Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Apr 2011 21:14 UTC
Internet & Networking "Camino - the Gecko-based browser with a native Cocoa user interface - is considering switching its underlying rendering engine to WebKit. Developer Stuart Morgan announced the proposed change this week after Mozilla effectively put an end to the project that supported embedding Gecko into other software. While the team is still putting the finishing touches on a long overdue 2.1 update, which would finally bring rendering parity with Firefox 3.6, the small group is looking to recruit help to make the transition happen."
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RE: What's the point?
by Ruahine on Mon 4th Apr 2011 02:46 UTC in reply to "What's the point?"
Ruahine
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I'm a Camino user of 8 or 9 years. It's been my primary browser that whole time. After hearing this news I decided to spend some time with some other browsers to identify an alternative that meets my needs.

What I found was this: Camino has just the right amount of minimalism for my needs. It doesn't have any features (or almost) that I don't use, but I don't feel I'm lacking any features. Other browsers were either too minimalistic (to the point that I found dealing with bookmarks a hassle), or just bloated.

It's sad that the Camino project has wained over the years, with more devs leaving than joining. But that's the nature of open source projects: they depend on momentum. And Mozilla's decision that Gecko belongs inside Firefox is almost like the final nail in the coffin. Ironically, Camino has been using Gecko longer than Firefox has.

Ramble over.

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