Chromium docs

This directory contains chromium project documentation in Gitiles-flavored Markdown. It is automatically rendered by Gitiles.

If you add new documents, please also add a link to them in the Document Index below.

Creating Documentation


Previewing changes

Locally using md_browser

# in chromium checkout

This is only an estimate. The gitiles view may differ.

Online with Gerrit's links to gitiles

  1. Upload a patch to gerrit, or receive a review request. e.g.
  2. View a specific .md file. e.g.
  3. You will see something like
    Base preview -> Patchset 3 preview | DOWNLOAD
    at the top left of the page. Click on the second “preview” link to open the preview for the current patch set.

This gitiles view is the authoritative view, exactly the same as will be used when committed.

Document Index

Checking Out and Building

Design Docs

Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Set Up Guides



General Development


Configuration Docs

GPU-related docs

Misc Linux-Specific Docs

Misc MacOS-Specific Docs

Misc Windows-Specific Docs

Misc Android-Specific Docs

Misc iOS-Specific Docs

Misc Chrome-OS-Specific Docs

Misc WebUI-Specific Docs




Memory Infrastructure Timeline Profiling (MemoryInfra)



Mojo & Services


  • Chrome Speed - Documentation for performance measurements and regressions in Chrome.
  • Chrome Speed Metrics - Documentation about user experience metrics on the web and their JavaScript APIs.


What's Up With That Transcripts

These are transcripts of What's Up With That, a video series of interviews with Chromium software engineers.

Probably Obsolete