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