Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Chromium Portable, lightweight (cognitively and physically) and fast browser!
"Chrome is viewed by many to have a reputation for security, but a lot of security experts actually take the view that Chromium is superior in this respect... 'Chrome's code has to be able to tie into Flash Player, for instance,'... 'So more code is involved to integrate with other third-party products. This all introduces more complexities and more code paths.'" —Jack M. Germain, LinuxInsider.com (Nov 26, 2013 5:00 AM PT)
Chromium is the open-source web browser project from which Google Chrome draws its source code. The browsers share the majority of code and features, though there are some minor differences in features and they have different licensing.
   "What’s the Difference Between Chromium and Chrome?" by Chris Hoffman, HowtoGeek.com, Published 11/25/14.

ChromiumPortable_73.0.3637.0_Dev.paf
Size: 234 MB (246,243,328 bytes) Packed Size: 77.1 MB (80,867,328 bytes)
MD5: 1FAA76AE729D2FE71C6740EC684E3B7F


ChromiumPortable_73.0.3637.0_Dev_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 453 MB (476,028,928 bytes) Packed Size: 127 MB (133,599,232 bytes)
MD5: B94BA2E5C3FF75E557EB667B13228AC2


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Single Bit and Dual Bit Releases

You can use these releases interchangeably, both use the same data profile. You can upgrade to the single bit release, or later upgrade it to the dual bit release, or vice versa.
The single bit (32 bit) is for those who want to save space.
The dual bit (32/64 bit) is for users who want to use the 64 bit version of the application on Windows 64 bit. And since it also has 32 bit application binaries, it will still run on Windows 32 bit.

Portable plugins and other NPAPI-friendly browsers

Chromium portable and Chromium-Nik portable compatibility

  • You can upgrade our Chromium-Nik's build portable to this build or vice versa.
  • They share the same portable configuration.
  • Your data will be preserved.

DIY/Do It Yourself: Upgrade to the Latest Release

Requirements 7-Zip, NPP/Notepad++ or other text editor, PortableApps.com Launcher Generator/PAL, PortableApps.com Installer/PAI.

  1. We'll use the 32/64 bit edition as example, you can infer from this example to upgrade the 32 bit only edition.
  2. Get the latest portable app. template, and extract the content with 7-Zip.
  3. Get the latest:
    1. Chromium release by The Chromium Authors, both the 32/64 bit "Installer"—not "Archive" or "Portable",
    2. Adobe Flash Player portable release,
    3. belaviyo's native client for Windows release.
  4. Put it in the same folder as the extracted template, in our example C:\0TEST.
  5. Open the 32 bit installer with 7-Zip → browse into chrome.7z\Chrome-bin package inside → extract all of its contents to ChromiumPortable_dev _3264\App\Chrome-bin folder, Extract to App\Chrome-bin
    Do the same thing with the 64 bit installer but now to ChromiumPortable_dev _3264\App\Chrome-bin64 folder.
  6. Open the Flash Player package with 7-Zip → browse into Pepper32 folder then extract pepflashplayer.dll to App\Chrome-bin\plugins folder, Extract Flash Player
    Then extract the 64 bit Flash Player in Pepper64 to App\Chrome-bin64\plugins folder.
  7. Extract the Windows native client package with 7-Zip to App\windows-native-client folder, Extract WNC
    Into App\windows-native-client
  8. Browse to ChromiumPortable_dev _3264\App\AppInfo and open appinfo.ini file with NPP. Replace the [Version] section with the latest version number. Make sure the PackageVersion entry is in 4 place digit, eg. 66.0.3339.0 not just 66.0.3339,
     [Version]
     PackageVersion=66.0.3339.0
     DisplayVersion=66.0.3339.0 (32/64 bit)
    
  9. Run PAL, paste the template folder address C:\0TEST\ChromiumPortable_dev _3264, and click Go—a new launcher will be created, Create new launcher
  10. Test the new launchers by following this guide.
  11. When all is OK, then delete the ChromiumPortable_dev _3264\Data folder, ChromiumPortable.ini, and run PAI, paste the package folder address C:\0TEST\ChromiumPortable_dev _3264, and click Go—to create the installer package. Create installer
  12. Use the installer package to upgrade your portable application. Don't forget to at least backup your Data folder before any upgrade :)
  13. If you find any changes that's not handled by the launcher, consult the PAL help file to modify the launcher yourself or ask for our paid upgrade support.

Portability Notes

  • Chromium writes non essential data to Windows registry and data folder while running.
  • Flash Player and IE Tab addon—if installed—writes to Windows registry and data folder while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

Release History

  • 71.0.3545.0: Google services login issue, go to chrome://flags/#account-consistency and set the flag to "Enabled Dice (fix auth errors)."
  • 70.0.3507.0: If you need to login to any Google services, disabling chrome://flags/#account-consistency won't work anymore. In the mean time, switch to our Nik's (synch) build Chromium portable.
  • 69.0.3456.0: Actually a bug since previous 68.0.3434.0 release, "can't connect to any Google services" error, just copy-paste this chrome://flags/#account-consistency to the address bar, press Enter, then disable it.

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