Camino 1.1 Alpha 1 Released

Wednesday October 18th, 2006

The Camino Update weblog reports that the first alpha version of Camino 1.1 is now available. Amongst other enhancements, Camino 1.1 Alpha 1 adds a single window mode for tabbed browsing, support for the system-wide Mac OS X spell checker, RSS/Atom feed detection and improved cookie and download options.

The alpha is based on Gecko 1.8.1, which will also be the basis of the forthcoming Mozilla Firefox 2 release. Camino 1.1 Alpha 1 drops support for Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar), meaning that users will require at least Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) to run the program.

More details and download links can be found at the slightly misnamed site. The Camino 1.1 Alpha 1 Release Notes have a detailed list of changes and known bugs.

#1 Way to go Camino!

by benmhall

Friday October 20th, 2006 6:59 PM

I still find Camino to be the nicest browser for OSX. The built-in spell checking and new RSS support are welcome additions to what is already my most used browser. It never fails that every time start to think about moving to either Safari or Firefox, Camino makes a new release integrating the functionality I was looking for.

Even with the latest Safari and Firefox 2.0RC3, I still find Camino far more responsive and pleasant to use day in and day out.

For what it's worth, this comment was posted with the 1.1a1. After a whopping five minutes of use it seems stable enough to test for a while.