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1.1       david       1: 
                      2: <!-- MAIN CONTENT -->
                      3: <P><B>Installation</B><BR>
1.32    ! hyatt       4: The newest build of Chimera is 0.2.7.
1.14      hyatt       5: <p>
1.32    ! hyatt       6: <a href="http://idisk.mac.com/mozilladave/Public/chimera26.dmg.gz">Download Chimera 0.2.7</a><br>
        !             7: <p>
        !             8: <b>What's New (0.2.6 -> 0.2.7)</b>
        !             9: You can now drag the page proxy icon from the URL bar to
        !            10: the personal toolbar or to the bookmarks in the drawer.
        !            11: <p>
        !            12: The proxy icon can be dragged to the tab strip (as can bookmarks from the drawer) to
        !            13: create new tabs.
        !            14: <p>
        !            15: You can now reorder your bookmarks using drag and drop in the drawer.
        !            16: <p>
        !            17: The key bindings for back and forward have been changed from arrows to the bracket
        !            18: keys.
        !            19: <p>
        !            20: The bug with not being able to type in forms on your home page has been fixed.
1.31      hyatt      21: <p>
                     22: <b>What's New (0.2.5 -> 0.2.6)</b>
                     23: <p>
                     24: Proxy settings specified in your System Preferences are now honored by Chimera.
                     25: For those of you waiting on proxy support, here it is! :)
                     26: <p>
                     27: Chimera now supports the importing of bookmarks.  You can import bookmarks from
                     28: Mozilla, Netscape, Internet Explorer, or Omniweb.
                     29: <p>
                     30: View source has been implemented.
1.27      hyatt      31: <p>
1.28      hyatt      32: <b>What's New (0.2.4 -> 0.2.5)</b>
1.27      hyatt      33: <p>
1.28      hyatt      34: Plugin support has been greatly improved.  Crashes when scrolling pages with Flash have
                     35: been fixed.  This build is generally much more stable with plugins than 0.2.4.  Plugins
                     36: will now stay inside the window and not paint on your toolbars and status bar.  
                     37: <p>
                     38: The ability to choose your renderer has been fully implemented.  From the View menu,
                     39: you can select "Smooth Text" to use Quartz anti-aliasing.  If you turn this option off,
                     40: you will be using Quickdraw un-antialiased text.  International users can turn off
                     41: the Quartz anti-aliasing to view non-Roman characters.  This can also be used as a good
                     42: debugging tool to find out whether performance or rendering problems are specific to our
                     43: Quartz rendering implementation.
                     44: <p>
                     45: Menulist popups will now position themselves properly when the page is scrolled.
                     46: <p>
                     47: You can now drag and drop links from a page onto Gecko windows to load the URL in that
                     48: window.
1.27      hyatt      49: <p>
                     50: <b>What's New (0.2.3 -> 0.2.4)</b>
                     51: <p>
                     52: Plugins plugins plugins!  Quicktime seems to work rather well, but Flash still has several
                     53: crashers.  Pages with Flash *will* be unstable in this build.  Do not replace 0.2.3 with
                     54: this build unless you like living on the edge. :)
                     55: <p>
                     56: - Gamma correction has been returned (hopefully) to the 0.2.1 level.
                     57: <p>
                     58: - Font defaults have been tweaked a fair bit to hopefully provide a better default browsing
                     59: experience than 0.2.3.
                     60: <p>
                     61: - Popups now position themselves better. (I won't go so far as to say "properly", but they're
                     62: better.)
                     63: <p>
                     64: - Textareas now have an Aqua appearance (this was left out of 0.2.3).
1.22      hyatt      65: <p>
1.25      hyatt      66: <b>What's New (0.2.2 -> 0.2.3)</b>
1.6       hyatt      67: <p>
1.25      hyatt      68: Chimera 0.2.2 was compiled with correct ATSUI (ATSUI with kerning and ligatures
                     69: enabled).  Yes, we have that working, but as you saw, it slows things down substantially.
                     70: Chimera 0.2.3 returns to the fast ATSUI as the default.  This pref will eventually be
                     71: exposed in Advanced preferences (along with the ability to use Quickdraw as well).
                     72: <p>
                     73: The gamma correction regression present in 0.2.2 has been fixed in 0.2.3.
                     74: <p>
                     75: The form controls are now Aqua.  This includes button, checkboxes, radio buttons, textfields,
                     76: listboxes and menulists.  Most importantly menulists now function! :)
                     77: <p>
                     78: Some more crash fixes also made it into 0.2.3.
                     79: <P>
                     80: Enjoy!
                     81: Dave
                     82: (hyatt@netscape.com)
                     83: <p><b>What's New (0.2.1 -> 0.2.2)</b>
1.19      hyatt      84: <p>
1.23      hyatt      85: Chimera can now open URLs sent to it from other apps, so you can
                     86: now make Chimera your default browser and not have it sit there
                     87: looking stupid when you tell it to load something. ;)
1.19      hyatt      88: <p>
1.22      hyatt      89: Text Zoom has been implemented, so you can now increase and decrease
                     90: the font size used in a Web page.
1.19      hyatt      91: <p>
1.22      hyatt      92: Chimera now obeys the new minimum font size pref, ensuring that 
                     93: Quartz-rendered fonts don't fall below the typical anti-aliasing cutoff
                     94: point.
                     95: Quartz rendering has been improved.  In addition to being speedier,
                     96: it now has fixes for printing and for text spacing.
                     97: <p>
                     98: Chimera now has a bookmarks toolbar.  Like the Mozilla Classic personal
                     99: toolbar, Chimera's toolbar can wrap to multiple rows and supports pages
                    100: and folders.
                    101: <p>
                    102: Bookmarks management has been improved.  You can now specify where you
                    103: want to create a new bookmark.  You can now create new folders.  
                    104: The sidebar tree widget has been enhanced to support more keyboard
                    105: navigation (left/right arrows to open/close, return to launch,
                    106: delete key to delete, etc.).  
                    107: <p>
                    108: Bookmark groups have been fully implemented.  When adding a bookmark
                    109: with multiple tabs open, you have the option of bookmarking all the
                    110: tabs as a single group.  Use this feature to load bundles of pages in a single
                    111: click!
1.19      hyatt     112: <p>
1.22      hyatt     113: Background tab loading will now work.  Background tabs will now refresh
                    114: properly if left unattended.
1.10      hyatt     115: <p>
                    116: Enjoy!  <br>
                    117: Dave<br>
                    118: (hyatt@netscape.com)<br>
                    119: 
1.4       hyatt     120: <p><b>Building Chimera</b><br>
1.3       hyatt     121: <p>
1.5       hyatt     122: Chimera has complete build instructions on mozilla's Web pages (under
                    123: the code name ChimChim).  You can find those instructions
                    124: <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/ports/fizzilla/ChimChim.html">here</a>.
                    125: Be aware that the downloadable build listed above contains numerous
                    126: patches to Mozilla that have not yet been accepted, so any builds that
                    127: you do will not be as stable or as performant as the downloadable
                    128: build above.
1.3       hyatt     129: <p>
                    130: 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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