Infrequently Noted

Alex Russell on browsers, standards, and the process of progress.

Omaha Goes Open Source

Google Updater, aka "Omaha", has gone Open Source!

This is the auto-update system that's key to keeping Chrome secure by always ensuring that the version you're running is the freshest it can be. It's huge for the Omaha team to be out in the open, particularly given how many inaccurate articles have been penned about the update system. Now you, dear user and/or journalist, can know exactly what the update system is doing all the time. It's all right there in the code.