Snowl 0.2

Chris Beard

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We’re pleased to announce Snowl 0.2.  This version of the messaging-in-the-browser experiment builds on the first release with an updated river view, a new stream view for keeping track of messages in a sidebar while you do other things, the ability to send tweets, and support for multiple Twitter accounts.

Highlights

The updated river view now shows a single column of messages by default, groups them by time, and includes preview images and excerpts:

a screenshot of the river view

The stream view is a new way of tracking messages that opens in a sidebar and shows incoming messages as they are received.  It’s a simpler, more compact window into the flow of incoming information that you can leave open at the side of your browser and glance at occasionally for the latest updates:

a screenshot of the stream view

You can now send tweets by pressing the write message button a screenshot of the write message button in any view:

writing a message

And you can both send and receive Tweets from multiple accounts.  Just subscribe to each account, and their messages will show up in all views.  When sending a message, select the account from the menu of accounts:

picking an account to send a message

Try It Out

Get It Now

Warning: Snowl is in an early development stage with many bugs, and subsequent versions may include changes that break functionality and delete all your messages, making you start over from scratch.

Get Involved

Learn more about Snowl on its project page. Let us know what you think by posting in the discussion forum or chatting with us on the IRC channel.  See the list of reported bugs and report a bug you’ve found.  Or check out the source code and make improvements.  We’d love to have your input and participation.

Next Steps

Snowl developers are planning upcoming versions of the experiment.  See the Futures, Principles, and Roadmap blog posts for more information, and let us know your thoughts on what Snowl should do next.

4 responses

  1. david wrote on :

    not sure

  2. mykmelez wrote on ::

    Katryne & Fouad: Sorry about the problem. It was due to an incomplete locale. I have worked around the problem by disabling the French localization and updated the release with the fix, so if you reinstall it, it should work for you again (although in English). Hopefully the next version of the extension will have a complete French localization.

  3. Fouad wrote on :

    When i go to the option of snowl, i have this message :

    Erreur d’analyse XML : entité non définie
    Emplacement : chrome://snowl/content/preferences.xul
    Numéro de ligne 68, Colonne 3 : <prefpane id=”subscribe”
    –^

  4. Katryne wrote on ::

    [bug report]
    Can be installed but cannot modify the settings with FF3.1.
    Error message : Erreur d’analyse XML : entité non définie
    Emplacement : chrome://snowl/content/preferences.xul
    Numéro de ligne 68, Colonne 3 : <prefpane id=”subscribe”
    –^