Camino is an open source web browser developed with a focus on providing the best possible experience for Mac OS X users.
- —Camino Project mission statement
After every major release, the Camino Project collectively plans the features that will be added or improved in the next release. These development priorities are communicated to the public via this document, the Camino Roadmap.
This roadmap is a look at where Camino is headed over the next year, including major new releases and security releases for current versions of Camino. The roadmap for 2007 can be found here.
Camino 1.5.x releases are security and stability updates for Camino 1.5 code and come from the CAMINO_1_5_BRANCH, which branched Camino-specific code from the larger MOZILLA_1_8_BRANCH. In general, no new features will be added to these releases; changes allowed include those involving stability, security, localization, and regressions from the Camino 1.0.x releases and earlier 1.5.x releases.
The final release in this series is Camino 1.5.5, which was released on February 7, 2008.
Camino 1.6 is a relatively large follow-up release to Camino 1.5. This version will also be built on the MOZILLA_1_8_BRANCH in order to add features while waiting on the MOZILLA_1_9_BRANCH to become stable. Significant new features include software update for releases, enhanced tabbed browsing (“scrolling” tab bar), overhauled support for adding and managing search engines, and enhanced AppleScript support, including access to tabs.
Camino 1.6 will be the last release to support Mac OS X 10.3.9 and will receive security and stability updates for a period of time following its release.
Camino 1.6 was released on April 17, 2008.
Camino 1.6.x releases are security and stability updates for Camino 1.6 code and come from the MOZILLA_1_8_BRANCH. In general, no new features will be added to these releases; changes allowed include those involving stability, security, localization, and regressions from earlier 1.6.x releases.
The current release in this series is Camino 1.6.9, which was released on August 26, 2009.
To nominate bugs for the next security/stability release, simply flag them in Bugzilla as "camino-1.6.9?". These bugs should either be regressions from a previous Camino 1.6.x release or serious bugs that exist in 1.6.x builds.
Camino 2.0 will be a new release off of the MOZILLA_1_9_BRANCH. The MOZILLA_1_9_BRANCH (Gecko 1.9) will bring major improvements to web page rendering on Mac OS X, such as better handling of fonts and text, form widgets, and plug-ins. This version of Gecko will also include improved compatibility with web standards and will require Mac OS X 10.4 or later. Camino 2.0 will have many improvements in the overall browsing experience, although features for this release are still just ideas.
The first preview, Camino 2.0 Alpha 1, was released on October 21, 2008; the second preview, Camino 2.0 Beta 1, was released on December 23, 2008; third preview, Camino 2.0 Beta 2, was released on February 27, 2009; and the fourth preview, Camino 2.0 Beta 3, was released on June 4, 2009.
Camino releases have always been feature- and quality-driven, not dictated by dates. What follows are rough estimates for the dates of next major releases.
Camino 1.6 should be expected in the first quarter of 2008, and Camino 2.0 should follow by mid-2008, but a finalized Gecko 1.9 is too far in the future to provide reasonable estimates of the date of a Camino 2.0 release.
Q. How can I get involved?
A. Take a look at our developer and contributor documentation for ways you can help out, join the mailing list, or stop by the #camino irc channel on irc.mozilla.org to become more familiar with the project.