Welcome

Welcome on this auto-updated website to easily download the latest stable release or the latest good build from the official Chromium packages. All is free and open-source. Please, read my #notes...

Other page

Especially for Windows users, I made a Google-like, multilingual and simplest page: → download/

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This site contains:
  • no advertisement and sponsored content
  • no tracking tool (fingerprint, web storage, ETag...)
  • no executable stored
  • no third-party resource (widget, JS script, font, image)
  • no HTML frame
  • no registration
  • no CAPTCHA
  • no Flash content
  • no IP address stored (but the server does it)
  • no web analytics
  • no malicious redirection and shortened URL

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News

1. For this site

  • INFO Latest site update: 42 minutes ago (max: 1 hour)
  • CHANGED The time is based on the local time of Mountain View (USA) where the Chromium Buildbot server is located.
  • FIXED Cron was temporarily broken because my server was under maintenance. Now, the full site is automatically updated each hour.
  • REMOVED In the Buildbot results, "bug=none" does not mean "build without bug". So, I cleaned my #rss feeds and #api about that. Example of a good build: 285741
  • CHANGED Major update. The full site is now based on the Git revision's commit hash. See my #api to quickly understand.
  • FIXED About Chromium builds stored at SourceForge: If your browser does not send a referer header, you can directly download them.
  • CHANGED Modified content of each #rss feed in order to provide a better visibility into RSS readers.
  • CHANGED Shortened URLs about Google Storage: commondatastorage.googleapis.com → storage.googleapis.com
  • NEW Now you can post anonymous #comments. Enjoy!

2. Found on the Web

3. From the official Chromium blog

Credits

This site uses only free and open-source resources:

Version

Here, you see your Chromium version.
Works only if your browser is based on Chromium like Google Chrome, Chromium browser, Opera...

Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP

Reference: Current stable version (Google Chrome): 39.0.2171.95 (297060) • Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014

1. Chromium for 64-bit and 32-bit Windows

Good build • 9219

Chromium browser logo
Chromium Installer (32-bit)
mini_installer.exe • 41.0.2257.0 (309407, 0e2de6bbba1a) • Monday, 22 Dec 2014

Install it! Installation is silent. After 2 or 3 seconds, a shortcut will be automatically created on your desktop.

How to update it ?
All of your settings, bookmarks, extensions, history, cookies will be saved. Do not worry !

  1. Download mini_installer.exe
  2. Close Chromium browser if opened
  3. Execute mini_installer.exe
  4. Wait for 2 or 3 seconds (Installation is silent)
  5. Open Chromium browser. It is updated!

How to add the Flash plugin?
Check the #flash part.

Differences with Google Chrome
Check the #features part.

Info: show directly the Google repository about this build.

Good build • 9219

Chromium browser logo
Chromium Package (32-bit)
chrome-win32.zip • 41.0.2257.0 (309407, 0e2de6bbba1a) • Monday, 22 Dec 2014

Unzip it on your computer... into C:\Program_Files\Chromium, for example. Create this directory if needed.

How to update it ?
As Chromium gets updated quite a lot you may want to upgrade it. As the extensions get stored outside the main Chromium installation directory you can delete all the files in the installation directory and replace them with the contents of the latest zip file.

  1. Download chrome-win32.zip
  2. Close Chromium browser if opened
  3. Unzip chrome-win32.zip
  4. Delete all the files from your installation directory
  5. Move the files from the unzipped chrome-win32 directory to your installation directory
  6. Open Chromium browser. It is updated!

How to add the Flash plugin?
Check the #flash part.

Differences with Google Chrome
Check the #features part.

Info: show directly the Google repository about this build.

Good build

Chromium browser logo
Chromium Portable (32-bit) (winPenPack build)
X-Chromium.zip • 40.0.2192.0 • Thursday, 23 Oct 2014

This is an open-source and custom-built version of Chromium optimized for portable use. So, you can run it from an iPod, USB flash drive, portable hard drive, CD or any other portable media. You can take your bookmarks, extensions, themes and plugins with you. Chromium Portable will leave no personal information behind on the machine you run it on.

Packaged in the winPenPack format, it can work as standalone software.

How to update it ?
Nothing is written to the Windows registry. This version uses a specific subfolder (named "User") directly in the main folder, for all user data. So, take care when you update it!

Info: show directly the official website or SourceForge directory about this build.

Good build

Chromium browser logo
Chromium Portable (32-bit) (Muhammer Ayes build)
CrPort.exe • 41.0.2218.0 • Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014

Packaged by Muhammer Ayes, this build can work as standalone software.
Follow the same instructions as above to install and update it.

Info: show directly the SourceForge directory about this build.

Good build

Chromium browser logo
Chromium Portable (32-bit) (PortableApps.com build)
ChromiumPortable.paf.exe • 41.0.2243.0 • Friday, 12 Dec 2014

Packaged in the PortableApps.com format, it can work as standalone software.
Follow the same instructions as above to install and update it.

Info: show directly the official website or SourceForge directory about this build.

Good build

Chromium browser logo
Chromium Portable (32-bit) (LiberKey build)
chromium.lks • 41.0.2245.0 (307540) • Saturday, 13 Dec 2014

Packaged in the LiberKey format, it does not work as standalone software.

Info: show directly the official website about this build.

Good build

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Chromium (32-bit) (Chocolatey website)
41.0.2255.0 • Friday, 19 Dec 2014

Install and update Chromium with the open-source package manager: Chocolatey. It works like apt-get or yum on Linux.

Install it with this command line or from PowerShell:
c:\> choco install chromium

2. Chromium for 64-bit Windows only

Good build • 3480

Chromium browser logo
Chromium Installer (64-bit)
mini_installer.exe • 41.0.2257.0 (309411, 8b609376fc61) • Monday, 22 Dec 2014

Follow the same instructions as #windows-32-bit-installer to install and update it.

Info: show directly the Google repository about this build.

Good build • 3480

Chromium browser logo
Chromium Package (64-bit)
chrome-win32.zip • 41.0.2257.0 (309411, 8b609376fc61) • Monday, 22 Dec 2014

The name of this archive is "chrome-win32.zip" but do not worry, it is really the 64-bit version!
Follow the same instructions as #windows-32-bit-package to install and update it.

Info: show directly the Google repository about this build.

Good build

Chromium browser logo
Chromium Portable (64-bit) (Muhammer Ayes build)
CrPort.exe • 41.0.2218.0 • Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014

Packaged by Muhammer Ayes, this build can work as standalone software.
Follow the same instructions as above to install and update it.

Info: show directly the SourceForge directory about this build.

Good build

Chromium browser logo
Chromium Portable (64-bit) (PortableApps.com build)OLD
ChromiumPortable64.paf.exe • 39.0.2145.4 • Monday, 8 Sep 2014

Packaged in the PortableApps.com format, it can work as standalone software.
Follow the same instructions as above to install and update it.

Info: show directly the official website or SourceForge directory about this build.

Mac OS X

Reference: Current stable version (Google Chrome): 39.0.2171.95 (297060) • Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014

1. Chromium for 64-bit and 32-bit Mac OS X

Stable version

Chromium browser logo
Chromium Installer (32-bit) (FreeSMUG build)
ChromiumOSX.dmg • 38.0.2125.122 • Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014

It requires OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later, Intel only. To install it, double click on ChromiumOSX.dmg file you have downloaded. Then drag its icon on Applications folder. You may then "Eject" and throw away this disk image. For info, this build has a digital signature and uses the Sparkle update framework.

How to update it ?
You can update to next stable build using command Chromium → Check for Updates...

How to add the Flash plugin?
Nothing to do. PepperFlash is integrated. ^^

Info: show directly the official website or SourceForge directory about this build.

Good build • 8895

Chromium browser logo
Chromium Package (32-bit)
chrome-mac.zip • 41.0.2257.0 (309407, 0e2de6bbba1a) • Monday, 22 Dec 2014

Unzip it on your computer. Double click on the unzipped folder to open it. Drag its icon on Applications folder.

How to update it ?
I search a good #updater ;) The best way is probably a bash (shell) script or an add-on.

Differences with Google Chrome
Check the #features part.

How to add the Flash plugin?
Check the #flash part.

Info: show directly the Google repository about this build.

2. Chromium for 64-bit Mac OS X only

Good build • 21786

Chromium browser logo
Chromium Package (64-bit)
chrome-mac.zip • 41.0.2253.0 (308973, 4488121f6ea4) • Thursday, 18 Dec 2014

This version requires OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or later.
Follow the same instructions as #mac-32-bit-package to install and update it.

Info: show directly the Google repository about this build.

Linux

Reference: Current stable version (Google Chrome): 39.0.2171.95 (297060) • Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014

Chromium OS


Chromium OS is the open-source operating system designed by Google that primarily runs web applications, using Gentoo as its foundation. It exists since 2009. Chromium is the default browser. Google Chrome OS (closed-source) is based on it.

Free and open-source releases:

Stable version

Ubuntu


There are different ways to install the stable Chromium version.

1. via the Ubuntu Software Center
2. via these commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:canonical-chromium-builds/stage
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
Info: show directly the PPA description about the Chromium auto-updater.

Stable version

Debian


To install and auto-update Chromium on Debian distribution, use these commands:
apt-get update
apt-get install chromium chromium-l10n
(chromium-l10n is only used for localization and is optional)

Info: show directly Chromium on Debian wiki

Stable version

Mageia


Available in the official repository.

Info: show directly Chromium on Mageia Application Database

Stable version

Linux Mint


There are different ways to install the stable Chromium version.

1. via the Ubuntu Software Center (if installed)
2. via the Chromium Installer
3. via the #ubuntu commands

Stable version

Fedora


Unavailable in the official repository. But you can install it! ^^

Info: show directly Chromium on Fedora Project wiki

Stable version

openSUSE


Chromium Installer
chromium.ymp

Info: show directly Chromium on openSUSE wiki

Stable version

Arch Linux


Available in the official repository.

Info: show directly Chromium on Arch Linux wiki

Stable version

Gentoo


Available in the official repository.

Info: show directly Chromium on Gentoo packages

Stable version

ALT Linux


Available in the official repository.

Info: show directly Chromium on ALT Linux wiki (Use MS Translator to translate it online)

Stable version

PuppyLinux


Available in the official repository.

Info: show directly Chromium on PuppyLinux wiki

Stable version

Slackware


Unavailable in the official repository. But you can install it! ^^
Check this post of Eric Hameleers to download and install the stable Chromium version.

BSD

Reference: Current stable version (Google Chrome): 39.0.2171.95 (297060) • Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014

Stable version

FreeBSD


Available in the official repository.

Info: show directly Chromium on FreeBSD wiki

Stable version

OpenBSD


Available in the official repository.

Info: show directly Chromium on OpenBSD ports

Android

Reference: Current stable version (Google Chrome): 39.0.2171.59 (297060) • Thursday, 13 Nov 2014

Opera browser for Android (Google Play website)

What is that? It is Opera browser, not Chromium browser. :/

Yes, I know. There is absolutely no Chromium stable version for Android. And Opera for Android is based on Chromium. So, I recommend to use Opera because it uses less RAM than Google Chrome and it is an excellent mobile browser.

Info: show directly Opera mobile on the official Opera website

Good build • 5352

Chromium browser logo
Chromium Package (32-bit)
chrome-android.zip • 41.0.2257.0 (309411, 8b609376fc61) • Monday, 22 Dec 2014

Honestly, I have never tested Chromium on Android. A few people have asked me to add it. So, I hope this will be helpful for you! ;)

Info: show directly the Google repository about this build.

iOS

Reference: Current stable version (Google Chrome): 39.0.2171.50 • Monday, 24 Nov 2014

Chromium on iOS is a big fake!

Check the official build instructions to understand that Chromium cannot use the existing content/implementation, which is based on V8/Blink and is multiprocess. Go your way! ^^

Notes

Obviously, you know that this site is not the Chromium official website. As a regular user (not an expert), I created it because I did not find a simple way to download good releases. I try to keep it as safe and fast as possible! ;) This is absolutely a non-profit site. Please, read the #privacy-policy (on the right side).

In short:
  • The official website is development oriented. Users are invited to download Google Chrome
  • The official download page gives to users only Nightly builds (using the official Snapshots repository)
  • This site (and especially its other page) give to users the best builds (using the official Continuous repository)

All downloads are from official sources only:
Explanation...

1. Project

Chromium exists since 2008. It is the free and open-source project (mainly under the BSD license) behind the famous Google Chrome browser. Intrinsically, Chromium is a Google project maintained by many authors (developers) from Google, Opera, Yandex, Samsung, Intel, Nvidia...

2. Stable Chromium version

Officially, Chromium does not have a stable release. It is continually in development. Google Chrome is the stable release... but is not open-source.

In fact, Chromium has a stable version. ^^
Example: The current stable version number on #linux is 39.0.2171.95. There are 95 patches which correct many issues. Because Chromium is open-source (#source-code), anybody can build it. You must be a developer to do this. Just get the current stable version (39.0.2171.95) from the official Git repository and build it! Add new features, correct bugs...

The stable version is used in:

3. Development

Basically, Chromium has few versions every day, but you can stick with a version for about a month before you need to upgrade.

Snapshots builds are compiles of the Chromium code whenever there are submitted code changes. A snapshot build will be created as long as the code compiles successfully. Each snapshot build is then run through the automated tests (unit, browser and layout tests). If that snapshot build successfully passes the automated tests, it is copied to the Continuous builds.

In resume:
  • Snapshots: Untested and may be unstable versions (known as Nightly builds). Official download page
  • Continuous: Tested and more stable versions (known as LKGR builds). Also used by Google Chrome channels: Canary, Dev, Beta and Stable.

4. Finally

This site uses the official Continuous repository.

Moreover, you will not find downloadable builds with "failure" or other bad result (like this one) on this website. It excludes them.

So, I give you the opportunity to download only nice Chromium releases.
If you want, check the multilingual page: → download/

This entire website (#news and #api included) is auto-updated each hour by the server itself.

Thanks for your attention.
Have a good time! ;)

Features

Chromium vs Google Chrome.

Chromium browser has:
  • only open-source licenses (BSD license, MIT license, LGPL, MS-PL and MPL/GPL/LGPL tri-licensed code) plus unlicensed files
  • a blue-colored logo
  • the similar sandboxed processes as Google Chrome
  • the similar UI and settings as Google Chrome
  • the built-in Chrome PDF Viewer (known as PDFium)
  • the built-in Chromoting Viewer (To use it, you need to first install the Chrome Remote Desktop app)
  • the built-in Google Native Client
  • the built-in Print preview and print system
  • no stable version offered by the Google team (aka The Chromium Authors)
  • no digital signature
  • no auto-update system (Solutions: Use PPA on #linux • Sometimes it is integrated like in FreeSMUG build on #mac • Use an #updater)
  • no built-in Flash player (Solutions: Check the #flash part)
  • no support of proprietary codecs (AAC, MP3, H.264) by the HTML <audio> and <video> elements
  • no user RLZ identifier
  • no user metrics (usage statistics) (opt-in option)
  • no crash report (opt-in option)
  • More details on the official site, focused on Linux.

More information about Google Chrome plugins

Some developers maintain forks of Chromium that offer more features and enhancements. Thanks a lot for developers! ;)

Free online HTML5 tests:
And if you want to follow new Chromium features, check the Google+ posts of an official Chromium developer

Flash

There are 2 types of Flash plugin:
  • The NPAPI plugin: Adobe Flash Player
  • The PPAPI plugin: PepperFlash. (If Google Chrome is already installed, go directly to the step 3)

PepperFlash is more secure. It works in sandboxed processes.

1. Get PepperFlash

Because this plugin is a non-free (proprietary) software, get it from the official sources: Adobe or Google.

1.1 From Adobe

Different official ways:
After install, the plugin path will be:
- On a 64-bit #windows:
  • C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\pepflashplayer64_[VERSION].dll (64-bit version)
  • C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\pepflashplayer32_[VERSION].dll (32-bit version)
- On a 32-bit #windows:
  • C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\pepflashplayer32_[VERSION].dll (32-bit version)

1.2 From Google Chrome


Optionally, get the Flash version number:
(If you want to see the correct version number on Chromium internal pages)
  • On all platforms, open the manifest.json text file in the PepperFlash folder.
  • On Windows, you can do a right-click → Properties → Version, on the .dll file

2. Change the plugin directory

If you want, prefer a short path for the plugin. It will be easier for the next step. ^^
Example on Windows: Put this .dll file in a path like C:\PepperFlash\ (Create the directory if needed)

3. Add command line flags

By default, Chromium does not know PepperFlash exists.
Theses #command-line-flags are required: --ppapi-flash-path (and optionally --ppapi-flash-version)

On #windows, create a shortcut and set the parameters in its properties:
--ppapi-flash-path="C:\PepperFlash\pepflashplayer.dll" --ppapi-flash-version="16.0.0.235"

On #mac, you will need to launch it from the command line (in the Terminal):
/Applications/Chromium.app/Contents/MacOS/Chromium --ppapi-flash-path=/Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/PepperFlashPlayer/PepperFlashPlayer.plugin --ppapi-flash-version=16.0.0.235&
The "&" at the end is not a typo. It is there to make sure Chromium is launched in a separate thread. Without the "&", Chromium would exit as soon as you quit the Terminal. Moreover, to simply the Chromium launch, create a simple Mac app from shell scripts (Archive: 1). Check the #comment-344 too!

4. Restart the browser

Relaunch it to apply changes.

5. Check the installation

6. Enjoy!

Now, even after browser updates, Chromium uses PepperFlash. ^^

Advanced

1. Internal pages

To access to all internal pages, use chrome://about. Copy and paste this special URL directly into the address bar (omnibox).
Obviously, this special URL works only in Chromium and Google Chrome.

Few internal pages:
Note: About configuration settings, there is nothing similar to Firefox's about:config in Chromium.

Example: How to change the font rendering system?
Disable chrome://flags/#disable-direct-write

Example: How to clear the DNS cache?
Open chrome://net-internals/#dns and click on the Clear host cache button.

2. Keyboard shortcuts

To use keyboard shortcuts (on Windows, Mac and Linux), check this full list of official shortcuts... and this one if you are developer. Most of the shortcuts are similar to IE, Firefox or any other browser.

3. User data directory

About your bookmarks, profile... it is important to know where is stored your user data

4. Command line flags

There are command line flags (or "switches") that Chromium and Google Chrome accept in order to enable particular features or modify otherwise default functionality. Check the official page explaining how to use these flags (and the other page for testers). See the auto-updated big list of current command line flags.

Example: How to start Chromium directly in incognito (or private) mode on Windows?
Add flag at the end of the Chromium shortcut and restart the browser.
"C:\{...}\Chromium\Application\chrome.exe" --incognito

5. External extension installation

How to install an external extension?
  1. Get source .crx extension file of any Chrome extension directly from the Chrome Web Store via Give Me CRX or this online tool
  2. Go to chrome://extensions
  3. Drag and drop the .crx file on the page

If it does not work...
  1. Unzip the .crx file
  2. Go to chrome://extensions
  3. Drag and drop the unzipped folder on the page... or click on Developer mode then Load unpacked extension...

6. Source code

Before all, check the official guide for developers

Official links to easily get or see the full Chromium source code:
Few interesting information:

7. Older version

Never update your browser with an older version. It even does not start.

If you need to install an older Chromium version:
  1. Uninstall your actual version
  2. Destroy the main folder, the #user-data-directory (and the registry keys, on Windows)
  3. Get your older version from the Continuous repository, and install it. Enjoy!

8. Browser crash

You have encountered a browser crash! :/

Few ways to help you:
Use #command-line-flags too! Note that the incognito mode disables all extensions by default.

API

This is a free and simple API for developers to update Chromium to the latest good build via a bash (shell) script, an add-on... Please, do not use this API in other websites! Read my #notes...

GET request parameters:
  • os(required) windows or mac or android
  • bit(optional • 32 by default) 32 or 64
  • out(optional • json by default) json or string or xml or revision

Response:
chromiumwindows or mac or android
  • architecture(string) 32-bit or 64-bit
  • timestamp(integer) Unix time of this release built on the Chromium Buildbot server
  • editor(string) The Chromium Authors
  • channel(string) dev
  • repository(string) continuous
  • folder(string) Folder name to download this release
  • revision(integer)
  • commit(string) Git revision's commit hash
  • version(string) (like xx.x.xxxx.x)
  • build(integer)
  • result(string) success
  • bug(string) n/a or none or bugs list corrected in this release (separated by commas)

Basic examples:
Example to get the latest build with the outrevision parameter:

Browsers

This is my personal recommendation for desktop and mobile web browsers.

Open-source browsers:
  • Firefox (Modular browser with its famous extensions system and powerful settings)
  • Chromium
  • Midori (It uses the WebKit rendering engine and the GTK+ interface)
  • QupZilla (It is multi-platform and uses the WebKit rendering engine)
  • Pale Moon (Optimized browser based on Firefox, for Windows, Linux and Android)
  • Waterfox (Based on Firefox, for Windows 64-bit)
  • Cyberfox (Based on Firefox, for Windows 32/64bit)
  • Tor Browser Bundle (Based on Firefox's layout engine • Use Tor, an anonymity network)
  • Dooble (Designed and implemented in order to improve privacy and usability)
  • Otter Browser (It recreates classic Opera 12.x UI using Qt5)
  • or all other open-source browser in general.

Proprietary browsers:
  • Opera (Based on Chromium • Opera team has created some features like tabs, speed-dial... now in all browsers • It exists since 1994)
  • Google Chrome (Based on Chromium • Google is the official hoster of Chromium project)
  • Dolphin (Mobile browser for Android and iOS)
  • Safari on Mac

I do not recommend:
Why not recommended?
Because all of these browsers are closed-source and based on Chromium like Google Chrome and Opera! ^^ and you can do it all by yourself. More on #privacy...

Moreover, InsanityBit explains this very well on his blog: SRWare Iron Browser – A private alternative to Chrome? (Archives: 1, 2)

Finally, if a new browser with "better privacy" than Google Chrome is based on Chromium and is fully open-source, it should be ok for me! ;) Maybe Superbird Browser ? Actually, there are not enough reviews and feedbacks.

Privacy

For a better privacy protection, use open-source #browsers like Chromium or Firefox. Do not forget: It is open-source does not mean it is secure. But, if your browser is fully "open-source", it means that somebody with the capability can review the #source-code. With versioning tools like SVN or Git, it is easy for developers to find malicious code. This is better for the user privacy! ^^

1. Browser update

The reason for updating to the latest version is security. As security threats are found, they are fixed. Using an old version may expose you to a number of security issues. Browsers are far more subject to hacking than other software.

2. Browser settings

  • Do not log in with a Google account
  • Enable incognito (or private) mode (Use a #flag to start Chromium in incognito mode)
  • Do not save passwords in the browser (Prefer a free and open-source dedicated password manager like KeePass or Password Safe)
  • Enable/disable Do Not Track (This option exists only for fun because most sites does not respect it. So, enable or disable it means same thing)
  • Disable the web service to help resolve navigation errors
  • Disable the phishing and malware protection (This option uses Google Safe Browsing)
  • Disable the prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar
  • Enable Click to play plugins (chrome://settings/content → Plug-ins → Click to play)

3. Hosts file

Modify your hosts file to protect your OS from many types of spyware and malware:

4. Search engines

Choose a web search/metasearch engine which respect your privacy:
If you are developer, do it yourself ^^
Other metasearch engines: Ecosia, Unbubble, Privatelee, Mamma...

5. Extensions

Note: Extensions hosted on the Chrome Web Store are updated via the Chrome update mechanism which developers and users do not control.

6. Tools

  • VPN
  • Anonymous proxy
  • Tor
  • Freenet
  • I2P

Also, read the official Chromium privacy

Just a last thing: If you disable sandbox in Chromium (with the --no-sandbox #flag), the Google team says to use another browser like Firefox because Chromium without sandbox is very vulnerable and insecure. This setting must be used only by developers.

Malware

You have downloaded Chromium and your antivirus detect a malicious software like a virus or trojan. It is a false positive. The detection is generic (heuristic). There is absolutely no backdoor or other malware inside. Remember that the full #source-code is available! More on #privacy...

These reports are known for few years ago:
My recommendation:
  • Make sure you download Chromium from official servers... like via this site ;)
  • Prefer an open-source #updater.

Test your file online:
If you find an issue:
  • Contact your antivirus support
  • Report it on the official Chromium supports. For links, see my #comment-1 below.

Chromium updater

To update Chromium automatically.

As always, never install a closed-source software especially if you have never heard it before! So, try these open-source Chromium updaters.

For Windows:
For Mac OS X:
Extension:
Discontinued project:
Thanks a lot for developers!
I do not support these tools. Please, contact the developers for thank, issue, help...

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Hello!
Now, you can post anonymously remarks and suggestions about this site. Do not hesitate! ;)

Please, DO NOT report bugs by a review. Use the official issue tracker or chromium-discuss/dev topics:
https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/list
https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!forum/chromium-discuss
https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!forum/chromium-dev

Also, I prefer direct links. You are not on Twitter! ;)

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Hi author. Is Chromium available on this website is the original version? Such as on a Google page?
Best regards (sorry for my English)
author
@YAZombie, Hi, did you read the #flash part? ^^

> Am I to understand that both flavours are required?
No. If the NPAPI plugin is installed, PepperFlash (PPAPI) will be the default plugin. In the chrome://plugins page, you can enable/disable each plugin. So, you needn't to uninstall the disabled plugin.

PPAPI is more secure. Please, check my #comment-327 too.

@acore, Hello! Sure, they are official. Please, read my #notes and #comment-312. For a simplest page, go to http://chromium.woolyss.com/download/ ;)

Regards,
Hi Jerry,
Yes, I read the #flash part and couldn't find an answer to my questions there, hence my message.

> No. If the NPAPI plugin is installed, PepperFlash (PPAPI) will be the default plugin
I understand that, and if you read my message, that's not the point of my question.
What you're saying is "if NPAPI is installed", which implies but doesn't state that one *must* install NPAPI, am I right (and that's really my main question, the rest if more information to you about my trials than anything else)? Thus my question is:
- is it normal/expected that Chromium can't seem to use the standalone PPAPI (this is from my actual experience, as in actually doing the installs/uninstalls and checking every time)…
… because it's kind of counterintuitive, and weird to me. And like I said, it means one has to disable Flash in FF and Safari (am I right?), and also from what you say, in Chromium for the NPAPI flavour.

Also since I've read your message I've tried deactivating NPAPI in Chrome; I went to chrome://plugins, and there… I couldn't find a trace of PPAPI, *only* the NPAPI version… And when I deactivate this one, Flash doesn't work at all anymore! And when I go to https://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/, the version reported is 16.0.0.235, which is the NPAPI version number whereas the PPAPI version is 16.0.0.240 :(
FYI I've also tried with the Canary version of PPAPI.

I'm telling you, my head hurts…
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Hi YAZombie, I try to be clearer! ;)

You use Chromium on a 64-bit Mac OS X, isn't it?

By default, Chromium cannot read the Flash content (videos, games...).

So, you must install ONE Flash Player plugin. You have the choice: NPAPI or PPAPI.
- NPAPI is NOT sandboxed. It naturally works with Firefox and Safari too.
- PPAPI is sandboxed. It works ONLY with all Chromium-based browsers (Chromium, Chrome, Opera...)

- If you install NPAPI, you needn't to install PPAPI.
- If you install PPAPI, you needn't to install NPAPI.
- If you install both plugins, PPAPI will be the default plugin used.

Check the install on chrome://plugins and enable/disable what you want. See the screenshot: https://i.imgur.com/wfZrbYK.png
If you don't see PPAPI, it means that it is not installed.

To see the Flash content on Firefox and Safari, NPAPI is required (obviously!). PPAPI doesn't work on these browsers.

> PPAPI version is 16.0.0.240
This is the Flash Player beta version downloaded from the Adobe Labs. Good! ^^
https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1655584

NPAPI version is 16.0.0.235. This is the Flash Player stable version. Good! ^^
https://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

NB: I sent you an email, did you receive it?
Friendly,
Ok, I'll try to post one more time.

@YAZombie

I know nothing about Mac, but in Windows you have to "point" Chrome(ium) to PPAPI flash via command line, the program has no way of knowing it exists (by default).
Hello Jerry, it seems I need to be clearer actually!
All the explanations below are for public interest. i'll send you a copy with screenshot so you can see for yourself. And yes, sorry, I saw your email, just read the beginning and thought it was just a mention of the answer here so didn't go further. My apologies.

>You use Chromium on a 64-bit Mac OS X, isn't it?
Yes, I do

>By default, Chromium cannot read the Flash content (videos, games...).
Perfectly understood, that's why I'm trying to install it. To make things clearer here, I'd say i'm an advanced user - not more than that (no specialist, no developper), but no less than that either ;)

>So, you must install ONE Flash Player plugin. You have the choice: NPAPI or PPAPI.
>- NPAPI is NOT sandboxed. It naturally works with Firefox and Safari too.
>- PPAPI is sandboxed. It works ONLY with all Chromium-based browsers (Chromium, Chrome, Opera...)
Perfectly understood the basic technological differences, how one works on Blink-powered browser vs the rest, no problem here.
Except… I tried it, and no, it just doesn't work that way. Explanations below.

>- If you install PPAPI, you needn't install NPAPI.
No. I tried. It just doesn't work that way. If you install only PPAPI, Chromium doesn't see it. Plain and simple, it doesn't.

>- If you install NPAPI, you needn't to install PPAPI.
Clear here, as I found out "by accident" when Flash (I ONLY had PPAPI at the time) asked for an update and installed (without asking me…) NPAPI.

>- If you install both plugins, PPAPI will be the default plugin used.
Hum, that's where it gets tricky. Like I said, there's no mention of PPAPI in chrome://plugins (no, not even in the detailed view).

>Check the install on chrome://plugins and enable/disable what you want. See the screenshot: https://i.imgur.com/wfZrbYK.png
Nope, don't see PPAPI there. I'll send you screenshot, you'll see for yourself.

>If you don't see PPAPI, it means that it is not installed.
And yet, System Preferences > Flash Player mentions versions 16.0.0.235 of NPAPI and 16.0.0.240 of PPAPI (you'll see screenshots here too).

>To see the Flash content on Firefox and Safari, NPAPI is required (obviously!). PPAPI doesn't work on these browsers.
Sure. I'd rather disable it there, which I did.

Is it clearer now? See why I'm scratching my head? :-D
Is it possible versions 16 of the Flash Player are playing tricks that didn't previously exist?

Can't wait to see what you think of this!
Best,
YAZ
Okey, so _M_ was right (thanks for the hint - I was reluctant to even trying this solution but seems utterly counter-OS X, but yep, that's the solution).
So, let's assume you have Chromium in the Application folder (it's "normal" location), and you've installed the PPAPI plugin, you must launch Chromium with this command in the Terminal:
/Applications/Chromium.app/Contents/MacOS/Chromium --ppapi-flash-path=/Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/PepperFlashPlayer/PepperFlashPlayer.plugin --ppapi-flash-version=16.0.0.235
You can copy this command in an Alfred workflow to make it simpler, but it will open the Terminal, which is annoying imo.

You can also make a small script in Script Editor.
In Script Editor copy/paste the following command
do shell script "/Applications/Chromium.app/Contents/MacOS/Chromium --ppapi-flash-path=/Library/Internet\\ Plug-Ins/PepperFlashPlayer/PepperFlashPlayer.plugin --ppapi-flash-version=16.0.0.235 &
killall ChromiumLauncher.app"
then save this script as an application with the name ChromiumLauncher (otherwise it won't work). You can now use this script to launch Chromium with PPAPI. There's an annoying issue, which is that errors are reported when closing Chromium, if anyone has an idea how to disable this, they're welcome to explain.

Hope that clears this issue for others. Though this is obviously not normal behaviour since plugins have a very narrow list of install locations on the Mac (four, if I'm not mistaken), and there must be something off in the build scripts. I expect this will be corrected in the future (it's more or less a question, I haven't understood who builds this binaries actually!).

Thanks again to Jerry and _M_ for your help.
@YAZombie

Alright then, good that you finally got it to work. Perhaps your instructions should be added to the Flash tutorial here as it's currently only in Windows flavour.

Without this great site, woolyss, I would have abandoned Chromium a long time ago as there's no other Chromium resource on the web.

Oh, and one more tip as far as when you can/should update Chromium; check this page every so often for the security update announcements - as you all know, Google Chrome is the offspring of Chromium, so.....http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.ca/search/label/Stable updates
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Thanks a lot guys for your great help and feedback!

Yes, I forgot to talk about #command-line-flags. Excuse me! So I updated the #flash part with the helpful link of the YAZombie comment. Check the step 3. ;)

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