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