Wow, first post in more than 2 years! Talk about a dead blog.
Part of the reason why I didn’t update more frequently was because this blog was originally meant just for Firefox Showcase, so it “kinda” felt bad to write about other things. So, I just moved the blog to a new address, blog.uworks.net! The original address will redirect here for a while.
Although I haven’t updated this blog, I certainly have been updating Firefox Showcase and Speed Dial, although not in any “radical” way; I had my hands quite full between job, studies and life. A few months ago me and my coworkers got a voluntary severance package offer, and I decided to take it… so now I’m already back to Spain, and I plan to spend the next months completing my Master’s degree.
During the last couple of years, I’ve received quite a lot of feature requests for Speed Dial, specially things like password-protected groups and online synchronization; unfortunately, those things are not easy with the current architecture of the application, as there are quite a lot of things I didn’t foresee when I created it, plus Firefox now has a lot more features available. So, in a week or so I’ll release a minor revision of Speed Dial, with some bug fixes, and after that I’ll start working on Speed Dial 1.0 , which will be a major revision.
I expect this revision to take 1-2 months; it won’t be a rewrite, and the user interface won’t really change from the one people got used to, but it will be better; more reliable, faster, will handle a lot larger number of assigned websites with ease, and will have the features I mentioned before: password protected (encrypted) groups, and online synchronization, plus some things I’ve been thinking of that will make it simply better.
I’ll also try to finally update one of my other extensions: MultiSidebar. Although it never was a very popular extension, some users really loved it, so I’ll finally take it to the latest Firefox version 🙂