Camino 1.0 Release Notes
Camino 1.0 is no longer the current release. Please download the latest stable release.
After over a year of hard work by devoted volunteers, the Camino Project is proud to give you Camino 1.0. This latest version fixes hundreds of bugs and implements many new features, providing all users with an improved browsing experience.
Camino 1.0 brings you a heavily-updated version of the only native Mac OS X browser using Mozilla’s Gecko rendering engine. Thousands of bugs were fixed in Gecko 1.8, providing users with improved web page compatibility.
The features listed below are just some of the many in Camino 1.0.
Note: Due to major changes in Camino, Mac OS X 10.1 is no longer supported. Users still running Mac OS X 10.1 should continue to use Camino 0.8.5.
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What’s New in Camino 1.0
Camino 1.0 brings a heavily updated version of 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.
Here’s what’s new in Camino 1.0:
- 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.
See the complete release notes for a list of all changes from 0.8.4 to 1.0.
Downloading and Installing
You can download Camino from the main project page.
Installing Camino is as simple as copying the app to your Applications folder. Instructions can be found on the disk image.
- Microsoft’s Windows Media Player (WMP) plugin causes major rendering issues in Camino. Since Microsoft has discontinued WMP on Mac OS X, Camino no longer supports the use of the WMP plugin; instead, all users should download the free Flip4Mac (F4M) plugin, version 2.0.1 or higher, from flip4mac.com. Version 2.0.1 displays some WMP content off-center in Camino; this will be fixed in the next maintenance release of the F4M plugin.
- Although typing performance has improved in Camino 1.0, typing in form fields can be slow when Flash or animated images are present. Turning off animations can improve performance in some cases.
- Shockwave Director content displays at the wrong location in the browser window when hardware rendering is enabled. Switch the plugin to software rendering to solve this.
- Java applets on some web pages may crash on Mac OS X 10.4 in certain configurations. This can happen after a system update fails to fully upgrade all components of the system. If you experience crashes on pages that use Java applets, apply or reapply the latest “combo update” from Apple to ensure that your system is up to date.
- Due to a bug in Mac OS X 10.2.x and 10.3.x, Norwegian users of the Camino Multilingual edition will need to manually select their desired user interface language and manually set their ‘accept-language’ string. To make Camino Multilingual run in Nynorsk or Bokmål, select Camino Multilingual in the Finder and choose "Get Info" from the File menu. In the resulting window, click the triangle next to "Languages:" and uncheck every language except the one desired as Camino’s UI language.
To set the accept-language string, add the string
user_pref("camino.accept_languages", "nb,nn,no,en");to your user.js file, where the languages are listed in the order in which you’d prefer them if a server can send content in multiple languages. (In this example, you want Bokmål first, then Nynorsk, then generic Norwegian, then English if none of the other three languages are available.) You may now launch Camino.
Apple fixed this bug in Mac OS X 10.4, so no work-arounds are necessary.