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    3: <P><B>Installation</B><BR>
    4: The newest build of Chimera is 0.2.8.
    5: <p>
    6: <a href="">Download Chimera 0.2.8</a><br>
    7: <p>
    8: <b>What's New (0.2.7 -> 0.2.8)</b>
    9: <p>
   10: Autocomplete has been implemented in the URL bar. 
   11: <p>
   12: The Go menu has been implemented, so that you can now go back and forward multiple steps.
   13: <p>
   14: Bookmarks menus (in the menu bar and personal toolbar) now have icons.
   15: <p>
   16: Downloads can still only be initiated using Option+Click or the context menu, but they
   17: will now at least show progress.
   18: <p>
   19: The status bar now has a security indicator.
   20: <p>
   21: Prefs panels are starting to trickle in.
   22: <p>
   23: Plugins have gotten some tweaks and fixes.
   24: <p>
   25: The Toggle Sidebar button crasher (from customizing the toolbar) has now been fixed.
   26: <p>
   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.
   30: <p>
   31: The proxy icon can be dragged to the tab strip (as can bookmarks from the drawer) to
   32: create new tabs.
   33: <p>
   34: You can now reorder your bookmarks using drag and drop in the drawer.
   35: <p>
   36: The key bindings for back and forward have been changed from arrows to the bracket
   37: keys.
   38: <p>
   39: The bug with not being able to type in forms on your home page has been fixed.
   40: <p>
   41: <b>What's New (0.2.5 -> 0.2.6)</b>
   42: <p>
   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! :)
   45: <p>
   46: Chimera now supports the importing of bookmarks.  You can import bookmarks from
   47: Mozilla, Netscape, Internet Explorer, or Omniweb.
   48: <p>
   49: View source has been implemented.
   50: <p>
   51: <b>What's New (0.2.4 -> 0.2.5)</b>
   52: <p>
   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.  
   56: <p>
   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.
   63: <p>
   64: Menulist popups will now position themselves properly when the page is scrolled.
   65: <p>
   66: You can now drag and drop links from a page onto Gecko windows to load the URL in that
   67: window.
   68: <p>
   69: <b>What's New (0.2.3 -> 0.2.4)</b>
   70: <p>
   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. :)
   74: <p>
   75: - Gamma correction has been returned (hopefully) to the 0.2.1 level.
   76: <p>
   77: - Font defaults have been tweaked a fair bit to hopefully provide a better default browsing
   78: experience than 0.2.3.
   79: <p>
   80: - Popups now position themselves better. (I won't go so far as to say "properly", but they're
   81: better.)
   82: <p>
   83: - Textareas now have an Aqua appearance (this was left out of 0.2.3).
   84: <p>
   85: <b>What's New (0.2.2 -> 0.2.3)</b>
   86: <p>
   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).
   91: <p>
   92: The gamma correction regression present in 0.2.2 has been fixed in 0.2.3.
   93: <p>
   94: The form controls are now Aqua.  This includes button, checkboxes, radio buttons, textfields,
   95: listboxes and menulists.  Most importantly menulists now function! :)
   96: <p>
   97: Some more crash fixes also made it into 0.2.3.
   98: <P>
   99: Enjoy!
  100: Dave
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  102: <p><b>What's New (0.2.1 -> 0.2.2)</b>
  103: <p>
  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. ;)
  107: <p>
  108: Text Zoom has been implemented, so you can now increase and decrease
  109: the font size used in a Web page.
  110: <p>
  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
  113: point.
  114: Quartz rendering has been improved.  In addition to being speedier,
  115: it now has fixes for printing and for text spacing.
  116: <p>
  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.
  120: <p>
  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.).  
  126: <p>
  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
  130: click!
  131: <p>
  132: Background tab loading will now work.  Background tabs will now refresh
  133: properly if left unattended.
  134: <p>
  135: Enjoy!  <br>
  136: Dave<br>
  137: (<br>
  139: <p><b>Building Chimera</b><br>
  140: <p>
  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="">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.
  148: <p>
  149: 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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