Weave is a Mozilla Labs’ project to develop a coherent framework and platform for deeply integrating online services with the browser. Our goals are to enhance the Firefox user experience, increase user control over their personal information, and provide new opportunities for developers to build innovative online experiences.
As a development milestone, 0.2 is a major update to the Weave client and server prototypes that significantly builds upon previous versions.
Major Updates and Features
- Significant reworking of the installation and setup experience.
- Support for major browser data types, including bookmarks, browsing history, cookies, saved passwords, saved form data, and tabs.
- Intelligent scheduler for determining when to synchronize data between browser and server to improve performance.
- RSA public/private keys and AES encryption of all user data on the client side through NSS, the crypto library used by Firefox.
- End-to-end encryption, with initial support for secure sharing of data with a 3rd party and with XMPP-based notifications of shares.
Get Weave 0.2
For detailed information on the release, installation instructions, and known issues, please read the Weave 0.2 Release Notes.
Note: Weave 0.2 is not yet fully compatible with all Linux distributions. Please see the release notes for details and workarounds.
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.