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Nightlies now.

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    2: <!-- MAIN CONTENT -->
    3: <P><B>Installation</B><BR>
    4: The newest official build of Chimera is 0.2.8.
    5: <p>
    6: <a href="ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/chimera/releases/chimera28.dmg.gz">Download Chimera 0.2.8</a><br>
    7: <p>
    8: You can also grab the latest nightly build here:
    9: <p>
   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.
   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>
   23: Bookmarks menus (in the menu bar and personal toolbar) now have icons.
   24: <p>
   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.
   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.
   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.
   59: <p>
   60: <b>What's New (0.2.4 -> 0.2.5)</b>
   61: <p>
   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.
   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).
   93: <p>
   94: <b>What's New (0.2.2 -> 0.2.3)</b>
   95: <p>
   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: (hyatt@netscape.com)
  111: <p><b>What's New (0.2.1 -> 0.2.2)</b>
  112: <p>
  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. ;)
  116: <p>
  117: Text Zoom has been implemented, so you can now increase and decrease
  118: the font size used in a Web page.
  119: <p>
  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!
  140: <p>
  141: Background tab loading will now work.  Background tabs will now refresh
  142: properly if left unattended.
  143: <p>
  144: Enjoy!  <br>
  145: Dave<br>
  146: (hyatt@netscape.com)<br>
  147: 
  148: <p><b>Building Chimera</b><br>
  149: <p>
  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.
  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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