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asdf2345
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I'm curious about something

Post by asdf2345 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:53 pm

What if someone took Chrome 48, and updated it with the newest blink engine and security patches? I'm not looking for Vista/XP compatibility, I'd just like to use a Chrome with the old design with the latest security and addons, because I hate the material design in Chrome, it took me a while before I figured out how to access the extensions page on Chrome when the settings got updated

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Re: I'm curious about something

Post by admin » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:52 am

Hello, if you update blink you also need to update V8, you can download the source code and do that but it won't build / compile, you will get millions of errors, the code is very INTERLINKED and any change in blink must match v8, and the renderer SKIA also needs to be updated, so you end up updating everything.

It will be easier making v74 compatible with XP removing all the functions that are not supported, saying easier is close to impossible, but updating v48 will be harder.

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Re: I'm curious about something

Post by Alex654 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:49 am

Guys, why do you all mention 48, when the correct version to work with is in fact 49?.. :)

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Re: I'm curious about something

Post by asdf2345 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:28 pm

48 Is the last that's non-material

49 Has a material incognito mode screen, that so far, I couldn't figure out how to disable

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Re: I'm curious about something

Post by Alex654 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:18 pm

Heh, I see now. But we really need version 49 because of ES6 support, especially for const/let keywords outside of strict mode. Any ideas how to make a hybrid of 48's incognito screen (and maybe overall UI design) and 49's V8 and Blink engines?

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Re: I'm curious about something

Post by asdf2345 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:41 pm

This is Advanced Chrome 54 incognito mode with a theme, you can actually see the background in a new tab
https://puu.sh/DiX3r.png

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Re: I'm curious about something

Post by asdf2345 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:37 pm

Alex654 wrote:
> Heh, I see now. But we really need version 49 because of ES6 support,

This website says that Chrome 39-72 can use ES6
https://caniuse.com/#search=es6

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