Keep Chromium Up To Date

Martin Brinkmann
Feb 22, 2010
Updated • Jun 26, 2016
Google Chrome

Chromium is the Open Source project behind Google Chrome. Chromium and Google Chrome have many similarities and it is usually the case that new features are integrated into Chromium first before they make their way into the Google browser.

Only Google Chrome specific features, that usually involve Google tools and services, won't necessarily land in Chromium first.

It takes little time usually before the features land in Chrome Canary and Dev, but it may take weeks or even months before they land in the other versions of the browser.

One problem that Chromium users experience is that the web browser does not come with an automatic update option, at least not when it comes to the snapshot builds that are often uploaded to the ftp server several times a day.

Keep Chromium Up To Date

It is highly impracticable to download and install new Chromium builds manually, which is why Chromium Constantly Bleeding Edge has been developed.

The third party software has been designed to automatically query the Chromium server for the latest build. The version that is retrieved will be compared to the Chromium version installed on the computer system the program is executed on.

A newer version will be automatically downloaded and installed. This process is handled in the background without user interaction or even a user interface. The only user interaction required is if Chromium is not installed on the computer system (which will trigger the standard setup), or if the operating system or security software displays warnings during the download or installation.

The program has a size of only 50 Kilobytes, and its source code is provided as well for users who want to check it out or even compile the program on their machine.

It should be added to the startup items or task scheduler in Windows so that it will regularly check the latest builds on the server against the local build.

Update: It is 2013 2016 now and Chromium is still not shipping with automatic updates built-in. This means that you can still make use of the application to have it updated regularly.

While you may still miss out on a couple of releases, considering that Chromium is sometimes updated several times a day, it is the best option that you have in that regard.

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