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    3: <P><B>Installation</B><BR>
    4: The newest build of Chimera is 0.2.8.
    5: <p>
    6: <a href="ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/chimera/releases/chimera28.dmg.gz">Download Chimera 0.2.8</a><br>
    7: <p>
    8: <b>What's New (0.2.7 -> 0.2.8)</b>
    9: <p>
   10: Autocomplete has been implemented in the URL bar. 
   11: <p>
   12: The Go menu has been implemented, so that you can now go back and forward multiple steps.
   13: <p>
   14: Downloads can still only be initiated using Option+Click or the context menu, but they
   15: will now at least show progress.
   16: <p>
   17: The status bar now has a security indicator.
   18: <p>
   19: Prefs panels are starting to trickle in.
   20: <p>
   21: Plugins have gotten some tweaks and fixes.
   22: <p>
   23: The Toggle Sidebar button crasher (from customizing the toolbar) has now been fixed.
   24: <p>
   25: <b>What's New (0.2.6 -> 0.2.7)</b>
   26: You can now drag the page proxy icon from the URL bar to
   27: the personal toolbar or to the bookmarks in the drawer.
   28: <p>
   29: The proxy icon can be dragged to the tab strip (as can bookmarks from the drawer) to
   30: create new tabs.
   31: <p>
   32: You can now reorder your bookmarks using drag and drop in the drawer.
   33: <p>
   34: The key bindings for back and forward have been changed from arrows to the bracket
   35: keys.
   36: <p>
   37: The bug with not being able to type in forms on your home page has been fixed.
   38: <p>
   39: <b>What's New (0.2.5 -> 0.2.6)</b>
   40: <p>
   41: Proxy settings specified in your System Preferences are now honored by Chimera.
   42: For those of you waiting on proxy support, here it is! :)
   43: <p>
   44: Chimera now supports the importing of bookmarks.  You can import bookmarks from
   45: Mozilla, Netscape, Internet Explorer, or Omniweb.
   46: <p>
   47: View source has been implemented.
   48: <p>
   49: <b>What's New (0.2.4 -> 0.2.5)</b>
   50: <p>
   51: Plugin support has been greatly improved.  Crashes when scrolling pages with Flash have
   52: been fixed.  This build is generally much more stable with plugins than 0.2.4.  Plugins
   53: will now stay inside the window and not paint on your toolbars and status bar.  
   54: <p>
   55: The ability to choose your renderer has been fully implemented.  From the View menu,
   56: you can select "Smooth Text" to use Quartz anti-aliasing.  If you turn this option off,
   57: you will be using Quickdraw un-antialiased text.  International users can turn off
   58: the Quartz anti-aliasing to view non-Roman characters.  This can also be used as a good
   59: debugging tool to find out whether performance or rendering problems are specific to our
   60: Quartz rendering implementation.
   61: <p>
   62: Menulist popups will now position themselves properly when the page is scrolled.
   63: <p>
   64: You can now drag and drop links from a page onto Gecko windows to load the URL in that
   65: window.
   66: <p>
   67: <b>What's New (0.2.3 -> 0.2.4)</b>
   68: <p>
   69: Plugins plugins plugins!  Quicktime seems to work rather well, but Flash still has several
   70: crashers.  Pages with Flash *will* be unstable in this build.  Do not replace 0.2.3 with
   71: this build unless you like living on the edge. :)
   72: <p>
   73: - Gamma correction has been returned (hopefully) to the 0.2.1 level.
   74: <p>
   75: - Font defaults have been tweaked a fair bit to hopefully provide a better default browsing
   76: experience than 0.2.3.
   77: <p>
   78: - Popups now position themselves better. (I won't go so far as to say "properly", but they're
   79: better.)
   80: <p>
   81: - Textareas now have an Aqua appearance (this was left out of 0.2.3).
   82: <p>
   83: <b>What's New (0.2.2 -> 0.2.3)</b>
   84: <p>
   85: Chimera 0.2.2 was compiled with correct ATSUI (ATSUI with kerning and ligatures
   86: enabled).  Yes, we have that working, but as you saw, it slows things down substantially.
   87: Chimera 0.2.3 returns to the fast ATSUI as the default.  This pref will eventually be
   88: exposed in Advanced preferences (along with the ability to use Quickdraw as well).
   89: <p>
   90: The gamma correction regression present in 0.2.2 has been fixed in 0.2.3.
   91: <p>
   92: The form controls are now Aqua.  This includes button, checkboxes, radio buttons, textfields,
   93: listboxes and menulists.  Most importantly menulists now function! :)
   94: <p>
   95: Some more crash fixes also made it into 0.2.3.
   96: <P>
   97: Enjoy!
   98: Dave
   99: (hyatt@netscape.com)
  100: <p><b>What's New (0.2.1 -> 0.2.2)</b>
  101: <p>
  102: Chimera can now open URLs sent to it from other apps, so you can
  103: now make Chimera your default browser and not have it sit there
  104: looking stupid when you tell it to load something. ;)
  105: <p>
  106: Text Zoom has been implemented, so you can now increase and decrease
  107: the font size used in a Web page.
  108: <p>
  109: Chimera now obeys the new minimum font size pref, ensuring that 
  110: Quartz-rendered fonts don't fall below the typical anti-aliasing cutoff
  111: point.
  112: Quartz rendering has been improved.  In addition to being speedier,
  113: it now has fixes for printing and for text spacing.
  114: <p>
  115: Chimera now has a bookmarks toolbar.  Like the Mozilla Classic personal
  116: toolbar, Chimera's toolbar can wrap to multiple rows and supports pages
  117: and folders.
  118: <p>
  119: Bookmarks management has been improved.  You can now specify where you
  120: want to create a new bookmark.  You can now create new folders.  
  121: The sidebar tree widget has been enhanced to support more keyboard
  122: navigation (left/right arrows to open/close, return to launch,
  123: delete key to delete, etc.).  
  124: <p>
  125: Bookmark groups have been fully implemented.  When adding a bookmark
  126: with multiple tabs open, you have the option of bookmarking all the
  127: tabs as a single group.  Use this feature to load bundles of pages in a single
  128: click!
  129: <p>
  130: Background tab loading will now work.  Background tabs will now refresh
  131: properly if left unattended.
  132: <p>
  133: Enjoy!  <br>
  134: Dave<br>
  135: (hyatt@netscape.com)<br>
  136: 
  137: <p><b>Building Chimera</b><br>
  138: <p>
  139: Chimera has complete build instructions on mozilla's Web pages (under
  140: the code name ChimChim).  You can find those instructions
  141: <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/ports/fizzilla/ChimChim.html">here</a>.
  142: Be aware that the downloadable build listed above contains numerous
  143: patches to Mozilla that have not yet been accepted, so any builds that
  144: you do will not be as stable or as performant as the downloadable
  145: build above.
  146: <p>
  147: 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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