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Adding 0.2.3

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