Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Foxmarks 0.61

Today we released Foxmarks 0.61, which contains a number of improvements. Most important for our users, we finally bit the bullet and implemented an improvement to the routine that handles "dangling references" -- you've been bittten by the deficiencies in the previous version of this routine if you've ever seen some of your bookmarks turn mysteriously into separators. We have given up on trying to handle specifically all the different ways that people can get bookmarks onto their system; this new algorithm casts a very wide net in detecting and repairing problems that might have eluded the previous algorithm, without trying to understand specifically how those problems occurred. As always, we love to hear feedback, so please let us know how it works for you.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

We're live on the new machine!

Thanks to the heroic efforts of Jared Rhine, Foxmarks' IT God, the Foxcloud Sync Server is now running on some wickedly fast hardware at a new, more professionally managed colo facility. From what we can tell here at Foxmarks Central, the transition has gone really smoothly, but please do let us know if you observe any strange behavior.

If you were using SSL before the transition, you'll probably find that that no longer works. We'll be getting that straightened out this evening; in the meantime you can either select HTTP instead of HTTPS in the Foxmarks "Other" panel, or wait until we get the appropriate certificates installed.

Happy syncing!

Foxcloud Sync Server is Moving

We're in the process right now of transitioning the Foxcloud Sync Server to a new machine in a new facility. We expect the service to be back up in about an hour. I'll post here again when we've made it through to the other side.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Foxmarks 0.59

Today we released Foxmarks 0.59. If you've got a large set of bookmarks (or a not-so-fast PC), you'll want to upgrade to this version, especially if you've noticed a "mini-hang" while Foxmarks was doing its work. This latest version attempts to chop the overall synchronization process into a sequence of chunks, none of which should take longer than 1/10th of a second to execute.

It also fixes a long-standing problem that has tripped up many users: in previous versions, Foxmarks was unable to know that you had imported bookmarks, so imported bookmarks would not sync properly. This is now fixed.

Give it a shot, and let us know what you think.