Chromatic
Chromatic 0.2.3
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Easily install and updated Chromium (Google Chrome project).   Free
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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
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Chromatic User Discussion (Write a Review)
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burypromote
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JCH2 commented on 27 Sep 2013
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.
[Version 0.2.3]


burypromote
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Junk-App reviewed on 12 Apr 2013
Crash...
[Version 0.2.3]

1 Reply

burypromote
+8

+244
Monkeyjunkey replied on 31 May 2013
Noticed you do post crushing ratings but no detail. Do you actually contact the devs and give them a chance to fix the problem? "crash" doesn't sound good, but how do you think a dev should be fixing this or even know in the slightest how to reproduce?

This is ridiculous!

Create a proper crash report. Post that on pastebin or mail it to the dev then wait, then maybe enjoy the fix.
burypromote
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cmotdibbler reviewed on 28 Aug 2012
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.
[Version 0.2.2]

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burypromote
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Treize replied on 28 Aug 2012
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."
burypromote
+1

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Dreamthr replied on 29 Aug 2012
Same here. Crashes on start.
burypromote
+2

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cmotdibbler replied on 01 Sep 2012
Just a heads up that the new version works again. Thanks Mr Gecko.
burypromote

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Tanner1294 reviewed on 09 Aug 2012
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.
[Version 0.2.2]


burypromote
+1

+46
Psychosynthesis commented on 07 Aug 2012
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.
[Version 0.2.2]


burypromote

+2

kingofleon86 reviewed on 30 Mar 2012
it's a very useful program, but the dev channel now is blocked at february 28...
[Version 0.2.2]


burypromote
+1

+19
Falstaffa commented on 28 Dec 2011
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.
[Version 0.2.2]


burypromote
+2

+390

Bigboysdad reviewed on 26 Dec 2011
Love it.
[Version 0.2.1]

1 Reply

burypromote
+4

+390
Bigboysdad replied on 26 Dec 2011
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.
burypromote

+19
Falstaffa commented on 08 Nov 2011
As of Tuesday, November 08, 2011, Chromatic 0.2.1 is no longer working. Apparently Google changed its API path again.
[Version 0.2.1]

1 Reply

burypromote

+19
Falstaffa replied on 08 Nov 2011
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.
burypromote
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Alessandro82 reviewed on 03 Nov 2011
doesn t work anymore just a waste of time!
[Version 0.2.1]

1 Reply

burypromote
+1

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Monkeyjunkey replied on 21 Nov 2011
Works for me.
burypromote

+19
Falstaffa had trouble on 08 Nov 2011
As of Tuesday, November 08, 2011, Chromatic 0.2.1 is no longer working. Apparently Google changed its API path again.
[Version 0.2.1]

1 Reply

burypromote

+19
Falstaffa replied on 08 Nov 2011
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.

+59

Ashes2Ashes rated on 14 Oct 2013

[Version 0.2.3]



LeonSYC rated on 05 Jun 2013

[Version 0.2.3]



+244

Monkeyjunkey rated on 05 Apr 2013

[Version 0.2.3]



ElTarlo rated on 12 Jul 2012

[Version 0.2.2]



vSeven rated on 29 Dec 2011

[Version 0.2.2]



+244

Monkeyjunkey rated on 28 Dec 2011

[Version 0.2.2]



+244

Monkeyjunkey rated on 19 Dec 2011

[Version 0.2.1]



+26

cmotdibbler rated on 16 Sep 2011

[Version 0.2.1]



+244

Monkeyjunkey rated on 03 Sep 2011

[Version 0.2]



+26

cmotdibbler rated on 07 Jul 2011

[Version 0.2]


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