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François Beaufort

Happiness Evangelist
December 08, 2014 88 comments 4 shares 520 plus ones
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Simply because I wouldn't be living my dream without your support, you all deserve an answer for that. And I'm sure you've already guessed why with the picture below ;)

I am completely gaga of my first son. Due to his preterm birth, the beginning wasn't easy but he's now back home and I am fully relieved.
I keep staring at him for hours while he does absolutely nothing but sleeping and I'm loving it.

Even though my personal life took a brand new direction, I will still be fully committed, as I have always been, to digging chromium source code.
Expect some cool stuff in 2015!

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To be continued

Previously on Francois' life:
plus.google.com/+FrancoisBeaufort/posts/Sqi94gpgNHn

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December 08, 2014 4 comments 1 shares 60 plus ones
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We can now undo a Download removal in Chrome Dev Channel by pressing <Ctrl> + Z after clicking on "Remove from list" in chrome://downloads.

This feature happens because the chromium team wants to give us an opportunity to undo anything we didn’t mean to do for important actions. 
Please file bug reports at crbug.com/new if you notice some missing "Undo actions" in chromium.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/722953002

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December 08, 2014 3 comments 4 shares 72 plus ones
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The "Browse as Guest" wallpaper has been updated in Chrome OS Dev channel as you can see below.

If like me you want to use this cool new wallpaper without browsing as a guest, you can simply go to file:///usr/share/chromeos-assets/wallpaper/guest_large.jpg and save the image locally.

Not sure what is this Guest Mode? Check out this helpful video on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCw3SLxRNXM

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November 24, 2014 21 comments 11 shares 99 plus ones
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As you know, Native Client¹ is a technology that enables the execution of native code securely inside web applications. And if like me, you're still new and want to have fun with it, I would recommend you give two brand new Native Client Codelabs² from the Chrome Dev Summit³ a try.

You'll learn how you can use client-side Python on your webpage with the python difflib module and get started with the basics of using PPAPI to do 2D graphics from a C++ program.

¹ http://gonacl.com
² http://gonacl.com/fire
³ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOU2XLYxmsILE0KnGTKKj2SsOtxsK_y_d

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/734073005

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November 18, 2014 18 comments 13 shares 90 plus ones
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Last Chrome OS Dev update now allows the owner to sign in as a secondary user in a multi-profiles session¹.

For info, this cool mode² lets you run Chrome OS with multiples profiles at the same time which is very useful when you want to quickly jump between a work and a personal account for instance.

¹ Chrome OS experimental multiprofiles mode
² https://plus.google.com/u/0/+FrancoisBeaufort/posts/dje6sgYwoBa

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/657923003
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November 18, 2014 5 comments 11 shares 69 plus ones
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The Slimming Paint project is an exciting new effort by the Chromium Team to redesign Painting and Compositing to achieve:
- Faster recording/painting (5x improvement on silk page set)
- Correct and faster compositing

In order to reduce the time spent creating painted output from Blink and getting it as quickly as possible to a rasterized state on the screen, the Chromium team will massively re-write the Blink and Chromium rendering pipeline.

Check out the BlinkOn 3 Slimming Paint presentation¹ and the wiki page² to know more about this ambitious project.

And if you want to follow the work in progress, you can also run the last chromium build with the --enable-slimming-paint switch.

¹ https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1zpGlx75eTNILTGf3s_F6cQP03OGaN2-HACsZwEobMqY/present?slide=id.p
² http://www.chromium.org/blink/slimming-paint

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/678763007

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November 18, 2014 13 comments 7 shares 64 plus ones
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Chrome Canary for Windows has now a fast profile switcher in the Windows Taskbar making it easier to switch profiles on a shared computer.

And if you're not sure why you may need chrome profiles and guest mode, have a look at http://chrome.blogspot.fr/2014/08/this-time-its-personal.html

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/660813002
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November 17, 2014 4 comments 3 shares 78 plus ones
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Instead of showing the number of bits in the cipher key, Chrome Canary simply says whether the cipher suite¹ is decent or legacy.

This tiny change happens because it made people think that 256 bits are better than 128. But AES-256-CBC is 256 bits and it's worse than AES-128-GCM for instance. 

¹ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cipher_suite

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/703143003

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November 17, 2014 12 comments 62 shares 158 plus ones
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The Chrome Dev Editor¹ has recently integrated an experimental² version of the powerful Polymer Designer UI builder³ you can play with on a brand new Polymer element for now. 

And there's more:
- Speed and bower support have been improved
- Stagehand is now used for Dart web app & Dart package project templates.
- Search and replace dialog now supports regular expressions, case-sensitivity, and searching by whole words only.

¹ https://plus.google.com/+FrancoisBeaufort/posts/ULakkiQbd4U
² https://github.com/dart-lang/chromedeveditor/blob/master/ide/changelog.md
³ https://www.polymer-project.org/tools/designer/

Source: https://plus.google.com/104561874283081442379/posts/AwLCcrqXsFS

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November 17, 2014 6 comments 1 shares 59 plus ones
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Chromium hit version 41 so here are some miscellaneous facts about this number from Wikipedia: 

- It is the 13th smallest prime number.

- The code number given to Tetsuo Shima by scientists in the manga and 1988 film Akira.

- In the feature film The Matrix, Morpheus is aggressively questioned in the 41st floor of the government building, in reference to the murder of Amadou Diallo.

- C-41 process is the film developing process for 35mm color negative film.

Source: https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/e9c657d834d5946b9cb09a47fd087970a3b1d91a

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