this has to do with the patch i mentioned earlier in another thread. here we goooooooo!!!!! chimera is bringin the pain.Dave Hyatt: (from mozillazine weblog)
There are some very exciting improvements coming in Chimera 0.3. First is that Mike Pinkerton dumped the whole ATSUI patch that degraded performance by 50% when compared to Quickdraw and replaced it with the new 10.1.5 feature that allows you to use smooth text in Carbon apps. With this change we get anti-aliased text with only a 5% performance degradation, and that means those of you using smooth text are about to see a 45% speed boost when you move from Chimera 0.2.8 to Chimera 0.3. Woof!