Google Chrome 8 to hit beta channel by next week
Google's Jason Kersey put out a call to the Chromium-dev group for developers to begin wrapping things up. The goal: push Chrome 8 to the beta channel by next week. He goes on to ask the team to zero in on blocker bugs so that they can be resolved quickly.
With the list of release blockers down to less than two dozen, it seems likely that Google Chrome 8 will indeed hit the beta channel next week. Bugs with Hotmail attachment downloading, Facebook uploads, and WAV file playback are among the bugs which need resolving, but the Chrome team has already proven that they're able to keep up with the new schedule.