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02 July 2008, 15:52

Mozilla releases version 0.2 of its online user data administration tool

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Mozilla has released version 0.2 of its Weave online user data administration add-on. The service, administered by Mozilla, makes it possible to save program data, such as bookmarks, settings, visited websites and saved passwords on a Web server in encrypted form. Reading the release notes, it is clear that a number of improvements have been made over version 0.1, which was released late last year.

The developer has worked to improve the speed and dependability of the service. The setup wizard, error detection, data synchronisation, and encryption have all been overhauled. For the latter, Weave uses the NSS Firefox encryption library. The software, intended for testing purposes, runs under Windows, Linux – except 64-bit distributions – and Intel-based Macs.

Currently bookmarks, cookies, tabs, saved forms, and passwords can be stored on the Mozilla server. A glance at the options menu in the Weave add-on reveals that functions for extensions, themes, search plug-ins, and micro-formats are all planned. To use the service, users have to log in with a user name, password, and email.


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