Software Update: Weave Sync 1.2.1

The developers at Mozilla Labs have released a new version of Weave Sync, this time with a version number of 1.2.1. Weave Sync is a plug-in for the popular browser Firefox, which is being developed by the same organization. The plug-in makes it possible to save personal settings, such as bookmarks, personas and browsing history in the cloud. This means that a user’s laptop, desktop and mobile phone can have the same information everywhere. The list of changes since the previous entry in the Meuktracker looks like this:

Version 1.2.1:

  • Sync a capped number of form history items to avoid slowing/hanging Firefox

Version 1.2:

  • Improvements to switch more quickly to more frequent syncs as additional clients are added
  • On PCs and Macs, pull all data from the server in one pass, avoiding the impression of incomplete/incorrect sync
  • Improve synced tabs interfaces and discoverability and sync more tabs
  • Split “Start Over” into sync reset and change accounts (with warning prompt)
  • Prevent old data from less-frequently used machines from replacing recent changes
  • Update server storage to allow multiple client versions to share the same data version
  • Make each data type have its own storage version to reduce the potential for server wipes on upgrade
  • Multiple fixes to verify the encrypted data records have not been tampered with
  • Avoid syncing when Firefox is starting (and loading tabs)
  • Better inform users if the account needs to be set up
  • Sync additional data: search-bar queries and bookmark folder descriptions

Version number1.2.1
Release statusFinal
Operating systemsWindows 7, Windows 2000, Linux, Windows XP, macOS, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
WebsiteMozilla Labs
License typeFreeware