Archive for Thursday, May 24, 2007

Places/Bookmarks now on Fx 3 Alpha 5

Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2007 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 3.0, Mozilla News

A little over a year later since Places was removed from the then under development Fx 2, it appears it is finally starting to take shape for Fx 3. From the mozilla Developers News blog:

The Firefox Places team has been hard at work to get the bookmarks portion of Places in shape for it to go out with Firefox 3 Alpha 5 scheduled later this month. And we are excited to let you all know that last week we enabled the Places implementation of bookmarks on the trunk. Although there is still much to be done, this is an important milestone for us.

If you are willing to experiment with this new feature on Fx 3 Alpha 5 Pre (The final Alpha 5 should be released on 2007-05-31) you are advised to backup your bookmarks, just in case. See Bookmarks: Backing up and Recovering for step-by-step instructions. Also keep in mind this is no where close to being a finished product so the UI may not work as desired (but that’s what make beta software so fun!).

Next time I boot up into Ubuntu and update my Fx 3, I’ll take a look at this. Of course right now I don’t have any bookmarks over there. I’ll need to import some from one my Windows profiles. At least I am finally been able to mount my ‘Data’ drive (or may be they’re on my ‘WinXP’ drive) so I can get those files.


Fx on ‘Beta’ channel

Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2007 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 1.5, Fx 2.0, Mozilla News

Looks like we are getting very close to the final Fx releases. Today on mozilla Developer News:

Firefox / coming to a beta channel near you

At around 4pm PDT this afternoon, Firefox 1.5.0.x and Firefox 2.0.0.x users on the “beta” update channel will be receiving updates to Firefox and Firefox, respectively.Feedback about these release candidates should be directed to the newsgroup.