The Camino Project has released Camino 1.0.2, a new version of their Mozilla-derived Web browser specifically for Mac OS X. The free browser is available for download now.
Although The Mozilla Foundation’s Firefox and the Camino Project’s Camino are both derived from the same basic foundation, Camino has been designed from the ground up as a Mac-native Web browser. “It looks and feels like a Mac OS X application should, because it was designed exclusively for Mac OS X and the high standards set by Mac users,” said the developers.
Camino includes features like tabbed browsing, autofill, pop-up advertisement blocking, download pause and resume, bundled Java Embedding Plugin, and more.
The new version, Camino 1.0.2, is a “security and stability update.” Several critical security issues have been fixed, including changes made in version 126.96.36.199 of the Mozilla Gecko rendering engine. What’s more, improvements have been made to make sure that Camino’s bookmark metadata can be searched by Tiger’s Spotlight feature. Also fixed was a problem that could degrade performance on networks with many Bonjour hosts. More details are available on the release notes page.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2 or later, 128 MB RAM and 50 MB hard disk space. Camino is a Universal Binary that runs natively on Intel and PowerPC-based Macs.