This release is primarily focusing on getting the extension ready for upcoming Firefox 4 release. There will be some fixes, some internal changes and some features added. The plan is to release it before new year. There’s still time to hear some ideas though.
The bookmark toolbar doesn’t show in firefox 4 beta
Toolbars do not show on FF4 (this is duplicate of above – will merge them after fix)
Since in the latest beta of Firefox 4 issue with bookmark toolbars did not magically disappear I’ll aim to fix it in this release. Basically how toolbars are realized in this version is different than how it is done in 3.6 at the moment and my guess is it is not going to be changed for the final release so no options but fix it as soon as possible. This is critical issue and has to be fixed for the next release.
This issue is highly annoying, especially for intranet sites. The change will be to handle everything starting with http:// as an URL for now, but will leave the logic as is when there’s no http:// in front so it still recognizes URLs.
Toolbar button is not implemented correctly and I have to fix it to conform to the best practices in that area.
Another notable change is how thumbnails and details about them are stored. By changing this it should become faster and some issues should be sorted out by it:
Save full sized thumbnails permanently
Ability to remember thumbnail/snapshot of the page even after clearing history
Drag tabs into the grid to add them manually
This one will be done partially – I’ll add context menu for this on tab or on thumb itself (or both), however drag/drop will be done if time permits.
Sites list differs from navigation bar’s one
Will try to update the list with details from navigation bar history instead of how it is done now. How it is done at the moment suffers from inability to refresh the list until Firefox is restarted.
Add a “Recently closed” toolbar to Jumpstart
This should be easy when I add my implementation of toolbars (see: The bookmark toolbar doesn’t show in firefox 4 beta above)
The ability to permanently pin tabs
Will look at this, however don’t know if this is still valid