is a web browser
for Mac OS X
based on Mozilla
. It replaces Mozilla's XUL
-based user interface with a native Cocoa
implementation. Camino doesn't include Mozilla's email or composer components; it concentrates on the providing "just the browser" by embedding Mozilla's Gecko layout engine
in a lightweight application.
The latest version as of March 6, 2003 is Camino 0.7. While not of release quality, Camino is stable and fast enough to be the default browser of choice for a growing community of users.
The browser was previously known as Chimera. Its name was changed on March 3, 2003 due to legal issues.
Because of its roots in Greek mythology, Chimera has been a popular choice of name for hypermedia systems. One of the first graphical web browsers was called Chimera; researchers at the University of California, Irvine have also developed a complete hypermedia system of the same name.