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