Tag: firefox

30 Aug

Firefox Flicks contest website

Firefox Flicks

In Q4 last year, Mozilla has started working on a Firefox Flicks project. Furthermore, it’s a global video contest to tell the Firefox Story. You can enter at www.firefoxflicks.org. Firefox Flicks is a contest that invites Firefox fans and filmmakers from all over the world to create short videos (or “flicks”). By doing that, you will help tell the Firefox story.

Firefox flicks plan

Firefox Flicks
Firefox Flicks logo

We want the world to know more about what makes Firefox different. That we’re a non-profit organization aimed at keeping the power of the Web in people’s hands. Finally, our hope is that through high-quality videos made by our committee and Firefox fans from all around the world, we can help mainstream Internet users know more about the issues that affect their online lives. And, more importantly, how Firefox as a product addresses these issues.

In the beginning

Since the very beginning, we’ve been promoting the project via mozilla.org website. After that we started working on the Firefox Flicks content website. As most of the stuff we’re working on, most products and websites, that is, we want to give people opportunity to read this website in their own language, as well, so we once again ask our tremendous localization community to join us on our journey. We’ve create a thread on mailing list, and immediately got opt-ins from several languages. Yes, that’s how awesome we are!

Firefox Flicks Wrap Party
2012 Firefox Flicks winners posing with celebrity judges and Gary Kovacs, CEO of Mozilla – Photo by: http://blog.mozilla.org

Ever since then, a lot of teams within Mozilla were working on this, giving their best and staying up late, which eventually brought us a new website we’re really proud of: Firefox Flicks contest website! We released the contest website yesterday night(PDT), and besides default English(en-US), we can serve it in following languages: German(de), Spanish(es), French(fr), Ligurian(lij), Dutch(nl), Polish(pl), Brazilian Portuguese(pt-BR), Slovenian(sl) and Chinese(zh-CN). I’d like to use this chance and say “Way to go!” and thank you! To all of you that have been involved in translating this project.

Just a note before I end this post: Winning videos will be used in worldwide marketing campaigns and public service announcements. The contest is planned to close on May 1.

16 Nov

Firefox 8 release process

Firefox Logo

We’ve been working hard on moving localized Firefox builds out of the beta channel straight into final releases, Finally, that effort started paying off. There are several languages we keep in the focus. A few of them made significant progress in that field. Even though for some of them we have only beta localized builds, we still made it.

Firefox translation nvolvement

First of all, I’d like to shout “Yay!” to Armen, Jurk and Kerim for working hard on Armenian(hy-AM), Kashubian(csb) and Bosnian(bs) productization bits, respectively. Productization, for those who don’t already know, means adapting some features to a language/region. It includes default search engine set, protocol handlers, feed readers and live-marks(live bookmarks), along with a set of web pages on http://mozilla.org/ so that we are able to promote localized builds.

So, I’m happy to announce that we have made tremendous progress with aforementioned three locales. Consequently, we’ll be probably seeing them soon as final builds. For one, we made Bosnian locale out of beta channel. Also, we have managed to do everything in time for Firefox 8 release. So now, run to http://www.mozilla.org/bs/firefox/ and download!

Results

I’m also happy to say that Armenian is probably going to follow the Bosnian path soon(I really hope that that’ll be for Firefox 9, in December). Also, Kashubian should probably be joining final localized builds in the very beginning of 2012. Looking forward to that!