Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Foxmarks 0.87 Released for Beta Testing

For those of you hankering to try the latest Foxmarks in a non-English locale, the following locales are now available to test in Foxmarks 0.87, courtesy of our friendly localizers:

  • ja (Japanese)

  • nl-NL (Dutch)

  • tr-TR (Turkish)

  • ru-RU (Russian)

  • uk-UA (Ukrainian)

  • zh-TW (Chinese Traditional)


We know that people have started to use the latest version, but we haven't heard any specific comments back. What do you think?

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Foxmarks 0.86 Released for Beta Testing

This evening we released a new version of Foxmarks that has contains what we hope will turn out to be valuable improvements.

  • The new version substantially revises the way that automatic sync works. It should now be less obtrusive, and stay out of your way when you're making a series of changes to your bookmarks.

  • There's a new option "Sync on Shutdown" that will prompt you when you shut down Firefox to sync changes you've made to your bookmarks. If it makes sense, we may also implement "Sync on Startup."

  • We continue to make progress on the performance side, the goal being to eliminate the hiccups experienced by users with large bookmark sets. We're getting closer, but a few improvements still remain.

  • We don't yet have localizations for the new bits for languages other than English, so non-English users will want to steer clear of this release until we can get the needed translations.


This is most definitely a beta release. If you decide to download it, please let us know how it goes, good or bad. Your feedback is invaluable to us. If you're not feeling lucky (or brave), please continue to use the officially released version.

Thursday, November 9, 2006

Fixes? We got fixes.

A few users had reported that they were unable to use My Foxmarks -- clicking on the folder names in the sidebar failed to cause the folder to open. It appears that it was a timing bug, which we've just fixed. Give it a shot. If you see the problem again, please let us know. As far as we know, My Foxmarks works with Firefox, IE, Safari, and Opera.
My Foxmarks: Now with 10% less suckage.

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Problems accessing my.foxmarks.com?

If you've had problems logging in to your account on the web to view your bookmarks at my.foxmarks.com, to change your account settings, or to be mailed a temporary login link, we wanted to let you know that we've found and fixed your problem.

It was, unfortunately, a nasty character encoding problem that affected all users that had non-English characters in the first or last name fields of their accounts. Some users wrote to us letting us know they were having such problems, and we manually fixed their accounts to remove the problematic characters while we were fixing the underlying problem. Those users can now change their accounts back by going to our home page and clicking "Manage My Account."

Regardless, we're pretty sure we've fixed the problem. If you see any remnants of it, please let us know.

Monday, November 6, 2006

Network Glitch

Due to networking problems outside our control, the Foxmarks service was unavailable for about 20 minutes starting at 9:24a PST. Everything has been restored to normal and, as far as we know, there have been no other consequences. Our provider assures us that this was a one-time problem.

Friday, November 3, 2006

Downtime Completed

All services should be back up now. If you see problems, please let us know.

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Downtime

We'll be taking the service down for a few hours on Friday evening at approximately 6pm PST to play a game of hardware musical chairs. You will not, unfortunately, be able to do much of anything with Foxmarks during this time. We'll get things back online as quickly as possible and post here as soon as we're done.