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.

#28 Re: Re: Re: Why bother with a 2nd Mozilla-based Mac br

by jelwell

Thursday June 24th, 2004 4:26 PM

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Gotta help out the mac user here. Let's ignore, of course, that firefox was created as the windows answer to camino.

The reason a mac person would use Camino over Firefox is the same reason why XUL initially failed. Users want the look and feel of native widgets. And it really wasn't until XUL could inherit the operating systems look and feel that it was successful. If you can understand that, then ask yourself why would you accept a simulation when you can have the real thing? The benefits may not be apparent, since you can't see what you're missing, not until Apple adds some new feature to their native widgets and Camino inherits the new changes for free and Firefox is left having to implement a new simulation.

All of that aside, going forward what is really going to decide whether you use Camino or Firefox is which browser is being developed more. Seeing how the Mozilla Foundation has limited funds and Camino is a pet project it's entirely likely that Firefox will surpass (if it hasn't already) the feature set of Camino (while still maintaining the wanted simplicity).

Joseph Elwell.