[quote]Originally posted by ColorClassicG4:
<strong>Nobody can decide whether to just steal the [Chimera] name, to stick with the name "Navigator", or to pick something else.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Chimera is great for a project name. But the name of the actual browser product should be Navigator. Navigator, Netscape's first product, was a solid and efficient browser without all the clunky features that came with the later browsers. "Navigator" harks back to that admirable heritage. Just like seven years ago, Navigator reminds you that the browser will let you navigate the Web. As much as I like the name Chimera (I'm a fan of ancient Greek mythology), it has no connection whatsoever to the end product and will mean nothing to the end user. Developers and beta testers may understand that Chimera referes to the new Cocoa head (front-end) for the Mozilla body (rendering engine), but Navigator will be more meaningful for the average Mac users, who will hopefully adopt Navigator in droves.
I vote for Navigator
Two issues I've run into with 0.2.7:
1. After a while, maybe 10-20 minutes of browsing, Navigator has a hard time reading its own cache. It says it's loading the cache, and shows the file path for the cache at the bottowm of the screen, but never renders the content.
2. The <a href="http://www.nytimes.com
" target="_blank">NY Times</a> website still manages to sneak pop-under ads by Navigator. This is quite infuriating. Whatever trick the site uses, it also manages to bypass my special security settings in IE, which disable all scripting for NYTimes.com.
I'm looking forward to more progress on Navigator/Chimera!
[ 05-05-2002: Message edited by: Escher ]</p>