Bookmarks Branch Landing Offers Many Improvements

Wednesday March 26th, 2003

Users of recent Mozilla nightly builds have been benefiting from the major architectural changes that have been made to Mozilla's bookmarks code (bug 196756). These improvements were made on a branch which landed on the trunk late on Monday night. Several longstanding issues have been fixed, including the lack of a root level folder (bug 36339) and the inability to have two differently named bookmarks pointing at the same location (bug 51683). Site icons in the Bookmark Manager and Bookmarks Sidebar tab are back (bug 113574) and columns in the Bookmark Manager now display the correct data (bug 124819). Separators are also working much better, no longer taking up the entire width of the Bookmark Manager (bug 121249) and even supporting optional labels (bug 121053).

Note however that the landing of the bookmarks branch has caused several regressions in Phoenix (bug 199328).

#1 a first step...

by TheK

Thursday March 27th, 2003 12:27 AM make the often critisized bookmark handling better!

still missing options to sort bookmarks in a folder and a context menu for the bookmark bar. And opening the bookmarks in another tab/window by middle clicking...

#6 Re: a first step...

by kwanbis

Thursday March 27th, 2003 5:41 AM

yea .... still can't believe they havent added a sort mechanism ... :(

#7 Re: a first step...

by rtepp

Thursday March 27th, 2003 6:45 AM

You might find it useful:

#11 Thanks! What a great add-on!

by davidboydca

Thursday March 27th, 2003 6:22 PM

This is extremely cool, although it doesn't seem have anything to do with sorting bookmarks. Or does it?

#2 aaand

by betz

Thursday March 27th, 2003 1:06 AM

...and the ability to synchronize the bookmarks like the netscape addressbook! that would be such a great feature

#3 What abotu NS 7.02?

by DeepFreeze3

Thursday March 27th, 2003 1:50 AM

Do these fixes apply to Netscape 7.02? If they do, how would one go about implementing them? I'll bet that the powers that be will take their sweet time putting this stuff in there, and it'd be great if one could have a way to put it in there ourselves.

#4 Re: What abotu NS 7.02?

by AlexBishop

Thursday March 27th, 2003 2:02 AM

"Do these fixes apply to Netscape 7.02?"

As Netscape 7.02 isn't open-source, you wouldn't be able to implement the fixes yourself. I suppose you could try applying them to Mozilla 1.02, upon which Netscape 7.02 is based.

"If they do, how would one go about implementing them?"

If you were implementing the fixes on the 1.0 branch you would apply the patches and compile. And hope it all works, as they were designed for the trunk.

"I'll bet that the powers that be will take their sweet time putting this stuff in there"

I don't think the powers that be (or anyone else for that matter) are planning to apply the fixes to the 1.0 branch.

"it'd be great if one could have a way to put it in there ourselves."

Wait for the next Netscape version, which will probably be trunk-based.


#5 Re: What abotu NS 7.02?

by ezh

Thursday March 27th, 2003 4:31 AM

Just wait for next major Netscape release based upon mozilla 1.4.1 I believe.

#13 1.4.1?

by mlippert

Friday March 28th, 2003 1:32 PM

You don't think 1.2.1 and 1.3.1 were anomolies?!? :-)

#14 Re: 1.4.1?

by AlexBishop

Friday March 28th, 2003 5:30 PM

In the past, Netscape releases haven't been based on a Mozilla milestone but a Mozilla milestone and then some. The non-commercial 'and then some' stuff is publicly released. So in the past there's been a Mozilla (Netscape 6.1) and a Mozilla (Netscape 6.2).


#15 Version number?

by DeepFreeze3

Friday March 28th, 2003 7:40 PM

They jumping all the way to 1.41? WOAH!! Now that is a leap!! I wonder when that'll be released? And what they'll call it? Netscape 7.03? Netscape 8?

#8 No Update Bookmarks *sigh*

by jensend

Thursday March 27th, 2003 7:06 AM

My most-wanted bookmarks bug has long been 51207- the update bookmarks bug. I really miss that feature from NS 4.

#9 how about editing bookmarks on the fly

by an_mo

Thursday March 27th, 2003 10:23 AM

is it now possible to edit bookmarks from the menu without opening the manager? One of the very few things I miss about explorer.

#12 Re: how about editing bookmarks on the fly

by borggraefe

Friday March 28th, 2003 2:14 AM

No, only current Phoenix nightlies have this feature. You may vote for or contribute to bug 19437 if you want this in Mozilla.


#10 Congratulations!

by morg

Thursday March 27th, 2003 2:58 PM

Congratulations to the developers! This is a huge step forward for the Mozilla Project. You guys should be very proud.