Firefox, Ubiquity, Thunderbird and Camino, all Webware 100 finalists

As in previous year, Webware has announced the finalists for their Webware 100 award in 10 web related categories. Firefox has been nominated in the Browsing category, but this year it is not the only Mozilla product in the category: Camino, the Mac OS X native Mozilla-based browser, and Ubiquity, Mozilla Labs’ experimental command line interface are also nominated.

Thunderbird is also nominated in the Communication category.

Among other Mozilla related products there are XMarks, formerly Foxmarks, which started as a bookmark synchronizing Firefox add-on; as well as the social-oriented Flock, and mobile browser Skyfire in the Browsing category. Postbox is nominated in the Communications category.

Opera, Chrome, WebKit, Maxthon, triple-engined Lunascape, and Safari are all also nominated in the browsing category.

Vote at Webware 100 before April 30.

Camino 1.6 Beta 2 released

The Camino project has released the second beta version of Camino 1.6, the Mozilla-based native Mac OS X browser. Beta 1 didn’t live long to go public due to a crashing bug which made necessary a quick Beta 2.

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Camino 1.6 Alpha 1 released

The Camino project has released a very early version of Camino 1.6, the next major upgrade.

Alpha 1 brings several important improvements:

  • Tabs can be scrolled with the mouse wheel or a couple of buttons that appear on tab overflow. A tab list provides a quick way to access other tabs. This is similar to Firefox 2 implementation.
  • Extended support for AppleScript: bookmarks can now be added, deleted and edited through Camino exposed interfaces. Specific windows and tabs can also be referenced.
  • Camino now checks if there are updates available.
  • It includes Firefox as part of its user-agent string. Some web sites incorrectly check for the Firefox string instead of the more precise Gecko to determine browser capabilities which leads to limited versions of the site served to equally capable browsers.

As any Alpha, it is not recommended for public use but mainly for developers and enthusiasts.

More details on Camino 1.6 Alpha 1 release notes.