2/22/2002
Version 0.12 of Chimera is now available for download. As per your feedback, it is a disk image (and does not use the .pkg installer). You can download it here.

This build of Chimera contains the following improvements over 0.11:

  • Scroll wheel support
  • Support for key events (so you can type/scroll/submit forms etc.)
  • Support for hover feedback and cursor feedback
  • Many crash fixes
  • Improved scrolling speed (yes, ma, we blit now)

Quartz rendering is getting closer to being a reality, but it's not quite there yet. Maybe for 0.2. :)

Enjoy! Feedback/comments are always welcome on the mailing list. This build specifically addresses the top initial complaints about Chimera. Let us know what we're doing wrong (and right), so we can make the best OS X browser out there! :)

2/14/2002
Version 0.11 of Chimera is now available for download. For those of you using 0.1, 0.11 is 33% faster! :) You can download this build here.

2/13/2002
The tab browser is up and limping in Chimera. We also have our first downloadable build available. You can fetch that here. It really isn't usable yet, but enough people seem to want to play with builds anyway. :)

2/9/2002
Bookmarks are online in Chimera. They can be accessed from the bookmarks sidebar panel and from the top-level menu. You can add and delete bookmarks. The status bar is now live and updates when the page loads.

2/4/2002
Chimera is coming along quite nicely! We have icons for all of the toolbar buttons (and they're all hooked up). Printing works, and we have cache and global history hooked up.

Everything in the File menu is implemented. This includes the ability to open and close windows, to open files, to open a web location, to work offline and online, and to save Web pages, both in a complete form (including images) or in a simple form (source only).

1/27/2002
This is the project page for Chimera, a new project aimed at delivering a best-of-breed browser on the OS X platform. Chimera uses Cocoazilla, a variant of Fizzilla that consists of a UNIX back end wed to a Cocoa front end.

The cross-platform UI will be replaced with native Cocoa widgetry (such as customizable toolbars and a drawer for the sidebar). The plan is to produce only a browser (no other apps!), and to keep the UI as simple and as clean as possible.

Current project contributors include myself (hyatt@netscape.com) and Matt Judy (macserv@nibfile.com). If you are interested in getting involved, contact one of us! There's plenty of work to go around!


The File menu is nearly done! Working now on the Edit menu commands.
Open File and Open Location now work. Unlike current builds of Mozilla, the Open File dialog does work when no windows are open, and it filters out unavailable types.
The initial checkin of Chimera has landed! A functional URL bar and back/forward/reload/stop are now all working in the app. A rudimentary sidebar has also landed.