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1.36 ! hyatt 4: The newest official 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>
1.36 ! hyatt 7: <p>
! 8: You can also grab the latest nightly build here:
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! 10: <a href="ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/chimera/nightly/latest-trunk/">
! 11: ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/chimera/nightly/latest-trunk/
! 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>
19: Autocomplete has been implemented in the URL bar.
21: The Go menu has been implemented, so that you can now go back and forward multiple steps.
1.35 hyatt 23: Bookmarks menus (in the menu bar and personal toolbar) now have icons.
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.
28: The status bar now has a security indicator.
30: Prefs panels are starting to trickle in.
32: Plugins have gotten some tweaks and fixes.
34: The Toggle Sidebar button crasher (from customizing the toolbar) has now been fixed.
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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.
40: The proxy icon can be dragged to the tab strip (as can bookmarks from the drawer) to
41: create new tabs.
43: You can now reorder your bookmarks using drag and drop in the drawer.
45: The key bindings for back and forward have been changed from arrows to the bracket
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>
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! :)
55: Chimera now supports the importing of bookmarks. You can import bookmarks from
56: Mozilla, Netscape, Internet Explorer, or Omniweb.
58: View source has been implemented.
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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.
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.
73: Menulist popups will now position themselves properly when the page is scrolled.
75: You can now drag and drop links from a page onto Gecko windows to load the URL in that
1.27 hyatt 77: <p>
78: <b>What's New (0.2.3 -> 0.2.4)</b>
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. :)
84: - Gamma correction has been returned (hopefully) to the 0.2.1 level.
86: - Font defaults have been tweaked a fair bit to hopefully provide a better default browsing
87: experience than 0.2.3.
89: - Popups now position themselves better. (I won't go so far as to say "properly", but they're
92: - Textareas now have an Aqua appearance (this was left out of 0.2.3).
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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).
101: The gamma correction regression present in 0.2.2 has been fixed in 0.2.3.
103: The form controls are now Aqua. This includes button, checkboxes, radio buttons, textfields,
104: listboxes and menulists. Most importantly menulists now function! :)
106: Some more crash fixes also made it into 0.2.3.
111: <p><b>What's New (0.2.1 -> 0.2.2)</b>
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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. ;)
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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.
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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
123: Quartz rendering has been improved. In addition to being speedier,
124: it now has fixes for printing and for text spacing.
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.
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.).
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
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1.22 hyatt 141: Background tab loading will now work. Background tabs will now refresh
142: properly if left unattended.
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144: Enjoy! <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="http://www.mozilla.org/ports/fizzilla/ChimChim.html">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.