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                      3: <P><B>Installation</B><BR>
1.29    ! hyatt       4: The newest build of Chimera is 0.2.5.  It will be posted shortly.
1.14      hyatt       5: <p>
1.29    ! hyatt       6: <!--
1.28      hyatt       7: <a href="">Dave's iDisk</a><br>
1.29    ! hyatt       8: 
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1.27      hyatt      10: <p>
1.28      hyatt      11: <b>What's New (0.2.4 -> 0.2.5)</b>
1.27      hyatt      12: <p>
1.28      hyatt      13: Plugin support has been greatly improved.  Crashes when scrolling pages with Flash have
                     14: been fixed.  This build is generally much more stable with plugins than 0.2.4.  Plugins
                     15: will now stay inside the window and not paint on your toolbars and status bar.  
                     16: <p>
                     17: The ability to choose your renderer has been fully implemented.  From the View menu,
                     18: you can select "Smooth Text" to use Quartz anti-aliasing.  If you turn this option off,
                     19: you will be using Quickdraw un-antialiased text.  International users can turn off
                     20: the Quartz anti-aliasing to view non-Roman characters.  This can also be used as a good
                     21: debugging tool to find out whether performance or rendering problems are specific to our
                     22: Quartz rendering implementation.
                     23: <p>
                     24: Menulist popups will now position themselves properly when the page is scrolled.
                     25: <p>
                     26: You can now drag and drop links from a page onto Gecko windows to load the URL in that
                     27: window.
1.27      hyatt      28: <p>
                     29: <b>What's New (0.2.3 -> 0.2.4)</b>
                     30: <p>
                     31: Plugins plugins plugins!  Quicktime seems to work rather well, but Flash still has several
                     32: crashers.  Pages with Flash *will* be unstable in this build.  Do not replace 0.2.3 with
                     33: this build unless you like living on the edge. :)
                     34: <p>
                     35: - Gamma correction has been returned (hopefully) to the 0.2.1 level.
                     36: <p>
                     37: - Font defaults have been tweaked a fair bit to hopefully provide a better default browsing
                     38: experience than 0.2.3.
                     39: <p>
                     40: - Popups now position themselves better. (I won't go so far as to say "properly", but they're
                     41: better.)
                     42: <p>
                     43: - Textareas now have an Aqua appearance (this was left out of 0.2.3).
1.22      hyatt      44: <p>
1.25      hyatt      45: <b>What's New (0.2.2 -> 0.2.3)</b>
1.6       hyatt      46: <p>
1.25      hyatt      47: Chimera 0.2.2 was compiled with correct ATSUI (ATSUI with kerning and ligatures
                     48: enabled).  Yes, we have that working, but as you saw, it slows things down substantially.
                     49: Chimera 0.2.3 returns to the fast ATSUI as the default.  This pref will eventually be
                     50: exposed in Advanced preferences (along with the ability to use Quickdraw as well).
                     51: <p>
                     52: The gamma correction regression present in 0.2.2 has been fixed in 0.2.3.
                     53: <p>
                     54: The form controls are now Aqua.  This includes button, checkboxes, radio buttons, textfields,
                     55: listboxes and menulists.  Most importantly menulists now function! :)
                     56: <p>
                     57: Some more crash fixes also made it into 0.2.3.
                     58: <P>
                     59: Enjoy!
                     60: Dave
                     61: (
                     62: <p><b>What's New (0.2.1 -> 0.2.2)</b>
1.19      hyatt      63: <p>
1.23      hyatt      64: Chimera can now open URLs sent to it from other apps, so you can
                     65: now make Chimera your default browser and not have it sit there
                     66: looking stupid when you tell it to load something. ;)
1.19      hyatt      67: <p>
1.22      hyatt      68: Text Zoom has been implemented, so you can now increase and decrease
                     69: the font size used in a Web page.
1.19      hyatt      70: <p>
1.22      hyatt      71: Chimera now obeys the new minimum font size pref, ensuring that 
                     72: Quartz-rendered fonts don't fall below the typical anti-aliasing cutoff
                     73: point.
                     74: Quartz rendering has been improved.  In addition to being speedier,
                     75: it now has fixes for printing and for text spacing.
                     76: <p>
                     77: Chimera now has a bookmarks toolbar.  Like the Mozilla Classic personal
                     78: toolbar, Chimera's toolbar can wrap to multiple rows and supports pages
                     79: and folders.
                     80: <p>
                     81: Bookmarks management has been improved.  You can now specify where you
                     82: want to create a new bookmark.  You can now create new folders.  
                     83: The sidebar tree widget has been enhanced to support more keyboard
                     84: navigation (left/right arrows to open/close, return to launch,
                     85: delete key to delete, etc.).  
                     86: <p>
                     87: Bookmark groups have been fully implemented.  When adding a bookmark
                     88: with multiple tabs open, you have the option of bookmarking all the
                     89: tabs as a single group.  Use this feature to load bundles of pages in a single
                     90: click!
1.19      hyatt      91: <p>
1.22      hyatt      92: Background tab loading will now work.  Background tabs will now refresh
                     93: properly if left unattended.
1.10      hyatt      94: <p>
                     95: Enjoy!  <br>
                     96: Dave<br>
                     97: (<br>
1.4       hyatt      99: <p><b>Building Chimera</b><br>
1.3       hyatt     100: <p>
1.5       hyatt     101: Chimera has complete build instructions on mozilla's Web pages (under
                    102: the code name ChimChim).  You can find those instructions
                    103: <a href="">here</a>.
                    104: Be aware that the downloadable build listed above contains numerous
                    105: patches to Mozilla that have not yet been accepted, so any builds that
                    106: you do will not be as stable or as performant as the downloadable
                    107: build above.
1.3       hyatt     108: <p>
                    109: If you have questions about building, use the chimera mailing list or hop on to #mozilla, and someone can help you out.

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