Perspectives Firefox 4.2 Released

A new version of the Perspectives Firefox Extension (version 4.2) has been uploaded to the Mozilla Addons site: Install New Version

The new version will be reviewed by the Addons team, then automatically pushed via auto-update.

What’s New?

Customize Icon Location:  Perspectives Icon can be place anywhere using Firefox’s mechanism for customizing toolbars.  For example, here’s a picture of the Perspectives icon right next to the URL bar:

Add Your Own Notary Servers:  The Perspectives Preferences dialog now has a tab dedicated to notary servers and includes the ability to specify your own notary servers to query in addition to the default set of notaries run by the Perspectives Project (the default notaries can even be disabled, if you prefer).

To add a notary server, add text in the following format to the bottom dialog window.  The first line should be the notary server’s DNS name and port, separated by a colon.  The next lines should be the notary server’s public key, including the “BEGIN PUBLIC KEY” and “END PUBLIC KEY” lines.  For example:

notary.mydomain.com:8080
-----BEGIN PUBLIC KEY-----
MIHKMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUAA4G4ADCBtAKBrAFiENC/BwZXOfzDOed4Qbvjd/25
MixlCMlRUlfArJAvcjeBRmnY4fdQhi7/VH1qZeTQClegX1FMcuOORD29a4lks12W
eTrh1HxLKxCTkPp5ZLqP8OiNxWqHdEQyinh2ulYFXZHWMlXhlsQKV2T7VsmfS0rL
eukQAWpgGTXhACyZNpOQgjMm1vWEFaIsd2tT59Son7vxyCcaBoFCWv+zRW6kwaoK
i0KgnEHwKwcCAwEAAQ==
-----END PUBLIC KEY-----

For example, here is a picture of adding a fake additional notary.

If you’re curious how you can get additional notary servers, look at our post about running your own notary server for free on Amazon Web Services.

If you’d like to beta test future version of the Perspectives Firefox Extension, sign up for our beta testing email list:

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  1. #1 by Aidan on September 7, 2011 - 6:06 pm

    I still can’t get it to work with Firefox > v4. I enter a URL (http or https), or click on a bookmark, and nothing happens. Disable Perspectives and restart, and Firefox works again.

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