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         <B>9/9/02</B><BR>
         Chimera 0.5 has been released, but rather than tell you about it, i'm just
         going to refer you to the new <A HREF="http://www.mozilla.org/projects/chimera">
         Chimera Project Page</A> hosted on mozilla.org.</P>
         
         <P>
         <B>7/24/2002</B><BR>
         Chimera 0.4 has been released! The focus of this release was
         speed and stability. Go to the <A HREF="installation.html">installation
         page</A> to grab it. </P>
         
         <P>New features include:</P>
         
         <UL>
            <LI>Now using ~/Library/Application Support for profile,
            not ~/.mozilla</LI>
            
            <LI>Downloading when clicking a link works and shows
            progress</LI>
            
            <LI>Much greater stability</LI>
            
            <LI>Many, many bugfixes</LI>
         </UL>
         
         <P><B>5/31/2002</B><BR>
         We now have a branch of the mozilla tree for Chimera. The
         Chimera tree is a branch of the Mozilla 1.0 release branch.
         We will not be coming back to the trunk until after Chimera
         1.0 is released. This way we can guarantee stability in the
         layout engine and mozilla tree while we hammer out the rest
         of the GUI and hone the layout engine patches for ATSUI and
         plugins.</P>
         
         <P>You can grab nightlies from this ftp subdirectory.</P>
         
         <P><A HREF="ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/chimera/nightly/latest-trunk/">ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/chimera/nightly/latest-trunk/
         </A></P>
         
         <P>Mozdev is no longer being used for bugs. Bugzilla is now
         being used for bugs. <I>Do not file bugs in mozdev.</I> File
         them with <A HREF="http://bugzilla.mozilla.org">http://bugzilla.mozilla.org</A>.
         Chimera has its own product in bugzilla now. Do not file
         Chimera bugs on the Mozilla browser product!</P>
         
         <P>I'd encourage people spamming the mailing list to check
         out the message boards at <A HREF="http://chimera.eternaltedium.com">
         http://chimera.eternaltedium.com</A>. The board there is
         well-organized, and I'm reading that now instead of reading
         the mailing list, so I'm not even going to see anything you
         post to the mailing list from now on. :)</P>
         
         <P>That's about it. Dave</P>
         
         <P><B>5/28/2002</B><BR>
         Hey, Dave here. With all the silly rumors floating around,
         we figured it's time to get another build out. This build
         contains new features (from Joe Hewitt and Mike Pinkerton)
         and some plugin fixes (thanks Patrick!) and crash fixes.
         Thanks to Brian Ryner for producing a new build with the
         mega-Chimera patch applied!</P>
         
         <P>The 0.2.8 build is up on <A HREF="ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/chimera/releases/chimera28.dmg.gz">ftp.mozilla.org</A>.
         For a list of what's new, check out the installation
         <A HREF="installation.html">page</A>.</P>
         
         <P><B>5/3/2002</B><BR>
         What? You thought we'd forgotten you? Of course not! Chimera
         0.2.7 is <A HREF="installation.html">here</A>.</P>
         
         <P><B>4/29/2002</B><BR>
         Chimera 0.2.6 is out. It supports the OS home page and proxy
         settings. You can also import bookmarks! Get it on the
         installation page.</P>
         
         <P><B>4/26/2002</B><BR>
         Chimera 0.2.5 has been released. This build has greatly
         improved plugin support. <A HREF="installation.html">You
         know the drill</A>.</P>
         
         <P><B>4/24/2002</B><BR>
         Chimera 0.2.4 is available for download. This build is not
         for the faint of heart. If you're brave, click <A HREF="installation.html">here</A>.</P>
         
         <P><B>4/22/2002</B><BR>
         Chimera 0.2.3 is out! This build has working dropdown lists
         in Web pages, so you're going to want this one! Get it from
         the <A HREF="installation.html">installation</A> page.
         :)</P>
         
         <P><B>4/20/2002</B><BR>
         Chimera 0.2.2 will be available at midnight tonight. Get it
         <A HREF="installation.html">here</A>.</P>
         
         <P><B>4/6/2002</B><BR>
         Chimera 0.2 is ready. Plugins didn't make the train but we
         do have Quartz rendering and native scrollbars included! You
         can get Chimera 0.2 <A HREF="installation.html">here</A>.</P>
         
         <P><B>3/15/2002</B><BR>
         Dave here with a progress update on Chimera 0.2. I've
         received lots of emails asking when Chimera 0.2 is going to
         be released. The answer is "When it's ready." :)</P>
         
         <P>We are holding Chimera 0.2 for Quartz rendering and
         plugins. After all, a browser just isn't a browser until you
         can view the Star Wars Episode II Trailer in all its glory
         inside your window (and have it surrounded by pretty
         antialiased text at the same time). :)</P>
         
         <P>We are also working on crashers and stability fixes, as
         well as adding some of the most requested immediate features
         at the same time.</P>
         
         <P><B>3/7/2002</B><BR>
         We are currently working on version 0.2 of Chimera. It
         should be coming your way fairly soon.</P>
         
         <P>I received feedback from loyal Omniweb users requesting
         that I produce numbers using the latest Sneakypeeks rather
         than 4.1b1. I was told that the latest SP was substantially
         faster. That is absolutely true. Check out Omniweb's
         improved numbers in the page load tests <A HREF="showdown.html">here</A>.</P>
         
         <P>I also received feedback from iCab users asking me to run
         iCab through the page load tests. I should clarify why iCab
         was left out of the tests. The problem with iCab is that it
         does not wait until images on a page have loaded before it
         claims that the page is fully loaded. This means that the
         numbers that it scores on the test are inaccurate, because
         they don't include the time for loading images. This is in
         direct violation of the specified behavior for load
         handlers, so iCab was disqualified from all tests.</P>
         
         <P><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. :)</P>
         
         <P>You can download it from the installation page.</P>
         
         <P><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.
         :)</P>
         
         <P>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>.</P>
         
         <P>This build of Chimera contains the following improvements
         over 0.11:</P>
         
         <UL>
            <LI>Scroll wheel support</LI>
            
            <LI>Support for key events (so you can type/scroll/submit
            forms etc.)</LI>
            
            <LI>Support for hover feedback and cursor feedback</LI>
            
            <LI>Many crash fixes</LI>
            
            <LI>Improved scrolling speed (yes, ma, we blit now)</LI>
         </UL>
         
         <P>Quartz rendering is getting closer to being a reality,
         but it's not quite there yet. Maybe for 0.2. :)</P>
         
         <P>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! :)</P>
         
         <P><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>.</P>
         
         <P><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. :)</P>
         
         <P><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.</P>
         
         <P><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.</P>
         
         <P>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).</P>
         
         <P><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.</P>
         
         <P>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.</P>
         
         <P>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!</P>
         
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