May 6, 2005

Spotlight on Camino

In the last few days I've added a bunch of smaller things, most notably support for searching Camino's bookmarks with Spotlight. The more I use Spotlight, the more I'm really liking it, and being able to have bookmarks show up in results is helpful. I've also moved the cache to ~/Library/Caches so that the profile folder will be small enough to easily back up to a USB drive or sync.

It appears that MF will be putting out FF 1.1a in the next couple of weeks, with a final off the 1.8 branch some time this Summer. I'm thinking that we should try to tag along and release a Camino 0.9a1 about the same time. We have about 40 0.9 stopper bugs, and while they need to be fixed for release, the trunk is leaps and bounds better than 0.8.x and it would show people that we're making progress. I fear that people won't understand that it's an alpha and bash us on the blemishes, but I don't think we should let that hold us back.

Blemishes or not, we need to get people banging on the new features so that we know what we need to fix and not be too surprised when we get to the home stretch.

Posted by pinkerton at May 6, 2005 8:26 PM