Camino 1.0.1 released

The Camino Project has released Camino 1.0.1. The free Camino browser is the only native Mac OS X browser using Mozilla.org’s Gecko HTML rendering engine (version 1.8), the same rendering engine used by the popular Firefox 1.5 web browser.

What’s new:
• Fixed several critical security issues, including those fixed in version 1.8.0.3 of the Mozilla Gecko rendering engine.
• Upgraded the bundled Java Embedding Plugin (http://javaplugin.sf.net) to version 0.9.5+d
• Improved ad-blocking, especially of German ads
• Enabled the opening of local SVG files
• Fixed an issue where Camino on Intel-based Macs was unable to read Keychain entries stored by Camino on PowerPC-based Macs.

Camino features:
• Universal Binary – Camino is now a universal binary, allowing it to run natively on both PowerPC- and Intel-based Macs.
• New Tab Bar Appearance – The new tab bar appearance allows for easier usability.
• Download Manager Pause/Resume – The download manager now supports pause and resume and has been highly optimized and revised for better performance.
• Annoyance Blocking – With built-in ad- and pop-up blocking, Camino now allows you to ignore the things you hate most.
• Certificate Support – The addition of certificate support yields better security.
• Java Embedding Plugin – JEP improves Java performance immensely.
• Form Fill from Address Book – Form fill from Address Book makes filling in those pesky web forms much easier.
• History Searching – Finding past web pages is even easier with history searching built-in to the History Manager.
• Support for More Web Standards – Thanks to the Gecko rendering engine, Camino now supports SVG, the tag, and JavaScript 1.6, as well as improved CSS 2 and CSS 3 support.

More info and download link here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Too Hot!” for the heads up.]

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19 Comments

  1. How does Camino compare to Safari, specifically, does it “hang” on many web pages like Safari does sometimes? Any flaws/limitations?
    Any information would be welcome!
    Thanks.

  2. I use Camino 90% of the time now. It’s not that I don’t like Safari, but I noticed that Safari seemed to be slow on certain sites, and Camino doesn’t seem to have that limitation. Overall, I like it better than Safari, but not by a huge margin. It’s a great browser, and it just keeps getting better.

  3. I’ve used Safari, Camino and Firefox. Camino is the fastest browser of the three. I believe Macworld did a comparison not to long ago and had speed tests for these as well.

    Besides the speed, one other minor thing I like about it is the X is next to the tab which makes it easier to close a tab instead of all the way to the right for Firefox.

    Things I like about Firefox are the ability of integrated RSS and Foxytunes which lets you control iTunes from your browser.

  4. Camino looks great, is very stable, and has some really nice features. In many ways I prefer it to Safari (or Firefox).

    One drawback – like Firefox (but unlike Safari) even its new version allows MDN’s *&^$@(#_#)*${)(&#!#(()&$@ pop-unders (may he be doomed to use Windows in his next life 24/7 since both he and Bill seem to like forcing this kind of crap on the rest of the world).

  5. I use Camino exclusively, full time on all of my Macs. It’s the best browser on OS X bar none. It’s Firefox with an interface re-written from scratch in XCode…what more could you want? Firefox and Opera look and feel like Windows programs running on a Mac. Camino looks and feels like a Mac program should. And that unified toolbar is sexy.

    Why not try it? Just because you may not have heard of it yet doesn’t mean it’s not good.

  6. Oh I forgot, for me the killer, must-have feature of Camino is the ability to put font upsizing and downsizing buttons right on the toolbar (View->Customize Toolbar).
    Firefox can’t even do that!

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