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1.3       hyatt       6: <p>
1.19    ! hyatt       7: <b>3/7/2002</b><br>
        !             8: We are currently working on version 0.2 of Chimera.  It should be
        !             9: coming your way fairly soon.  
        !            10: <p>
        !            11: I received feedback from loyal Omniweb users requesting that I produce
        !            12: numbers using the latest Sneakypeeks rather than 4.1b1.  I was told that
        !            13: the latest SP was substantially faster.  That is absolutely true.  Check
        !            14: out Omniweb's improved numbers in the page load tests
        !            15: <a href="showdown.html">here</a>.
        !            16: <p>
1.17      hyatt      17: <b>2/24/2002</b><BR>
                     18: Version 0.1.3 of Chimera is now available for download.
                     19: It contains support for security (SSL, HTTPS, etc.) as well as
                     20: support for alerts and user/password prompts, and some more crash
1.18      hyatt      21: fixes.  This build is also 5% faster than 0.1.2. :)
1.17      hyatt      22: <p>
                     23: You can download it from the installation page.  
                     24: <p>
1.14      hyatt      25: <b>2/22/2002</b><br>
1.15      hyatt      26: For the curious, I have posted the results of a browser showdown
                     27: between the major OS X browsers.  The clear speed winner?  Chimera, of
                     28: course!  Check out the details <a href="showdown.html">here</a>!.
1.17      hyatt      29: Of course all we do is speed right now, so until we're a full-featured
                     30: browser, take this with a grain of salt. :)
1.15      hyatt      31: <p>
1.14      hyatt      32: Version 0.12 of Chimera is now available for download.  As per your
                     33: feedback, it is a disk
                     34: image (and does not use the .pkg installer).  You can download it
1.16      macserv    35: <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/macserv/downloads/chimera12.dmg.gz">here</a>.  
1.14      hyatt      36: <p>
                     37: This build of Chimera contains the following improvements over 0.11:
                     38: <ul>
                     39: <li>Scroll wheel support
                     40: <li>Support for key events (so you can type/scroll/submit forms etc.)
                     41: <li>Support for hover feedback and cursor feedback
                     42: <li>Many crash fixes
                     43: <li>Improved scrolling speed (yes, ma, we blit now)
                     44: </ul>
                     45: <P>
                     46: Quartz rendering is getting closer to being a reality, but it's not quite
                     47: there yet.  Maybe for 0.2.  :)
                     48: <p>
                     49: Enjoy!  Feedback/comments are always welcome on the mailing
                     50: list.  This build specifically addresses the top initial complaints about
                     51: Chimera.  Let us know what we're doing wrong (and right), so we can make
                     52: the best OS X browser out there! :)
                     53: <p>
1.12      hyatt      54: <b>2/14/2002</b><br>
                     55: Version 0.11 of Chimera is now available for download.  For those of you
                     56: using 0.1, 0.11 is 33% faster! :)  You can download this build
1.13      macserv    57: <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/macserv/downloads/chimera-0.11.tar.gz">here</a>.
1.12      hyatt      58: <p>
1.11      hyatt      59: <b>2/13/2002</b><br>
                     60: The tab browser is up and limping in Chimera.  We also have our first
                     61: downloadable build available.  You can fetch that 
1.13      macserv    62: <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/macserv/downloads/chimera-0.1.tar.gz">here</a>.  It really isn't
1.11      hyatt      63: usable yet, but enough people seem to want to play with
                     64: builds anyway. :)
                     65: <p>
1.10      hyatt      66: <b>2/9/2002</b><br>
                     67: Bookmarks are online in Chimera.  They can be accessed from the bookmarks
                     68: sidebar panel and from the top-level menu.  You can add and delete
                     69: bookmarks.
                     70: The status bar is now live and updates when the page loads.
                     71: <p>
                     72: 
1.9       hyatt      73: <b>2/4/2002</b><br>
1.7       hyatt      74: Chimera is coming along quite nicely!  We have icons for all of the
                     75: toolbar buttons (and they're all hooked up).  Printing works, and
                     76: we have cache and global history hooked up.
                     77: <p>
                     78: Everything in the File menu is implemented.  This includes the ability
                     79: to open and close windows, to open files, to open a web location,
                     80: to work offline and online, and to save Web pages, both in a complete
                     81: form (including images) or in a simple form (source only).
                     82: <p>
1.8       hyatt      83: <b>1/27/2002</b><br>
1.3       hyatt      84: This is the project page for <b>Chimera</b>, a new project aimed at
                     85: delivering a best-of-breed browser on the OS X platform.  Chimera
                     86: uses <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/ports/fizzilla/Cocoazilla.html">
                     87: Cocoazilla</a>, a variant of <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/ports/fizzilla/">
                     88: Fizzilla</a> that consists of a UNIX back end wed to a Cocoa front end.
                     89: <p>
                     90: The cross-platform UI will be replaced with native Cocoa widgetry (such as
                     91: customizable toolbars and a drawer for the sidebar).  The plan is to
                     92: produce only a browser (no other apps!), and to keep the UI as simple
                     93: and as clean as possible.  
                     94: <p>
                     95: Current project contributors include myself (hyatt@netscape.com) and
                     96: Matt Judy (macserv@nibfile.com).  If you are interested in getting
                     97: involved, contact one of us!  There's plenty of work to go around!
                     98: <p>
1.1       david      99: 
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1.7       hyatt     108: </tr>
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                    114: <font size="-1">
                    115: The File menu is nearly done! Working now on the Edit menu commands.
                    116: </font><br>
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1.1       david     118: </tr>
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1.6       hyatt     121: <td valign=top><img src="http://www.mozdev.org/sharedimages/bullet.gif" width="10" height="10"></td>
1.5       hyatt     122: <td valign=top>
                    123: <font size="-1">
                    124: Open File and Open Location now work.  Unlike current builds of Mozilla,
                    125: the Open File dialog does work when no windows are open, and it filters
                    126: out unavailable types.
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1.1       david     133: <td valign=top> 
                    134: <font size="-1">
1.2       hyatt     135: The initial checkin of Chimera has landed!  A functional URL bar
                    136: and back/forward/reload/stop are now all working in the app.  A rudimentary
                    137: sidebar has also landed.
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