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How Will Chromium-based Edge (ChrEdge) Roll Out When Released?

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josh_assad
Occasional Contributor

Hi Edge Insiders!

Can you give any insight into how you will 'ship' ChrEdge when it's released?  Will it be pushed as part of a Windows update and overwrite "Edge Classic", or will it be a separate download that users have to manually install and switch to using?

 

Ideally I'd like to see it pushed as an overwrite as it greatly simplifies the upgrade path for users...

 

Thanks!

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I've read/heard that when the stable version is released it will override and permentally delete out the old Edge. In other words the old Edge will be gone, and the new Chromium version of Edge will be it's replacement. However someone on here that works for Microsoft can confirm if it's officially true or not.

@ItalianAce  Any links?  I haven't been able to find an answer online beyond analysts own speculation...

It most likely will be included in the Windows 10 20H1 set to be released in the spring of 2020.
from the leaked Edge insider stable build it looks like they are using the same icon for the new Edge, so they want to make the transition as seamless as possible.
have to wait for official response though to be 100% sure and as of right now there is none

@josh_assad 

Josh, in the earlier stages some of us suggested it might come with 1909.  But, it was soon realised that wasn't realistic. Ergo, unless it is released on its own (unlikely), the obvious next most likely, logical time would be with 2003.

Cheers, 
Drew
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@ItalianAce 

I'm only a MS Partner not, employee.  But, it is my understanding & expectation that Edge C will replace Edge.  In actuality Edge replaced IE & Edge C is replacing edge. (Ignore for this discussion that IE's lingering in the shadows)  Anyway, yes that is the idea, that new is replacing old.

The thing some of us suspect is Edge Insider Builds may continue after the non-Insider release.  Same as people like myself work on Win10 Insider Builds sort of behind the scenes for the next version of the OS.  And, thus, Edge would continue to improve & develop, same as we do with & for the OS.

Cheers,
Drew
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Yeah 1909 is too soon, that build is going into release ring in 1 month, no time for testing out anything new, only to fix the bugs.
It's good to see Microsoft partners in the forum cause i Am too!
but anyway, yeah i agree 20H1 is the most probable build for the final replacement.
Microsoft officially named it:
https://mspoweruser.com/windows-10-20h1-finally-gets-a-real-name/
and from the release date, it looks like it's gonna release in the first half of 2020 rather than in spring of 2020, that gives them even more time which is good.

@HotCakeX 

 


@HotCakeX wrote:
Yeah 1909 is too soon, that build is going into release ring in 1 month, ...

Just FYI, 1909 was released last week - I got it on 8 September:

 

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I believe the Edge channels will continue after stable is released. It's what I got from how the wording is on their channels such as Beta being updated every six weeks, and Dev every week, and so on.

 

Google Chrome has the same channels for their browser and has been doing this since 2011. Although they market it as more like four browsers you can choose from with Canary being unstable at times (which it isn't) but having all the new bleeding edge features that may or may not move forward to Dev and Beta with Beta being the most stable before stable version with the next set of features ready to roll over to Chrome stable. They have all four for Android too as I have Chrome Canary on my Android along with Edge. You can also download and use Chromium which is the off the truck raw version that's even before Chrome Canary but unless you do a batch file with a self-built auto-updater it has to be manually updated every time.

 

I suspect Microsoft will carry on the channels for those that want to continue being beta testers for Edge. I think once Edge Stable is released a lot of users will just use that, but there's a lot of us that like to use the beta and alpha of software and insider programs. Firefox has Firefox Nightly which is updated almost nightly (like Canary) and is popular for developers and people that like trying out new features before hand. (I no longer use Firefox, It never appealed to me).

 

I'm also in the Windows 10 Insider Program. But I opted for the slow ring. We're in 18362.10019 right now.

 

As they say...Rock on! Hehe.

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