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