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Mozilla Gets Ready to Weave Syncing Into Firefox

Mozilla’s Weave, a free add-on for Firefox that syncs your personal data across multiple PCs and mobile devices, has reached the release candidate stage and is just about ready to make its way into Firefox proper.

The Weave team is hoping to get Weave 1.0 out before Firefox 3.6 arrives, though the add-on will not be integrated into the browser itself until a Firefox future release.

Eventually Firefox will offer built-in syncing and Weave will become just another feature. But for now, at least you’ve got the add-on and an easy way to sync bookmarks, tabs, personas and other Firefox data across all your various computers.

Since the new version of Weave is a release candidate not a whole lot has changed since the last beta release we told you about. According to the announcement post, Weave RC1 offers faster startup times and offers better integration with Fennec, the mobile version of Firefox.

Other changes include some more improvements during syncing, for example, your tabs are now immediately available when you set up a second computer. The new version also fixes an issue that would trigger the Weave master password prompt when you launched Firefox.

Weave 1.0 still isn’t a final release, but in our experience Weave is stable enough for everyday use. If you’d like to give it a try, head over the Mozilla Add-ons page and install Weave. If you’re updating from an earlier release make sure you update all your computers, having different versions of Weave on synced PCs can cause problems.

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