Camino 1.5 Released for Mac OS X
Tuesday June 5th, 2007
Camino, the Mozilla-based native Mac OS X browser, has reached version 1.5. Camino 1.5 is built on the core Gecko 1.8.1 platform, which also powers Mozilla Firefox 2 and SeaMonkey 1.1.
New features in Camino 1.5 include RSS/Atom feed detection, spell checking in form fields, window/tab session saving and a single window mode. This latest version also improves the popup blocker user interface and lets users block Flash movies until they choose to play them or disable all plug-ins. In addition, it offers compatibility with Keychain entries created by Safari. The Camino features page has more details about these improvements and the other enhancements introduced in this release.
The Camino 1.5 Release Notes have more information about the browser upgrade. Two versions are available for download: a US English edition and a multilingual edition with support for fourteen different languages. While Camino 1.0 supported Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar and above, the 1.5 release requires at least Mac OS X 10.3 Panther.
For much of its development life, the version number assigned to the first major post-1.0 release of Camino was expected to be 1.1. However, lead Camino developer Mike Pinkerton announced the name change to Camino 1.5 last month, stating that the large number of changes justified a version number bump.
No, Camino is a Mac-only browser and links with Mac OS X-specific frameworks.