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1.30 ! hyatt 4: The newest build of Chimera is 0.2.5.
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1.28 hyatt 6: <a href="http://idisk.mac.com/mozilladave/Public/chimera25.dmg.gz">Dave's iDisk</a><br>
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1.28 hyatt 8: <b>What's New (0.2.4 -> 0.2.5)</b>
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1.28 hyatt 10: Plugin support has been greatly improved. Crashes when scrolling pages with Flash have
11: been fixed. This build is generally much more stable with plugins than 0.2.4. Plugins
12: will now stay inside the window and not paint on your toolbars and status bar.
14: The ability to choose your renderer has been fully implemented. From the View menu,
15: you can select "Smooth Text" to use Quartz anti-aliasing. If you turn this option off,
16: you will be using Quickdraw un-antialiased text. International users can turn off
17: the Quartz anti-aliasing to view non-Roman characters. This can also be used as a good
18: debugging tool to find out whether performance or rendering problems are specific to our
19: Quartz rendering implementation.
21: Menulist popups will now position themselves properly when the page is scrolled.
23: You can now drag and drop links from a page onto Gecko windows to load the URL in that
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26: <b>What's New (0.2.3 -> 0.2.4)</b>
28: Plugins plugins plugins! Quicktime seems to work rather well, but Flash still has several
29: crashers. Pages with Flash *will* be unstable in this build. Do not replace 0.2.3 with
30: this build unless you like living on the edge. :)
32: - Gamma correction has been returned (hopefully) to the 0.2.1 level.
34: - Font defaults have been tweaked a fair bit to hopefully provide a better default browsing
35: experience than 0.2.3.
37: - Popups now position themselves better. (I won't go so far as to say "properly", but they're
40: - Textareas now have an Aqua appearance (this was left out of 0.2.3).
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1.25 hyatt 42: <b>What's New (0.2.2 -> 0.2.3)</b>
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1.25 hyatt 44: Chimera 0.2.2 was compiled with correct ATSUI (ATSUI with kerning and ligatures
45: enabled). Yes, we have that working, but as you saw, it slows things down substantially.
46: Chimera 0.2.3 returns to the fast ATSUI as the default. This pref will eventually be
47: exposed in Advanced preferences (along with the ability to use Quickdraw as well).
49: The gamma correction regression present in 0.2.2 has been fixed in 0.2.3.
51: The form controls are now Aqua. This includes button, checkboxes, radio buttons, textfields,
52: listboxes and menulists. Most importantly menulists now function! :)
54: Some more crash fixes also made it into 0.2.3.
59: <p><b>What's New (0.2.1 -> 0.2.2)</b>
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1.23 hyatt 61: Chimera can now open URLs sent to it from other apps, so you can
62: now make Chimera your default browser and not have it sit there
63: looking stupid when you tell it to load something. ;)
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1.22 hyatt 65: Text Zoom has been implemented, so you can now increase and decrease
66: the font size used in a Web page.
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1.22 hyatt 68: Chimera now obeys the new minimum font size pref, ensuring that
69: Quartz-rendered fonts don't fall below the typical anti-aliasing cutoff
71: Quartz rendering has been improved. In addition to being speedier,
72: it now has fixes for printing and for text spacing.
74: Chimera now has a bookmarks toolbar. Like the Mozilla Classic personal
75: toolbar, Chimera's toolbar can wrap to multiple rows and supports pages
76: and folders.
78: Bookmarks management has been improved. You can now specify where you
79: want to create a new bookmark. You can now create new folders.
80: The sidebar tree widget has been enhanced to support more keyboard
81: navigation (left/right arrows to open/close, return to launch,
82: delete key to delete, etc.).
84: Bookmark groups have been fully implemented. When adding a bookmark
85: with multiple tabs open, you have the option of bookmarking all the
86: tabs as a single group. Use this feature to load bundles of pages in a single
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1.22 hyatt 89: Background tab loading will now work. Background tabs will now refresh
90: properly if left unattended.
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92: Enjoy! <br>
1.4 hyatt 96: <p><b>Building Chimera</b><br>
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1.5 hyatt 98: Chimera has complete build instructions on mozilla's Web pages (under
99: the code name ChimChim). You can find those instructions
100: <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/ports/fizzilla/ChimChim.html">here</a>.
101: Be aware that the downloadable build listed above contains numerous
102: patches to Mozilla that have not yet been accepted, so any builds that
103: you do will not be as stable or as performant as the downloadable
104: build above.
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106: If you have questions about building, use the chimera mailing list or hop on to #mozilla, and someone can help you out.