Installation
The newest build of Chimera is 0.2.8.

Download Chimera 0.2.8

What's New (0.2.7 -> 0.2.8)

Autocomplete has been implemented in the URL bar.

The Go menu has been implemented, so that you can now go back and forward multiple steps.

Downloads can still only be initiated using Option+Click or the context menu, but they will now at least show progress.

The status bar now has a security indicator.

Prefs panels are starting to trickle in.

Plugins have gotten some tweaks and fixes.

The Toggle Sidebar button crasher (from customizing the toolbar) has now been fixed.

What's New (0.2.6 -> 0.2.7) You can now drag the page proxy icon from the URL bar to the personal toolbar or to the bookmarks in the drawer.

The proxy icon can be dragged to the tab strip (as can bookmarks from the drawer) to create new tabs.

You can now reorder your bookmarks using drag and drop in the drawer.

The key bindings for back and forward have been changed from arrows to the bracket keys.

The bug with not being able to type in forms on your home page has been fixed.

What's New (0.2.5 -> 0.2.6)

Proxy settings specified in your System Preferences are now honored by Chimera. For those of you waiting on proxy support, here it is! :)

Chimera now supports the importing of bookmarks. You can import bookmarks from Mozilla, Netscape, Internet Explorer, or Omniweb.

View source has been implemented.

What's New (0.2.4 -> 0.2.5)

Plugin support has been greatly improved. Crashes when scrolling pages with Flash have been fixed. This build is generally much more stable with plugins than 0.2.4. Plugins will now stay inside the window and not paint on your toolbars and status bar.

The ability to choose your renderer has been fully implemented. From the View menu, you can select "Smooth Text" to use Quartz anti-aliasing. If you turn this option off, you will be using Quickdraw un-antialiased text. International users can turn off the Quartz anti-aliasing to view non-Roman characters. This can also be used as a good debugging tool to find out whether performance or rendering problems are specific to our Quartz rendering implementation.

Menulist popups will now position themselves properly when the page is scrolled.

You can now drag and drop links from a page onto Gecko windows to load the URL in that window.

What's New (0.2.3 -> 0.2.4)

Plugins plugins plugins! Quicktime seems to work rather well, but Flash still has several crashers. Pages with Flash *will* be unstable in this build. Do not replace 0.2.3 with this build unless you like living on the edge. :)

- Gamma correction has been returned (hopefully) to the 0.2.1 level.

- Font defaults have been tweaked a fair bit to hopefully provide a better default browsing experience than 0.2.3.

- Popups now position themselves better. (I won't go so far as to say "properly", but they're better.)

- Textareas now have an Aqua appearance (this was left out of 0.2.3).

What's New (0.2.2 -> 0.2.3)

Chimera 0.2.2 was compiled with correct ATSUI (ATSUI with kerning and ligatures enabled). Yes, we have that working, but as you saw, it slows things down substantially. Chimera 0.2.3 returns to the fast ATSUI as the default. This pref will eventually be exposed in Advanced preferences (along with the ability to use Quickdraw as well).

The gamma correction regression present in 0.2.2 has been fixed in 0.2.3.

The form controls are now Aqua. This includes button, checkboxes, radio buttons, textfields, listboxes and menulists. Most importantly menulists now function! :)

Some more crash fixes also made it into 0.2.3.

Enjoy! Dave (hyatt@netscape.com)

What's New (0.2.1 -> 0.2.2)

Chimera can now open URLs sent to it from other apps, so you can now make Chimera your default browser and not have it sit there looking stupid when you tell it to load something. ;)

Text Zoom has been implemented, so you can now increase and decrease the font size used in a Web page.

Chimera now obeys the new minimum font size pref, ensuring that Quartz-rendered fonts don't fall below the typical anti-aliasing cutoff point. Quartz rendering has been improved. In addition to being speedier, it now has fixes for printing and for text spacing.

Chimera now has a bookmarks toolbar. Like the Mozilla Classic personal toolbar, Chimera's toolbar can wrap to multiple rows and supports pages and folders.

Bookmarks management has been improved. You can now specify where you want to create a new bookmark. You can now create new folders. The sidebar tree widget has been enhanced to support more keyboard navigation (left/right arrows to open/close, return to launch, delete key to delete, etc.).

Bookmark groups have been fully implemented. When adding a bookmark with multiple tabs open, you have the option of bookmarking all the tabs as a single group. Use this feature to load bundles of pages in a single click!

Background tab loading will now work. Background tabs will now refresh properly if left unattended.

Enjoy!
Dave
(hyatt@netscape.com)

Building Chimera

Chimera has complete build instructions on mozilla's Web pages (under the code name ChimChim). You can find those instructions here. Be aware that the downloadable build listed above contains numerous patches to Mozilla that have not yet been accepted, so any builds that you do will not be as stable or as performant as the downloadable build above.

If you have questions about building, use the chimera mailing list or hop on to #mozilla, and someone can help you out.