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Chromatic is an easy way to install and update Chromium, the open source project behind Google Chrome. Chromatic allows you to select a release channel (Stable, Beta, ...), use the latest build available, or choose a specific build.

Chromatic is Open Source here.

What's New

Version 0.2.3:
  • Fixed issue which prevented startup if you have an updated version of Chromium which changed SVN to SCM.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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JCH2 Member IconComment+393
JCH2
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For those who can't or won't live with the occasional snafus of open source (volunteer) software but still want to whinge about it... in this case get a clue. The solution is right there above in the "similar" software, though as usual for MacUpdate it is not similar.

Download Chromatic, set it to "Stable," and it will (re)install the most dependable version. I was back up and running in 3 minutes after the latest update crashed twice.

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Version 0.2.3
cmotdibbler Member IconReview+33
cmotdibbler
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Version 0.2.2 stopped working (crash on start). Not sure if due to the 10.8.1 ML update or something with the way the chromium links are organized. Very useful application when it worked.

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Version 0.2.2
Treize
+1

Same here. I wrote to Mr Gecko about that :

here is his answer :

"The issue is something changed within the detection of the location of Chromium. I will try to work on fixing it when I get a chance."

Dreamthr
+1

Same here. Crashes on start.

cmotdibbler
+2

Just a heads up that the new version works again. Thanks Mr Gecko.

Tanner1294 Member IconReview+7
Tanner1294
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This app does work on 10.5 Leopard and on PowerPC but it installs Chromium for an Intel only OS. Waste of time, the system requirements should say something like this.

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Version 0.2.2
misterjspencer Member IconComment+85
misterjspencer
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If you are not sure what the last post means and it might be a bit off putting for anyone looking to download chromatic and get started with chromium....in that respect everything is fine, just tested it and everything else works well.

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Version 0.2.2
kingofleon86 Member IconReview+10
kingofleon86
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it's a very useful program, but the dev channel now is blocked at february 28...

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Version 0.2.2
Falstaffa Member IconComment+29
Falstaffa
+1

According to Mr. Gecko as of December 28-2011, Chromatic has been updated to 0.2.2 in order to: "Fixed issue with Chromatic not being able to parse the channel causing the whole program to stop working."

Well, my thanks to Mr. Gecko for consistently being on top of any issues of not only Chromatic, but all of the software he has developed; Chromatic 0.2.1 is working fine at my end though, nevertheless, thanks again Mr. Gecko.

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Version 0.2.2
Bigboysdad Member IconReview+492
Bigboysdad
+2

Love it.

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Version 0.2.1
Bigboysdad
+5

Apologies - just realised that looks like a sock puppet/ fanboy comment to keep up the ratings of this software and relegate other reviews down the pecking order. That's not the case. If you gain some enthusiasm for Chromium (which isn't difficult if, like me, you discover how simple yet powerful it is), you'll find Chromatic very useful, if not indispensable. To date, almost all of the "beyond beta" updates applied via Chromatic have worked perfectly. But even on the rare occasion where that's not the case, its easy to just revert back to the most recent version of Chromium you were running that worked fine. Chromatic provides Chromium updates every day at least, so do be sure to note whatever latest working version of Chromium you are running in case you have to revert back to it.

Falstaffa Member IconComment+29
Falstaffa
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As of Tuesday, November 08, 2011, Chromatic 0.2.1 is no longer working. Apparently Google changed its API path again.

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Version 0.2.1
Falstaffa
+0

Chromatic 0.2.1 is working again, either Google fixed a temporary (a number of hours) glitch, or Mr. Gecko (developer) updated the API path.

Falstaffa Member IconComment+29
Falstaffa
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As of Tuesday, November 08, 2011, Chromatic 0.2.1 is no longer working. Apparently Google changed its API path again.

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Version 0.2.1
Falstaffa
+0

Chromatic 0.2.1 is working again, either Google fixed a temporary (a number of hours) glitch, or Mr. Gecko (developer) updated the API path.

Alessandro82 Member IconReview+41
Alessandro82
+0

doesn t work anymore just a waste of time!

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Version 0.2.1
Monkeyjunkey
+2

Works for me.

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Ashes2Ashes
Version 0.2.3
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LeonSYC
Version 0.2.3
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Monkeyjunkey
Version 0.2.3
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ElTarlo
Version 0.2.2
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vSeven
Version 0.2.2
user icon+1409
Monkeyjunkey
Version 0.2.2
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Monkeyjunkey
Version 0.2.1
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cmotdibbler
Version 0.2.1
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Monkeyjunkey
Version 0.2
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cmotdibbler
Version 0.2
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Date 01 Sep 2012
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