20 June 2006

Clippings 2.0 Release Candidate 1

This release candidate is now available for download. Barring any last-minute showstopper bugs, this release should resemble the final 2.0 release. Download link:

Clippings 2.0 RC 1 (62 KB; English-US; compatible with Firefox 1.5-1.5.0.x and Thunderbird 1.5-1.5.0.x)

As this is not the final 2.0 release, no automatic updating will occur if you already have Clippings 1.x or any previous development snapshot release installed. You must uninstall the old version of Clippings first in Extension Manager before installing this release.

Summary of New Features
  • Now works with Mozilla Thunderbird! Clippings can be created from both the message view and the message compose windows by dragging selected text into the Clippings icon on the Thunderbird status bar. Clippings can also be inserted into the body of an email message in the message compose window using the context menu.
  • Folders and subfolders to organize your clippings. You can choose which folder to place a new clipping in, create new folders (or delete folders you no longer need), and move or copy clippings into folders in Clippings Manager.
  • Automatic back up of Clippings data. Back up files are stored in a ".clipbak" folder in your Firefox user profile folder.
  • Automatic recovery of corrupted Clippings data. Clippings can now detect corruption of the data source file (clipdat2.rdf) and restore it from backup files.
  • Export Clippings as HTML for printing or display in a Web browser.
  • Export as Clippings 1.x format, for backwards compatibility with Clippings 1.x series.
  • Clippings Manager window dimensions now remembered between sessions.
  • Numerous bug fixes.
Compatibility with Firefox 1.0.x Discontinued

Due to problems with getting many of the new features to work with Firefox 1.0.x and Thunderbird 1.0.x, Clippings now requires Firefox 1.5 or newer and Thunderbird 1.5 or newer. Users who have not yet upgraded to the latest versions of Firefox and Thunderbird should do so.

What's Next?

Clippings 2.0 is scheduled to be released at the end of June. If you discover any bugs, please file them in Bugzilla. Be sure to do a search first to see if the issue hasn't been reported yet. Thanks for trying out Clippings!

3 comments:

Kristy Whanarahardja said...

This is what I've been searching for years! I'm managing websites and mailing lists and tired of replying and typing the same messages over and over again. I was about to challenge myself to make this kind of extension until I found yours. Will try now. Great!

BW said...

Clippings has been incredibly useful to me in maintaining an event calendar — I keep venue addresses in Clippings. The 2.0 updates sound excellent.

What would make Clippings ideal for me would be the ability to alphabetize the clippings. My clippings list is now quite long, and it's increasingly more difficult to locate the entry I want in the unsorted list. I think I can alphabetize the list manually by editing the clipdat.rdf file, but of course this isn't an optimal solution.

Fantastic product — I hope you'll consider my suggestion for Clippings 2.1.

nfsmusic said...

linked from mozdev.org, i'll be trying clippings out, ty