Chimera 0.7 Delayed While The Project Searches For A New Name

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The release of Chimera 0.7 has been delayed by legal issues surrounding its name, according to an entry in Mike Pinkertonis weblog. The developer explained that The Chimera Project is seeking a new name for its open-source, Mozilla-based Web browser. This sheds light on an earlier story in which we reported that Chimera nightly builds had been switched to version 0.7 and subsequently reverted to 0.6. From Pinkertonis weblog:

For a variety of reasons, the details of which I certainly wonit go into here because Iill cause myself to blow a gasket, we can no longer legally use the name Chimera. We figured it would be easy to come up with another name and just move on. That was several months ago and many, many painful meetings complete with Chinese water torture and thumbscrews. The net result: we still donit have a good name. Oh, coming up with a name that doesnit suck is easy. Weive got plenty. Whatis hard is coming up with a name that doesnit suck and clears legal . That, my dear readers, is close to impossible.

In this weblog entry, Pinkerton said two names currently under consideration are "Camino" and "iVoyage."

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