Saturday, July 24, 2010

Use Chrome Build and Canary Build in the same Computer

Canary builds is the newly added channel for early adopters and developers of Google Chrome’s team. It is not like beta channel and the Dev channel, you can install the Canary builds without overwriting the regular Chrome build. Therefore, you can install both the Canary build and the regular build. At this time, the canary build is available only for Windows. It's "installed to a different path, gets updated separately, and runs side by side with an existing stable/beta/dev installation". Google says that the Canary build will usually be the same as the dev build. "Sometimes if necessary, we may push additional updates on Canary build so its version is higher than dev."
"The canary usually updates more frequently than the Dev channel (higher risk
of bustage), and we're working on making it update as often as we have
successful nightly builds. When something doesn't work on the canary, I can
just fall back to my Beta Google Chrome," says Mark Larson, from the Chrome team.

Moreover, the Google Chrome Synchronizes bookmarks, settings, and it will also synchronize extensions, passwords, browser history. The only thing you’ve to remember, is you cant set the Chrome Canary as your default browser as Google says, “a secondary installation of Google Chrome doesn’t make any sense”.