Alphanumerica's Total Recall Crash Recovery
Friday June 2nd, 2000
Alphanumerica has put up version .01 of their Mozilla crash recovery tool, Total Recall. If Mozilla crashes, Total Recall will remember all the pages you had open at the time of the crash, and the contents of any form fields on those pages. The next time you start Mozilla, the pages will be listed under the "Crash" menuitem.
Total Recall is at version .01, and works well in Unix, buggy in Windows, and not at all on Mac. The next version will work on all platforms and be bundled with the next revision of the Aphrodite package.
I think this really shows how extensible Mozilla is, and how Mozilla's architecture allows gives developers an opportunity to contribute useful features to the community. That will be the real benefit of the work that the Mozilla developers have been doing. Skins are great, and they will be very popular, but extensions and utilities will prove the worth of Mozilla's open architecture.
#31 Re: Re: neato!
Wednesday June 7th, 2000 12:26 PM
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Try Java applets. Or, as another mentioned, long CGI forms.
It's an annoyance only, to be sure, right now. But, if you're doing intensive data entry with it, that's a major loss. I develop CGI apps for a living, and have to keep such issues in mind when designing forms. For today, right now, it's not a big deal for the majority of people. But the web is growing FAST,a nd we have really only scratched the surface of what we can do with it. Or, try this. The folks at Jabber (<http://www.jabber.org>) are devising a Instant messaging standard. This standard menas you could do IM from a web browser, or a Java app. Many companies are starting to depend on services like this, and it's nice for people on the go to be able to IM from a browser of a Java server. But, if the browser crashes, there goes your IM. Even better, one suspects that this work will apply to Mozilla-based applications, like ActiveState's Komodo. If so, that means a (nearly) crash-proof IDE! As someone who runs Norton CrashGuard at home, I can can it can be useful at times -- and a bloody problem at others. But I still run it. :)