December 15, 2008

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Weave – when will you ever stabilize?

As I’ve mentioned a few times before, I’ve been using Mozilla Weave. It is a really cool idea, and really critical in this day and age of most tech savvy users having at least 2 computers (if not more). Weave, for those that don’t know, basically takes everything in your browser and backs it up to the internet (on a regular basis) and allows you to pull down that information again. I use it to sync multiple copies of Firefox (on different machines). Moving along…

The major problem with Weave is that it is a “Labs” project, and has a tendency to be extremely unstable. It is a bit frustrating, to say the least. For a while I couldn’t login in at all with Weave. Then they patched it and things worked perfect. Then there were more problems, which they eventually fixed. Back and forth; back and forth. Most recently (either the last version or the last week, I can’t remember when it got updated), it has been chewing up RAM & CPU like a Microsoft product. When it isn’t eating my CPU for breakfast, it is crashing Firefox. Needless to say, this is a bit frustrating. I can’t do anything about it, other than whine (& cheese) and disable the extension.

Mozilla & Co! Please make Weave work well and go 1.0!! It would be a wonderful Christmas present! (New Years gifts, heck, even Chinese New Years would be cool too).