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First Camino 2 release candidate goes online

updated 11:10 am EDT, Fri October 30, 2009

Neglected browser approaches major update

Mozilla has posted a first release candidate for Camino 2.0, the next major edition of the company's Mac-focused web browser. RC1 makes relatively few changes compared to previous betas, but it does enable new AppleScript abilities, improved Full Keyboard Access support and per-site whitelisting or blacklisting of Flash. More significant may be an upgrade to the Gecko 1.9.0 engine, which includes bugfixes, better treatment of plug-ins and greater standards support, for instance through the use of JavaScript 1.8.

As a whole Camino 2.0 incorporates better tabbed browsing than earlier versions, along with new download notifications and zoom functions. Added security features include Google Safe Browsing, which attempts to identify potentially dangerous websites. The v2.0 release is a free download for users running Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

Camino has seen comparatively little attention from Mozilla in recent months, as most of the company's efforts have been directed at Firefox, which is also available on the Mac and was recently upgraded to v3.5.4.




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  1. Shaggy

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +5

    Add-ons

    I like using Camino, but I have multiple machines, OSes and browsers, I need something like Xmarks to support it, or even better would be for MobileMe to sync with more than just Safari. I must have synchronicity across my machines!

  1. Shaggy

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -6

    Add-ons

    I like using Camino, but I have multiple machines, OSes and browsers, I need something like Xmarks to support it, or even better would be for MobileMe to sync with more than just Safari. I must have synchronicity across my machines!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    Re: Add-ons

    And that's the problem with Camino. They're insistence on making it 'native' took out the one thing that makes Firefox worthwhile, the add-ons. So now they've had to start adding in all the features that some people want, which just will start bloating up the software.

    And, yes, Firefox is beginning to fall under the same problem. They can't just make a good browser with an excellent add-on system. The more c*** they keep adding to 'improve' it is what will turn it into Netscape Communicator 4.

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