Thursday, April 26, 2007

Foxmarks 1.0.1 Available for Testing

We're pleased to announce that Foxmarks 1.0.1 is now available for testing. What's more, we feel that Foxmarks is now sufficiently stable and reliable to merit a 1.0 version number. If it continues to prove itself in the field, we'll release this build to Mozilla for deployment on the add-ons site next week.

Perhaps the most significant addition in this release is a defensive one: if your bookmarks disappear on you (for any of a host of reasons, none of them related to Foxmarks), Foxmarks will now detect that disappearance instead of slavishly syncing your unintentionally slimmed-down set to the server and from there on to your other computers. If Foxmarks detects that some kind of foul play has transpired, it slams on the brakes and requires that you confirm before synchronization continues.

So... happy syncing! As always, please let us know if you see any odd behavior.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Use My.Foxmarks to Add a Bookmark from any Web Browser

With great fanfare (a blog post counts as great fanfare here at Foxmarks Central) we're happy to announce that you can now add a bookmark to your collection from any web browser using My.Foxmarks.

Many users have asked (pleaded, demanded) that we allow them to bookmark a new site that they discover when they're not at their own computer. Now you can: using My.Foxmarks add a bookmark from a friend's computer, a computer at an internet cafe, or at the office (where you may be compelled to use a browser other than Firefox; ahem!) and that bookmark will appear in your Firefox bookmarks the next time you sync.

We're in the midst of some more substantial upgrade shenanigans, but we wanted to kick this out to our loyal and devoted users as quickly as possible because the need has been so urgent for so long. We hope this little morsel will demonstrate that we haven't forgotten about you. We haven't! In fact, pretty much all we do these days is think about you and your bookmarks.

Please try it out and let us know how it goes for you, either here or via our support queue if you need a personal response.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Problem with Norton Antivirus Resolved

If you are still having trouble with Norton Antivirus blocking Foxmarks sync with a complaint of HTTP Macromedia Long Filename BO, please download the latest antivirus signature files from Symantec, which are reported to fix this problem. The download is available here.

Feel free to report your experiences here.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Server Down for Short Maintenance

As we noted yesterday, we have taken the Foxmarks Sync Server down for a short maintenance operation. We'll post again when it's back up.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Brief Server maintenance Wednesday, April 4

There will be a brief service outage Wednesday afternoon, about 15:00 PDT (22:00 UTC), that should last about 30 minutes.

Deleting Bookmarks in Firefox

We noticed recently that if you select a range of bookmarks in the Bookmark Manager and delete them, something funny happens: they don't disappear! In many ways, they seem to be gone; you can't actually access them, for instance, but they look no different from ordinary bookmarks. If you restart Firefox, the deleted bookmarks really do go away.

We filed a bug against Firefox for this, and it was recently identified as a duplicate of another bug that was filed last week. So at least we're not the only ones that have seen this. Whatever the problem is, it doesn't seem like it's caused by or related to Foxmarks. But we thought you should know anyway.