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02 June 2010, 09:47

Firefox Sync graduates from Mozilla Labs

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Firefox Sync Logo Mozilla has announced that Firefox Sync, formerly known as Weave, has graduated from Mozilla Labs to become an official part of the roadmap for Firefox. Firefox Sync allows a user to synchronise their bookmarks, passwords, preferences, forms, history and open tabs between Firefox installations running on different PCs or on mobile devices.

Mozilla say that the technology, currently available as an add-on, will become an integrated feature in a future major release of Firefox. The latest release of Firefox Sync, version 1.3, is now available for more than 15 languages including, for example, English, German, French, Spanish and Chinese.

The developers note that the sign-up and set-up process has been simplified, users can now access all of their remote tabs via a single button and that Sync is fully compatible with Firefox Home, an iPhone application that provides a read only view of Firefox Sync, which was announced last week. Although the project has graduated, the developers are still asking users to provide feedback and report any bugs that they encounter.

More details about version 1.3 of Firefox Sync are available in the release notes. Firefox Sync is available to download and install from Mozilla's add-ons site and is released under the Mozilla Public License (MPL).

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