Weave 0.5 Released

Weave Sync is a prototype that encrypts and securely synchronizes the Firefox experience across multiple browsers, so that your desktop, laptop and mobile phone can all work together. It is part of the Weave project, which aims to integrate services more closely with the browser.

Major Features

What is Weave Sync all about? In short, Weave Sync lets you securely take your Firefox experience with you to all your Firefox browsers — including our mobile browser, codenamed Fennec. It currently supports continuous synchronization of your bookmarks, browsing history, saved passwords and tabs. For example:

  • Get the same results on the Smart Location Bar on each of your Firefox browsers, so you can get to your favorite sites with just a few keystrokes
  • Continue what you were doing: have the ability to open any tab you have open on any of your Firefox browsers
  • Keep the same list of bookmarks on all of your Firefox browsers
  • Easily sign in to all your favorite sites using your saved passwords (this is especially handy on mobile phones, where it’s hard to type in complex passwords)
  • Do it all securely: Weave Sync encrypts user data before uploading it to Mozilla’s servers, so that only you can access your data

What’s new in 0.5?

If you have not looked at Weave recently, now is a great time to jump in and try it out!  In this release we’ve made a bunch of improvements in terms of reliability and performance.  A few of the major changes are:

  • Major performance improvements during upload and download
  • Sync waits until you’re not actively using the browser
  • Improved support for bookmark tags and smart folders
  • Support for changing passwords and passphrases
  • Support for Fennec on Windows Mobile and Firefox on x86 OpenSolaris
  • Better error handling and reporting

Getting Involved with Testing and Development

— Mike Connor, on behalf of the Weave development team

5 responses

  1. Simon wrote on :

    Is Weave 0.5 compatible if another machine is running an older version? Or will it get confused?

  2. Dude wrote on :

    May I say this addon rocks. I am waiting though for the day you can sync your addons. That’d be awesome.

  3. Mazzaa wrote on :

    Yh same as above, can’t wait for all the sync items to be available especially the location bar and search plugins

  4. Chris wrote on :

    How about the ability to delete your account completely from the Weave servers, so we can stop using the service altogether…instead of just deleting all my data, just to upload it again fresh…?

  5. Wanas wrote on :

    We are waiting to put the extensions and plugins sync feature to weave