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Camino marks 10 years with v2.1.1 release

22 February 2012 1,661 views 2 Comments

Camino began life when “Chimera” first shipped to the public on February 13, 2002. That makes today about as close to a plumb and true decade as you can manage on a development schedule — congratulations and thanks, guys, for 10 years of dedication.

In March of last year, Camino 2.1.1 (release notes) is now available and comes to market with the following features and fixes baked in:

• Upgraded to version of the Mozilla Gecko rendering engine, which includes several critical security and stability fixes
• Blocked versions of Adobe Flash Player 10 older than and Flash Player 11 older than on Intel Macs due to severe security issues
• Tweaked the autocomplete algorithm to reduce the weight of visit count
• Added a hidden preference to allow turning off autocomplete’s use of page titles in matches
• The location sheet once again shows an autocomplete window
• It is now possible to clear the “Recently Closed Pages” menu with the “Clear History…” menu item even when history is disabled
• Improved the appearance of the bookmark toolbar in background windows on Mac OS X 10.7
• On Mac OS X 10.7, Camino now appears in the “Productivity” category when sorting Finder windows by category
• Camino now correctly checks for the presence of a Java plug-in on Mac OS X 10.7

See also: Ten years is almost an eternity in “web time”

The question of when the end will is perhaps open as the Camino developers have said, “We will also continue to release security and stability updates for Camino as we have always done, for as long as Gecko 1.9.2 is supported.”

Additionally, when Camino 2.1 shipped in November, the lads put out a call for help, “If you have any development experience and would like to contribute those skills and your time, please join us on our development discussion list to help us chart the future of Camino.”

However long that future lasts, thanks again. Get your very own copy of Camino 2.1.1 here.

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