Chimera 0.5 has been released, but rather than tell you about it, i'm just
going to refer you to the new
Chimera Project Page hosted on mozilla.org.
Chimera 0.4 has been released! The focus of this release was
speed and stability. Go to the installation
page to grab it.
New features include:
- Now using ~/Library/Application Support for profile,
- Downloading when clicking a link works and shows
- Much greater stability
- Many, many bugfixes
We now have a branch of the mozilla tree for Chimera. The
Chimera tree is a branch of the Mozilla 1.0 release branch.
We will not be coming back to the trunk until after Chimera
1.0 is released. This way we can guarantee stability in the
layout engine and mozilla tree while we hammer out the rest
of the GUI and hone the layout engine patches for ATSUI and
You can grab nightlies from this ftp subdirectory.
Mozdev is no longer being used for bugs. Bugzilla is now
being used for bugs. Do not file bugs in mozdev. File
them with http://bugzilla.mozilla.org.
Chimera has its own product in bugzilla now. Do not file
Chimera bugs on the Mozilla browser product!
I'd encourage people spamming the mailing list to check
out the message boards at
http://chimera.eternaltedium.com. The board there is
well-organized, and I'm reading that now instead of reading
the mailing list, so I'm not even going to see anything you
post to the mailing list from now on. :)
That's about it. Dave
Hey, Dave here. With all the silly rumors floating around,
we figured it's time to get another build out. This build
contains new features (from Joe Hewitt and Mike Pinkerton)
and some plugin fixes (thanks Patrick!) and crash fixes.
Thanks to Brian Ryner for producing a new build with the
mega-Chimera patch applied!
The 0.2.8 build is up on ftp.mozilla.org.
For a list of what's new, check out the installation
What? You thought we'd forgotten you? Of course not! Chimera
0.2.7 is here.
Chimera 0.2.6 is out. It supports the OS home page and proxy
settings. You can also import bookmarks! Get it on the
Chimera 0.2.5 has been released. This build has greatly
improved plugin support. You
know the drill.
Chimera 0.2.4 is available for download. This build is not
for the faint of heart. If you're brave, click here.
Chimera 0.2.3 is out! This build has working dropdown lists
in Web pages, so you're going to want this one! Get it from
the installation page.
Chimera 0.2.2 will be available at midnight tonight. Get it
Chimera 0.2 is ready. Plugins didn't make the train but we
do have Quartz rendering and native scrollbars included! You
can get Chimera 0.2 here.
Dave here with a progress update on Chimera 0.2. I've
received lots of emails asking when Chimera 0.2 is going to
be released. The answer is "When it's ready." :)
We are holding Chimera 0.2 for Quartz rendering and
plugins. After all, a browser just isn't a browser until you
can view the Star Wars Episode II Trailer in all its glory
inside your window (and have it surrounded by pretty
antialiased text at the same time). :)
We are also working on crashers and stability fixes, as
well as adding some of the most requested immediate features
at the same time.
We are currently working on version 0.2 of Chimera. It
should be coming your way fairly soon.
I received feedback from loyal Omniweb users requesting
that I produce numbers using the latest Sneakypeeks rather
than 4.1b1. I was told that the latest SP was substantially
faster. That is absolutely true. Check out Omniweb's
improved numbers in the page load tests here.
I also received feedback from iCab users asking me to run
iCab through the page load tests. I should clarify why iCab
was left out of the tests. The problem with iCab is that it
does not wait until images on a page have loaded before it
claims that the page is fully loaded. This means that the
numbers that it scores on the test are inaccurate, because
they don't include the time for loading images. This is in
direct violation of the specified behavior for load
handlers, so iCab was disqualified from all tests.
Version 0.1.3 of Chimera is now available for download. It
contains support for security (SSL, HTTPS, etc.) as well as
support for alerts and user/password prompts, and some more
crash fixes. This build is also 5% faster than 0.1.2. :)
You can download it from the installation page.
For the curious, I have posted the results of a browser
showdown between the major OS X browsers. The clear speed
winner? Chimera, of course! Check out the details here!.
Of course all we do is speed right now, so until we're a
full-featured browser, take this with a grain of salt.
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
- Scroll wheel support
- Support for key events (so you can type/scroll/submit
- 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! :)
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.
The tab browser is up and limping in Chimera. We also have
our first downloadable build available. You can fetch that
It really isn't usable yet, but enough people seem to want
to play with builds anyway. :)
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.
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).
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
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
Current project contributors include myself
(email@example.com) and Matt Judy (firstname.lastname@example.org). If
you are interested in getting involved, contact one of us!
There's plenty of work to go around!