Chromium Updater upgraded, version 18.104.22.168 out now
A new version of my Chromium Updater tool is available now
The Chromium Updater tool has been treated to some rather essential improvements. After Google suddenly and mysteriously decided to stop releasing the nightly Chromium Builds, my little application obviously failed to do its job. However, the builds have finally re-surfaced and Ive made the necessary changes to accommodate the changed URLs along with a few other improvements. Read on for more details, or simply download. Note that if you already have the application installed, it will notify you of the new update automatically.
In terms of further changes I have now included the ability to override the version number the Chromium Updater thinks is installed. It seems Google changed the number-scheme so the updater tool might be confused and insist that the version installed is actually newer. This saves you the hassle of re-installing Chromium.
Previously, if you had Chromium Updater set to update without bothering you with dialog boxes kindly reminding you to close Chromium if it was still running, the check would be performed continuously, effectively eating up the entire CPU until you finally decide its time to close Chromium as illustrated in the following code.
While ChromeIsRunning() = True If My.Settings.SilentInstalls = 0 Then MessageBox.Show(My.Resources.chrome_running, My.Resources.chrome_running_title, MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Warning) End If End While
By inserting a simple 1 second sleep, the problem goes away.
'Check if chromium is running, if so, ask the user to close it. While ChromeIsRunning() = True 'Wait a second before checking System.Threading.Thread.Sleep(1000) If My.Settings.SilentInstalls = 0 Then MessageBox.Show(My.Resources.chrome_running, My.Resources.chrome_running_title, MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Warning) End If End While
So I am pretty sure your processor will thank me for this change.
At any rate, the tool is working again, so if you want it, its up for grabs! Enjoy.