Google has published new information about the suspension of the development of new releases of Chrome due to the temporary transfer of some employees to work at home due to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic. It was decided to completely skip the release of Chrome 82 and start immediately forming the Chrome 83 branch. Development of new features will be moved to the Chrome 83 branch. The trunk / master branch is planned to be maintained in a more or less stable state, avoiding risky changes that could lead to a decrease in stability.
The Chrome 81 branch will continue to be in beta testing until Chrome 83 is ready for beta testing, after which Chrome 81 will be released. In accordance with the previous plan, Chrome 82 was scheduled for release on April 28, and Chrome 83 on June 9. , but Google intends to adjust the schedule depending on the development progress of the Chrome 83 branch.
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