I asked this question before without an answer and the community has a right to know and so do I.
It is my understanding from reading online that Chromium ver7 brings security fixes and if this is true then why didn’t Comodo at least come out with version 7?
The only answer I was given is that Comodo is more interested in stability then bleeding edge. Well that’s fine I’d rather have stability any day over unstable software but I would also like to have the best security advantages too and from what I can see v6 over v7 doesn’t offer this unless Comodo is providing their own in house fixes on v6.
I think it all boils down to how big the browser team is and whether or not they spend all their time working on the browser or if they have other duties and the browser is a bit of a sideline for them.
I suspect that by now they have automated processes to merge the official Chrome fork with the Dragon fork so new versions should be mere minutes to build, but if alterations have been made to critical areas of code, it could have unexpected results to Comodo’s additions/removals and these would need to be looked into.
I guess a bigger question would be, has Comodo perhaps already addressed some of these security issues themselves in the current release of Dragon? If the hole is already patched, the impetus for speedy releases is considerably lessened. (Note, I don’t know if this is actually the case)
Most software version updates include security and stability fixes. This is an industry practice.
The Chromium project puts out a stable version every 6 weeks, more often than not contains several security fixes over the previous major/minor version. We need time to check our
The only answer I was given is that Comodo is more interested in stability then bleeding edge. Well that's fine I'd rather have stability any day over unstable software but I would also like to have the best security advantages too and from what I can see v6 over v7 doesn't offer this unless Comodo is providing their own in house fixes on v6.
We had to finish what we started and that was version 6. I suspect we will have a version 7 out before the end of the calendar year. Chrome beta builds are based on v8, but the dev builds are on v9. I wouldn’t be surprised to see either version by year’s end from us since v8 will be out the door any day now.