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Mon Feb 25 10:13:05 2002 UTC (16 years, 8 months ago) by hyatt
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Adding new build.

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<b>2/24/2002</b><BR>
Version 0.1.3 of Chimera is now available for download.
It contains support for security (SSL, HTTPS, etc.) as well as
support for alerts and user/password prompts, and some more crash
fixes.  This build is also 5% faster than 0.1.2. :)
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You can download it from the installation page.  
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<b>2/22/2002</b><br>
For the curious, I have posted the results of a browser showdown
between the major OS X browsers.  The clear speed winner?  Chimera, of
course!  Check out the details <a href="showdown.html">here</a>!.
Of course all we do is speed right now, so until we're a full-featured
browser, take this with a grain of salt. :)
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Version 0.12 of Chimera is now available for download.  As per your
feedback, it is a disk
image (and does not use the .pkg installer).  You can download it
<a href="http://homepage.mac.com/macserv/downloads/chimera12.dmg.gz">here</a>.  
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This build of Chimera contains the following improvements over 0.11:
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<li>Scroll wheel support
<li>Support for key events (so you can type/scroll/submit forms etc.)
<li>Support for hover feedback and cursor feedback
<li>Many crash fixes
<li>Improved scrolling speed (yes, ma, we blit now)
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Quartz rendering is getting closer to being a reality, but it's not quite
there yet.  Maybe for 0.2.  :)
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Enjoy!  Feedback/comments are always welcome on the mailing
list.  This build specifically addresses the top initial complaints about
Chimera.  Let us know what we're doing wrong (and right), so we can make
the best OS X browser out there! :)
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<b>2/14/2002</b><br>
Version 0.11 of Chimera is now available for download.  For those of you
using 0.1, 0.11 is 33% faster! :)  You can download this build
<a href="http://homepage.mac.com/macserv/downloads/chimera-0.11.tar.gz">here</a>.
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<b>2/13/2002</b><br>
The tab browser is up and limping in Chimera.  We also have our first
downloadable build available.  You can fetch that 
<a href="http://homepage.mac.com/macserv/downloads/chimera-0.1.tar.gz">here</a>.  It really isn't
usable yet, but enough people seem to want to play with
builds anyway. :)
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<b>2/9/2002</b><br>
Bookmarks are online in Chimera.  They can be accessed from the bookmarks
sidebar panel and from the top-level menu.  You can add and delete
bookmarks.
The status bar is now live and updates when the page loads.
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<b>2/4/2002</b><br>
Chimera is coming along quite nicely!  We have icons for all of the
toolbar buttons (and they're all hooked up).  Printing works, and
we have cache and global history hooked up.
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Everything in the File menu is implemented.  This includes the ability
to open and close windows, to open files, to open a web location,
to work offline and online, and to save Web pages, both in a complete
form (including images) or in a simple form (source only).
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<b>1/27/2002</b><br>
This is the project page for <b>Chimera</b>, a new project aimed at
delivering a best-of-breed browser on the OS X platform.  Chimera
uses <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/ports/fizzilla/Cocoazilla.html">
Cocoazilla</a>, a variant of <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/ports/fizzilla/">
Fizzilla</a> that consists of a UNIX back end wed to a Cocoa front end.
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The cross-platform UI will be replaced with native Cocoa widgetry (such as
customizable toolbars and a drawer for the sidebar).  The plan is to
produce only a browser (no other apps!), and to keep the UI as simple
and as clean as possible.  
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Current project contributors include myself (hyatt@netscape.com) and
Matt Judy (macserv@nibfile.com).  If you are interested in getting
involved, contact one of us!  There's plenty of work to go around!
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The File menu is nearly done! Working now on the Edit menu commands.
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Open File and Open Location now work.  Unlike current builds of Mozilla,
the Open File dialog does work when no windows are open, and it filters
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The initial checkin of Chimera has landed!  A functional URL bar
and back/forward/reload/stop are now all working in the app.  A rudimentary
sidebar has also landed.
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