Google Earth for Desktop 188.8.131.5200 is the latest version of the
popular desktop mapping app and comes prepped with plenty of bug fixes — but no new features.
Now, bug-fix releases aren’t usually very notable. Sure, they make things tick along nicely, but there’s little to shout about in them.
Not so with Google Earth. Every bug fix update is a huge milestone. Why? Because it reminds us that the app, so rarely updated, is still very much alive.
Though judging by the hoops I needed to jump through to get it to open, even that is up for debate! ;)
Google Earth for Desktop 184.108.40.20600 features a number of bug fixes and a few small cosmetic tweaks to branding.
Not mentioned in the release notes are two features that will be of interest to Linux users.
Secondly, you can finally login to the app using OAuth2.
Other changes in this release include:
- New ‘Google’ logo
- Menu items for Google Maps Engine, Google Earth Community removed
- Fix for crash when rearranging items in My Places
- Removed registration dialog for Google Earth Pro
- Fixes for Font dialog and other crashes on Linux
- Fix for cache data inconsistency between 32 and 64-bit builds on Linux
- Fix for RPM installer problems with permissions
- Updated driver support for 3Dconnexion controller devices on macOS and Linux
You can, as always, download a 32-bit or 64-bit Ubuntu installer from the Google Earth for Desktop website:
Thanks to Martin B.