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    3: <P><B>Installation</B><BR>
    4: The newest build of Chimera is 0.2.5.  You can download it from the following location:
    5: <p>
    6: <a href="">Dave's iDisk</a><br>
    7: <p>
    8: <b>What's New (0.2.4 -> 0.2.5)</b>
    9: <p>
   10: Plugin support has been greatly improved.  Crashes when scrolling pages with Flash have
   11: been fixed.  This build is generally much more stable with plugins than 0.2.4.  Plugins
   12: will now stay inside the window and not paint on your toolbars and status bar.  
   13: <p>
   14: The ability to choose your renderer has been fully implemented.  From the View menu,
   15: you can select "Smooth Text" to use Quartz anti-aliasing.  If you turn this option off,
   16: you will be using Quickdraw un-antialiased text.  International users can turn off
   17: the Quartz anti-aliasing to view non-Roman characters.  This can also be used as a good
   18: debugging tool to find out whether performance or rendering problems are specific to our
   19: Quartz rendering implementation.
   20: <p>
   21: Menulist popups will now position themselves properly when the page is scrolled.
   22: <p>
   23: You can now drag and drop links from a page onto Gecko windows to load the URL in that
   24: window.
   25: <p>
   26: <b>What's New (0.2.3 -> 0.2.4)</b>
   27: <p>
   28: Plugins plugins plugins!  Quicktime seems to work rather well, but Flash still has several
   29: crashers.  Pages with Flash *will* be unstable in this build.  Do not replace 0.2.3 with
   30: this build unless you like living on the edge. :)
   31: <p>
   32: - Gamma correction has been returned (hopefully) to the 0.2.1 level.
   33: <p>
   34: - Font defaults have been tweaked a fair bit to hopefully provide a better default browsing
   35: experience than 0.2.3.
   36: <p>
   37: - Popups now position themselves better. (I won't go so far as to say "properly", but they're
   38: better.)
   39: <p>
   40: - Textareas now have an Aqua appearance (this was left out of 0.2.3).
   41: <p>
   42: <b>What's New (0.2.2 -> 0.2.3)</b>
   43: <p>
   44: Chimera 0.2.2 was compiled with correct ATSUI (ATSUI with kerning and ligatures
   45: enabled).  Yes, we have that working, but as you saw, it slows things down substantially.
   46: Chimera 0.2.3 returns to the fast ATSUI as the default.  This pref will eventually be
   47: exposed in Advanced preferences (along with the ability to use Quickdraw as well).
   48: <p>
   49: The gamma correction regression present in 0.2.2 has been fixed in 0.2.3.
   50: <p>
   51: The form controls are now Aqua.  This includes button, checkboxes, radio buttons, textfields,
   52: listboxes and menulists.  Most importantly menulists now function! :)
   53: <p>
   54: Some more crash fixes also made it into 0.2.3.
   55: <P>
   56: Enjoy!
   57: Dave
   58: (
   59: <p><b>What's New (0.2.1 -> 0.2.2)</b>
   60: <p>
   61: Chimera can now open URLs sent to it from other apps, so you can
   62: now make Chimera your default browser and not have it sit there
   63: looking stupid when you tell it to load something. ;)
   64: <p>
   65: Text Zoom has been implemented, so you can now increase and decrease
   66: the font size used in a Web page.
   67: <p>
   68: Chimera now obeys the new minimum font size pref, ensuring that 
   69: Quartz-rendered fonts don't fall below the typical anti-aliasing cutoff
   70: point.
   71: Quartz rendering has been improved.  In addition to being speedier,
   72: it now has fixes for printing and for text spacing.
   73: <p>
   74: Chimera now has a bookmarks toolbar.  Like the Mozilla Classic personal
   75: toolbar, Chimera's toolbar can wrap to multiple rows and supports pages
   76: and folders.
   77: <p>
   78: Bookmarks management has been improved.  You can now specify where you
   79: want to create a new bookmark.  You can now create new folders.  
   80: The sidebar tree widget has been enhanced to support more keyboard
   81: navigation (left/right arrows to open/close, return to launch,
   82: delete key to delete, etc.).  
   83: <p>
   84: Bookmark groups have been fully implemented.  When adding a bookmark
   85: with multiple tabs open, you have the option of bookmarking all the
   86: tabs as a single group.  Use this feature to load bundles of pages in a single
   87: click!
   88: <p>
   89: Background tab loading will now work.  Background tabs will now refresh
   90: properly if left unattended.
   91: <p>
   92: Enjoy!  <br>
   93: Dave<br>
   94: (<br>
   96: <p><b>Building Chimera</b><br>
   97: <p>
   98: Chimera has complete build instructions on mozilla's Web pages (under
   99: the code name ChimChim).  You can find those instructions
  100: <a href="">here</a>.
  101: Be aware that the downloadable build listed above contains numerous
  102: patches to Mozilla that have not yet been accepted, so any builds that
  103: you do will not be as stable or as performant as the downloadable
  104: build above.
  105: <p>
  106: 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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