updated 12:25 pm EST, Fri February 13, 2009
Mac Chrome in early phases
The Mac version of Google's Chrome web browser continues to make progress, but at a slow speed, one of its developers hints. Work during the past couple of months is said to have mostly revolved around basic layout tests and WebKit compatibility, and only recently progressed to developing the interface. Links remain non-functional, and renderers are said to regularly crash.
Tabbed browsing is already in place however, and the software is said to be capable of continued operation even when a page in one tab has triggered a crash. While the feature may be familiar to Windows users of Chrome, the version of the WebKit engine that ships with Mac OS X is said to be incapable of discreet shutdowns, requiring extra work on the part of the Mac Chrome team. The completed port of the browser is expected to ship in the first half of the year.