Archive for June, 2009

Just to keep you updated

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Hi all

There’s been a loooooong inactivity in the blog. We’ve been working on very cool fixes and improvements for the fonera that you will soon be able to test. I just wanted to send you this message so you get ready for the news ;)

Sooner than later we will make another release candidate and this time it will be the good one. We expect 2.2.6.0 to be a very stable and improved firmware!

Please stay tuned ;)
PS: there’s no bridge functionality yet…

Here is the foneradownloader Firefox plugin!

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Yesterday we announced it, today, we release it!

In order to use foneradownloader-0.0.9 you need firmware 2.2.6.0-rc2 or later.

What you can do with is:

  • click on a torrent and select to send it to the fonera 2.0 for download, instead of downloading it with the PC and then upload it to the fonera. Cool huh?
  • select a set of plain text links (direct links or RS and MU links) and right click on them -> “Download with the Fonera”. YAY!!!! And you can select even normal text, it’s a smart plugin that will strip out only the proper links!!
  • See the status of all your downloads in realtime on firefox, without needing to go to the fonera UI. You can see it all in a table like this (sorry about the Spanish):
Download status
In order to install it, you need to Drag & Drop the .xpi file into a firefox window, or directly install instead of downloading. This is not a Firefox approved plugin so you will need to tell Firefox to allow the installation. Works both with firefox 3.0 and 3.5beta
Download or install it here.

Long time no see, rc2 is here!

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

hello

we’ve been quite busy lately. We are working on lots of things right now and soon you will know about some of them. But today, here you have a new release candidate for you to test.

As always, give us your feedback, it is very much appreciated.

Most of the changes are cleanups for the not-so-well working applications like torrent and rapidshare. So you, heavy-downloader… test it and let us know if it improved at all.  But there is a very nice new feature… the firefox plugin!!!!
You can expect

  • a better handling of the RS and MU links: links are loaded without checking so it’s faster and are checked at download time so there’s no possible variation of temporary links. Summary: should work better and fail less :P
  • torrent cleaned up: the torrent application is handled slightly differently and the different status are managed somehow better. even though the downloads won’t be perfect, it seems like you can now download some big files from time to time :)
  • other cleanups…

OK, ok, you want to know about the firefox plugin. What does it do? well, it’s in beta state (lol) but the target is to detect whether you are connected to the fonera 2.0 and if so, it helps you send tasks to it. For instance, you can:

  • click on a torrent and select to send it to the fonera 2.0 for download, instead of downloading it with the PC and then upload it to the fonera. Cool huh?
  • select a set of plain text links (direct links or RS and MU links) and right click on them -> “Download with the Fonera”. YAY!!!! And you can select even normal text, it’s a smart plugin that will strip out only the proper links!!
  • See the status of all your downloads in realtime on firefox, without needing to go to the fonera UI. You can see it all in a table like this (sorry about the Spanish):
Download status

Thanks Javier for the very good work and Steven for supporting with the APIs!

How do you install it? Unfortunately you need to wait till tomorrow so we can fix a small last minute bug :P
Enjoy and thanks!

The Firmware Team