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Microsoft officially releases Chromium-based Edge preview version

via:博客园     time:2019/4/9 10:31:37     readed:143

Microsoft's new version based on Chromium Edge has always attracted the attention of developers and users, local time on the 8th, the official finallyReleased the first Dev and Canary channel build version.


Both Dev and Canary build are developer previews, both of which are Microsoft Edge Insider Channels, and a Beta build. According to Microsoft, the Canary channel is updated every day, while the Dev channel is updated weekly, the Beta channel has not been released, and it will remain updated on Monday. Each channel has its own icon and name, and developers can install multiple channel versions for testing at the same time. The official builds the Canary build to the Dev channel based on user feedback, automated test results, performance metrics, and telemetry, and pushes it to the Beta channel until it is finally released as a Stable version.

Currently only Windows 10 is supported, but other platforms such as Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and macOS will be added.

Microsoft has always stressed that its plan is to carry out Edge work on the basis of Chroimum, instead of making the community branch. Before it announced the transformation of Edge, it promised to become an important contributor to Chroimum. After this half year of research and development, Microsoft seems to Some good results have been achieved.

Joining the community in December, Microsoft hasSubmitted 275 commits to the Chroimum projectAt the same time, it has its own contribution in some areas that are more concerned. For example, accessibility, currently Microsoft Edge is the only one that canHTML5Accessibility browser benchmarkIn getting the full score of the browser, Microsoft brought these contributions to the Chromium project to improve the web experience for all users. These improvements include modern, complementary API support (accessible reading, such as Windows Narrator, Magnifier, Braille display, etc.), high contrast, and improved readability of video subtitles on Windows 10.

In addition, Edge's smooth scrolling experience and fast and easy Windows Hello authenticator are also famous. Microsoft is working closely with Chromium engineers to make the touch screen, trackpad, mouse wheel, keyboard and sidebar scroll as much as possible. Smooth, more password-free and dual-factor authentication schemes are more personalized and secure.

It's also worth mentioning that Microsoft has been working with Google engineers to make Chromium run natively on Chromium 73 and above ARM devices. We have just reported that there have beenDevelopers build and run native Chroimum on Windows ARM64 devicesMicrosoft said that their collaboration has enabled Chromium-based browsers to quickly provide native implementations for Windows 10 PCs on the ARM platform, significantly improving performance and battery life.

download link:Https://www.microsoftedgeinsider.com/en-us/download

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