Monday, February 27, 2006

Foxmarks 0.56

Today's release of Foxmarks 0.56 fixes a few superficial bugs (e.g., the display of error messages) and one serious bug that affects users doing an initial merge.

We believe we're in the final stretch of our beta test now, so please let us know if you encounter any behavior that seems wrong.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Foxmarks 0.55

So much for our weekly release rhythm! Version 0.55 contains fixes a bug that was introduced in the display of the last sync date, and incorporates Premier's latest version of the Japanese localization.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Foxmarks 0.54

With today's release of Foxmarks 0.54, we seem to be getting into a rhythm of one release per week. Version 0.54 essentially completes the internationalization work that we started with version 0.53, so now the entire interface should be localizable. There's also a single bug fix -- for a a bug that caused a crash, reported just a few hours ago.

Which brings me to another topic: please report bugs if you find any. We feel like we've flushed out the vast majority of bugs, but we rely on you, our faithful beta users, to tell us about problems. If you see something strange, please don't assume that we already know about it. We'd rather have 10 people tell us about the same bug than have no one tell us at all.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

my.foxcloud.com: Memory problem resolved?

Several users with large bookmark sets have contacted us to say that they were unable to view their bookmarks on my.foxcloud.com because our server was running out of memory.

Now that the Foxmarks extension seems to be heading towards stability (fingers crossed), we finally were able to spend some time today looking at the problem with my.foxcloud. It turns out that the parser we grabbed off the web, while complete and accurate, turned out to be a total memory hog. So we wrote our own, and life seems much better now. In one our test cases, we reduced memory usage from 100 MB to 8 MB.

So, if you've got a large set of bookmarks and you've been denied by My.Foxcloud in the past, head on over there, give it a shot, and let us know whether it works for you now.

Foxmarks 0.53

Today we released Foxmarks 0.53 (upgrade instructions here), a release that includes a number of fixes and improvements. It also takes an important first step in the direction of Internationalization, as all strings have been removed from XUL files (which implement the UI for the Settings Dialog and the Setup Wizard). Thanks to user Premier, we also have our first localization, for Japanese. There's still a fair amount of work to do to enable the localization of various alerts and error messages -- which we hope to include in 0.54 or 0.55 -- but we're excited about Foxmarks being able to speak to users in their native tongues.

Those of you who responded via email to my earlier post asking for volunteers to help in localization will get an email from me when we've completed the remaining internationalization work. Thanks for your offer to help.

Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Foxmarks 0.52 Released

Today we released Foxmarks 0.52, a maintenance release that fixes a few bugs that beta users have recently uncovered.
Instructions for upgrading to the new version can be found here. Many thanks to our beta users who continue to help us find and diagnose problems.

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Foxmarks on Connected Internet

The kind folks at Connected Internet yesterday included Foxmarks in their list of "10 Useful Firefox Extensions That Don't Get Glamorised." While we might take exception to the suggestion that our trusty bookmark-toting mascot is in need of a makeover (not to mention the spelling of "glamorised"), we humbly appreciate the hat-tip by our fans in the UK. Thanks for the  support!