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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Plans for new sync feature

From: Figue
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Plans for new sync feature
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2014 15:24:55 +0100

I'm very happy with Firefox Sync and the possibility to work with all my info replicated between machines. Very useful.
If I may say, please, don't remove it.

On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 1:47 PM, Loic J. Duros <address@hidden> wrote:

One thing that is sure is that you won't see the marketing
information. I'm not yet sure at this point what we'll do for the
Firefox Sync feature. Someone would have to test a custom server and see
if it is still working. Keeping the old sync functionality alive sounds
like a headache.

I for one don't consider Firefox Sync to be a very important feature for
my browsing experience. The question is, is it to some IceCat users?
Maybe someone here can share her/his experience with Sync.



Jonas Wielicki <address@hidden> writes:

> Dear Icecat team,
> I wonder what your plans are regarding the new sync feature of mozilla
> firefox, which will have impact from firefox 29 onwards (discussion is
> e.g. here[1]).
> I feel that this “feature” severely limits the freedom of the user; One
> seems to be forced to mozillas services, they even state that they have
> not much intention to allow custom servers:
>> * In general, Custom Server support for FxA Sync in Fx29 be somewhere
>>   between a "non-goal" and "best effort"
>> * If you're already connected to Sync, then in Fx29, your set up
>>   should continue to work.
>> * Otherwise, it is subject to other above restrictions for Legacy
>>   Sync users.
>> * Custom servers should in theory be possible with FxA Sync, but with
>>   a different architecture (Token server + Sync 1.5).
> (from [2])
> Do you intend to take that feature as is, disable sync completely or
> will you keep the old sync functionality alive?
> regards,
> Jonas Wielicki
>    [1]: https://github.com/posativ/weave-minimal/issues/26
>    [2]:
> https://wiki.mozilla.org/User_Services/Sync/Transition_To_FxA_Sync#Custom_Servers
> --
> http://gnuzilla.gnu.org


Joan Figueras

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