Why Are Regular Chromium Upgrades Needed?

Our Chromium upgrade process for BrowserBot occurs targeting a 3-month rolling cycle, starting September 2023. This process allows for improved release coordination between ThousandEyes and the open-source tools used for ThousandEyes browser synthetics tests.

In the past, both ThousandEyes and our customers have been negatively impacted by a few conditions within the Chromium open source project:

  • Chromium updates are not backwards compatible with one another. In our case, this meant that transaction test scripts that worked on a previous version of Chromium might need re-working to run on a later version of Chromium.

  • Updates from the Chromium open source project are not always announced ahead of time so there’s less forward visibility for teams that rely on Chromium within their own toolsets.

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