Install Chromium Browser 36 Beta on Ubuntu 14.04

Chromium Browser is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web. Chromium serves as a base for Google Chrome, which is Chromium re-branded with very few additions such as usage tracking and an auto-updater system.


Chromium 36 features

  • CSS touch-action – New CSS property to enable websites to declaratively state how touches should be handled for purposes of scrolling and zooming.
  • CSS will-change – Adds a will-change CSS property, that can be used to signal that a particular property is likely to be changed in the future, or that an element’s content is likely to change.
  • HTML Imports – Import HTML documents into other HTML documents
  • Object.observe() – Observe changes to JS objects.
  • Service Worker – ServiceWorkers (formerly Navigation Controllers) are a new system that provides event-driven scripts that run independent of web pages. They are similar to SharedWorkers except that their lifetime is different and they have access to domain-wide events such as network fetches.
  • Unprefixed CSS Transforms – Enables changing the position of content in 3D space without disrupting the document’s normal flow
  • Web Animations JavaScript API [element.animate()] – A unified model for supporting animation and synchronization on the Web platform

Install Chromium 36.0

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:saiarcot895/chromium-beta

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

Remove Chromium 36

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

sudo ppa-purge ppa:saiarcot895/chromium-beta
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