Camino ceases development

Camino blog:

After a decade-long run, Camino is no longer being developed, and we encourage all users to upgrade to a more modern browser. Camino is increasingly lagging behind the fast pace of changes on the web, and more importantly it is not receiving security updates, making it increasingly unsafe to use.

Fortunately, Mac users have many more browsers to choose from than they did when Camino started ten years ago. Former Camino developers have helped build the three most popular – Chrome, Firefox, and Safari – so while this is the end of Camino itself, the community that helped build it is still making the web better for Mac users.

Thank you to all our loyal users, and to everyone who contributed in countless ways over the years to make Camino what it was.

Camino was my browser of choice during the early days of OS X and it was an incredible browser. It was the Mac’s first Gecko-driven Cocoa browser as Firefox was Carbon-based right up until 2008. Camino was the Google Chrome of its day – fast, slick and a great looking app.

The browser faced some major hurdles with Mozilla pulling support for embedding Gecko and was lagging far behind other browsers in terms of features. Camino wouldn’t just have to catch up with modern browsers, it would have to keep up with them as well.

Even though Camino’s development has ceased, it succeeded in it’s purpose – to provide a great browsing experience on the Mac in a time when it wasn’t considered possible.

Thomas Brand over at Egg Freckles has an in-depth article on the history of Camino which is well worth reading.