Saturday, June 26, 2010

A Faster Camino

One of the frustrating things about being a Camino user was how its development always lagged behind Firefox's. This is because Camino has a small development team, and their final releases always were a version or two behind Gecko's latest rendering engine (as of now, Firefox 3.6.4 is built on Gecko 1.9.2 while Camino 2.0.3 runs on Gecko 1.9.0). The consequence is that the current Camino doesn't take advantage of the latest speed enhancements the current Firefox has, particularly with javascript.

Well, there's a solution to this. It turns out the Camino team regularly releases nightly builds with the latest Gecko engines, and for some reason their nightlies have always been more stable for me than their finals. Go figure.

Anyway, you can find the latest builds here. Just make sure to backup your ~/Library/Application Support/Camino folder in case anything goes haywire.

Now you can surf websites without Camino choking on massive javascript-rendered comment sections.* Vroom vroom!

*I'm looking at you, Gawker Media.

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