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Google Browser Sync on FF3

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, April 13, 2008
14 years ago2,986 views

I thought I'd start a small campaign to get the googlers to shift resources to make sure Google Browser Sync becomes compatible with Firefox 3. Apparently, FF3 uses a new bookmarking API (for 'Places').

Coverage here:
http://www.grantmidwinter.com/2008/04/02/google-browser-sync-for-firefox-3/

http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Firefox-Extensions/browse_thread/thread/1c597fa1b6c8a420

If you can, send e-mails to press[put at-character here]google.com. They have been known to be active on this subject.

sanderqd [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Matt Cutts wrote:
"bd_, I talked to one of the developers for Google Browser Sync, and he said that he’d be willing to shave off some time to help a student open-source the client. So if a student wanted to tackle that as a Summer of Code (SOC) project, it could probably happen.

Be aware that Google Browser Sync consists of a client and a server, and the server would have to be updated as well if there were significant client changes. There’s not really any time budgeted for that at all right now. A potential answer would be to rework the browser sync client so that it depended on some sort of generic server."

http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/summer-of-code-2008-21-potential-projects/#comment-123854

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Perhaps I'm wrong, but I think the latest Google Toolbar for IE replaces Bowser Sync (at least for the bookmarking system): http://www.google.com/support/toolbar/bin/answer.py?answer=78212

So, I guess they don't try to make the software compatible with FF3 because they wait for the official release of FF3 in June to announce a new version of Google Toolbar for FF, including the bookmark sync. feature.

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