What is the proper way to install Chromium (not chrome!) on Mac OS X?
Stable builds are a must, beta builds or nightlies are nice to have.
The Chromium Project1 does not seem to provide compiled builds for the OS X or Windows platform. If you run Ubuntu, you can use the Software Center to install Chromium just like you would with the Mac App Store.
Therefore, under OS X you would have to download the source code and build the application yourself which requires the use of the free Development Software Xcode2.
You can follow the official Mac build instructions to help you get started:
Ewh! I don't want to go through all this trouble...
Their download is a simple
While they do provide a MD5 hash, the Chromium Project does not provide MD5 hashes of the compiled builds. So you have to trust this website's integrity when using their downloads.
Other than no auto-update integration, Chromium has some more differences from Google Chrome which you can read in the following Wikipedia article on Chromium (web browser).
Get on the bleeding edge of the web with Google Chrome's nightly builds called Chrome Canary. This should work for you. Good luck!