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1.3       hyatt       6: <p>
1.21      hyatt       7: <b>3/15/2002</b><br>
                      8: Dave here with a progress update on Chimera 0.2.  I've received
1.22    ! hyatt       9: lots of emails asking when Chimera 0.2 is going to be released.  The answer
1.21      hyatt      10: is "When it's ready." :)  
                     11: <p>
                     12: We are holding Chimera 0.2 for Quartz rendering and plugins. 
                     13: After all, a browser just isn't a browser until
                     14: you can view the Star Wars Episode II Trailer in all its glory inside
                     15: your window (and have it surrounded by pretty antialiased text at the
                     16: same time). :)
                     17: <p>
                     18: We are also working on crashers and stability fixes, as well as adding
                     19: some of the most requested immediate features at the same time.
                     20: <p>
1.19      hyatt      21: <b>3/7/2002</b><br>
                     22: We are currently working on version 0.2 of Chimera.  It should be
                     23: coming your way fairly soon.  
                     24: <p>
                     25: I received feedback from loyal Omniweb users requesting that I produce
                     26: numbers using the latest Sneakypeeks rather than 4.1b1.  I was told that
                     27: the latest SP was substantially faster.  That is absolutely true.  Check
                     28: out Omniweb's improved numbers in the page load tests
                     29: <a href="showdown.html">here</a>.
                     30: <p>
1.20      hyatt      31: I also received feedback from iCab users asking me to run
                     32: iCab through the page load tests.  I should clarify why iCab was
                     33: left out of the tests.  The problem with iCab is that it does not wait
                     34: until images on a page have loaded before it claims that the page is
                     35: fully loaded.  This means that the numbers that it scores on the test
                     36: are inaccurate, because they don't include the time for loading images.
                     37: This is in direct violation of the specified behavior for load handlers,
                     38: so iCab was disqualified from all tests.
                     39: <p>
1.17      hyatt      40: <b>2/24/2002</b><BR>
                     41: Version 0.1.3 of Chimera is now available for download.
                     42: It contains support for security (SSL, HTTPS, etc.) as well as
                     43: support for alerts and user/password prompts, and some more crash
1.18      hyatt      44: fixes.  This build is also 5% faster than 0.1.2. :)
1.17      hyatt      45: <p>
                     46: You can download it from the installation page.  
                     47: <p>
1.14      hyatt      48: <b>2/22/2002</b><br>
1.15      hyatt      49: For the curious, I have posted the results of a browser showdown
                     50: between the major OS X browsers.  The clear speed winner?  Chimera, of
                     51: course!  Check out the details <a href="showdown.html">here</a>!.
1.17      hyatt      52: Of course all we do is speed right now, so until we're a full-featured
                     53: browser, take this with a grain of salt. :)
1.15      hyatt      54: <p>
1.14      hyatt      55: Version 0.12 of Chimera is now available for download.  As per your
                     56: feedback, it is a disk
                     57: image (and does not use the .pkg installer).  You can download it
1.16      macserv    58: <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/macserv/downloads/chimera12.dmg.gz">here</a>.  
1.14      hyatt      59: <p>
                     60: This build of Chimera contains the following improvements over 0.11:
                     61: <ul>
                     62: <li>Scroll wheel support
                     63: <li>Support for key events (so you can type/scroll/submit forms etc.)
                     64: <li>Support for hover feedback and cursor feedback
                     65: <li>Many crash fixes
                     66: <li>Improved scrolling speed (yes, ma, we blit now)
                     67: </ul>
                     68: <P>
                     69: Quartz rendering is getting closer to being a reality, but it's not quite
                     70: there yet.  Maybe for 0.2.  :)
                     71: <p>
                     72: Enjoy!  Feedback/comments are always welcome on the mailing
                     73: list.  This build specifically addresses the top initial complaints about
                     74: Chimera.  Let us know what we're doing wrong (and right), so we can make
                     75: the best OS X browser out there! :)
                     76: <p>
1.12      hyatt      77: <b>2/14/2002</b><br>
                     78: Version 0.11 of Chimera is now available for download.  For those of you
                     79: using 0.1, 0.11 is 33% faster! :)  You can download this build
1.13      macserv    80: <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/macserv/downloads/chimera-0.11.tar.gz">here</a>.
1.12      hyatt      81: <p>
1.11      hyatt      82: <b>2/13/2002</b><br>
                     83: The tab browser is up and limping in Chimera.  We also have our first
                     84: downloadable build available.  You can fetch that 
1.13      macserv    85: <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/macserv/downloads/chimera-0.1.tar.gz">here</a>.  It really isn't
1.11      hyatt      86: usable yet, but enough people seem to want to play with
                     87: builds anyway. :)
                     88: <p>
1.10      hyatt      89: <b>2/9/2002</b><br>
                     90: Bookmarks are online in Chimera.  They can be accessed from the bookmarks
                     91: sidebar panel and from the top-level menu.  You can add and delete
                     92: bookmarks.
                     93: The status bar is now live and updates when the page loads.
                     94: <p>
                     95: 
1.9       hyatt      96: <b>2/4/2002</b><br>
1.7       hyatt      97: Chimera is coming along quite nicely!  We have icons for all of the
                     98: toolbar buttons (and they're all hooked up).  Printing works, and
                     99: we have cache and global history hooked up.
                    100: <p>
                    101: Everything in the File menu is implemented.  This includes the ability
                    102: to open and close windows, to open files, to open a web location,
                    103: to work offline and online, and to save Web pages, both in a complete
                    104: form (including images) or in a simple form (source only).
                    105: <p>
1.8       hyatt     106: <b>1/27/2002</b><br>
1.3       hyatt     107: This is the project page for <b>Chimera</b>, a new project aimed at
                    108: delivering a best-of-breed browser on the OS X platform.  Chimera
                    109: uses <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/ports/fizzilla/Cocoazilla.html">
                    110: Cocoazilla</a>, a variant of <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/ports/fizzilla/">
                    111: Fizzilla</a> that consists of a UNIX back end wed to a Cocoa front end.
                    112: <p>
                    113: The cross-platform UI will be replaced with native Cocoa widgetry (such as
                    114: customizable toolbars and a drawer for the sidebar).  The plan is to
                    115: produce only a browser (no other apps!), and to keep the UI as simple
                    116: and as clean as possible.  
                    117: <p>
                    118: Current project contributors include myself (hyatt@netscape.com) and
                    119: Matt Judy (macserv@nibfile.com).  If you are interested in getting
                    120: involved, contact one of us!  There's plenty of work to go around!
                    121: <p>
1.1       david     122: 
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                    138: The File menu is nearly done! Working now on the Edit menu commands.
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                    146: <font size="-1">
                    147: Open File and Open Location now work.  Unlike current builds of Mozilla,
                    148: the Open File dialog does work when no windows are open, and it filters
                    149: out unavailable types.
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                    157: <font size="-1">
1.2       hyatt     158: The initial checkin of Chimera has landed!  A functional URL bar
                    159: and back/forward/reload/stop are now all working in the app.  A rudimentary
                    160: sidebar has also landed.
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