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Chimera 0.4 Released

Wednesday July 24th, 2002

Brian Ryner writes: "Version 0.4 of Chimera, a Gecko-based browser for Mac OS X, has been released. More information can be found on our website." Chimera is one of the more exciting Mozilla-based projects going on right now, and we'll be keeping you up to date on it's progress.

New stuff in 0.4 includes a new profile directory, better download progress feedback, and a ton of stability fixes, along with the normal bugfixing. You can download this latest release from ftp.mozilla.org and find out more information about it on their website.


#6 Re: Confused...

by tny

Thursday July 25th, 2002 7:46 AM

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Chimera is as fast as OmniWeb, but with far better rendering of everything but Unicode text (there are still a few nagging bugs in Unicode rendering on OS X in Gecko, at least for the languages that interest me; they are in Bugzilla and folks have been working on them). It's free, OmniWeb isn't. I believe Chimera combines a Unix backend and a Cocoa front end, while OmniWeb is pure Cocoa (OmniWeb was originally a NeXT browser), but there are no significant differences in performance that I've seen (then again, I haven't tried the latest version of either). If you use Mail.app as your mail agent, and don't need Mozilla Mail/News or Composer, and want a Cocoa look, but want a good, solid Gecko-based browser, Chimera is a good choice.