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<table><HTML> <HEAD> </HEAD> <BODY BGCOLOR="#FFFFFF"> <P><TABLE>   <TR>      <TD VALIGN=top WIDTH="100%">         <P><!-- MAIN CONTENT -->         <B>9/9/02</B><BR>         Chimera 0.5 has been released, but rather than tell you about it, i'm just         going to refer you to the new <A HREF="http://www.mozilla.org/projects/chimera">         Chimera Project Page</A> hosted on mozilla.org.</P>                 <P>         <B>7/24/2002</B><BR>         Chimera 0.4 has been released! The focus of this release was         speed and stability. Go to the <A HREF="installation.html">installation         page</A> to grab it. </P>                 <P>New features include:</P>                 <UL>            <LI>Now using ~/Library/Application Support for profile,            not ~/.mozilla</LI>                        <LI>Downloading when clicking a link works and shows            progress</LI>                        <LI>Much greater stability</LI>                        <LI>Many, many bugfixes</LI>         </UL>                 <P><B>5/31/2002</B><BR>         We now have a branch of the mozilla tree for Chimera. The         Chimera tree is a branch of the Mozilla 1.0 release branch.         We will not be coming back to the trunk until after Chimera         1.0 is released. This way we can guarantee stability in the         layout engine and mozilla tree while we hammer out the rest         of the GUI and hone the layout engine patches for ATSUI and         plugins.</P>                 <P>You can grab nightlies from this ftp subdirectory.</P>                 <P><A HREF="ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/chimera/nightly/latest-trunk/">ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/chimera/nightly/latest-trunk/         </A></P>                 <P>Mozdev is no longer being used for bugs. Bugzilla is now         being used for bugs. <I>Do not file bugs in mozdev.</I> File         them with <A HREF="http://bugzilla.mozilla.org">http://bugzilla.mozilla.org</A>.         Chimera has its own product in bugzilla now. Do not file         Chimera bugs on the Mozilla browser product!</P>                 <P>I'd encourage people spamming the mailing list to check         out the message boards at <A HREF="http://chimera.eternaltedium.com">         http://chimera.eternaltedium.com</A>. The board there is         well-organized, and I'm reading that now instead of reading         the mailing list, so I'm not even going to see anything you         post to the mailing list from now on. :)</P>                 <P>That's about it. Dave</P>                 <P><B>5/28/2002</B><BR>         Hey, Dave here. With all the silly rumors floating around,         we figured it's time to get another build out. This build         contains new features (from Joe Hewitt and Mike Pinkerton)         and some plugin fixes (thanks Patrick!) and crash fixes.         Thanks to Brian Ryner for producing a new build with the         mega-Chimera patch applied!</P>                 <P>The 0.2.8 build is up on <A HREF="ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/chimera/releases/chimera28.dmg.gz">ftp.mozilla.org</A>.         For a list of what's new, check out the installation         <A HREF="installation.html">page</A>.</P>                 <P><B>5/3/2002</B><BR>         What? You thought we'd forgotten you? Of course not! Chimera         0.2.7 is <A HREF="installation.html">here</A>.</P>                 <P><B>4/29/2002</B><BR>         Chimera 0.2.6 is out. It supports the OS home page and proxy         settings. You can also import bookmarks! Get it on the         installation page.</P>                 <P><B>4/26/2002</B><BR>         Chimera 0.2.5 has been released. This build has greatly         improved plugin support. <A HREF="installation.html">You         know the drill</A>.</P>                 <P><B>4/24/2002</B><BR>         Chimera 0.2.4 is available for download. This build is not         for the faint of heart. If you're brave, click <A HREF="installation.html">here</A>.</P>                 <P><B>4/22/2002</B><BR>         Chimera 0.2.3 is out! This build has working dropdown lists         in Web pages, so you're going to want this one! Get it from         the <A HREF="installation.html">installation</A> page.         :)</P>                 <P><B>4/20/2002</B><BR>         Chimera 0.2.2 will be available at midnight tonight. Get it         <A HREF="installation.html">here</A>.</P>                 <P><B>4/6/2002</B><BR>         Chimera 0.2 is ready. Plugins didn't make the train but we         do have Quartz rendering and native scrollbars included! You         can get Chimera 0.2 <A HREF="installation.html">here</A>.</P>                 <P><B>3/15/2002</B><BR>         Dave here with a progress update on Chimera 0.2. I've         received lots of emails asking when Chimera 0.2 is going to         be released. The answer is "When it's ready." :)</P>                 <P>We are holding Chimera 0.2 for Quartz rendering and         plugins. After all, a browser just isn't a browser until you         can view the Star Wars Episode II Trailer in all its glory         inside your window (and have it surrounded by pretty         antialiased text at the same time). :)</P>                 <P>We are also working on crashers and stability fixes, as         well as adding some of the most requested immediate features         at the same time.</P>                 <P><B>3/7/2002</B><BR>         We are currently working on version 0.2 of Chimera. It         should be coming your way fairly soon.</P>                 <P>I received feedback from loyal Omniweb users requesting         that I produce numbers using the latest Sneakypeeks rather         than 4.1b1. I was told that the latest SP was substantially         faster. That is absolutely true. Check out Omniweb's         improved numbers in the page load tests <A HREF="showdown.html">here</A>.</P>                 <P>I also received feedback from iCab users asking me to run         iCab through the page load tests. I should clarify why iCab         was left out of the tests. The problem with iCab is that it         does not wait until images on a page have loaded before it         claims that the page is fully loaded. This means that the         numbers that it scores on the test are inaccurate, because         they don't include the time for loading images. This is in         direct violation of the specified behavior for load         handlers, so iCab was disqualified from all tests.</P>                 <P><B>2/24/2002</B><BR>         Version 0.1.3 of Chimera is now available for download. It         contains support for security (SSL, HTTPS, etc.) as well as         support for alerts and user/password prompts, and some more         crash fixes. This build is also 5% faster than 0.1.2. :)</P>                 <P>You can download it from the installation page.</P>                 <P><B>2/22/2002</B><BR>         For the curious, I have posted the results of a browser         showdown between the major OS X browsers. The clear speed         winner? Chimera, of course! Check out the details <A HREF="showdown.html">here</A>!.         Of course all we do is speed right now, so until we're a         full-featured browser, take this with a grain of salt.         :)</P>                 <P>Version 0.12 of Chimera is now available for download. As         per your feedback, it is a disk image (and does not use the         .pkg installer). You can download it <A HREF="http://homepage.mac.com/macserv/downloads/chimera12.dmg.gz">here</A>.</P>                 <P>This build of Chimera contains the following improvements         over 0.11:</P>                 <UL>            <LI>Scroll wheel support</LI>                        <LI>Support for key events (so you can type/scroll/submit            forms etc.)</LI>                        <LI>Support for hover feedback and cursor feedback</LI>                        <LI>Many crash fixes</LI>                        <LI>Improved scrolling speed (yes, ma, we blit now)</LI>         </UL>                 <P>Quartz rendering is getting closer to being a reality,         but it's not quite there yet. Maybe for 0.2. :)</P>                 <P>Enjoy! Feedback/comments are always welcome on the         mailing list. This build specifically addresses the top         initial complaints about Chimera. Let us know what we're         doing wrong (and right), so we can make the best OS X         browser out there! :)</P>                 <P><B>2/14/2002</B><BR>         Version 0.11 of Chimera is now available for download. For         those of you using 0.1, 0.11 is 33% faster! :) You can         download this build <A HREF="http://homepage.mac.com/macserv/downloads/chimera-0.11.tar.gz">here</A>.</P>                 <P><B>2/13/2002</B><BR>         The tab browser is up and limping in Chimera. We also have         our first downloadable build available. You can fetch that         <A HREF="http://homepage.mac.com/macserv/downloads/chimera-0.1.tar.gz">here</A>.         It really isn't usable yet, but enough people seem to want         to play with builds anyway. :)</P>                 <P><B>2/9/2002</B><BR>         Bookmarks are online in Chimera. They can be accessed from         the bookmarks sidebar panel and from the top-level menu. You         can add and delete bookmarks. The status bar is now live and         updates when the page loads.</P>                 <P><B>2/4/2002</B><BR>         Chimera is coming along quite nicely! We have icons for all         of the toolbar buttons (and they're all hooked up). Printing         works, and we have cache and global history hooked up.</P>                 <P>Everything in the File menu is implemented. This includes         the ability to open and close windows, to open files, to         open a web location, to work offline and online, and to save         Web pages, both in a complete form (including images) or in         a simple form (source only).</P>                 <P><B>1/27/2002</B><BR>         This is the project page for <B>Chimera</B>, a new project         aimed at delivering a best-of-breed browser on the OS X         platform. Chimera uses <A HREF="http://www.mozilla.org/ports/fizzilla/Cocoazilla.html">         Cocoazilla</A>, a variant of <A HREF="http://www.mozilla.org/ports/fizzilla/">         Fizzilla</A> that consists of a UNIX back end wed to a Cocoa         front end.</P>                 <P>The cross-platform UI will be replaced with native Cocoa         widgetry (such as customizable toolbars and a drawer for the         sidebar). The plan is to produce only a browser (no other         apps!), and to keep the UI as simple and as clean as         possible.</P>                 <P>Current project contributors include myself         (hyatt@netscape.com) and Matt Judy (macserv@nibfile.com). If         you are interested in getting involved, contact one of us!         There's plenty of work to go around!</P>                 <P></P>      </TD>   </TR> </TABLE> </P> </BODY> </HTML>
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<b>4/20/2002</b><br> 
Chimera 0.2.2 will be available at midnight tonight.   
Get it <a href="installation.html">here</a>. 
<p> 
<b>4/6/2002</b><br> 
Chimera 0.2 is ready.  Plugins didn't make the train but we do have 
Quartz rendering and native scrollbars included!  You can get Chimera 0.2 
<a href="installation.html">here</a>. 
<p> 
<b>3/15/2002</b><br> 
Dave here with a progress update on Chimera 0.2.  I've received 
lots of emails asking when Chimera 0.2 is going to be released.  The answer 
is "When it's ready." :)   
<p> 
We are holding Chimera 0.2 for Quartz rendering and plugins.  
After all, a browser just isn't a browser until 
you can view the Star Wars Episode II Trailer in all its glory inside 
your window (and have it surrounded by pretty antialiased text at the 
same time). :) 
<p> 
We are also working on crashers and stability fixes, as well as adding 
some of the most requested immediate features at the same time. 
<p> 
<b>3/7/2002</b><br> 
We are currently working on version 0.2 of Chimera.  It should be 
coming your way fairly soon.   
<p> 
I received feedback from loyal Omniweb users requesting that I produce 
numbers using the latest Sneakypeeks rather than 4.1b1.  I was told that 
the latest SP was substantially faster.  That is absolutely true.  Check 
out Omniweb's improved numbers in the page load tests 
<a href="showdown.html">here</a>. 
<p> 
I also received feedback from iCab users asking me to run 
iCab through the page load tests.  I should clarify why iCab was 
left out of the tests.  The problem with iCab is that it does not wait 
until images on a page have loaded before it claims that the page is 
fully loaded.  This means that the numbers that it scores on the test 
are inaccurate, because they don't include the time for loading images. 
This is in direct violation of the specified behavior for load handlers, 
so iCab was disqualified from all tests. 
<p> 
<b>2/24/2002</b><BR> 
Version 0.1.3 of Chimera is now available for download. 
It contains support for security (SSL, HTTPS, etc.) as well as 
support for alerts and user/password prompts, and some more crash 
fixes.  This build is also 5% faster than 0.1.2. :) 
<p> 
You can download it from the installation page.   
<p> 
<b>2/22/2002</b><br> 
For the curious, I have posted the results of a browser showdown 
between the major OS X browsers.  The clear speed winner?  Chimera, of 
course!  Check out the details <a href="showdown.html">here</a>!. 
Of course all we do is speed right now, so until we're a full-featured 
browser, take this with a grain of salt. :) 
<p> 
Version 0.12 of Chimera is now available for download.  As per your 
feedback, it is a disk 
image (and does not use the .pkg installer).  You can download it 
<a href="http://homepage.mac.com/macserv/downloads/chimera12.dmg.gz">here</a>.   
<p> 
This build of Chimera contains the following improvements over 0.11: 
<ul> 
<li>Scroll wheel support 
<li>Support for key events (so you can type/scroll/submit forms etc.) 
<li>Support for hover feedback and cursor feedback 
<li>Many crash fixes 
<li>Improved scrolling speed (yes, ma, we blit now) 
</ul> 
<P> 
Quartz rendering is getting closer to being a reality, but it's not quite 
there yet.  Maybe for 0.2.  :) 
<p> 
Enjoy!  Feedback/comments are always welcome on the mailing 
list.  This build specifically addresses the top initial complaints about 
Chimera.  Let us know what we're doing wrong (and right), so we can make 
the best OS X browser out there! :) 
<p> 
<b>2/14/2002</b><br> 
Version 0.11 of Chimera is now available for download.  For those of you 
using 0.1, 0.11 is 33% faster! :)  You can download this build 
<a href="http://homepage.mac.com/macserv/downloads/chimera-0.11.tar.gz">here</a>. 
<p> 
<b>2/13/2002</b><br> 
The tab browser is up and limping in Chimera.  We also have our first 
downloadable build available.  You can fetch that  
<a href="http://homepage.mac.com/macserv/downloads/chimera-0.1.tar.gz">here</a>.  It really isn't 
usable yet, but enough people seem to want to play with 
builds anyway. :) 
<p> 
<b>2/9/2002</b><br> 
Bookmarks are online in Chimera.  They can be accessed from the bookmarks 
sidebar panel and from the top-level menu.  You can add and delete 
bookmarks. 
The status bar is now live and updates when the page loads. 
<p> 
 
<b>2/4/2002</b><br> 
Chimera is coming along quite nicely!  We have icons for all of the 
toolbar buttons (and they're all hooked up).  Printing works, and 
we have cache and global history hooked up. 
<p> 
Everything in the File menu is implemented.  This includes the ability 
to open and close windows, to open files, to open a web location, 
to work offline and online, and to save Web pages, both in a complete 
form (including images) or in a simple form (source only). 
<p> 
<b>1/27/2002</b><br> 
This is the project page for <b>Chimera</b>, a new project aimed at 
delivering a best-of-breed browser on the OS X platform.  Chimera 
uses <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/ports/fizzilla/Cocoazilla.html"> 
Cocoazilla</a>, a variant of <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/ports/fizzilla/"> 
Fizzilla</a> that consists of a UNIX back end wed to a Cocoa front end. 
<p> 
The cross-platform UI will be replaced with native Cocoa widgetry (such as 
customizable toolbars and a drawer for the sidebar).  The plan is to 
produce only a browser (no other apps!), and to keep the UI as simple 
and as clean as possible.   
<p> 
Current project contributors include myself (hyatt@netscape.com) and 
Matt Judy (macserv@nibfile.com).  If you are interested in getting 
involved, contact one of us!  There's plenty of work to go around! 
<p> 
 
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The File menu is nearly done! Working now on the Edit menu commands. 
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Open File and Open Location now work.  Unlike current builds of Mozilla, 
the Open File dialog does work when no windows are open, and it filters 
out unavailable types. 
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The initial checkin of Chimera has landed!  A functional URL bar 
and back/forward/reload/stop are now all working in the app.  A rudimentary 
sidebar has also landed. 
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