Camino 0.8 Released

Wednesday June 23rd, 2004

Mike Pinkerton writes: "Camino version 0.8 was released tonight. In addition to performance, stability, and rendering improvements inherited from Mozilla 1.7, Camino 0.8 adds a Google Search bar 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; session history on back/forward buttons; 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, XSLT support, as well as a large number of bug-fixes."

Grab the release from the FTP site and check out the release notes for more information on what's new.

#10 Re: what font is that?

by MillenniumX

Thursday June 24th, 2004 6:51 AM

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Are you talking about the Camino site or the one Firefox is using?

The Firefox site uses the default font, which on Macs is Lucida Grande. It's worth noting that LG is one of those fonts that looks much better in high resolutions or with good anti-aliasing; it's not a very nice font at the relatively low resolution of an un-antialiased screen.

The Camino site doesn't actually use the default font; I think it uses Optima. Another nice font in its own right.

My personal favorite, though, is Marty Pfeiffer's Nu Sans. It's not cheap ($12 shareware for the set of four, including Bold, Italic, and Bold-Italic versions), but it's just about the only font that I'd pay that kind of a shareware fee for. The Web looks like it was made for this thing. Seriously. They offer a demo (just the plain version; you can of course set it to Bold and Italic normally but without the hinting it doesn't look quite as good), so try it out. <>