XML News from Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Opera Software has posted the second preview release of version 9.0 of their namesake free-beer web browser for Windows and Unix. (No Mac version yet.) Changes since the first preview include Opera Widgets , content blocking, and BitTorrent support. Opera supports XML and CSS. It now claims to supoprt XSLT, but I haven't gotten that working yet.

However, Mac users interested in alternative browsers shoudl not despair. The Mozilla Project has posted the first release candidate of Camino 1.0, a Mac OS X web browser based on the Gecko 1.8 rendering engine and the Quartz GUI toolkit. Version 1.0 mostly fixes bugs and speeds up the browser. This RC adds bookmark sorting and is now a universal binary. Camino is free for Mac OS X 10.2 through 10.4. It supports pretty much all the technologies that Mozilla does: HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML, XSLT, etc. Mac OS X 10.2 or later is required.