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Nightlies now.

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    6: <b>5/31/2002</b><br>
    7: We now have a branch of the mozilla tree for Chimera.  The Chimera tree is a branch
    8: of the Mozilla 1.0 release branch.  We will not be coming back to the trunk until
    9: after Chimera 1.0 is released.  This way we can guarantee stability in the layout
   10: engine and mozilla tree while we hammer out the rest of the GUI and hone the layout
   11: engine patches for ATSUI and plugins.
   12: <p>
   13: What this means is that you can now build Chimera without having to apply any
   14: patches, since the Chimera mega-patch has been checked into the branch.  We are
   15: also now producing nightly builds, and we will have tinderboxen monitoring the
   16: Chimera branch soon.  Remember, although these nightly builds will have a version
   17: number on the splash screen, they should not be considered to be official releases.
   18: When you go to grab this most recent nightly, it's going to claim to be Chimera 0.3.
   19: It isn't.  It's just the latest snapshot on the way to 0.3. :)
   20: <p>
   21: You can grab nightlies from this ftp subdirectory.
   22: <p>
   23: <a href="">
   25: </a>
   26: </p>
   27: With the advent of nightly builds (thank you Brian and Patrick!), 
   28: we will probably slow down the frequency
   29: of milestone releases.  Rather than releasing 0.3, 0.3.1, 0.3.2, etc. we will
   30: probably just move to a milestone-driven model, releasing 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, and so
   31: on up to 1.0 candidates.
   32: <p>
   33: Also, mozdev is no longer being used for bugs.  Bugzilla is now being used
   34: for bugs.  <i>Do not file bugs in mozdev.</I>  File them with
   35: <a href=""></a>.  Chimera
   36: has its own product in bugzilla now.  Do not file Chimera bugs on the Mozilla browser
   37: product!
   38: <p>
   39: I'd encourage people spamming the mailing list to check out 
   40: the message boards at <a href="">
   41:</a>.  The board there is well-organized, and I'm
   42: reading that now instead of reading the mailing list, so I'm not even going to
   43: see anything you post to the mailing list from now on. :)
   44: <p>
   45: That's about it.
   46: Dave
   47: <p>
   48: <b>5/28/2002</b><br>
   49: Hey, Dave here. With all the silly rumors floating around, we figured it's time
   50: to get another build out. This build contains new features (from Joe
   51: Hewitt and Mike Pinkerton) and some plugin fixes (thanks Patrick!) and crash fixes.
   52: Thanks to Brian Ryner for producing a new build with the mega-Chimera patch applied!
   53: <p>
   54: The 0.2.8 build is up on <a href=""></a>.  For
   55: a list of what's new, check out the installation <a href="installation.html">page</a>.
   56: <p>
   57: <b>5/3/2002</b><br>
   58: What? You thought we'd forgotten you?  Of course not!  Chimera 0.2.7
   59: is <a href="installation.html">here</a>.
   60: <p> 
   61: <b>4/29/2002</b><br>
   62: Chimera 0.2.6 is out.  It supports the OS home page and proxy settings.
   63: You can also import bookmarks!  Get it on the installation page.
   64: <p>
   65: <b>4/26/2002</b><br>
   66: Chimera 0.2.5 has been released.  This build has greatly improved
   67: plugin support.  <a href="installation.html">You know the drill</a>.
   68: <p>
   69: <b>4/24/2002</b><br>
   70: Chimera 0.2.4 is available for download.  This build is not for the
   71: faint of heart.  If you're brave, click <a href="installation.html">here</a>.
   72: <p>
   73: <b>4/22/2002</b><br>
   74: Chimera 0.2.3 is out!  This build has working dropdown lists in Web pages,
   75: so you're going to want this one! Get it from the 
   76: <a href="installation.html">installation</a> page.  :) 
   77: <p>
   78: <b>4/20/2002</b><br>
   79: Chimera 0.2.2 will be available at midnight tonight.  
   80: Get it <a href="installation.html">here</a>.
   82: <p>
   83: <b>4/6/2002</b><br>
   84: Chimera 0.2 is ready.  Plugins didn't make the train but we do have
   85: Quartz rendering and native scrollbars included!  You can get Chimera 0.2
   86: <a href="installation.html">here</a>.
   87: <p>
   88: <b>3/15/2002</b><br>
   89: Dave here with a progress update on Chimera 0.2.  I've received
   90: lots of emails asking when Chimera 0.2 is going to be released.  The answer
   91: is "When it's ready." :)  
   92: <p>
   93: We are holding Chimera 0.2 for Quartz rendering and plugins. 
   94: After all, a browser just isn't a browser until
   95: you can view the Star Wars Episode II Trailer in all its glory inside
   96: your window (and have it surrounded by pretty antialiased text at the
   97: same time). :)
   98: <p>
   99: We are also working on crashers and stability fixes, as well as adding
  100: some of the most requested immediate features at the same time.
  101: <p>
  102: <b>3/7/2002</b><br>
  103: We are currently working on version 0.2 of Chimera.  It should be
  104: coming your way fairly soon.  
  105: <p>
  106: I received feedback from loyal Omniweb users requesting that I produce
  107: numbers using the latest Sneakypeeks rather than 4.1b1.  I was told that
  108: the latest SP was substantially faster.  That is absolutely true.  Check
  109: out Omniweb's improved numbers in the page load tests
  110: <a href="showdown.html">here</a>.
  111: <p>
  112: I also received feedback from iCab users asking me to run
  113: iCab through the page load tests.  I should clarify why iCab was
  114: left out of the tests.  The problem with iCab is that it does not wait
  115: until images on a page have loaded before it claims that the page is
  116: fully loaded.  This means that the numbers that it scores on the test
  117: are inaccurate, because they don't include the time for loading images.
  118: This is in direct violation of the specified behavior for load handlers,
  119: so iCab was disqualified from all tests.
  120: <p>
  121: <b>2/24/2002</b><BR>
  122: Version 0.1.3 of Chimera is now available for download.
  123: It contains support for security (SSL, HTTPS, etc.) as well as
  124: support for alerts and user/password prompts, and some more crash
  125: fixes.  This build is also 5% faster than 0.1.2. :)
  126: <p>
  127: You can download it from the installation page.  
  128: <p>
  129: <b>2/22/2002</b><br>
  130: For the curious, I have posted the results of a browser showdown
  131: between the major OS X browsers.  The clear speed winner?  Chimera, of
  132: course!  Check out the details <a href="showdown.html">here</a>!.
  133: Of course all we do is speed right now, so until we're a full-featured
  134: browser, take this with a grain of salt. :)
  135: <p>
  136: Version 0.12 of Chimera is now available for download.  As per your
  137: feedback, it is a disk
  138: image (and does not use the .pkg installer).  You can download it
  139: <a href="">here</a>.  
  140: <p>
  141: This build of Chimera contains the following improvements over 0.11:
  142: <ul>
  143: <li>Scroll wheel support
  144: <li>Support for key events (so you can type/scroll/submit forms etc.)
  145: <li>Support for hover feedback and cursor feedback
  146: <li>Many crash fixes
  147: <li>Improved scrolling speed (yes, ma, we blit now)
  148: </ul>
  149: <P>
  150: Quartz rendering is getting closer to being a reality, but it's not quite
  151: there yet.  Maybe for 0.2.  :)
  152: <p>
  153: Enjoy!  Feedback/comments are always welcome on the mailing
  154: list.  This build specifically addresses the top initial complaints about
  155: Chimera.  Let us know what we're doing wrong (and right), so we can make
  156: the best OS X browser out there! :)
  157: <p>
  158: <b>2/14/2002</b><br>
  159: Version 0.11 of Chimera is now available for download.  For those of you
  160: using 0.1, 0.11 is 33% faster! :)  You can download this build
  161: <a href="">here</a>.
  162: <p>
  163: <b>2/13/2002</b><br>
  164: The tab browser is up and limping in Chimera.  We also have our first
  165: downloadable build available.  You can fetch that 
  166: <a href="">here</a>.  It really isn't
  167: usable yet, but enough people seem to want to play with
  168: builds anyway. :)
  169: <p>
  170: <b>2/9/2002</b><br>
  171: Bookmarks are online in Chimera.  They can be accessed from the bookmarks
  172: sidebar panel and from the top-level menu.  You can add and delete
  173: bookmarks.
  174: The status bar is now live and updates when the page loads.
  175: <p>
  177: <b>2/4/2002</b><br>
  178: Chimera is coming along quite nicely!  We have icons for all of the
  179: toolbar buttons (and they're all hooked up).  Printing works, and
  180: we have cache and global history hooked up.
  181: <p>
  182: Everything in the File menu is implemented.  This includes the ability
  183: to open and close windows, to open files, to open a web location,
  184: to work offline and online, and to save Web pages, both in a complete
  185: form (including images) or in a simple form (source only).
  186: <p>
  187: <b>1/27/2002</b><br>
  188: This is the project page for <b>Chimera</b>, a new project aimed at
  189: delivering a best-of-breed browser on the OS X platform.  Chimera
  190: uses <a href="">
  191: Cocoazilla</a>, a variant of <a href="">
  192: Fizzilla</a> that consists of a UNIX back end wed to a Cocoa front end.
  193: <p>
  194: The cross-platform UI will be replaced with native Cocoa widgetry (such as
  195: customizable toolbars and a drawer for the sidebar).  The plan is to
  196: produce only a browser (no other apps!), and to keep the UI as simple
  197: and as clean as possible.  
  198: <p>
  199: Current project contributors include myself ( and
  200: Matt Judy (  If you are interested in getting
  201: involved, contact one of us!  There's plenty of work to go around!
  202: <p>
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  219: The File menu is nearly done! Working now on the Edit menu commands.
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  228: Open File and Open Location now work.  Unlike current builds of Mozilla,
  229: the Open File dialog does work when no windows are open, and it filters
  230: out unavailable types.
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  238: <font size="-1">
  239: The initial checkin of Chimera has landed!  A functional URL bar
  240: and back/forward/reload/stop are now all working in the app.  A rudimentary
  241: sidebar has also landed.
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