Chimera, an in-the-works Mac OS X Web browser, has been updated to version 0.2.6.
The latest build supports the OS home page and proxy settings. You can also now import bookmarks and the Open File and Open Location now work.
The Chimera project focuses on delivering a best-of-breed browser for Mac OS X, according to Steve Dagley of the project. It’s a “blending of the brains/brawn of the core technologies from Mozilla, such as the Gecko layout engine, with the beauty of Quartz text rendering in a Cocoa app,” he said. “Some major features, such as plug-in support and a user interface for editing preferences, have yet to be completed but when it comes to speed, looks and standards compliance, we think Chimera is already a browser in a class by itself.”
For the techies reading this, Chimera uses Cocoazilla, a variant of Fizzilla that consists of a UNIX back end wed to a Cocoa front end. The Chimera team said that the File menu is nearly done. They’re working now on the Edit menu commands.
Feedback can be directed to the
Chimera mailing list. They’re also in the process of setting up a Chimera development newsgroup in the netscape.public.mozilla hierarchy for people that prefer a newsgroup forum, Dagley said.
For more info on downloading Chimera, go to the
product Web site.