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Fixe Camino 2.1 for compatibility with web sites
Authored by: Typhoon14 on Sep 10, '12 08:33:07AM

Same core version of Gecko as Firefox 13? This isn't true. Camino is based on Gecko 1.9.2, the last version of Gecko to support embedding. Firefox 13 is based on Gecko 13, and has substantial improvements. This change may allow you to load some sites, but there is no guarantee they'll work properly. Supporting Camino means supporting a badly outdated version of Gecko. Given that Camino's market share is some tiny fraction of 1 percent, and given that most other niche browsers are based on webkit and don't require special treatment from web developers, I really can't fathom this change having any effect at all.



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Fixe Camino 2.1 for compatibility with web sites
Authored by: TGV on Sep 11, '12 01:59:32AM

There is absolutely nothing wrong with Camino per se. Yes, it's rendering engine is a bit old, but wrt UI, it is superior to Firefox and Safari. So perhaps supporting Camino will make the developer integrate a newer engine.

Your argument that it has a low number of users is not relevant. First, the statistics are never really accurate, and second, you know that the mac has a marginal following only. Generalizing your reasoning... Well, you know where this is heading.



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