Camino is a web browser for Mac OS X based on Mozilla. It replaces Mozilla's XUL-based user interface with a native Cocoa implementation. Camino doesn't include Mozilla's email or composer components; it concentrates on the providing "just the browser" by embedding Mozilla's Gecko layout engine in a lightweight application.
- Developer: Mozilla Organisation
- Project lead: Mike Pinkerton
- Licence: Mozilla Public Licence
- Operating system: Mac OS X
The latest version is 0.8.2, released December 6, 2004. While it is still in a development state, Camino is stable and fast enough to be the default browser of choice for a growing community of users.
Because of its roots in Greek mythology, "Chimera" has been a popular choice of name for hypermedia systems. One of the first graphical web browsers was called Chimera; researchers at the University of California, Irvine have also developed a complete hypermedia system of the same name.
Sources and Refererences
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- Camino (OS X) Project Page
- Camino 0.8.2 Release Notes
- Interview with Camino project head Mike Pinkerton (Ars Technica, 22 September 2004)
- Older Version of Chimera (OS X) Project Page via Google's cache
- The original Chimera browser
- UCI's Chimera system
- Caminol10n project, translating Camino to non-English languages