The Camino Project has released Camino 1.5 which is built on Mozilla’s Gecko 1.8.1 rendering engine and “displays more pages more accurately than any other Cocoa browser,” according to the developers.
• Spellchecking: Camino 1.5 includes the built-in Mac OS X spell-checker on every text field. Unlike Firefox, this spell-checker is the same one used throughout Mac OS X. Now you don’t have to worry about making spelling mistakes when writing for your blog, leaving comments, or posting on your favorite forum.
• Session Saving: Camino 1.5 now includes support for “session saving”, or remembering what pages you were visiting when you quit and automatically loading them the next time you start—perfect for all those times you have to install Mac OS X updates! In addition, while crashes are not common, Camino can now load the pages you were visting when you start Camino after it unexpectedly quit.
• Annoyance Blocking: Since version 1.0, Camino has included both pop-up blocking and adblocking. But now, it’s even better. Camino 1.5 includes an improved pop-up blocker user interface making it more visible and giving you the option to show the pop-up, whitelist the site, or never get prompted again. Additionally, Camino now includes the ability to keep Flash animation from loading until you’re ready (Flashblock) as well as the ability to disable all plug-ins.
• World’s Best Rendering Engine: At its core, Camino 1.5 uses Mozilla’s Gecko 1.8.1 rendering engine, the same engine used in the popular Firefox 2 web browser. Gecko renders web pages more accurately than any other rendering engine on the planet. Not only is it incredibly fast but it also supports the latest web standards and is built on open source technologies.
• RSS Feed Detection: By popular demand, Camino 1.5 supports the detection of RSS/Atom feeds in web pages. When a feed is found, an icon appears in the location bar. Clicking that icon and selecting a feed will send the feed to your default Mac OS X feed reader.
• Improved Tabs: Camino’s tabbed browsing is even better in version 1.5. New tooltips help you keep track of all your tabs when you can’t read their titles. “Single window mode” tames sites that insist on opening new windows by forcing their new windows to open in tabs, keeping window clutter to a minimum. With “tab jumpback”, when a site opens a new tab, you can “jump back” to the page you were viewing simply by closing the new tab.
• Even More: In addition to the features listed, Camino now maintains compatibility with Safari Keychain entries, making migration simpler, as well as new options for the Downloads windows, such as the ability to send items directly to the Trash from the window. Camino 1.5 also includes the ability to save cookies for the current session only. Please see our release notes for a complete listing of new features and fixes.
Camino 1.5 requires Mac OS X 10.3 or later and is a universal binary and runs natively on both PowerPC- and Intel-powered Macs.
More info, screenshots, and download link here.