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    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>
   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>
   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
   30: fixes.  This build is also 5% faster than 0.1.2. :)
   31: <p>
   32: You can download it from the installation page.  
   33: <p>
   34: <b>2/22/2002</b><br>
   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>!.
   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. :)
   40: <p>
   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
   44: <a href="">here</a>.  
   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>
   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
   66: <a href="">here</a>.
   67: <p>
   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 
   71: <a href="">here</a>.  It really isn't
   72: usable yet, but enough people seem to want to play with
   73: builds anyway. :)
   74: <p>
   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>
   82: <b>2/4/2002</b><br>
   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>
   92: <b>1/27/2002</b><br>
   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="">
   96: Cocoazilla</a>, a variant of <a href="">
   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 ( and
  105: Matt Judy (  If you are interested in getting
  106: involved, contact one of us!  There's plenty of work to go around!
  107: <p>
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  124: The File menu is nearly done! Working now on the Edit menu commands.
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  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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  143: <font size="-1">
  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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