Fsyncers and curveballs (the Firefox 3 fsync() problem)
Posted May 27, 2008 13:29 UTC (Tue) by gerv
In reply to: Fsyncers and curveballs (the Firefox 3 fsync() problem)
Parent article: Fsyncers and curveballs (the Firefox 3 fsync() problem)
Previously typing L offered me various LWN URLs I'd recently visited, a Livejournal page, and a few other things beginning with L. But now, thanks to Firefox 3's new database, I'm offered "Garfield vs Garfield" and "JWZ Mixtape on Blogspot" because I've visited those more recently and they have an L in them somewhere. Yes, it is that stupid.
On the other hand, if you type "curveballs" because that's what you remember about this page, it now finds it for you. How much harder is it to type "lwn", and get all your LWN URLs?
If you're willing to write a log structure
instead of building a database, you lose nothing.
Apart from the various new features Places enables. You may not like (some of) them but the general feedback has been very positive. Perhaps people will call me biased, but I love the awesomebar. It pretty much reads my mind. :-)
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