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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>
1.20    ! hyatt      17: I also received feedback from iCab users asking me to run
        !            18: iCab through the page load tests.  I should clarify why iCab was
        !            19: left out of the tests.  The problem with iCab is that it does not wait
        !            20: until images on a page have loaded before it claims that the page is
        !            21: fully loaded.  This means that the numbers that it scores on the test
        !            22: are inaccurate, because they don't include the time for loading images.
        !            23: This is in direct violation of the specified behavior for load handlers,
        !            24: so iCab was disqualified from all tests.
        !            25: <p>
1.17      hyatt      26: <b>2/24/2002</b><BR>
                     27: Version 0.1.3 of Chimera is now available for download.
                     28: It contains support for security (SSL, HTTPS, etc.) as well as
                     29: support for alerts and user/password prompts, and some more crash
1.18      hyatt      30: fixes.  This build is also 5% faster than 0.1.2. :)
1.17      hyatt      31: <p>
                     32: You can download it from the installation page.  
                     33: <p>
1.14      hyatt      34: <b>2/22/2002</b><br>
1.15      hyatt      35: For the curious, I have posted the results of a browser showdown
                     36: between the major OS X browsers.  The clear speed winner?  Chimera, of
                     37: course!  Check out the details <a href="showdown.html">here</a>!.
1.17      hyatt      38: Of course all we do is speed right now, so until we're a full-featured
                     39: browser, take this with a grain of salt. :)
1.15      hyatt      40: <p>
1.14      hyatt      41: Version 0.12 of Chimera is now available for download.  As per your
                     42: feedback, it is a disk
                     43: image (and does not use the .pkg installer).  You can download it
1.16      macserv    44: <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/macserv/downloads/chimera12.dmg.gz">here</a>.  
1.14      hyatt      45: <p>
                     46: This build of Chimera contains the following improvements over 0.11:
                     47: <ul>
                     48: <li>Scroll wheel support
                     49: <li>Support for key events (so you can type/scroll/submit forms etc.)
                     50: <li>Support for hover feedback and cursor feedback
                     51: <li>Many crash fixes
                     52: <li>Improved scrolling speed (yes, ma, we blit now)
                     53: </ul>
                     54: <P>
                     55: Quartz rendering is getting closer to being a reality, but it's not quite
                     56: there yet.  Maybe for 0.2.  :)
                     57: <p>
                     58: Enjoy!  Feedback/comments are always welcome on the mailing
                     59: list.  This build specifically addresses the top initial complaints about
                     60: Chimera.  Let us know what we're doing wrong (and right), so we can make
                     61: the best OS X browser out there! :)
                     62: <p>
1.12      hyatt      63: <b>2/14/2002</b><br>
                     64: Version 0.11 of Chimera is now available for download.  For those of you
                     65: using 0.1, 0.11 is 33% faster! :)  You can download this build
1.13      macserv    66: <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/macserv/downloads/chimera-0.11.tar.gz">here</a>.
1.12      hyatt      67: <p>
1.11      hyatt      68: <b>2/13/2002</b><br>
                     69: The tab browser is up and limping in Chimera.  We also have our first
                     70: downloadable build available.  You can fetch that 
1.13      macserv    71: <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/macserv/downloads/chimera-0.1.tar.gz">here</a>.  It really isn't
1.11      hyatt      72: usable yet, but enough people seem to want to play with
                     73: builds anyway. :)
                     74: <p>
1.10      hyatt      75: <b>2/9/2002</b><br>
                     76: Bookmarks are online in Chimera.  They can be accessed from the bookmarks
                     77: sidebar panel and from the top-level menu.  You can add and delete
                     78: bookmarks.
                     79: The status bar is now live and updates when the page loads.
                     80: <p>
                     81: 
1.9       hyatt      82: <b>2/4/2002</b><br>
1.7       hyatt      83: Chimera is coming along quite nicely!  We have icons for all of the
                     84: toolbar buttons (and they're all hooked up).  Printing works, and
                     85: we have cache and global history hooked up.
                     86: <p>
                     87: Everything in the File menu is implemented.  This includes the ability
                     88: to open and close windows, to open files, to open a web location,
                     89: to work offline and online, and to save Web pages, both in a complete
                     90: form (including images) or in a simple form (source only).
                     91: <p>
1.8       hyatt      92: <b>1/27/2002</b><br>
1.3       hyatt      93: This is the project page for <b>Chimera</b>, a new project aimed at
                     94: delivering a best-of-breed browser on the OS X platform.  Chimera
                     95: uses <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/ports/fizzilla/Cocoazilla.html">
                     96: Cocoazilla</a>, a variant of <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/ports/fizzilla/">
                     97: Fizzilla</a> that consists of a UNIX back end wed to a Cocoa front end.
                     98: <p>
                     99: The cross-platform UI will be replaced with native Cocoa widgetry (such as
                    100: customizable toolbars and a drawer for the sidebar).  The plan is to
                    101: produce only a browser (no other apps!), and to keep the UI as simple
                    102: and as clean as possible.  
                    103: <p>
                    104: Current project contributors include myself (hyatt@netscape.com) and
                    105: Matt Judy (macserv@nibfile.com).  If you are interested in getting
                    106: involved, contact one of us!  There's plenty of work to go around!
                    107: <p>
1.1       david     108: 
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                    123: <font size="-1">
                    124: The File menu is nearly done! Working now on the Edit menu commands.
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                    132: <font size="-1">
                    133: Open File and Open Location now work.  Unlike current builds of Mozilla,
                    134: the Open File dialog does work when no windows are open, and it filters
                    135: out unavailable types.
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1.1       david     142: <td valign=top> 
                    143: <font size="-1">
1.2       hyatt     144: The initial checkin of Chimera has landed!  A functional URL bar
                    145: and back/forward/reload/stop are now all working in the app.  A rudimentary
                    146: sidebar has also landed.
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