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