Third (and Final) Preview of Snowl 0.2

I’ve pushed a new preview release of the next version of Snowl. It includes an updated design for the “river of news” view with many improvements suggested by Alex Faaborg and others.

It also supports sending tweets in addition to receiving them via an interface built into the river and stream views. Just click on the “write a message” icon to expose it:

And it supports multiple Twitter accounts (thanks to Boris Zbarsky, who helped resolve a final vexing issue with HTTP auth), so if you happen to have more than one, you can keep track of all of them:

alta88 also contributed a bunch of improvements and bug fixes, including a context menu for sources with some common commands (like Refresh and Unsubscribe). And Atul Varma contributed a patch that will make it easier to plug in support for other sources of messages.

Finally, I fixed a big performance bug that was slowing down database queries for message content linearly with the database’s growth in size. It looked something like this (courtesy beneneuman):

This preview is feature complete, which means no additional features will land in 0.2. From here on out, it’s only important bug fixes, minor look and feel enhancements, localization support, and other low risk/polish/completeness issues until the release of 0.2.

So try it out, and let me know if you run into any of those kinds of problems (or any others, for that matter, as 0.3 development will be gearing up soon).
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Warning: this version is a primitive implementation with many bugs, and subsequent versions will include changes that break functionality and delete all your messages, making you start over from scratch.


Myk Melez

Myk is a Principal Software Architect and in-house entrepreneur at Mozilla. A Mozillian since 1999, he's contributed to the Web App Developer Initiative, PluotSorbet, Open Web Apps, Firefox OS Simulator, Jetpack, Raindrop, Snowl, Personas, Firefox, Thunderbird, and Bugzilla. He's just a cook. He's all out of bubblegum.