Google is updating its Chrome browser to version 188.8.131.52 (that’s the dev-channel release) to fix a pair of crash conditions. One of them was triggered by the Safe Browsing phishing filter -the other by a cursor…
* [r7891] Fixes a crash related to Safe Browsing and our handling of SQLite(Issue: 6312)
* [r8034] Fixes a cursor related issue that was causing maps.google.com to crash (Issue: 6259)
The cursor issue is particularly interesting to me. The actual bug report has a tonne of detail on this, but in a nutshell a custom cursor that gets created by WebKit (Chrome’s rendering engine) is to blame for the crash that is now fixed. Goes to show you that even the smallest things – like a cursor – can be at the root of browser errors.
The 184.108.40.206 release comes about a week after the 220.127.116.11 release, the first in the 2.x series for the dev-channel version of Chrome.