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.

#26 Re: what ARE the differences, anyway?

by Gnu

Thursday June 24th, 2004 1:33 PM

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Apple fanatics are understandably a bit more religious about UI integrity than most. Windows, GNOME, and KDE are already ugly out of the box, so UI issues aren't given nearly as much notice. That's likely why Camino is still considered relatively important to Mozilla, even with Firebird shaping up nicely. Mac users are more apt to look at something with a non-native GUI and jump to the conclusion that it's yet another shoddy Windows or GTK port (which is often justified) and not give it half the chance. In Mozilla's case, they have Safari to compete with, which is no small task to some.