Weave Sync 1.2 released

ragavan

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We are happy to announce the release of Weave Sync 1.2. Based on your feedback, our main focus for this release has been on:

  • increasing responsiveness
  • improving discoverability of remote tabs
  • creating a less disruptive “start over” flow
  • providing additional levels of data protection

Get your data faster

When you set up Weave Sync on additional devices, the service will start syncing more frequently so you can access your data within minutes. And, for computers, the setup process is smoother since all of your data is downloaded in one pass. Thus, all of your bookmarks will be immediately available. (Note: For the small percentage of you who have several thousand bookmarks, the initial setup may take a little longer).

Where are my remote tabs?

On desktops and laptops, you can now see all of your remote tabs on a single page in content. Additionally, you can access your remote tabs by clicking on the tab arrow at the right end of your tab bar or by typing in about:weave-tabs in your URL bar.

Less disruptive “start over” flow

When starting over, we’ve noticed that most of you want to reset your sync direction and do not want to enter your account information before you can do so. So, you now have an option to directly reset your sync direction from the main preferences screen.

Additional levels of data protection

With this version, Weave Sync will ensure that your most recent client changes will always persist. This prevents an inactive client from waking up and overwriting current data. We have also put in several other fixes that add additional levels of protection of your data on the client.

Also note that starting with this release, Weave Sync will be less strict about requiring that all of your devices run the same version of the add-on. This means in the future you should be able to continue syncing even after upgrading one device to a newer version (say 1.3).

Download Weave Sync and give it a try.

As always, let us know if you have any thoughts/comments by joining our discussion group. You can also find us on #labs on IRC.

About Weave Sync

Weave Sync is the first component of the Weave platform. Using this free browser add-on from Mozilla Labs, you can use security mechanisms to access all of your personal data across all of your supported devices, making your Web experience instantly more personal and useful. Weave Sync synchronizes your bookmarks, saved passwords, browsing history and open browser tabs. And all of your data is encrypted end-to-end to help protect your privacy.

Ragavan S, on behalf of the Weave team

About Weave
Weave is a Mozilla Labs project exploring opportunities for the Web browser to broker richer experiences while increasing user control over their data and personal information. The Weave platform will ultimately include services and APIs for managing your identity and personal data across the Web.

About Weave Sync

Weave Sync is the first component of the Weave platform. Using this free browser add-on from Mozilla Labs, you can use security mechanisms to access all of your personal data across all of your supported devices, making your Web experience instantly more personal and useful. Weave Sync synchronizes your bookmarks, saved passwords, browsing history and open browser tabs. And all of your data is encrypted end-to-end to help protect your privacy.

About the Weave platform

The Weave platform will ultimately include services and APIs for managing your identity and personal data across the Web. In terms of the roadmap, the next components will focus on identity, sharing and notifications.

3 responses

  1. nicholasbarry wrote on ::

    I successfully used Weave for a while on two different computers. Wonderful add-on!

    But I just got a new computer, and every time I try to run Weave to sync my existing bookmarks and passwords to my new computer, Firefox freezes, and I have to execute a forced quit.

    I'm running FF 3.6.3 (the latest version), and Weave 1.2.3 (also the latest). I have tried disabling all my other FF add-ons, and even closing all the tabs except a single blank tab, to make sure nothing is interfering with the Weave process. I have a solid internet connection, and it happens anyway.

    I'll try again one more time overnight in case I'm just stopping the process prematurely, but I only kill FF after Windows Task Manager shows it as Not Responding. Is there anything I can do? Or is this just a bug that needs to be ironed out in Weave or FF?

  2. Tracy wrote on ::

    I thought I had already commented…
    I have set up weave on 2 browsers – firefox and seammonkey. I would like to start using seamonkey as my default but need access to my bookmarks. After syncing a few times seamonkey still does not have my ff bookmarks. Is there another step I need to take?

  3. Tracy wrote on :

    How does this work? I have synced my browsers but the new browser does not show the bookmarks or anything. Is there an additional step I need to do?

    The browsers are firefox and seamonkey.