Performance and Stability Update to Weave Prototype

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Weave is a Mozilla Labs project to explore the blending of the desktop and the Web through deeper integration of the browser with online services.

Today we’re releasing an update to the core data synchronization components of Weave in preparation for the introduction of data sharing and third-party APIs.

Major Updates and Features

  • Significant reworking and strengthening of core synchronization architecture, improving robustness and overall responsiveness.
  • AES (Rijndael) encryption is now used by default for all user data.
    (Note: external calls to OpenSSL are being used temporarily while we continue to work on extending NSS to support the necessary functionality.)
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) back-end implemented in preparation for the introduction of data sharing capabilities.
  • Support for the new Firefox 3 native JSON parser for security, speed, and reliability.
  • Synchronization of browser history data is now based on visits rather than URLs.
  • Enhanced logging and debugging tools.

Get Weave for Firefox

  • Install Weave v0.1.28 for Firefox 3.0b2 or greater, Windows/Mac/Linux
    Warning: This is early prototype software. Use at your own risk.

How to Get Involved

We’ll be rolling out prototypes of various components of the framework, gathering feedback, and hosting a series of discussions and sessions on the Mozilla Labs site to plan, design, and further develop Weave.

  • Learn more about Weave
  • Discuss, debate and add to the design in the Weave forum.
  • Join us in #labs on irc.mozilla.org.

11 responses

  1. xpect16 wrote on :

    It would be really nice if we could register to weave so we can use this tool to replace Google Sync as it is not compatible with FF3.

    Please open the registration, guys!

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  3. Aubrey wrote on :

    Don’t lose your password or encryption code or there is no way to fix it and use the service.

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  6. Leo wrote on :

    Works GREAT!!!
    It will be great to store passwords too.

    Thanks!!!

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  8. Tom Janssens wrote on :

    Works great!

    Just tested Weave (bookmark sync) between two mac’s without any problem so far!

    Keep up the good work and blow IE out of the sky! I’ll spread the word!

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  10. vBulletin Eklenti wrote on ::

    thanx..

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