15 August 2006

Clippings 2 improvements

A minor release of Clippings 2 is in the works, mainly to coincide with Firefox 2. In addition to compatibility with this new version of Firefox, there are a few items that will be addressed:
  • Infinite recursion if moving or copying a folder to its subfolder (bug 14647)
  • Using Drag 'n Drop to Move an Item Into a Collapsed Folder Doesn't Work (bug 14650)
  • Clippings data appended to exported RDF file (bug 14518)
I am also pursuing the following improvements:
  • Improve the folder picker drop-down in the New Clipping and New Folder dialogs
  • Drag 'n drop from any external application into Clippings Manager to create a new clipping (currently, you can drag 'n drop into the Clippings status bar icon in Firefox or Thunderbird)
I've received some ideas and RFE's from users. These will be considered for a future release:
  • Clippings toolbar button in the main Firefox browser window
  • A Clippings toolbar with buttons that lets you paste clipping items with just one click
Major stability improvements to the back end are also being planned. This has a high risk of breaking Clippings Manager, so this is definitely being deferred until later.

Feedback and ideas welcome in the Clippings mailing list:

06 August 2006

Clippings 2.0.1 Released

This update to Clippings 2.0 fixes a serious bug where data migrated from Clippings 1.x was lost if a "save" action was not performed when restarting Firefox after upgrading from Clippings 1.x to 2.0. (Users affected by this bug can learn how to rescue their Clippings data in the Clippings 2.0 Release Notes.)

Clippings 2.0.1 is now available for download from the Clippings website, http://clippings.mozdev.org, or from the download link below:

clippings-2.0.1.xpi (89 KB; compatible with Firefox 1.5 - 1.5.0.x and Thunderbird 1.5 - 1.5.0.x)

Supported languages: English (United States), Chinese (traditional and simplified), French, German, Italian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Ukrainian.

If you already have Clippings installed, it will be upgraded for you if automatic extension updates are enabled in Firefox. Otherwise, open the Extension Manager in Firefox, then right-click on the entry for Clippings in the list of installed extensions and choose Find Update.

More information on new features introduced in Clippings 2.0, getting started and how to report a bug can be found in the Clippings 2.0 announcement. Don't forget to read the Release Notes which also details known issues and things you should know.

Firefox 2.0 beta 1 users: A special build of Clippings 2.0.1 for this Firefox beta build is also available. The XPI is available from here: http://downloads.mozdev.org/clippings/experimental/fx2-b1/