"Since its beginnings, Chimera/Camino has occupied a special place in the heart of OS X users. As a Cocoa port of the open source Mozilla project, Camino was at one point the most popular browser on OS X. It looked like an OS X application and rendered most of the Internet well, something that could not be said of its early competitors OmniWeb 4.0, Internet Explorer 5.2, and Mozilla. All of the other browsers either looked strangely out of place in the OS X Aqua GUI or had difficulties with some sites.
Apple's decision to adopt KHTML and launch its own web browser changed the game almost overnight. Safari quickly became the most popular browser on the platform, and soon had web developers accounting for its existence when designing web pages. Meanwhile, Camino development slowed down to a virtual crawl. Recently, however, the pace of work on Camino has quickened, and the browser is still an excellent choice for surfing the Net.
Mac.Ars recently caught up with Mike Pinkerton, the lead developer on the Camino project. Mike has been doing Mac development since high school, and has authored Mac shareware programs such as Aurora and ColorKey. He graciously agreed to answer a few questions for us."