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Post Posted May 5th, 2004, 3:59 pm

Geoff Beier has been working on a new tabs implementation for Camino. I've built his latest code into the 4/30 CVS. If you want to check it out, you can download the build here:
<a href="http://test.smokeyroom.com/CaminoTabs.dmg.tgz">CaminoTabs</a>

Jasper has done the graphics, which I think look great.

Geoff is also working on a rewrite of the drag'n'drop code to work entirely in Cocoa (instead of Carbon)
Way to go Geoff!!!

-Isaac
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Post Posted May 5th, 2004, 4:10 pm

Very similar to Safari, but thats a good thing, i find the whole centered tab thing was very counterintuitive before.

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Post Posted May 5th, 2004, 4:14 pm

Very very nice! Great work guys!!

btw: is there a way to keep the tabs always showing?
user_pref("browser.tabs.autoHide", false) doesn't seem to work..

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Post Posted May 6th, 2004, 12:03 am

Cool but I liked it better when the close button is, as in current official nightlies, is on the right side of the tab. This is for me, as a right hander, more intuitional and on the way when going to the Bookmarsmenu or the toolbar and it was one of the last good features that Camino had over Safari.

But now with the cose button left Camino more and more becomes a mozilla based Safari Clone and this is really the least I want. Camino should be more unique and stand alone that was the reason I used it and not IE or Safari.

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Post Posted May 6th, 2004, 1:06 am

Wow - so good to see decent tabs in Camino. Geoff, you're the man for doing this! :o)

Personally, I'm not bothered which side the close button is on.

Did Jasper say that at some point in the future the tabs would have the ability to be re-ordered by dragging and dropping? Or am I just making that up?!
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Post Posted May 6th, 2004, 1:19 am

Yep that is the plan, the patch used in this build here should be updated this week with more new code. I don't know if re-ordering is there. We also think we shouldn't group the site icon and the close button like this, so we will revert to putting the site icon together with the progress spinner.
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Post Posted May 6th, 2004, 1:35 am

Did anyone notice the higher scroll performance in these new tab builds?
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Post Posted May 6th, 2004, 1:39 am

isaacfinnegan wrote:Geoff is also working on a rewrite of the drag'n'drop code to work entirely in Cocoa (instead of Carbon)
Way to go Geoff!!!

-Isaac


Where are the sources ?

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Post Posted May 6th, 2004, 1:45 am

japser wrote:Did anyone notice the higher scroll performance in these new tab builds?


I did! Lovely stuff. Any idea how long it will take before this appears in the nightlies?
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Post Posted May 6th, 2004, 3:25 am

Same here.. the new tabs are looking awesome, great work guys. :)

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Post Posted May 6th, 2004, 4:58 am

jonhicks wrote:
japser wrote:Did anyone notice the higher scroll performance in these new tab builds?


I did! Lovely stuff. Any idea how long it will take before this appears in the nightlies?


Let's focus on 0.8 first. Once released we'll play with new features and other stuff. Mike wants 0.9 to be released sooner than 0.8 was compared to 0.7.

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Post Posted May 6th, 2004, 6:44 am

It would be hard to release 0.9 any less soon, especially with the whole attention on Mozilla/Firefox/Thunderbird/Camino hotting up all the time as various projects speed towards new major or 1.0 releases.

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Post Posted May 6th, 2004, 9:10 am

Not only does it look fantastic, but

japser wrote:Did anyone notice the higher scroll performance in these new tab builds?


yeah, it got remarkably faster! I only downloaded the build because of this remark and was hoping for some improvement, but this is ways more than what I was expecting! Is it the new tab-code or some optimization flags for the compile?

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Post Posted May 6th, 2004, 9:29 am

This looks very promising, so far the tabs are working very well, and scrolling behaviour has definitely improved.

I do have one minor concern. I thought I read that the latest code for the tabs used system colors, so that if you have an appearance theme installed, the tabs would use the theme's colors. With this version they do not. Are the system colored tabs not implemented yet?

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Post Posted May 6th, 2004, 10:06 am

This build flies - what gives? How can we have the tabbar stay up? I agree with the earlier post about putting the close button on the right not the left.

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