Note: This page is unrelated to the Chimera project started at Mozilla to demonstrate that the Gecko rendering engine could be embedded in a Mac OS X Cocoa application. Camino is the successor to this project.
Chimera was a web browser that was originally created in 1993. It was originally created for UNIX workstations and used the Xaw widget set. As time progressed usage of the browser decreased and eventually dwindled away, and attempts to compile the browser today with modern compilers will fail unless the application's sourcecode is changed or appropriately updated sources are found, due to compiler syntax changes since the browser was released, and the unmaintained state of the sourcecode not keeping up with these changes.
Chimera will crash (
SIGSEGV / Segfault) on many websites, for example Google's homepage will load, but search result pages will crash the browser. One other site that is known to work is the MapleStory homepage.
lhafh-02/chimera-1.72/and then decend into each subdirectory, running
xmkmfin each to remove the
Makefiles' references to the Slackware system the code was originally built on. The
xmkmfutility is included in the
src/folder and remove the references to "
../../siod/libsiod.a" and "
../../xcommon/libxcommon.a" on line 1057.
../../common/libcommon.a" with a working path to this file on line 1057 in the aforementioned
../../common/libcommon.a, taking into consideration that the build process would be running relative to
src/. Therefore, if you extracted the archive to
makefrom the parent directory (
chimera-1.72). The code should build. If it does, congratulations!