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.
#5 Re: neato!
Saturday June 3rd, 2000 2:02 AM
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Yeah, really. I mean, this is a neat trick- I'm sure windows users would love to have a similar tool for the whole OS :) But it is sort of sad to throw up your hands and accept that it is going to crash, instead of fighting crashes tooth and nail. Unix users and programmers generally don't accept that attitude, and it shows- XFree and the Linux kernel are every bit as complex as Mozilla, and they are rock solid. I understand that (relative to those two) Moz is a baby, but still... sort of disappointing.