Thursday, July 9, 2009

gnizr future is bright

The gnizr team is pleased to announce that gnizr open source is now maintained by smartRealm (see the web site and the press release links below). In the next few weeks you will begin to see major changes in this web site including a new road-map. We will also be rolling out a major gnizr release which we promised many months ago.

Thanks to you all for sticking with us. I will be updating you as we complete the transition.

press release:

Thursday, October 9, 2008

We need your help

Fall is here, summer fun is over and soon enough we will be back to the dry indoors air. It is not all bad; we are in fact having a lot more fun here. We are excited to tell you about what we are up to.

We have taken gnizr to the operating room and we are giving it a good face lift. We are also gearing up to hit the road to raise capital so we can take gnizr open source and gnizr Enterprise to the next level.

To help us get our story right and make it more compelling, we need your feedback and testimonials. Let us know if you are using gnizr for fun or at your workplace. knowing what who is using gnizr would help us a great deal. Post your feedback on this blog.

Thanks for trying gnizr out. We can only succeed with your support.

The gnizr team

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Gnizr 2.4.0 RC1 Release

Gnizr 2.4.0 RC1 is now available for download.

Note: This release is intended for evaluation and testing, and it's not suitable for any serious deployment.

Improved Install Script

Modified gnizr DB schema install script. Users will be warned and asked for a confirmation if they attempt to install gnizr DB schema into an existing gnizr database. See Issue 67.

Fixed RSS feed URL

Provides feed URL for subscribing to user saved bookmarks.
  • Recent 10 bookmarks saved in a given folder
  • Recent 10 bookmarks saved in the bookmark archive.
Both feeds can be filtered by a tag -- e.g., recent 10 bookmarks tagged 'java'.

Find an RSS button in the bottom of every bookmark pages.

Custom Header and Footer Template Files

Some users asked if they can customize the footer and header section on gnizr pages. We have created two separate FreeMarker templates for this purpose. The contents of the footer and header section are generated by FreeMarker macros. In the past, they were defined in the file "macro-lib.ftl" in gnizr/lib/web.

Starting this release, in the gnizr/lib/web directory, these macros are defined in footer-macro.ftl and header-macro.ftl. Change the content of these files to customize the footer and header section.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Scheduled Gnizr.Com Maintenance Upgrade will be unavailable between 8:00AM-12:00PM EDT. We will perform scheduled maintenance upgrade during this period.

Questions and concerns, please send email to -- help at

Friday, May 30, 2008

Upgrade issue: Setting user account status

If you're upgrading from gnizr 2.3.0 to gnizr 2.4.0 M3/M4, you may need to run the following sql command to set the proper user account status for all existing users. This is a temporary fix. In the final release of 2.4.0, we will include this fix in the upgrade scripts.
update user set acct_status="0000000001";
-- kudos to rick --

What's the problem?

After upgrading to gnizr 2.4.0 M3/M4, users are unable to log in. In gnizr 2.4.0 M3, there is a major change in the user registration process. In the new implementation, user accounts are put on hold until their email address are verified -- valid email addresses are required for password recovery.

In the DB record, when an account is on hold, the column 'acct_status' is set to 0.

How to fix the problem?

If you are the admin, and you know that all your users have a valid email on file, then you can execute the SQL command to change the 'acct_status' of all users to 1.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Gnizr 2.4.0 Milestone 4 Release

Gnizr 2.4.0 Milestone 4 is now available for download.

Note: This release is intended for evaluation and testing, and it's not suitable for any serious deployment.


In this release, new implementation has been added to restrict the kind of HTML tags are allowed in the "title" and the "notes" field of a saved bookmark. For example, users will no longer be allowed to add use "script" and "iframe" tags in the body of the bookmark notes.

Added more OpenSearch

We have added more OpenSearch engines to the default list. This list now includes search engines of, Live Search, Yahoo! News Search, YouTube, Wikipedia, and the New York Times.

Bookmark Export

Users can export their saved bookmarks to a file. In this release, exported bookmarks are saved in the Mozilla/Netscape bookmark file format. The export procedure exports both bookmarks and folders. If a bookmark appears in two or more folders, multiple copies of the bookmark will be created in each one of the folders. User can find the "bookmark export" function in "settings".

Friday, May 9, 2008

Welcome to

For those who want to try out gnizr but don't have the time and resources to install it, we have a good news for you.

Welcome to (beta).

It is free and runs on the same code base as the gnizr open source. The only difference between running your own gnizr and using is that your information saved in is public and can be seen by anyone on the Web.

Users of will always be the first to see the latest and use the most stable gnizr software. This experience doesn't require any software download, upgrade or installation.

During our beta release (like what has done for a loooong period of time), we limit the number of active user accounts. If you have registered, but didn't receive a confirmation from us, don't worry we will notify you once our user registration quota is raised.

Any questions, send us an email --