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