Camino 0.8 Beta Released

Monday May 17th, 2004

Camino version 0.8b was released tonight. In addition to performance, stability, and rendering improvements inherited from Mozilla 1.7, Camino 0.8b adds a Google search field in the toolbar, a more-compact download manager, an entirely rewritten bookmark system, capable of importing Safari, IE, and Mozilla bookmarks, with Rendezvous and Address Book integration and multi-level undo support, greatly improved cookie management, and many more changes.

Since the last release of Camino, the following upgrades have been made to the underlying Gecko engine, and are now available in Camino: incremental, type-ahead find in the content area, automatic size-to-fit for image images larger than the viewable content area and numerous performance and web page rendering enhancements, as well as a large number of bug-fixes.

Camino 0.8b can be downloaded from's FTP servers and more information can be found in the release notes or on Camino's home page. Mike expects the final release of Camino 0.8 to happen in roughly a month.

#1 "underling"?

by bzbarsky

Tuesday May 18th, 2004 12:04 AM

Is an "underling" [sic] engine one that gets bossed around by others? ;)

#2 Re: "underling"?

by mqwtm

Tuesday May 18th, 2004 4:00 AM

So Camino's started using MSHTML, then? :)

#3 Re: "underling"?

by AlexBishop

Tuesday May 18th, 2004 4:41 AM

I believe the presence of an underling rendering engine means that Kerz/Pink* can't spell.


* Delete as appropriate. I'm not sure who wrote that bit.

#4 Y can't a bookmark manager coexist with a sidebar?

by tseelee

Tuesday May 18th, 2004 8:02 PM

I don't use sidebars but people I know do, and getting rid of it seems a bit over the top.

#5 Re: Y can't a bookmark manager coexist with a side

by bugs4hj

Wednesday May 19th, 2004 2:05 AM

It can, or should, but I guess it saved them a lot of trouble fixing 'stupid' bugs :-)

#6 Anyone have a screenshot?

by cwinans

Wednesday May 19th, 2004 10:09 AM

I'm unfortunately stuck on PC hardware but love to see how elegant Mac software is.... can someone post a link to a screenshot of Camino 0.8b in action??

#7 Re: Anyone have a screenshot?

by i5mast

Wednesday May 19th, 2004 10:29 AM

Here you go

#8 Re: Anyone have a screenshot?

by EyesOnly

Wednesday May 19th, 2004 5:32 PM

Thanks for that screenshot i5mast! That's yet another beautiful and superb Gecko product released upon the world! :) Now it DOES make me wished I owned aa Apple as well! What a piece of art...