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1.1       david       1: 
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                      3: <P><B>Installation</B><BR>
1.36    ! hyatt       4: The newest official build of Chimera is 0.2.8.
1.14      hyatt       5: <p>
1.34      hyatt       6: <a href="">Download Chimera 0.2.8</a><br>
1.36    ! hyatt       7: <p>
        !             8: You can also grab the latest nightly build here:
        !             9: <p>
        !            10: <a href="">
        !            11:
        !            12: </a>
        !            13: </p>
        !            14: Nightly builds are not official.  They are an up-to-the-day snapshot of
        !            15: current development.
1.34      hyatt      16: <p>
                     17: <b>What's New (0.2.7 -> 0.2.8)</b>
                     18: <p>
                     19: Autocomplete has been implemented in the URL bar. 
                     20: <p>
                     21: The Go menu has been implemented, so that you can now go back and forward multiple steps.
                     22: <p>
1.35      hyatt      23: Bookmarks menus (in the menu bar and personal toolbar) now have icons.
                     24: <p>
1.34      hyatt      25: Downloads can still only be initiated using Option+Click or the context menu, but they
                     26: will now at least show progress.
                     27: <p>
                     28: The status bar now has a security indicator.
                     29: <p>
                     30: Prefs panels are starting to trickle in.
                     31: <p>
                     32: Plugins have gotten some tweaks and fixes.
                     33: <p>
                     34: The Toggle Sidebar button crasher (from customizing the toolbar) has now been fixed.
1.32      hyatt      35: <p>
                     36: <b>What's New (0.2.6 -> 0.2.7)</b>
                     37: You can now drag the page proxy icon from the URL bar to
                     38: the personal toolbar or to the bookmarks in the drawer.
                     39: <p>
                     40: The proxy icon can be dragged to the tab strip (as can bookmarks from the drawer) to
                     41: create new tabs.
                     42: <p>
                     43: You can now reorder your bookmarks using drag and drop in the drawer.
                     44: <p>
                     45: The key bindings for back and forward have been changed from arrows to the bracket
                     46: keys.
                     47: <p>
                     48: The bug with not being able to type in forms on your home page has been fixed.
1.31      hyatt      49: <p>
                     50: <b>What's New (0.2.5 -> 0.2.6)</b>
                     51: <p>
                     52: Proxy settings specified in your System Preferences are now honored by Chimera.
                     53: For those of you waiting on proxy support, here it is! :)
                     54: <p>
                     55: Chimera now supports the importing of bookmarks.  You can import bookmarks from
                     56: Mozilla, Netscape, Internet Explorer, or Omniweb.
                     57: <p>
                     58: View source has been implemented.
1.27      hyatt      59: <p>
1.28      hyatt      60: <b>What's New (0.2.4 -> 0.2.5)</b>
1.27      hyatt      61: <p>
1.28      hyatt      62: Plugin support has been greatly improved.  Crashes when scrolling pages with Flash have
                     63: been fixed.  This build is generally much more stable with plugins than 0.2.4.  Plugins
                     64: will now stay inside the window and not paint on your toolbars and status bar.  
                     65: <p>
                     66: The ability to choose your renderer has been fully implemented.  From the View menu,
                     67: you can select "Smooth Text" to use Quartz anti-aliasing.  If you turn this option off,
                     68: you will be using Quickdraw un-antialiased text.  International users can turn off
                     69: the Quartz anti-aliasing to view non-Roman characters.  This can also be used as a good
                     70: debugging tool to find out whether performance or rendering problems are specific to our
                     71: Quartz rendering implementation.
                     72: <p>
                     73: Menulist popups will now position themselves properly when the page is scrolled.
                     74: <p>
                     75: You can now drag and drop links from a page onto Gecko windows to load the URL in that
                     76: window.
1.27      hyatt      77: <p>
                     78: <b>What's New (0.2.3 -> 0.2.4)</b>
                     79: <p>
                     80: Plugins plugins plugins!  Quicktime seems to work rather well, but Flash still has several
                     81: crashers.  Pages with Flash *will* be unstable in this build.  Do not replace 0.2.3 with
                     82: this build unless you like living on the edge. :)
                     83: <p>
                     84: - Gamma correction has been returned (hopefully) to the 0.2.1 level.
                     85: <p>
                     86: - Font defaults have been tweaked a fair bit to hopefully provide a better default browsing
                     87: experience than 0.2.3.
                     88: <p>
                     89: - Popups now position themselves better. (I won't go so far as to say "properly", but they're
                     90: better.)
                     91: <p>
                     92: - Textareas now have an Aqua appearance (this was left out of 0.2.3).
1.22      hyatt      93: <p>
1.25      hyatt      94: <b>What's New (0.2.2 -> 0.2.3)</b>
1.6       hyatt      95: <p>
1.25      hyatt      96: Chimera 0.2.2 was compiled with correct ATSUI (ATSUI with kerning and ligatures
                     97: enabled).  Yes, we have that working, but as you saw, it slows things down substantially.
                     98: Chimera 0.2.3 returns to the fast ATSUI as the default.  This pref will eventually be
                     99: exposed in Advanced preferences (along with the ability to use Quickdraw as well).
                    100: <p>
                    101: The gamma correction regression present in 0.2.2 has been fixed in 0.2.3.
                    102: <p>
                    103: The form controls are now Aqua.  This includes button, checkboxes, radio buttons, textfields,
                    104: listboxes and menulists.  Most importantly menulists now function! :)
                    105: <p>
                    106: Some more crash fixes also made it into 0.2.3.
                    107: <P>
                    108: Enjoy!
                    109: Dave
                    110: (
                    111: <p><b>What's New (0.2.1 -> 0.2.2)</b>
1.19      hyatt     112: <p>
1.23      hyatt     113: Chimera can now open URLs sent to it from other apps, so you can
                    114: now make Chimera your default browser and not have it sit there
                    115: looking stupid when you tell it to load something. ;)
1.19      hyatt     116: <p>
1.22      hyatt     117: Text Zoom has been implemented, so you can now increase and decrease
                    118: the font size used in a Web page.
1.19      hyatt     119: <p>
1.22      hyatt     120: Chimera now obeys the new minimum font size pref, ensuring that 
                    121: Quartz-rendered fonts don't fall below the typical anti-aliasing cutoff
                    122: point.
                    123: Quartz rendering has been improved.  In addition to being speedier,
                    124: it now has fixes for printing and for text spacing.
                    125: <p>
                    126: Chimera now has a bookmarks toolbar.  Like the Mozilla Classic personal
                    127: toolbar, Chimera's toolbar can wrap to multiple rows and supports pages
                    128: and folders.
                    129: <p>
                    130: Bookmarks management has been improved.  You can now specify where you
                    131: want to create a new bookmark.  You can now create new folders.  
                    132: The sidebar tree widget has been enhanced to support more keyboard
                    133: navigation (left/right arrows to open/close, return to launch,
                    134: delete key to delete, etc.).  
                    135: <p>
                    136: Bookmark groups have been fully implemented.  When adding a bookmark
                    137: with multiple tabs open, you have the option of bookmarking all the
                    138: tabs as a single group.  Use this feature to load bundles of pages in a single
                    139: click!
1.19      hyatt     140: <p>
1.22      hyatt     141: Background tab loading will now work.  Background tabs will now refresh
                    142: properly if left unattended.
1.10      hyatt     143: <p>
                    144: Enjoy!  <br>
                    145: Dave<br>
                    146: (<br>
1.4       hyatt     148: <p><b>Building Chimera</b><br>
1.3       hyatt     149: <p>
1.5       hyatt     150: Chimera has complete build instructions on mozilla's Web pages (under
                    151: the code name ChimChim).  You can find those instructions
                    152: <a href="">here</a>.
                    153: Be aware that the downloadable build listed above contains numerous
                    154: patches to Mozilla that have not yet been accepted, so any builds that
                    155: you do will not be as stable or as performant as the downloadable
                    156: build above.
1.3       hyatt     157: <p>
                    158: 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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