Steven Frank writes about small developers…

Steven Frank writes about small developers who have to compete with Apple’s iApps.

Mike Pinkerton is thinking about quitting work on Chimera.

I don’t know what I can say to urge the Chimera folks onward. Competition is good. Safari is not and never will be entirely open source. Safari’s rendering won’t catch up to Gecko overnight, and it may never have support for some of the cutting-edge standards that Gecko supports. Nor will the interface necessarily work the way I want. I like and use Chimera, many hours a day, every day. Please keep going, and try to get others involved. Making Chimera more approachable for programmers would be a start—I’ve tried to make and suggest changes several times, and even submitted patches, which have been mostly ignored. [Nicholas Riley s Weblog]

This would be a huge loss. I still use Chimera and I have no plan to switch completely to Safari. I like Safari but there are too many things that just work better in Chimera. Safari also has a serious problem with not being able to log in properly to PHP-Nuke based sites.

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