about-chromiumImmediately after Google Chrome announce, it was known that it will be on Linux and Mac. Some day… And this day is coming. Right now it is possible to compile Chromium on Mac and it will be a working browser!

Well, almost. I’m trying to use it and it works—this post is composed using Mac Chromium. But it’s definitely far from being a polished consumer product yet. Major problems that I found so far: the Omnibox (navigation edit box) only accepts URLs; downloads doesn’t work, and tabs crash from time to time. Though the last isn’t a big problem because Chromium is a multi-process browser, so a tab crash doesn’t affect other tabs. That’s pretty cool comparing to Safari 4 Beta.

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What is really exciting is that Mac Chromium will become better and better every day. And any developer can help by contributing to a project.

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