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1.34 hyatt 4: The newest build of Chimera is 0.2.8.
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1.34 hyatt 6: <a href="ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/chimera/releases/chimera28.dmg.gz">Download Chimera 0.2.8</a><br>
8: <b>What's New (0.2.7 -> 0.2.8)</b>
10: Autocomplete has been implemented in the URL bar.
12: The Go menu has been implemented, so that you can now go back and forward multiple steps.
1.35 ! hyatt 14: Bookmarks menus (in the menu bar and personal toolbar) now have icons.
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1.34 hyatt 16: Downloads can still only be initiated using Option+Click or the context menu, but they
17: will now at least show progress.
19: The status bar now has a security indicator.
21: Prefs panels are starting to trickle in.
23: Plugins have gotten some tweaks and fixes.
25: The Toggle Sidebar button crasher (from customizing the toolbar) has now been fixed.
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27: <b>What's New (0.2.6 -> 0.2.7)</b>
28: You can now drag the page proxy icon from the URL bar to
29: the personal toolbar or to the bookmarks in the drawer.
31: The proxy icon can be dragged to the tab strip (as can bookmarks from the drawer) to
32: create new tabs.
34: You can now reorder your bookmarks using drag and drop in the drawer.
36: The key bindings for back and forward have been changed from arrows to the bracket
39: The bug with not being able to type in forms on your home page has been fixed.
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41: <b>What's New (0.2.5 -> 0.2.6)</b>
43: Proxy settings specified in your System Preferences are now honored by Chimera.
44: For those of you waiting on proxy support, here it is! :)
46: Chimera now supports the importing of bookmarks. You can import bookmarks from
47: Mozilla, Netscape, Internet Explorer, or Omniweb.
49: View source has been implemented.
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1.28 hyatt 51: <b>What's New (0.2.4 -> 0.2.5)</b>
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1.28 hyatt 53: Plugin support has been greatly improved. Crashes when scrolling pages with Flash have
54: been fixed. This build is generally much more stable with plugins than 0.2.4. Plugins
55: will now stay inside the window and not paint on your toolbars and status bar.
57: The ability to choose your renderer has been fully implemented. From the View menu,
58: you can select "Smooth Text" to use Quartz anti-aliasing. If you turn this option off,
59: you will be using Quickdraw un-antialiased text. International users can turn off
60: the Quartz anti-aliasing to view non-Roman characters. This can also be used as a good
61: debugging tool to find out whether performance or rendering problems are specific to our
62: Quartz rendering implementation.
64: Menulist popups will now position themselves properly when the page is scrolled.
66: You can now drag and drop links from a page onto Gecko windows to load the URL in that
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69: <b>What's New (0.2.3 -> 0.2.4)</b>
71: Plugins plugins plugins! Quicktime seems to work rather well, but Flash still has several
72: crashers. Pages with Flash *will* be unstable in this build. Do not replace 0.2.3 with
73: this build unless you like living on the edge. :)
75: - Gamma correction has been returned (hopefully) to the 0.2.1 level.
77: - Font defaults have been tweaked a fair bit to hopefully provide a better default browsing
78: experience than 0.2.3.
80: - Popups now position themselves better. (I won't go so far as to say "properly", but they're
83: - Textareas now have an Aqua appearance (this was left out of 0.2.3).
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1.25 hyatt 85: <b>What's New (0.2.2 -> 0.2.3)</b>
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1.25 hyatt 87: Chimera 0.2.2 was compiled with correct ATSUI (ATSUI with kerning and ligatures
88: enabled). Yes, we have that working, but as you saw, it slows things down substantially.
89: Chimera 0.2.3 returns to the fast ATSUI as the default. This pref will eventually be
90: exposed in Advanced preferences (along with the ability to use Quickdraw as well).
92: The gamma correction regression present in 0.2.2 has been fixed in 0.2.3.
94: The form controls are now Aqua. This includes button, checkboxes, radio buttons, textfields,
95: listboxes and menulists. Most importantly menulists now function! :)
97: Some more crash fixes also made it into 0.2.3.
102: <p><b>What's New (0.2.1 -> 0.2.2)</b>
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1.23 hyatt 104: Chimera can now open URLs sent to it from other apps, so you can
105: now make Chimera your default browser and not have it sit there
106: looking stupid when you tell it to load something. ;)
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1.22 hyatt 108: Text Zoom has been implemented, so you can now increase and decrease
109: the font size used in a Web page.
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1.22 hyatt 111: Chimera now obeys the new minimum font size pref, ensuring that
112: Quartz-rendered fonts don't fall below the typical anti-aliasing cutoff
114: Quartz rendering has been improved. In addition to being speedier,
115: it now has fixes for printing and for text spacing.
117: Chimera now has a bookmarks toolbar. Like the Mozilla Classic personal
118: toolbar, Chimera's toolbar can wrap to multiple rows and supports pages
119: and folders.
121: Bookmarks management has been improved. You can now specify where you
122: want to create a new bookmark. You can now create new folders.
123: The sidebar tree widget has been enhanced to support more keyboard
124: navigation (left/right arrows to open/close, return to launch,
125: delete key to delete, etc.).
127: Bookmark groups have been fully implemented. When adding a bookmark
128: with multiple tabs open, you have the option of bookmarking all the
129: tabs as a single group. Use this feature to load bundles of pages in a single
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1.22 hyatt 132: Background tab loading will now work. Background tabs will now refresh
133: properly if left unattended.
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135: Enjoy! <br>
1.4 hyatt 139: <p><b>Building Chimera</b><br>
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1.5 hyatt 141: Chimera has complete build instructions on mozilla's Web pages (under
142: the code name ChimChim). You can find those instructions
143: <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/ports/fizzilla/ChimChim.html">here</a>.
144: Be aware that the downloadable build listed above contains numerous
145: patches to Mozilla that have not yet been accepted, so any builds that
146: you do will not be as stable or as performant as the downloadable
147: build above.
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149: If you have questions about building, use the chimera mailing list or hop on to #mozilla, and someone can help you out.