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1.30    ! hyatt       6: <b>5/3/2002</b><br>
        !             7: What? You thought we'd forgotten you?  Of course not!  Chimera 0.2.7
        !             8: is <a href="installation.html">here</a>.
        !             9: <p> 
1.29      hyatt      10: <b>4/29/2002</b><br>
                     11: Chimera 0.2.6 is out.  It supports the OS home page and proxy settings.
                     12: You can also import bookmarks!  Get it on the installation page.
                     13: <p>
1.28      hyatt      14: <b>4/26/2002</b><br>
                     15: Chimera 0.2.5 has been released.  This build has greatly improved
                     16: plugin support.  <a href="installation.html">You know the drill</a>.
                     17: <p>
1.27      hyatt      18: <b>4/24/2002</b><br>
                     19: Chimera 0.2.4 is available for download.  This build is not for the
                     20: faint of heart.  If you're brave, click <a href="installation.html">here</a>.
                     21: <p>
1.25      hyatt      22: <b>4/22/2002</b><br>
                     23: Chimera 0.2.3 is out!  This build has working dropdown lists in Web pages,
                     24: so you're going to want this one! Get it from the 
                     25: <a href="installation.html">installation</a> page.  :) 
1.26      hyatt      26: <p>
                     27: <b>4/20/2002</b><br>
                     28: Chimera 0.2.2 will be available at midnight tonight.  
                     29: Get it <a href="installation.html">here</a>.
                     30: 
1.25      hyatt      31: <p>
1.23      hyatt      32: <b>4/6/2002</b><br>
                     33: Chimera 0.2 is ready.  Plugins didn't make the train but we do have
                     34: Quartz rendering and native scrollbars included!  You can get Chimera 0.2
                     35: <a href="installation.html">here</a>.
                     36: <p>
1.21      hyatt      37: <b>3/15/2002</b><br>
                     38: Dave here with a progress update on Chimera 0.2.  I've received
1.22      hyatt      39: lots of emails asking when Chimera 0.2 is going to be released.  The answer
1.21      hyatt      40: is "When it's ready." :)  
                     41: <p>
                     42: We are holding Chimera 0.2 for Quartz rendering and plugins. 
                     43: After all, a browser just isn't a browser until
                     44: you can view the Star Wars Episode II Trailer in all its glory inside
                     45: your window (and have it surrounded by pretty antialiased text at the
                     46: same time). :)
                     47: <p>
                     48: We are also working on crashers and stability fixes, as well as adding
                     49: some of the most requested immediate features at the same time.
                     50: <p>
1.19      hyatt      51: <b>3/7/2002</b><br>
                     52: We are currently working on version 0.2 of Chimera.  It should be
                     53: coming your way fairly soon.  
                     54: <p>
                     55: I received feedback from loyal Omniweb users requesting that I produce
                     56: numbers using the latest Sneakypeeks rather than 4.1b1.  I was told that
                     57: the latest SP was substantially faster.  That is absolutely true.  Check
                     58: out Omniweb's improved numbers in the page load tests
                     59: <a href="showdown.html">here</a>.
                     60: <p>
1.20      hyatt      61: I also received feedback from iCab users asking me to run
                     62: iCab through the page load tests.  I should clarify why iCab was
                     63: left out of the tests.  The problem with iCab is that it does not wait
                     64: until images on a page have loaded before it claims that the page is
                     65: fully loaded.  This means that the numbers that it scores on the test
                     66: are inaccurate, because they don't include the time for loading images.
                     67: This is in direct violation of the specified behavior for load handlers,
                     68: so iCab was disqualified from all tests.
                     69: <p>
1.17      hyatt      70: <b>2/24/2002</b><BR>
                     71: Version 0.1.3 of Chimera is now available for download.
                     72: It contains support for security (SSL, HTTPS, etc.) as well as
                     73: support for alerts and user/password prompts, and some more crash
1.18      hyatt      74: fixes.  This build is also 5% faster than 0.1.2. :)
1.17      hyatt      75: <p>
                     76: You can download it from the installation page.  
                     77: <p>
1.14      hyatt      78: <b>2/22/2002</b><br>
1.15      hyatt      79: For the curious, I have posted the results of a browser showdown
                     80: between the major OS X browsers.  The clear speed winner?  Chimera, of
                     81: course!  Check out the details <a href="showdown.html">here</a>!.
1.17      hyatt      82: Of course all we do is speed right now, so until we're a full-featured
                     83: browser, take this with a grain of salt. :)
1.15      hyatt      84: <p>
1.14      hyatt      85: Version 0.12 of Chimera is now available for download.  As per your
                     86: feedback, it is a disk
                     87: image (and does not use the .pkg installer).  You can download it
1.16      macserv    88: <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/macserv/downloads/chimera12.dmg.gz">here</a>.  
1.14      hyatt      89: <p>
                     90: This build of Chimera contains the following improvements over 0.11:
                     91: <ul>
                     92: <li>Scroll wheel support
                     93: <li>Support for key events (so you can type/scroll/submit forms etc.)
                     94: <li>Support for hover feedback and cursor feedback
                     95: <li>Many crash fixes
                     96: <li>Improved scrolling speed (yes, ma, we blit now)
                     97: </ul>
                     98: <P>
                     99: Quartz rendering is getting closer to being a reality, but it's not quite
                    100: there yet.  Maybe for 0.2.  :)
                    101: <p>
                    102: Enjoy!  Feedback/comments are always welcome on the mailing
                    103: list.  This build specifically addresses the top initial complaints about
                    104: Chimera.  Let us know what we're doing wrong (and right), so we can make
                    105: the best OS X browser out there! :)
                    106: <p>
1.12      hyatt     107: <b>2/14/2002</b><br>
                    108: Version 0.11 of Chimera is now available for download.  For those of you
                    109: using 0.1, 0.11 is 33% faster! :)  You can download this build
1.13      macserv   110: <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/macserv/downloads/chimera-0.11.tar.gz">here</a>.
1.12      hyatt     111: <p>
1.11      hyatt     112: <b>2/13/2002</b><br>
                    113: The tab browser is up and limping in Chimera.  We also have our first
                    114: downloadable build available.  You can fetch that 
1.13      macserv   115: <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/macserv/downloads/chimera-0.1.tar.gz">here</a>.  It really isn't
1.11      hyatt     116: usable yet, but enough people seem to want to play with
                    117: builds anyway. :)
                    118: <p>
1.10      hyatt     119: <b>2/9/2002</b><br>
                    120: Bookmarks are online in Chimera.  They can be accessed from the bookmarks
                    121: sidebar panel and from the top-level menu.  You can add and delete
                    122: bookmarks.
                    123: The status bar is now live and updates when the page loads.
                    124: <p>
                    125: 
1.9       hyatt     126: <b>2/4/2002</b><br>
1.7       hyatt     127: Chimera is coming along quite nicely!  We have icons for all of the
                    128: toolbar buttons (and they're all hooked up).  Printing works, and
                    129: we have cache and global history hooked up.
                    130: <p>
                    131: Everything in the File menu is implemented.  This includes the ability
                    132: to open and close windows, to open files, to open a web location,
                    133: to work offline and online, and to save Web pages, both in a complete
                    134: form (including images) or in a simple form (source only).
                    135: <p>
1.8       hyatt     136: <b>1/27/2002</b><br>
1.3       hyatt     137: This is the project page for <b>Chimera</b>, a new project aimed at
                    138: delivering a best-of-breed browser on the OS X platform.  Chimera
                    139: uses <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/ports/fizzilla/Cocoazilla.html">
                    140: Cocoazilla</a>, a variant of <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/ports/fizzilla/">
                    141: Fizzilla</a> that consists of a UNIX back end wed to a Cocoa front end.
                    142: <p>
                    143: The cross-platform UI will be replaced with native Cocoa widgetry (such as
                    144: customizable toolbars and a drawer for the sidebar).  The plan is to
                    145: produce only a browser (no other apps!), and to keep the UI as simple
                    146: and as clean as possible.  
                    147: <p>
                    148: Current project contributors include myself (hyatt@netscape.com) and
                    149: Matt Judy (macserv@nibfile.com).  If you are interested in getting
                    150: involved, contact one of us!  There's plenty of work to go around!
                    151: <p>
1.1       david     152: 
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                    168: The File menu is nearly done! Working now on the Edit menu commands.
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                    176: <font size="-1">
                    177: Open File and Open Location now work.  Unlike current builds of Mozilla,
                    178: the Open File dialog does work when no windows are open, and it filters
                    179: out unavailable types.
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                    187: <font size="-1">
1.2       hyatt     188: The initial checkin of Chimera has landed!  A functional URL bar
                    189: and back/forward/reload/stop are now all working in the app.  A rudimentary
                    190: sidebar has also landed.
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