Project Crostini for Linux apps on Chromebooks pushed back to Chrome 69 for Beta and Stable

If you were waiting for Project Crostini to move past the Dev Channel, you’re going to be waiting a little longer. Google has decided to hold the feature, which lets you run full Linux apps in a container, to Chrome 69 for both the Beta and Stable Channels.

The code commit noting the change was spotted by Reddit user chidoelray on Tuesday and there’s no misinterpreting it:

We want to release to dev/canary for version 67 and 68 and to release to all chanels[sic] since version 69. The beta/stable release is pushed back from 68 to 69.

So what does that mean as far as timing?

If you plan to stay on either the Beta or Stable Channel of Chrome OS, you’re likely looking at August or September. There’s an estimated release date calendar for the year here, but remember, these are just estimated dates.

Obviously, the Dev Channel will continue to have access to Project Crostini. That’s the environment where folks can kick the tires and report bugs. So if you’re using Linux apps on your Chrome OS device, you can still do so. Or if you want to try them, you can switch to the Dev Channel.

One thought on “Project Crostini for Linux apps on Chromebooks pushed back to Chrome 69 for Beta and Stable

  • June 19, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Using Project Crostini on a Pixelbook, has anyone tried the apps: GIMP, Inkscape and Scribus? If so, what is the user experience like? Do these apps function normally? Has the Pixelbook Pen been tested with these same apps? If so, how is the user experience? Is there Palm Rejection built in? If so, how well does that feature work? Also, has anyone had success using Darling on a Pixelbook? If so, does anyone have reviews they can share? Thanks so much for your time and help.


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