Planet Mozilla Reps
Firefox OS DevTreff Vienna
KaiRo on December 06, 2013 04:16 AM
Last month, I was contacted within a few days by a local "open mobile devices" enthusiast, a Mozilla events manager and a fellow German-speaking Mozilla Rep, all of them pointing to an event here in Vienna called Firefox OS DevTreff Austria
While the local just asked me if I'd go there, the Mozilla contacts had been asked by the organizers for a speaker to open up the event. We were trying to get someone more used to talking about Firefox OS, but everyone's busy this time of year, so in the end we settled with me doing this keynote.
Now, I have been giving presentations on different occasions and events in the last years, but I never have actually keynoted anything, so that made me somewhat nervous. The other talks that were lined up for the evening were about app development, to some part about very concrete pieces of it, so I figured I should give that some frame and introduce people to Firefox OS, starting with why we are doing it, moving to what and where it is and giving a bit of glance onto where we want to take it. So I came up with "Firefox OS: Reasons, Status & Plans
" as the title (my slides are behind the link).
The audience was supposed to be about 50 people, I guess 30-35 really showed up (the pictures, taken "in style" with Firefox OS on my Peak, only show one part of the room), but those were an awesome bunch. They were really into the topic, asked interesting questions, and the talks following me were showing that we really had capable developers in the room, from those that do JS in their free time to those who earn their bread and butter by doing apps.
We also had two Mozillians, both of which I had not met in person before, even though I spent a lot of time in this city in the last decade!
As the event was going on, I was often the voice in the room who would have answers from the Mozilla side or could explain our point of view and initiatives - and in quite a few cases, I could loop back to something I said in my keynote. It was really great to see how apparently I had touched exactly on the right things there and gave everything else a good base to build on. Interestingly, there was quite a bit of interest in the DeviceStorage API, probably because accessing local files is something people can refer better to than storing items in-app. I was thankful someone did a talk on our Marketplace and in-app payment API/Services as that's one area I'm actually weak in, but it also sparked quite a bit of interest. The permission model did also get a few questions.
We surely had people with Firefox OS app experience in there, but I think more of those people might pick up web app development, esp. if more similar events come around, which would be cool. And maybe someone should tell them how to do simple apps without larger libraries or frameworks, and explain app manifests in more detail. I hope they will organize more of those and the chance for that will come along!
Nelson Mandela Leaves Great Legacy
Benjamin Kerensa on December 06, 2013 01:11 AM
I learned today that Nelson Mandela passed away, and this is surely a sad time for people around the globe because Mandela was a very passionate individual who had a very positive impact on so many people.
The Ubuntu Linux Project has its roots in a word he so eloquently explained in the video below and in fact Ubuntu at one point shipped with a copy of the video (Link for Planet Readers):
I think there is much for us to all learn from the life that Mandela led,and I hope this his spirit stays strong in the many people and projects he has inspired. Wouldn’t it be nice if Ubuntu 14.04 LTS shipped with a copy of the original video?
Mozilla Taiwan Localization Sprint
Arky r (firstname.lastname@example.org) on December 05, 2013 12:09 PM
Last week I traveled to Taipei for localization sprint with Mozilla Taiwan community. The community translates various Mozilla projects into Chinese (Traditional)(zh-TW). The goal of a localization sprint is to bring together new and experienced translators under one roof. Such events help promote knowledge sharing through peer learning and mentor-ship. Special thanks to Michael Hung, Estela Liu and Natasha Ma for making the Mozilla space available and inviting by providing Pizzas.
The event began with a short introduction to localization by Peter Chen, followed by a brief overview of various translation projects such as translating Mozilla Support (SUMO) by Ernest Chiang, translating Webmaker by Peter Chen, translating addons.mozilla.org by Toby, translating Mozilla Developer Network(MDN) articles by Carl, translating Mozilla videos with Amara tool by Irvin and translating Mozilla Links by Chung-Hui Fang. The speakers then organized participants into topic specific working groups, based on each individual's interest.
It was interesting to see how people used various tools such as Narro, Pootle, Transifex and even Google Docs for translation. It gave me an opportunity to observe and note some of the potential problems in the translation process. At the end of the day, everyone gathered to share and present their group's work. The also took time to answer question that participants had. All in all it was a very productive and enjoyable event. Mozilla badges were issued to recognize the participants' contributions.
Check out the event photos and etherpad for additional details. The Mozilla Taiwan community will continue to translate during their weekly MozTwLab meetups and a follow-up event is planned for the sprint 2014.
Gauthamraj (email@example.com) on December 04, 2013 06:49 PM
Hi All ,
This blog post is about recent informal meetup , MozMeet Erode  held on December 1 2013 at an Internet cafe cum Computer institute named , Orange Institute of Computer Education . I hosted this event as Mozilla Presence Organizer .
Main reasons why I organized this event is to have active volunteers / FSA's in and around my region and also to check out idea of using " CyberCafe as a place for Marketing and community hub " to learn more about the idea check this post .
Two days before the event , one of FSA Mohan Kumar and myself approached Orange Net cafe seeking permission for the venue for an informal two hours meetup . Cafe owner Mr. Nandha Kumar is very impressed with " what Mozilla wants to do in the web " for people's benefit .
Thanks to Light Beam addon that grabbed attention and interest of Nandha Kumar in the topic we are talking about :)
Once confirmed the venue , we started promoting about the event both online and offline . Being last minute confirmed event , we expected to have atleast 5 FSA's . I am not disappointed as I had 6 FSA's for the meetup :D I felt all 6 seem to be potentially sustainable contributors after hearing their Intro's .
On Dec 1 2013 , the event date Mohan Kumar and myself reached the venue at 9.45 AM but Venue is not yet opened since Nandha Kumar is on his way to his Netcafe cum Computer Institute .
Once Nadha Kumar arrived we were given space in the first floor . Mohan and myself arranged the things needed for the meetup . Actually , that was the first time I had a chance to write in a white board with a marker . So , enjoyed scribbling and erasing until the participants arrived.
Around 10.30 AM we are joined by Karthick Narayanan (FSA) club lead for Paavai Engineering College Firefox club , in another 15 mins we had the presence of two girl FSA's Brindha and Iswarya from IRTT Firefox Club . As we had the confirmation of two more FSA's on their way for the meet we were waiting for their arrival . But , thanks to Karthick for sharing his and his club's activities so far .
Overview of Karthick's club activites so far :
1. Club Promotion Method
---- Flyers and posters posted to every notice board
---- Personal talk about Firefox club was given in every class
---- 30 - 40 People so far
---- 23 from IT majors
---- 8 from Electrical majors
---- 9 from other majors
3. What do they say as Benefits ( in joining the club )
---- Will be useful during Final Year placement
---- Excellent Exposure
---- Hosted on Maker Party for 90 IT students
Awesome work so far , right ? Keep up the good work , Karthick and TEAM :) My personal thank for sharing these during the meetup and inspiring everyone :)
Around 11.15 AM final two FSA's Pavithran and Bala from Sasurie Engineering College joined us . I started the meetup with a little intro about me and my contributions to Mozilla . Next , I explained about FOSS very quickly to give some idea about Open source before jumping into Mozilla's Open world :)
Next , I moved on with the introduction on Mozilla , it's mission and need for Open Web . I followed up with Mozilla's different products and projects and no wonder people knew Firefox and FirefoxOS well than the rest . I explained features available on each products and how it will be useful in their day to day activity.Example :
Private Browsing to secure websites visited from one's GF's laptop and Guest browsing to confidentially allow GF's to browse with one's mobile android device :P
As expected Light Beam made everyone very surprised and desperate to know " how to stop tracking " .
When I explained about Open Badges and it's ability to recognize learning that happens everywhere , attendees started asking me to issue an Open Badge for this event . I promised them will do it by this week.
Next we had a break for 15 Mins , we enjoyed drinking Orange Color Miranda at Orange Net Cafe :D Below , you can see " FSA Bala experiencing FirefoxOS on Orange Keon with tasty Orange Miranda at Ornage Net cafe :P "
I continued with my favorite thing " WEBMAKER " explained about what for the project , what it tries to do , what is web literacy and how it plays a major role in Mozilla's mission etc..,
I explained the difference between HACKING and REMIXING followed by steps to create amazing webpages with webmaker tools . Explanation about Thimble can be seen in the picture below :
I explained about Popcorn Maker as well along with it's massive use in creating tutorials with some examples .
Attendees got excited and eager to create popcorn makes when I showed the following examples ,
1 . https://mozraj.makes.org/popcorn/1lsn
2 . https://mozraj.makes.org/popcorn/1lsy
3 . https://mozraj.makes.org/popcorn/1k4a
When I done with WEBMAKER time is around 1.00 PM . Next , I asked Mohan to explain about SuMo as he contributed in AOA for sometime now and received AOA badge recently . Mohan explained about , What is SuMo ? How to get involved ?
I am really impressed with the way Mohan presented about SuMo and also Mohan is with me since MozMeet in 2012 and made some decent contributions . As a reward , I am going to invite him to create a Mozillian page on Mozillians.org . Mohan will be the first contributor I am going to invite and vouch .
Once SuMo is done . I started again ( yet gain ) with FSA program as everyone there are FSA's my work got easier. However , I explained about how to get involve deeper and report back after every activity . " Effective way to contribute is to focus on one single project and get expertise with that " based on this , FSA's selected one project of their choice they want to explore more and more as below :
Pavithran - Marketing
Bala - Firefoxos App dev
Mohan Kumar - SuMo
Brindha - Webmaker
Iswarya - Webmaker
Next , to keep the momentum up and to have more numbers in the community we are planning to have FSA meetup with atleast 20 FSA from my region in early January . We have also fixed the action plans and role for everyone during January Meetup :)
We closed the day with a group picture. I would like to personally thank everyone who made it for the meetup .As a quick outcome of this event , Orange Computer Institute is planning to issue Open Badges for all it's learners instead of certificates ;) Nandha Kumar would like us to design different badges for different courses . So , shortly there will be Open Badge Design Day in the same venue :)LINKS :
 - https://reps.mozilla.org/e/mozmeet-erode/
 - http://www.mozraj.com/2013/10/cyber-cafe-internet-cafe-for-marketing.html
 - Blogpost by Mohan - http://dmohankumar1992.blogspot.in/2013/12/mozmeeterd-perundurai-i-am-very-happy.html
 - Blogpost by Brindha - http://mozillairtt.blogspot.in/
 - Blogpost by Karthick - http://pecmozillians.blogspot.in/2013/12/mozmeet-erode-intresting-day-spent.html
 - Event pics here - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3600254502889&type=1&l=2a3cf12c37NOTE : This is not a MOZILLA SPONSORED EVENT
Firefox 27 (Aurora) Bangla (bn-BD) localization sprint
Belayet Hossain on December 04, 2013 12:14 PM
Mozilla Bangladesh is going to start an online localization sprint again. This time we all localize/translate Firefox 27 (Aurora) in Bangla (bn-BD). We already start the translations here from today and continue until we complete the 100% localization of that product.
I would like to invite you all to join the translation work and please don’t forget to spread it. Let’s show to world once again how we people love Bangla and Mozilla.
How I teach Popcorn Maker to Kids / Youth / Adults
Gauthamraj (firstname.lastname@example.org) on December 03, 2013 07:56 PM
Hello all ,
Hope everyone is doing great ! I am really excited to blog about my idea of teaching popcorn maker as the following idea turned up so productive and effective for people of all age group in the recent Mozilla India Hive Maker Party Pop-up Event  , held in Bangalore .
The event is , first of it's kind (HIVE) in Mozilla India which is not the only factor that makes the event so so special. Because , we hosted Train the Trainers session with nearly 40 webmaker contributors from various states of India. Apart from these , the fact that makes the event very special is the presence of Michelle Throne [2 ] from Mozilla Foundation .
In this blog post , I am going to write about " How we taught Popcorn Maker to the people " during the event.
Let me start with Kids / Youth , we invited a school nearby to the event venue. Children started visiting the event venue around 11 AM . Mozilla India Webmaker Task Force
hosted Thimble , X-Ray Goggles and Popcorn stations .
I was helping with popcorn station where we followed the below plan ,
For kids ,
1. Once we had a group of kids at our station. We made this , " Lion and the Mice " story popcorn . We asked the kids to narrate the story ( so many different stories we heard ) by viewing the pictures.
2. we made kids to understand , video as - next , next (sequence of ) pictures that runs very quickly.
3. Next , we made kids to use " text event in popcorn " to give comment about what they think about the scene ( picture ).
4. On completion of making comment for all scenes ( pictures ) . We played the video and asked kids to figure out the difference . Easily you will get to hear " I can see my text over the video "
5. Next , we asked the question - How we added comments to the video ? Kids thought for sometime and asked how ?
6. we explained that, the comment was added with a tool called popcorn. Kids clearly understood when we used the paper and pen as shown below , ( sorry for the bad diagrams :-P )
" At this stage , I would say Kids have done :
1 . Narrated a story with their " creativity " by seeing the pictures
2 . They learned , it is possible to add text on their own with something called " Popcorn "
3. Also , it is possible to save the text together with the video and can be shared with their friends using " URL " - name of each webpage ( that's how we explained URL )
4. Finally , they are MAKERS who " learned by Making "
We have the makers now , is it enough ? No , not at all . Are we supposed to make kids understand/feel the real use of popcorn ? Yes !! To do so we done the following ,
One among us , asked kids to narrate the story . Once they are done we narrated the story but totally in a wrong way :-P which makes us bad memory brother who forget things very quickly :-D
Then , we insisted kids to use popcorn to add captions so that everyone can understand or recall the story reading it .
At this stage , kids know that using popcorn they can learn and teach others :-)
Time to be teachers !!!
During the event , we had different group
of kids visiting our station. So , we thought of " Makers into Mentors " with the below plan ,
1 . We made Group 1 ( Group we taught )
to teach their learning from story narration , adding caption and the use of popcorn to the Group 2
2. Two kids from Group 2 taught their learning from Group 1 to one of our Mozilla Rep , Krishna Kumar Deep
3. You can watch little boys teaching our rep KKD here  . Video was taken suddenly so it won't be perfect and no editing was done . But , I am sure you enjoy watching it !
For some best makes , we gave some special swags but for everyone we distributed webmaker stickers .
That's it for kids !
For Adults ,
Many adults also enjoyed remixing LION AND THE MICE popcorn to add captions.Who won't love to go back to those wonderful school days .
Apart from this , we made few stickman popcorns to prove video is nothing but fast fast very fast moving sequence of pictures. Have a look you will enjoy this  &  .
Some General Questions asked :
1 . Is there an Offline version ?
2. How can I download my popcorn video ?
3. Will my work lost if someone remix my video ?
4. Should the video to be used with popcorn must be located on the internet ?
Important Links :
Eventhough , this comes out very late I guess it will be helpful for few :)
If you have any thoughts , suggestions , feel free to share .
Shanghai Community meeting December 8
Gen Kanai on December 03, 2013 02:38 PM
Please join me at the upcoming Mozilla community meeting in Shanghai on the afternoon/evening of Sunday, December 8th. My presentation will be in English on the topic of community building strategies but I think the bulk of the meeting will be in Chinese.
A draft agenda is as follows (this may change):
3:00 - 3:10 pm Short introduction about Mozilla/Firefox l10n related work
3:10 - 3:30 pm the translation guide lines introduction
3:30 - 3:45 pm break
3:45 - 4:45 pm Firefox OS and Firefox Marketplace
4:45 - 5:00 pm break and free discussion
5:00 - 6:00 pm AMO, MDN, SUMO translation, l10n sprint
6:05 - 6:45 pm Gen's speech & QA
6:45 - 7:15 pm Pizza dinner
7:15 - 8:00 pm Movie "Code Rush"
- Event venue
上海市静安区昌平路990号8号楼 联合创业办公社 (延平智阁)
Google Maps link
Please feel free to either show up at the event itself or if you’d like, please leave a comment and we’ll know to look for you. Hope you can join us!
Mozilla Reps welcome pack arrived at my place!
Tanha Islam on December 03, 2013 10:01 AM
Yesterday morning I received my Mozilla reps welcome pack! YAY!
I received ReMo Welcome Pack as token of appreciation or energy booster to keep on contributing.
Opening the brown box,(as UPS shipped it to my place)
and the size was,
a plastic bag full of awesomeness
And the whole thing had above stuffs,
- 10x – Firefox standard-issue buttons
- 2x – Firefox lanyards
- 2x – Mozilla Reps the-little-awesome buttons (white)
- 2x – Mozilla Reps the-little-awesome buttons (black)
- 10x – Mozilla the-proud-ones transparent stickers (white)
- 10x – Mozilla the-proud-ones transparent stickers (black)
- 4x – Mozilla Reps flagship transparent stickers (white)
- 4x – Mozilla Reps flagship transparent stickers (black)
- 1x – Mozilla Reps awesome-ready polo shirt
- 2x – A6 bonus welcome note
10x – Firefox standard-issue buttons
2x – Firefox lanyards
2x – Mozilla Reps the-little-awesome buttons
2x – Mozilla Reps the-little-awesome buttons
10x – Mozilla the-proud-ones
10x – Mozilla the-proud-ones
4x – Mozilla Reps flagship
4x – Mozilla Reps flagship
1x – Mozilla Reps awesome-ready polo shirt
2x – A6 bonus
Someones name should be mentioned here is : Majda- my mentor <3
More amazing pics of the welcome pack at : http://www.flickr.com/photos/phizkdayvil/sets/72157638309560356/
2013 Holiday Gift Guide
Benjamin Kerensa on December 03, 2013 06:17 AM
This year I’m dishing up my advice for holiday gifts and each and every product suggested here is something I own or have had a decent amount of time to play with. I will try to highlight a few gifts that will be perfect for just about anyone.
Gifts for Travelers
1. Satechi Smart Travel Router + Charger
The Satechi Smart Travel Router + Charger is a really unique gadget because not only does it allow you to charge devices regardless of what continent you happen to be on but it also serves as a wireless router. The Satechi Travel Charge + Router is so small it will fit in your palm which makes it perfect for travelers who are conscious about how much gear they are packing with them.
I know this device is going to come in handy in my upcoming travels to Europe and I have tested it at home on standard American outlets.
2. OGIO Gambit 17″ Laptop Backpack
The OGIO Gambit 17″ Laptop Backpack is my go to backpack when I travel, and I use it as a carry on so I can keep my tablet, DSLR, Macbook and other gear secure and within arm’s reach. I have owned a number of high-end backpacks, but nothing has come close to OGIO’s Gambit Backpack.
The quality of the design and comfort under a full load plus all the space and protection for my gear makes this the only backpack I’ll trust.
3. Anker Astro 3E 10000 mAh External Battery
I have been a big fan of Anker’s line up of gadgets for some timebut my favorite product is their Astro 3E 10000 mAh External Battery. The Anker offers me multiple recharges for my smartphone whenever I’m on the go and don’t have access to a power outlet. I keep this External Battery on hand whenever I’m playing Ingress or flying somewhere.
4. ThinkTank Speed Racer V2.0 DSLR Bag
If you know me well, then you would know my DSLR Camera is almost always hanging over my shoulder in a ThinkTank Speed Racer V2.0 DSLR Bag.
This speed bag not only has cushioning to protect my Nikon from a drop but also offers up plentiful space for extra lenses, cleaning brush and other tools of the photography trade. I’m impressed that ThinkTank went so far as to include a rain cover which lets me go out in the elements and grab shots of weather.
Gifts for Geeks
1. Quirky Pivot Power
I have been a big fan of the Quirky Pivot Power ever since Ben Kaufman the CEO of Quirky sent me one to check out. I had originally heard about Quirky and the Pivot Power from fellow geek Joe Tech who was actually a co-inventor of the Pivot Power.
Anyways, this power strip is like no other because it really flexes to fit almost any use. I have one in my bedroom and office and really enjoy the innovative design.
2. Classic Beard Head
Horse Masks are so last year but if you really want to impress your friends you will take it nordic and sport a Classic Beard Head.
The folks at Beard Head sent me there Viking and classic beard heads earlier this yearand they have brought plenty of enjoyment over the months.
3. Fitbit Flex
These days Fitness bands are coming out every couple of months, but Fitbit still reigns in as king of fitness accessories. I own the Fitbit Flex and have had pretty great success with it and enjoy challenging my friends to getting fit together.
I have had the Fitbit Zip but really didn’t like losing it in the washer so switched to the Fitbit Flex which tracks sleep, steps and has a built in alarm. One thing I like most is I can choose any color and actually have a Ubuntu Orange band.
4. KeyPort Slide 2.0
The KeyPort Slide 2.0 is the best gadget of the year in my book. It really disrupts something most folks don’t give much thought to that being the keys to our home and cars. The KeyPort Slide 2.0 allows you to keep all of your keys into an organized and neat form factor.
One thing I like most of all is that the KeyPort Slide 2.0 supports USB Thumbdrive insert which means I can keep all my important files in my pocket.
Just a few months ago the folks at Foldable.me sent me some fan mail. They sent me a miniature foldable.me which is essentially a cut out that you assemble into 3D form which becomes a miniature cartoon version of me.
Anyways Foldable.me is a pretty affordable and entertaining gift that just about anyone will get enjoy.
Well that is all for now but I will be updating this 2013 Holiday Gift Guide over the coming week or two with more excellent gift ideas and new categories.
RENTREE 2014 DE MOZILLA SENEGAL
mustafa on December 02, 2013 12:08 PM
Depuis avril 2011, date de création de la communuté Mozilla Senegal, la team ou Askaan Mozilla accompagne les étudiants durant l’année académique. Cette année 2014 que nous guettons ne sera pas en reste car nous annonçons la couleur dès Décembre … Continue reading
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Webmaker in Mozilla Space Novo mesto: Full house!
on December 01, 2013 11:54 PM
You know what they say: The team that works together, helps people to not just be consumers of the...
A session on Firefox DevTools at FSMK Sunday School
Kaustav Das Modak on December 01, 2013 03:25 PM
Today I introduced a bunch of people to Firefox DevTools at the FSMK Sunday School. The Sunday School is a weekly event organised by the Free Software Movement Karnataka in Bangalore every Sunday. I covered most of the features of DevTools, apart from the profiler. I had the opportunity to discuss in depth on each […]
Understanding Accessibility for Web Developers (Video)
Arky r (email@example.com) on November 30, 2013 06:26 AM
People with disabilities are your users too. Why not spend 20 minutes to learn accessible web design today. Watch Katie Cunningham talk about disabilities and making websites for everyone. I'll also recommend reading her Accessibility Handbook to learn more about making your website accessible to people with disabilities.
Making Websites for Everyone - Katie Cunningham
Katie Cunningham's talk: Making Websites for Everyone at jQuery Conference Portland 2013. View it on Youtube.
Mozilla Summit 2013 – Toronto
Nex on November 29, 2013 03:22 PM
One of the great recognition of Mozilla for the volunteers, is that we can get this amazing training and contribution trips. This year and for the second time I was fortunate to participate in the Mozilla Summit 2013 in Toronto, Canada. About 600 people from all around the world in the same place for share, work, give ideas y grow as a community.
What i get…
As always, I could get training, meet new mozillians, meet new advances and products from Mozilla. For example: AppMaker, SERVO, and the possibility of a new tools to will replace Flash and much more!, good coffee , get new ideas from Mozilla as an organization and as a community, and how i can conduct our local community, I also receive new information about the projects in which I participate, clarify doubts and improve the performance of work we do as mozillians, receive t-shirts , I got knowledge about new challenges in Mozilla and programs as Mozilla Reps. Of course, I have also received great attention, fun! like Karaoke, know the CN tower, etc. I recieved surprise behind each presentation, video and chat. I have received help, friendship and support.
What i did…
I collaborated as a Summit Host, wich was a great experience to know and be in touch with many other mozillians, also i was participate in chat about Mozilla WebMaker, Mozilla Reps, etc. But i think that the great experience was, that i had the oportunity to be part of the creation of a new community called “Mozilla Nativo” where about 8 mozillians including Jeff Beatty, we are committed to carry out translation projects of the Mozilla products in to native languages in our countries.
Overall, this experience allows us not only to receive but also to give and share, meet and make friends, and generate new ideas, projects and dreams, which is why we continue to grow, because we can share our dreams and live them.
We are Mozillians.
Openroad, con đường phát triển phần mềm nguồn mở cho Việt Nam
Truong Anh Tuan on November 29, 2013 08:31 AM
Buổi họp bàn về định hướng phát triển và tổng kết pha 2 của dự án Openroad diễn ra ngày 29/11/2013 tại trường Đại học Duy Tân, một trong những thành viên tích cực của dự án. Hội nghị đã thống nhất các định hướng chính của dự án bao gồm: Tiếp tục phát triển […]
Bangla support for Firefox OS: efforts from Mozilla Bangladesh
Belayet Hossain on November 28, 2013 10:43 AM
For the last 2 months I’m feeling deep pleasure and satisfaction as a result of Mozilla Bangladesh’s achievements on Bangla support for FirefoxOS. Awesome mozillians of our community have been working from the beginning of this year and made a successful 2013. And November being the crown jewel of the year.
November 7th is not only a memorable day for Mozilla Bangladesh, but also for the greater region of Indian subcontinent. On this day, indic font was added to Firefox OS and ensured perfect rendering of several languages of Indic family. I want to dare to ask, “Dear Indic speakers, you owe us, you owe Ani.” Our pride Aniruddha who had submitted the bug to include indic font into B2G and requested to pull with a patch ready. Hell yea, he is an One man army.
In this November Mozilla Bangladesh complete 100% Bangla (Bengali) localization of Firefox OS 1.2. And they complete that by localizing 8700+ words in only 10 days. Now we are not far away from getting Bangla Firefox OS.
We forced him to write the chronological happenings from his point of view in Mozilla BD site here:
Today, 26th November, 2013 marks the day of victory for Mozilla Bangladesh! We earned our place for our beloved language in the Gaia Keyboard app! Avro Phonetic and Probhat are now officially a part of Firefox OS, and Firefox OS is the first mobile operating system to be shipped with Bangla Input Methods by default!
I would like to add more at “in November” list:
-Mozilla Bangladesh Facebook group crossed 2000 members milestone.
-Mozilla Bangladesh site got functioning after few months of pause.
This is really an excellent example of community efforts to make success of a dream. We are going to have our first ever Bangla smartphone so soon! WOW!! That’s why I love this community.
So if you want to love me
Then darlin’ don’t refrain
Or I’ll just end up walkin’
In the cold November rain
Firefox OS Challenge for Students
aaroncajes on November 27, 2013 11:22 AM
Firefox OS Challenge for Students is the first hackathon organized by the Mozilla Philippines Community that focuses on starting up a new breed of innovative apps in the Firefox Marketplace.
All participants here are students from different colleges and universities and that they are allowed to code within 7 hours but that didn’t stop them from making “Kids Education” themed apps. The theme also aligns with the “FSA App of the Month” where Firefox Student Ambassadors all around the world hack and submit awesome apps to the Firefox Marketplace.
There were 9 teams who joined this hackathon and they are:
- Team Bangan from UST.
- Team Tams from FEU Makati.
- Team apt-get from PUP Manila.
- Team Hatee-ho from UE Manila and Letran Calamba
- Team Maiteam from Technological Institute of the Philippines.
- Team Red Coders from San Beda College, Manila.
- Team arCOSSine from UP Los Banos, Laguna.
- Team COSSine from UP Los Banos, Laguna.
- Team Alpha³ from University of the Philippines,Manila
And ALL of the teams had pitched their apps for 3 minutes and after that, there is an interaction with the panel of judges for 2 minutes who then gave creative ideas and suggestions to even make the experience of the participants apps more awesome to the end users!
These panel of judges are all Pinoy Mozilla Reps and they are:
- Eusebio Barrun
- Robert ‘Bob’ Reyes
- Kathrine Faye Tandog
- Joell Lapitan
- Kevin Ventura
All apps are judged based on the following criteria:
- Design – “Is the user interface design compliments the purpose of an app?”
- Usability – “Is the app user friendly to the end user?”
- Presentation – “Have they presented the app clear to the judges?”
- Innovation – “What makes this app unique among others, and why this app is a game changer?”
- Relevance - “Is the app aligns with the hackathon theme?”
and we are proud to say that the judges had selected the top three apps and also the winners for this hackathon:
- Team COSSine with the app “Lets do da Math”
- Team Bangan with the app “Binary Game”
- Team Red Coders with the app “Math Catapault”
All winners had received a cash prize from our supporter Globe Labs and an shinny new Firefox swags to take home!
Congratulations guys! We hope to see everyone’s apps on the Firefox Marketplace in the future!
We’d also like to thank all of our Firefox Student Ambassadors and Mozillian supporters who volunteered to make this event possible!
You can check out more pictures of this event from our official Flickr set.
MozCoffee Bolivia, fin de año
junior on November 26, 2013 08:49 PM
Esta Sábado 7 de Diciembre próximo estaremos realizando nuestro último MozCoffee del año, una reunión “informal” en la cual compartiremos información de cierre de año sobre el exitoso 2013 que nuestra comunidad tuvo en todas sus actividades realizadas a nivel nacional y participación en eventos internacionales.
En el MozCoffee, al igual que en la anterior versión, también queremos compartir conocimientos e información sobre nuestra experiencia como usuarios de software libre y productos Mozilla.
El MozCoffee Bolivia de fin de año se realizará en el Café Kaaba del Cine Center de la Santos Dumont y Segundo anillo de la ciudad de Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
Vietnamese Language Tools: Developing Keyboards and Spell-checker
Arky r (firstname.lastname@example.org) on November 26, 2013 11:30 AM
Mentoring Mozilla Vietnamese localization team to develop Vietnamese keyboard and spell checker for Firefox OS. We built and tested Vietnamese keyboard during Mozilla Vietnam L10N sprints in Hanoi. We will integrate this into Firefox OS after Mozilla UX team improves the keyboard design to accommodate large set of alternative character keys.
Lewtds created Vietnamese spell checker using the Ho Ngoc Duc's word list. The Vietnamese language processing work is very limited. We haven't found any good data to that create a frequency list for the Vietnamese spell checker. Any pointers would be much appreciated.
Please read the Mozilla FirefoxOS keyboard documentation to learn more about developing keyboards in your language.
Mozilla Summit 2013
Luis A. Sánchez “LASR21” on November 26, 2013 04:51 AM
La energía de estar en un cuarto lleno de personas que están igual de locos que uno y que comparten una visión de que la web debe ser…
#MozSummit A Life time Event>>!!! Hyderabad to SantaClara >>!!
Srikar Ananthula (email@example.com) on November 26, 2013 03:49 AM
6 years of Dream , 6 Month of wait, 24hrs of Journey and we reached Capital of Software Sanfrancisco . It was still like dream to me and my friend +Raghu slapping each other to confirm its not a dream the excitement coming from heart is undefined. As Soon as we cleared port of entry we are received by the summit crew at Sanfrancisco International airport. Everyone is busy in Checkin on foursquare and moved to shuttles . As soon as we came out of the airport we are cherished with cool breezing air and got into the bus. we started our journey to Santa Clara all the way the bus is moving through the beautiful silicon valley and everyone enjoyed clicking pictures of big software companies and that moment really realized that we are at United States Of America .As Soon as we reached magnificent Marriott done with the registrations and we reached our Hifi rooms and had a nap.
Soon Evening attended the India Community Meet and followed by welcome reception where met many mozillains,Ft's of Mozilla and other open source Contributors. Meeting many individuals , Met people like Christian Helliman,Ken,Dino,Sean, List goes on.. Im failed to remember many of names . Im personally busy in clicking the pictures of the party.I was looking to the people there interaction,commitment, it was like inspiring me , For a moment gave thought on it and felt nothing can be much better than this stage for Networking.
Event Day 1 :
Its Yellow Tee from the welcome kit, With Same the Enthusiasm and Excitement carried from 6months and finally I have seen my 1st big stage keynote in live with geeks and fellow mozillians. It was amazing talk by Mitchell Baker and Other Staff after the keynote and quick lunch it was World Fair. Countries representing their cultures and traditions and the way they are promoting Mozilla. Im proud to be part of Sean Bolton's World Fair Photo Shoot Team ,I went to each and every country booth and spent some time understanding the stuff and clicking the pictures.Soon after that I was been into some couple of talks like Marketing session from Sakina Groth (Marketing values from T-shirt to Social Media) and Privacy and Security sessions by couple of employees by Mozilla where I was been a volunteer (Site Host) at the sessions. our first day came to end with closing keynote and followed by Party Dinner.
Event Day 2:
After a Great nap attended day 2 morning keynote later carried by the World Fair and the Breakout sessions then the Party Dinner. Day more comfortable with meeting friends around talking to each other sharing views etc.
Event Day 3:
It was not digestible fact that it was last day of the event and last day of the memorable summit ,Don't may the this made us more Exciting to enjoy to core on last day , key note ,Lunch ,Networking ,pictures ,Closing party and its sendoff to the Summit,
Social Events :
I need to speak about this ,I don't know the Ideation behind this but it was fantastic platform to meet new people,comfort ourselves ,relaxation, networking are part of it. I need to talk about few events aswell.Photo Walk:
People crazy about pictures but when it comes to Photo walk across Silicon Valley nothing can be much better fight for as many pix as possible. Early morning witnessed the beauty of Silicon Valley and folks from different countries participated and everyone shouting ans screaming Hureey and Pix went on .>!!!
Pool Party :
I must say this is out of schedule though im lucky to participate in this along with Srikar which was organized by Dino Anderson . The intention of the party is all about enlightening the values,positives , cultures and traditions .There 5-6 people joined us we discussed " How values are very important in corporate Life" the best part of the pool party is we have did th
is pool in the Marriott.
No words to Say .. It was Fun,Scary,exciting,enthusiasm, eagerness, exhilaration, anticipation, enjoyment, pleasure, delight, interest, elation, ecstasy, joy, euphoria, jubilation, exultation, rapture, glee, bliss, happiness, cheerfulness, merriment, jollity, gaiety . Hahaha I can't find more than this Synonyms for Excitement..!!! Seriously its boon or a gift pass from the mozilla for us to chill out evening. Fantastic roller coasters ,Scary House and Scary Movie at Great America Theater. We had great and Great fun till late night on second day.
Bicycle Ride :
Wow ,we came to know that there complimentary Bicycles ride for hour in Marriott, Ofcourse it was not in the official list but we took it & was like one of best moment for me and personally it was 6 years after I went for a Bicycle ride and the fact is its on American roads. Simply enjoyed the moment to the core.
Mozilla HQ Visit :
Its another Surprise and very few people got a chance to visit Mozilla HQ at Mountain View ,CA. We were took into shuttle and as soon as entered to Mozilla HQ a employee(Forgot Name)
showed us the master piece of the office and Best part is I got a Idea to stick a message at Mitchell Desk and everyone followed me :) moved in and around office space and had lot of pix even. After a hour we started back to the Hotel.
On the way it was one more surprise they took us to GOOGLE HQ even we were jumping on the road and took snaps again . Out of Excrement few ran to Google store near by. After 15 min back to pavilion (Hotel).
Site Host :
Thanks to Benjamin for a wonderful opportunity for helping in out the things in Site Host. It was amazing Volunteering at the Summit helping the fellow Moizllians and helping the speakers to get the things done. Learned a lot in a short span.Firefox Costume:
Before the Summit the a mail pop out asking to schedule Firefox Costume . I thought its beautiful opportunity and booked the last slot of summit but unfortunately it has been cancelled. I missed though I always say myself lots of summit's ahead.
Sean's Photography Team:
Last but the not the lease , and the 1st thing I signed to involve in Sean's Photography team or covering world innovation fairs.As per the plan I covered the pictures of world innovation fairs.I met him at the summit he was very down to earth person I can say. I need to thank him for such a great opportunity.Vote of Thanks :
It will be meaning less if I wont thank the people behind my wonderful experience,List goes on but need to mention few for sure. Thanks Vineel,#SSSR,People behind #Mozsummit and Thanks Mozilla for everything.
I cam't end up my experience with these short lines may be few more updations later on.. But I can say finally Love You Mozilla <3 <3 <3 .. 3 Cheers.. !!!
Wait begins for Next Summit>>!!!
Cómo se hace? Ocultar la barra de título en Linux
Yunier J on November 26, 2013 02:53 AM
Una de las tendencias en los últimos años si hablamos de interfaz ha sido el ahorro de espacio en pantalla para dedicarlo a otros elementos o hacer más. Los navegadores – quizás el software más utilizado actualmente – no han escapado a ello y Firefox mucho menos. Desde Firefox 4 hemos visto como el diseño de interfaz ha evolucionado para mejorar y próximamente entregar Australis.
La utilización de GTK en Linux, evita que los usuarios de este sistema puedan ocultar la barra de título y disfrutar de más espacio a la hora de visualizar las páginas webs. Ya una vez estuvimos hablando de ello aquí y hasta ahora no hemos visto ningún cambio.
Aunque no se encuentra implementada una solución directamente en Firefox, podemos añadirle complementos que nos ayudan a “ganar” en espacio disponible.
Una alternativa es la extensión Hide Caption Titlebar Plus y la otra HTitle, ambas hacen lo mismo con la diferencia que la primera ofrece más opciones de personalización aunque según su desarrollador no es aconsejable instalarla en Linux.
Después de instalar Hide Caption Titlebar Plus, en sus opciones (abrir el Administrador de Complementos about:config) deben configurarlo de la siguiente manera. No es necesario hacerlo pero de seguro Firefox se verá mejor. Con Firefox 28 Nightly es incompatible.
- En la pestaña Look & Feel marcar la casilla Enabled.
- En la pestaña Look & Feel 2 desmarcar la casilla Floating Main Menu.
Al finalizar, debe lucir de esta manera al estar maximizada la ventana de Firefox.
Firefox sin la barra de título usando Hide Caption Titlebar
HTitle es sencilla de utilizar y esta pensada para ocultar la barra de título cuando la ventana esta maximizada – al estilo de Gnome3 – pero en algunos sistemas de escritorios como KDE no funciona correctamente y deben estar instalados algunos paquetes. Una vez instalada deben ir al Administrador de complementos (about:addons) y en las opciones de HTitle marcar las deseadas.
Más tarde nuestro Firefox lucirá de la siguiente manera:
Ventana sin maximizar y con la barra de título usando HTitle y Firefox Nightly
Ventana maximizada sin la barra de título usando HTitle y Firefox Nightly
Para Gnome Shell existe la extensión Maximus que también hace lo mismo pero no la tengo en mi poder, si alguno la tiene o decide descargarla desde Gnome.org puede dejar un comentario y la publicaremos en el artículo.
Espero que les sea de utilidad .
Why does the Web Performance matter and How to improve it?
Akshaya Raghuvanshi on November 25, 2013 06:30 PM
Why it is so important? No one will like to stay on your site if they find it sluggish and slow while if it loads rapid fast users enjoy…
Lanzando Firefox OS en México
Luis A. Sánchez “LASR21” on November 25, 2013 05:29 AM
César Salazar escribió hace un tiempo un post que me parece genial, en el describe la experiencia que es lanzar un producto al mercado.
Lanzando Firefox OS en México
Luis A. Sánchez “LASR21” on November 25, 2013 05:29 AM
César Salazar escribió hace un tiempo un post que me parece genial, en el describe la experiencia que es lanzar un producto al mercado.
Oregon Sphagnum Moss
Benjamin Kerensa on November 25, 2013 04:40 AM
Inspecting Oregon Sphagnum Moss (Eurhynchium oreganum)
Today I had an opportunity to make a trip down to Tryon Creek State Park in Southwest Portland. I was hoping to get some photos of some mushrooms growing wildlybut most of what I found was not in a condition worth taking a photo.
I did however stumble across lots of Sphagnum Moss specifically Oregon Sphagnum Moss which is one of 120 species of moss. Spaghnum Moss mostly occurs in the Northern Hemisphere while Oregon Spaghnum Moss only occurs in Oregon and Washington, and there is actually an entire industry around production of moss which is used in a variety of consumer (Compost, Soil Mixes, Art, etc) and commercial products.
I really did not know much about Moss until a few months ago when I decided to read a couple books on Moss, Lichen and Algaes since I’m trying to become knowledgeable about organic matter growing on trees since I started volunteering for a local non-profit that plants trees.
Anyways it is pretty amazing how much there is to moss and how it grows and stores water and how many colors and species exist and how it impacts trees and can help you determine things like which side of a tree sunlight reaches.
If you are out in the woods I encourage you to have a closer look at how many species of moss, lichen and algae you can find in a single forest. Be careful though when handling this species with a naked hand since they can give you a rare fungal infection called Sporotrichosis if you have a scratch or cut on your hand and it is possible to be infected via inhalation.
You can check out more of my photos from Tryon Creek State Park right here which are available under the Creative Commons.
Mozillian's Meet @SNIST
Santosh Viswanatham (firstname.lastname@example.org) on November 24, 2013 04:14 PM
Here comes another Meet from the Active Mozillians of Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology
,Hyderabad.It has been about three months after the formation Firefox Club at SNIST, The Technical Enthusiasts Irrespective of all Branches and Years have joined the Club to contribute to the World of Open Source.Agenda:
- Discussing about the Last week session and the Response from Students.
- Discussions and Decisions about the upcoming Firefox app days in January.
- Welcoming New Students to the Club.
- Distribution of Mozilla Badges and Stickers.
And Finally wishing everyone with "All The Best"
for their Exams... :)Organizer
: Santosh Viswanatham
,Mozilla Student Rep,Firefox Student Ambassador.
The meet was about 40 minutes and was attended by 30 students of the club.It was all kind of awesome meet that we never had.That was all funny.we discussed about the happenings after the Last week session and the response from students.The response was beyond the expectations,we never expected such a response from students.Everyone is so excited to build applications for Firefox OS mobile.So the intention to Host Firefox OS Days has Strengthened and most Probably the Firefox Club is Planning for the Event in January. Finally the people felt so Happy and Determined to have Firefox Stickers
for their Laptops and PC's. Hoping for a Great Support and Encouragement from Mozilla India!!!
Organizing a Mozilla event @Your University
Tanha Islam on November 24, 2013 09:38 AM
Hello respective club leads/FSAs of your university!
Done making a Firefox Club ??Now don’t know how to proceed with the events and all the tough jobs?Well its easy as 1+1 once you get to know about this(organizing an event).Now I am helping you with the core points you should work out while organizing an event:
1. At first talk to your :
CSE/CS/IT(or similar) respected heads/any other respected faculty who conducts such events
President of your university’s IT related club
Tell them about Mozilla,it’s mission,what kind of events are taking place at other universities by Mozilla local community,how your university students can be helped or earn knowledge by attending such events.
Only if they agree move on to the second step
2.Plan what type of event you want to do,
- Intro to Mozilla & Contributions
- Firefox OS apps day
- WoMoz Event
- Or any other event you think will be fruitful to get more contributors!
Let ReMos/RMAs know about the event you are planning…!
3.Ask for proposal letters in the community list/contact ReMos (it is official work)
Note.1: Try to fix a date for the event after at least 6 weeks from the confirmation of your proposal. In that way ReMos can ensure your event with swags and a plenty of time to plan the event in details
Note.2:When hosting an event, create a Facebook event page and invite your friends within the Firefox Club and your friends at school. Please attach all Facebook event pages to your Firefox Club wiki page so that we know of all the great work you are doing! Also, feel free to advertise out your events on the main Firefox Student Ambassadors Facebook page.
4.During the event,make sure everyone gets
- And,Take lots of photos(serious ones,funny ones,people taking session,making something,talking,discussing,asking – EVERYTHING!! :D)
When you are done with the event successfully do :
- Upload photos with the specific hash-tag mentioned in the reps portal made by the planning team
- Post them in your local community groups,local community list,Facebook,G+,Flickr anywhere you want!
Stuffs for your event:
Toolkit – Stuffs that will help you to make your event colorful,informative and successful !!
For planning physically before your 1st event, show other FSAs this slide(edit for your university!)
Meeting ppt slides(example)
and don’t forget to take snaps after every meeting LIKE US :
If you think you are till now not able to be called a group of 10 people who can help in the event please get some more by giving them the sign up link of FSA:
For those who are still of few numbers,
How can I recruit new members for my Firefox Club?
There are many ways you can recruit new members to your Club! Please see below for some ideas, but be sure and check with your university’s rules before proceeding:
- Register your Club as an official organization on campus
- Advertise your club through official school channels
- Participate in official club and activity fairs
- Give a talk on Firefox or Firefox OS to a group or class on campus
- Partner with other technology organizations or departments for an event
- Advertise your Firefox Club over social media channels.
Thank you all for showing interest to arrange an FSA event at your University,Best of luck from me,
(special thanks to my friend Ratul,see his blog for DETAILS)
Tanha Islam on November 24, 2013 08:22 AM
I know I am bit late(a BIIIIT late) to write this
Mozcoffee at Dhaka!Seems good for coffee lovers(I am not in the team though :P)
Okey so the event’s agenda
- Introduction of new Reps and Mozillians
Me(Tanha Islam-the first WoMoz rep) and Belayet hossain Bro was introduced to the members of our community there.
- Summit experiences share by Summit attendees
From our Bangladesh community 11 people went to the Mozilla Summit held at USA.They shared their experience,pictures and all the fun they had there!It was so nice to listen to them
Later me and Arif Nezami(2 RMAS of our country) were introduced to the people in the meetup.We talked to the new contributors ans FSAs about how to arrange events with planning and let us and other Reps know about this to make it successful.
well this part was not discussed in the meeting as we ran out of time
we were two WoMoz present there
- Discussion on future programs and events
We talked about :
- MDN localization(shafiul Azam bro covering)
Thank you all for giving me 3 minutes
Installing Firefox Nightly with Australis on Fedora 19
Sayak Sarkar on November 21, 2013 04:26 PM
Screenshot of Firefox Nightly with Australis on Fedora 19
Are you a Fedora user who wants to check out the new Australis Theme for Firefox scheduled for release with Firefox 28? However, you are a bit apprehensive of letting go that stable release of Firefox in bundled within your Fedora installation by default, just in case something goes wrong with the nightly beta release.
If this is what defines your current dilemma, fear not. You can have both the stable as well as the nightly beta versions installed simultaneously in your computer in a few simple steps without any trouble at all! Here’s how to do it in case of Firefox Nightly version 28 [the latest release at the time of writing this post]:-
Step 1: Login as Super User:-
Step 2: Get the nightly package:-
Go to http://nightly.mozilla.org to get the latest available nightly build for your system.
Alternatively, you can use the command line tool wget to directly download it via the command line as follows:-
Step 3: Extract the contents of the tar ball as follows:-
#tar -xvf firefox-28.0a1.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2
Step 4: Rename the extracted directory to “nightly”:-
#mv firefox nightly
Step 4: Create an installation directory:-
Step 5: Move the contents of the “nightly” directory to the installation directory:-
#mv /nightly /opt/firefox/nightly
Step 6: Create a Symbolic link for the Nightly installation:-
#ln -s /opt/firefox/nightly/firefox /usr/local/bin/nightly
Step 7:Run Firefox Nightly by typing the following within the command line or the alt+f2 launcher:-
For command line: $nightly
For alt+f2: nightly
Step 8: Relax and enjoy the Australis awesomeness!
Filed under: How-to Guides
, Fedora 19
, firefox beta
, open source
, Software package (installation)
Mozilla Chile organiza hackatón para desarrolladores de Firefox OS
Lulu Castillo on November 21, 2013 02:19 AM
Desde Mozilla te invitamos el próximo 27 de Noviembre en la sala auditorio de la Universidad de Chile de Santiago ubicado en Beauchef 850. A aprender, hackear y disfrutar de Firefox OS, el sistema operativo libre para la web móvil de Mozilla.
Shumway: ¿Llegó el fin de Flash?
Yunier J on November 21, 2013 12:23 AM
Renderizador SWF desarrollado por Mozilla
Hasta ahora, Shumway está disponible como un complemento (Addon), y no se encuentra como opción activada de forma predeterminada en el navegador ni siquiera en las últimas versiones de Firefox Nightly, pero se puede activar modificando la configuración del navegador (cambiar shumway.disabled a false).
Si eres de esos usuarios intrépidos, valerosos, curiosos, entusiastas y/o masoquistas, puedes descargar una versión beta de Firefox e instalar la extensión de prueba para echar un vistazo previo al contenido SWF en alguna web utilizando Shumway. Sin embargo, cabe recordar que Shumway aún esta en una fase beta y que es posible que falten características, que aún tiene muchos errores (colabora reportándolos), aunque también está evolucionando rápidamente.
Por otro lado, si no eres ni intrépido, valeroso, entusiasta y/o masoquista, pero te mata la curiosidad, puedes echar un vistazo y mirar sus capacidades a través del Inspector Shumway de Mozilla.
Aunque Shumway aún no ejecuta todas las cosas que muchas aplicaciones Flash incluyen, existen demos como este motor de física 2D básica que muestran el potencial de la tecnología.
Este es el segundo proyecto desarrollado por Mozilla que sustituye una tecnología de Adobe. Con pdf.js logró reemplazar el visor predeterminado de Adobe Reader para visualizar archivos PDF en el navegador.
Más información sobre el proyecto:
Fuente: Mozilla Hispano
Mozilla Summit 2013: An amazing experience
ankit gadgil (email@example.com) on November 20, 2013 05:05 PM
Sharing my experience of Mozilla biggest volunteer gathering the Mozilla Summit 2013.
I cannot describe the hype I felt when my name appeared in the official invites list for the Mozilla Summit 2013. All set to jolt down things I will have to keep ready before my travel, little did I know how awesome this experience will be. The summit was organized at three different locations around the globe viz Santa Clara USA, Toronto Canada and Brussels Turkey - may be due to the shear number of participants it involved, each location had around 700 registered attendees.
I was scheduled to attend it in Santa Clara, San Francisco USA. I jumped to cloud nine when I read this. This was going to be my first time in the US of A and yes yes yes it was the silicon valley where I was visiting, the excitement was at its peak. All set with my visa, travel itinerary, packed bags and a computer I just wanted to jet out of my house to meet those amazing mozillians and have an experience of a life time.
“The Mozilla summit 2013 is a world wide gathering of Mozillians all coming together for three-days of inspiration, connection, and purpose.” said the Mozilla community blog. I believed it and prayed that the summit not to be all sessions, talks only. Ahh ! and yes it was absolutely not.
The summit works actually focused on a small handful of keynotes, interactive fun and scientific fairs and sessions designed by Mozillians – to develop a shared understanding of who we are as Mozilla, what we’re trying to accomplish, and how we go about doing so.
Facilitator at the Summit:
During the Hive India
initiation event I was hinted by Michelle Thorn
about my selection to facilitate some sessions at the summit. This being and opportunity for me to have a talk with mozillians over
the subjects like “we have work to do figuring out how to concretely build out the Web that the world needs and deserves” , “How to build a Mozilla core experience for the community” and “We are building a global movement of Webmakers.” I was a bit nervous too.
Seeing my name flash on the Mozilla sessions wiki
for the 4 sessions of the 1st
2 days at the summit I was overwhelmed. Being co-facilitator for these sessions the preparations were on the way.
Facilitating with the likes of Brett Gaylor
, Kathryn Meisner
, Jacob Caggiano
, Vineel Reddy Pindi
, Benny Chandra
it was special feeling for me.
I had no idea of what lay ahead with my experience of the LONG journey awaiting me to reach the Summit venue. The journey seemed to look like this when I set out of home:
Pune ✈Mumbai ✈London ✈San Fransisco(SFO)
But on reaching the Mumbai airport we were told the United airlines flight from London to SFO was cancelled. I was yet to start my journey to the summit and news struck me with unimaginable force. Some how I made it to London and upon inquiring with the United airlines counter I was told that all my fellow Mozillian travelers were routed through a flight from Washington to SFO and it was only me who was given a flight from Chicago to SFO. I had no choice but to travel alone over this journey and make it to the summit So my updated itinerary now was:
Pune ✈ Mumbai ✈ London ✈Chicago ✈ San Fransisco(SFO)
I was scheduled to reach the summit venue by 13:00 hours and now I had no clue when I would get there. Getting into the United aircraft for Chicago there was no reason for me to be optimistic about my alone boring journey with a comparatively low standard service in the United airlines. I greeted the fellow travel who sat next to me on the plane. He seemed to be less talkative and so I took the initiative to have a chat. After a small introduction and a hello I again found myself out of topics to keep the conversation going on and I retreated. While again stating at people still adjusting their baggage I suddenly saw my fellow traveler removing his jacket and keeping it under the front seat. The glowing white embroidered sign of “Mozilla” flashed on the jacket and I felt my eyes glitter. I had found a diamond in the coal world, he was a mozillain too or may be an employee. I looked at him with hope and asked do you work for Mozilla and are you going to the Summit at Santa Clara, "YES!" he said and I felt relaxed by the fact that I am not alone in this world who is traveling to Summit through Chicago.
Meeting mozillians where you least expect them was an experience that had just started for me. At the Chicago Airport the United airlines again had their aircraft to SFO canceled. With no hope of getting to the summit in time I decided to explore the airport. A hand tapped me from behind in this new country, I turned and found a person extending a hand saying “Hi, you are a mozillan – me too recognized you from the Firefox shirt you are wearing. I am Robert Sayles
.” he said. An awestruck me said “Yes the world is small, surprising and filled with Mozillians.” And we had a laugh.
Robert was headed for Toronto for the summit we had a brief chat about Webmaker, Mozilla and the open web. But importantly I had to share my sad traveling experience with a friend and Robby had to be the one. Soon the news of a new aircraft available for SFO sprung on the announcement and I felt relaxed. Bidding adieu to Robby after a 7 hours journey to the SFO airport and an awesome Lincoln taxi ride to the Santa Clara Marriott I was sleeping on the bed tired at 2 am and hopeful of the 1st day of the summit being awesome.
After the morning breakfast we were all set to for Tristan Nitot's welcome speech. Admiring my summit welcome kit Mitchell Baker
appeared on the large screens, it was a recorded version of her speech “The Nature of Mozilla” from Brussels. You just cant think of anything else when she talks.
“At its heart, Mozilla is a community of people who share a common purpose: promoting the traits that have made the internet so powerful, flexible and innovative to date. These traits, such as openness, freedom to innovate, interoperability, decentralized decision-making and user control, represent both who we are and a key strategic asset in developing market relevance and impact.”
- - Mithell Baker
fortunate for being able to attend the summit I saw Brett Gaylor walk on the stage for the Webmaker
The webmaker mention:
Working as a Webmaker mentor
and attending all those maker parties, Webmaker Community
calls and the Webmaker mentor meetings I never knew I was about to get surprised at the summit.
Brett Gaylor with his talk about Webmaker and its future in crafting the understanding about Open web showcased together.js in Webmaker tools like Thimble
. The small webmaker exercise of me teaching the web to Amiti Dave a student of VIT using webmaker tool Thimble
with together.js flashed on the big screens. I felt all the Mozilla India members looking at me and clapping for my contribution, I didn’t know what to do with this sudden applause. I felt a two hands holding my shoulder to make me stand. It was Amir Aharoni
(mentors me on Wikimedia projects) giving me a pat on the back. It felt the world revolve around me, it is such an awesome feeling to get an appreciation from your mentor I can’t describe in words.
The country fair:
With lunch on the way it was time for the country fair, mozillians from different countries stationed on their country booth displayed the cultural heritage. India booth was colorful with a lot of home made food items, flags, buttons, traditional outfits worn by Mozillains from India must have been the talk of the day.
|Mozilla Slovenia community|
Sessions and co-facilitators:
It was time to co-facilitate a session about
”Building a Web Literate World
”. Starting with a spectrogram activity
we had many ideas flowing in. The brain storming on various understandings about the open web made it a fruitful learning activity.
|Brainstormed about experience for Onboarding |
“We’re building a global movement of Webmakers: Join us
” was the most amazing session I co-facilitated with Brett Gaylor, Jacob Caggiano and Yoe One. Different pods for understanding different aspects of webmaker were set up. Events pod was handled by me, Yoe One and Kathryn Meisner. Webmaker translation by Jacob and Dev by Brett. The most productive of the sessions this proved to be a learning experience for me.
|Webmaker mini maker party @ summit|
Visit to Mozilla US office - A dream come true:
|Excited to be at the Mozilla office|
Many mozillians including me visited the Mozilla office at Santa Clara. The excitement of having a look at the Mozilla work environment was amazing. Mitchell Baker’s desk was the highlight of the trip with a very simple assembly of a computer and some essential stuff at work, it was the personification of her simple personality. We left some notes on her desk thanking her for all she does for the open web which inspires us to keep protecting it.
The amazing food, drinks and party:
|Mitchell Baker's Work Desk|
Mozilla always keeps up to the high standards when it comes to food, drinks and party. The amazing American food had me craving for it more and more. Even if it is a no for me on alcohol I quenched my thirst with some sparkled drinks. The
Karaoke performances, Visit to the great America amusement park and the Party on the Summit closing night were awesome.
Mozilla India at the Summit:
Mozilla India as a community was represented truly with a huge number at the Summit. Being a mix of Developers, Localizers, Webmakers and Sumos, also flaunted their new T-shirts saying “Mozilla India“. From Country fair, Science fair, Dev talks, webmaker, Localizations and Sumo Mozillians from India had a noticeable contribution at the summit.
A total learning experience:
At the end of the Summit we had looked at the values and the future of Mozilla’s products together. We built new relationships by digging in practically, solving problems and making plans. We now have a clearer idea of the product strategy and how it moves our mission forward. We left the Summit stronger as a community with a clearer picture of the world we want to build on the internet.
Commitment was what I noticed in the mozillians here at the Summit. People were not just energetic, enthusiastic and focused but seemed to have a deep commitment to the cause they are volunteering for. Mozilla Summit 2013 indeed was a learning experience.
We are protecting the world's biggest public resource The Internet
Learn More. Do More. Do Better.
TPAC 2013 - WebDriver Face To Face and more
on November 20, 2013 02:08 PM
Last week I was at W3 TPAC for week of face to face meeting to discuss WebDriver and other W3C specifications that other working groups are working on.
Our initial agenda went up just before the meeting and we were lucky enough to get through all the items. If you would like to read the notes for the meeting (Monday and Tuesday.
Highlights from the meeting are
- We are rescoping the specification to have the relevant things we need - we have been suffering from scope creep so we are removing things that aren't complete or won't be completed soon. We will be creating WebDriver "Level 2" specification which those features will go into.
- We have roughly 36 weeks worth of work to get the spec and tests done. - I will be writing details on how anyone can help make this time line realistic so we hit all of our milestones!
- We are going to be adding an API for when an element is intractable via mouse/touch, we haven't decided on a name yet but will be in the spec soon
- Simon and I were speaking to other editors/working groups to see if we could offload definitions of things to them. It seemed to be positive, let's see where things head.
There are other actions from the meeting that need to be done but I think the items above cover the main points, at least for me, that came out of the meeting.
I found the rest of the week actually really useful from a networking perspective and from a learning perspective. I have a lot of changes that I need to put into the WebDriver spec and have been getting feed back about when i am doing it wrong which is great!
Toshiba NB200 Netbook won't boot up
Arky r (firstname.lastname@example.org) on November 20, 2013 07:26 AM
My Toshiba NB200 netbook freezes on BIOS splash screen. Looks like the netbook was shipped with a faulty motherboard. Unfortunately I can't do BIOS update as suggest in this post. Removing the Hard drive, RAM has no effect.
Am not ready to throw away the laptop. Wonder if anyone has a better solution.
Help Test Firefox Nightly on Ubuntu
Benjamin Kerensa on November 20, 2013 01:00 AM
Australis has finally landed in Firefox Nightly and this presents and excellent opportunity for all Firefox Users to help test out nightly. Mozilla relies pretty heavily on user feedback and its nightly testers to help keep each release as crisp as possible.
Installing Nightly on Ubuntu
Reporting Bugs in Firefox
Here is a very simple but robust guide on reporting bugs on Firefox
Feedback is really important to Mozilla in fact Mozilla has an entire team that focuses a lot of their attention on reading through feedback and advocating for changes in Firefox to meet the expectations and needs of users. You can submit feedback about Firefox by going to Help -> Submit Feedback or by clicking here.
All Mozillians, help needed!
Erick on November 19, 2013 11:18 PM
Tags in this post: Custom Application Update Service (AUS), Mozilla Software Updates from local server.
I know this is not a common request but being the Mozilla Planet so big and diverse that someone of you might have done it before or know someone who did it.
I live in Cuba and I work at the University. As the access to Internet and Internet bandwidth is limited in my country and we love to use Mozilla’s products, we feel the need to do so.
I was looking for information about “How to set up a custom updates server” for Firefox and all it’s channels and Thunderbird.
What I have already done:
I have downloaded firefox-25.0b11-25.0b12.partial.mar , firefox-25.0b11-25.0b12.partial.mar.asc , firefox-25.0b12.complete.mar in order to test upgrade from Firefox 25 Beta 11 to Firefox 25 Beta 12. I think this is a partial update. I have downloaded them from http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/25.0b12/update/win32/es-ES/
I have installed an Apache server and have created the path (update/3/Firefox/25.0/20131022211721/WINNT_x86-msvc/es-ES/beta/Windows_NT 126.96.36.199 (x64)/default/default) manually at the root of the server and place an xml file named (update.xml) and it contains this:
<update type="minor" version="25.0b12" extensionVersion="25.0b12" buildID="20131022211721" detailsURL="http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.5.3/releasenotes/">
<patch type="partial" URL="http://10.36.30.38:5901/25b11-25b12/firefox-25.0b11-25.0b12.partial.mar" hashFunction="SHA512" hashValue="6c195f3088c6f61fe1c218f468ac98be696bdb6e503802ee232d54eac474f4007b1a263add15506c0cfaf1881267f843981e190624a21532ae8d12615749c168" size="2531877"/>
BuildID attribute I got it from gecko.buildID entry in the about:config and hasValue got it from here (http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/25.0b12/SHA512SUMS)
I have edited the httpd.conf of my Apache server and changed the AllowOverride to FileInfo.
# AllowOverride controls what directives may be placed in .htaccess files.
# It can be "All", "None", or any combination of the keywords:
# Options FileInfo AuthConfig Limit
I have also created an .htaccess file at the root folder of the server with this rule.
I have created a PHP file with this code:
$path = preg_replace('/^\/update/', 'update.dir', urldecode($_SERVER["REQUEST_URI"]));
echo (file_exists($path)) ? file_get_contents($path) : '<?xml version="1.0"?><updates></updates>';
I set the
app.update.url.override preference to my server path (http://10.36.30.38:5901/update/3/%PRODUCT%/%VERSION%/%BUILD_ID%/%BUILD_TARGET%/%LOCALE%/%CHANNEL%/%OS_VERSION%/%DISTRIBUTION%/%DISTRIBUTION_VERSION%/update.xml)
I opened my outdated testing firefox-25.0b11 and check for updates and it showed a “Firefox is up to date” message.
I checked my server’s access log file and it recorded this:
10.36.30.95 - - [18/Nov/2013:19:05:29 -0800] "GET /update/3/Firefox/25.0/20131022211721/WINNT_x86-msvc/es-ES/beta/Windows_NT%188.8.131.52%20(x64)/default/default/update.xml?force=1 HTTP/1.1" 200 510
Status 200 means OK. But it doesn’t worked. Now I have some questions.
What am I missing ?
How do I get the real XML file for just replacing server url ?
How can I get this to work ?
It would be really helpful if someone could help me. Regards from Cuba.
Test The WebForward - Shenzhen, China
on November 19, 2013 09:47 PM
Just over a week ago I was in Shenzhen, China helping with Test The Web Forward. A great initiative to get anyone and everyone to write tests for browser companies to use. The tests are conformance tests for W3C.
In the next couple of weeks I am going to document what is needed to help out and how you, yes you, can help! The WebDriver open source test suite needs to be checked against the WebDriver Specification and then ported over or bugs raised against the spec or implementations. There will be bugs which is a great thing!
P.S. We had 4 patches with ~10 tests from people who had never used WebDriver so I consider that a great success. We also noticed a number of pain points we need to fix before we get more people involved
Las herramientas para desarrolladores de Firefox
Yunier J on November 19, 2013 07:30 PM
La web esta creciendo y todos somos testigos de ello. Podemos acceder a la misma mediante un gran número de dispositivo y las tareas que pueden desempeñar las aplicaciones basadas en estas tecnologías son cada vez más increíbles.
Esto, para los desarrolladores, quiere decir que la complejidad y el tamaño de las aplicaciones está creciendo y por lo tanto necesitamos herramientas más complejas.
Es por este motivo, que se decidió integrar a Firefox las “Herramientas para desarrolladores”. Una suite completa de utilidades que permite a los desarrolladores web trabajar a fondo sobre la apariencia y el comportamiento de las aplicaciones o sitios web que desarrollen.
Durante mucho tiempo, herramientas similares, creadas por terceros han estado disponibles para Firefox, siendo Firebug la más conocida y la que ha sentado precedentes en otras herramientas similares.
Pero Mozilla, ante este crecimiento que mencionábamos anteriormente, no podía depender exclusivamente de herramientas externas y es por eso que, ya desde Firefox 4, se comenzó a trabajar en herramientas para desarrolladores integradas en el navegador y cuyo desarrollo es dirigido directamente por Mozilla.
De las herramientas para desarrolladores de Firefox, se destacan los siguientes componentes:
- Inspector web: que permite recorrer la aplicación web desde su estructura interna y además ver que reglas CSS se aplican al elemento seleccionado y editarlas.
- Editor de estilos: Permite ver todos los estilos CSS que se usaron en la aplicación y editarlos en tiempo real.
- Perfilador: El cual nos permite analizar el rendimiento de nuestra aplicación, monitoreándola en determinados intervalos de tiempo.
- Monitor de red: Herramienta mediante la cual podemos inspeccionar y editar todas las transferencias que realiza la aplicación desde y hacia la red.
Además de todo esto, es importante destacar la API de depuración remota, que permite, entre otras cosas, conectar estas herramientas con Firefox para Android o Firefox OS para trabajar con aplicaciones móviles.
El futuro cercano va a presentar muchas mejoras para estas herramientas.
Entre ellas se puede destacar el editor de shaders, el cual ya se puede activar desde el menú de preferencias de las herramientas (solo desde Aurora), más herramientas para controlar el rendimiento de nuestras aplicaciones, mejoras en el editor de estilos que nos permiten trabajar de forma visual con los mismos. Algunas de ellas, ya están disponibles en el canal Aurora.
Por otra parte, es importante destacar las API de las herramientas para desarrolladores, las cuales permiten no solo crear extensiones para las mismas, si no también integrar herramientas externas como un editor de textos.
Para seguir de cerca el desarrollo y evolución de las mismas, sigue a @FirefoxDevTools en Twitter, puedes unirte al canal #devtools en irc.mozilla.org, o seguir la serie de artículos relacionados en el blog labs de Mozilla Hispano o el blog de Mozilla Hacks.
Como cualquier proyecto de Mozilla, el desarrollo de estas herramientas es completamente abierto y existen distintas maneras de involucrarse en las mismas. Desde Bugzilla, además de reportar los bugs que encuentres, puedes ver la lista de bugs abiertos correspondientes a estas herramientas y si te sientes con ganas de participar en su desarrollo, el equipo te ofrece bugs para empezar o bugs con mentores. Más información en la página correspondiente de la wiki de Mozilla.
Fuente: Mozilla Hispano
Firefox OS Application Development
Santosh Viswanatham (email@example.com) on November 19, 2013 07:06 PM
Hello All, The Firefox Club of Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology has organised an Open session Regarding Development of Applications for Firefox OS Device.The session was for about 2 n half hours from 16:30-19:00 on 19th November 2013. The Session went great with half n hour of Interactive session and the Excitement flushed up when people were given some goodies(Thanks to Srikar Ananthula for the Goodies :) ) .The First student Sudarshan reddy who got his App Published in the Marketplace was Awarded with a Mozillian T-Shirt from Santosh.Congratulations Sudarshan!!! Speaker and Organiser: Firefox Student Ambassador and Mozilla Student Rep Santosh Viswanatham
Session provided topics for attendees:
Number of Attendees: 100+
The Session had a kick start introducing #About_to_be_released
firefox OS mobile and then allowing every one to touch test press wat ever and what not....!It was followed by introduction about OPEN SOURCE, the word that ignited their minds and pop up with questions about "Security, Plagarism" etc. Now started the technical part, about "DREAM" weaver that makes app developers dreams come true.After few queries, I explained how to do a basic app and then deployed it on Firefox OS simulator.
Thank you Sreenidians for your Kind Support and Involvement!!!
We did it! We did it again!! We have localized a Mozilla product 100%!!!
Belayet Hossain on November 19, 2013 05:12 PM
I feel proud to be a part of history made during Firefox 3.5; when we achieved 100% Bengali localization for Firefox Browser for the first time. I was part of the localization team and also arranged a launching event, it was 2009. This year, I am lucky again. I’m lucky to be the part of the team, who finished localization of Firefox OS 1.2. Yes, we have fully Bengali (Bangladesh) localized Firefox OS 1.2. We did it! We did it again!! We have localized a Mozilla product 100%!!!
I am happy and excited to announce that awesome Mozillians from Mozilla Bangladesh has done 100% localization of Firefox OS 1.2 in our beloved language Bangla. Congratulations to all of those who joined in each steps as translation of the words, review them and submit the final. This is really a great achievement for us as community.
Localization Expert and Mozilla Rep Mahay Alam Khan AKA mak bhai made a call for the translation on 6th November at Mozilla Bangladesh Facebook group page, forecasting to complete the tasks within February 2014. Few of us stared translating before 9th November, when Ashickur Noor informed, that MAK bhai calculated, if only 15 people (1% of our MozillaBD FB gruop member) translate 10 words per day, we can finish the task before January 8th, 2014, pretty much 1 month earlier as MAK bhai asked for. Motivated by mak bhai’s Unitary method calculation to finish the FxOS 1.2 l10n, our Mozillians stormed into the translation, while 8715 of 11958 words were left for translation. And they complete the whole tasks within only 10 days. WOW! what a pace!!
I thank and congratulate each and every one who did the tasks, specially Zobayer Ahmed Khan (jaggedzak) and Tapu Afrad (tapuafrad) did magnificent jobs. Zobayer did 766 suggestions, 1633 reviews and 831 submissions. Tapu did 731 suggestions and 371 submissions. Mozilla Bangladesh planning to build the Bangla localized Firefox OS locally for test purpose. Also localization team moving forwards to translate next release of Firefox browser.
Please join me to give thanks and cheer our localization team of Mozilla Bangladesh for their splendid jobs.
Google d3vf3st Kolkata and Firefox App Day In a BOX
birajkarmakar on November 19, 2013 04:54 PM
It is the time to share my journey about Google d3vf3st Kolkata with Firefox App Day In a BOX where I visited in the last week in Kolkata. It was really fabulous and I enjoyed very much with other Mozillians and members of GDG.
This event was took place at Hotel Hindustan International for two days.At the very first day , Google developers showcased about different products and the benefit of using them. After that, one developer gave a remote session on Google Maps . After all the first day event was really cool.
Click to view slideshow.
In the second day, We started our journey with Firefox and Developers tools by Kaustav Das Modak. Then Jai took one session on Web API. After that We showed our Firefox OS technology to the audience. Then we asked audience to propose their ideas on Apps and some interesting ideas came up,including an alarm app , call recording app etc.
The app ideas are here in an etherpad.
Click to view slideshow.
Two days lunch was really great and delicious.
Then we distributed the swags to different participants with amazing App ideas.
After that there was a session on Android App development by Badrinath Kulkarni which was pretty good. After that, event was ended with group photo session.
Filed under: mozilla event
, biraj karmakar
, Google Maps
, Kaustav Das Modak
, kolkata devfest 2013
Project Australis: New looks of Firefox
rahid on November 19, 2013 06:56 AM
Firefox changed a lot in recent years. But the upcoming UX design of the Firefox is really cool! They calling it Australis. Its really really beautiful & simplified. And it just landed in Nightly on Firefox 28. So you can check it right away. Download it from here.
Australis in three different platform. Firefox on Linux, Mac, and Windows
So what is the Australis?
Well from my user experience view I found its a beautifully designed modern, clean & comfortable web browsing experience. Especially the tabs looks pretty elegant. And I just love the pinned tabs! I found some of my early used add-ons icons added just beside the search bar just after the first launch. Its easy to access from there. I had to find it differently in previous version.
New Design of Firefox in Mac
There is a few changes in bookmark button. Its now paired with the bookmark list button. Now its more easy access to bookmarks. The download progress bar is more generous now.
Customization of Firefox is really fun. Its more easy & simplified. It can be found in the new menu button added in the beside the search bar & all add-ons icons. Its looks cool & useful :-)
One more thing I found interesting, its added scroll bounce effect like other browsers in the Mac system. Finally!
The details information of all changes can be found in Mozilla UX blog.
Australis será incluido en Firefox Nightly
Yunier J on November 19, 2013 03:57 AM
Desde el blog de los diseñadores de Mozilla hemos recibido una grata noticia que hará feliz a muchos, se trata nada más y nada menos de la inclusión de Australis – el futuro tema de Firefox – en el canal Nightly oficialmente. Después de una larga etapa de refinamientos, diseño minucioso de la interfaz, modernización y flexibilización en la personalización; los usuarios de Firefox podremos disfrutar de una familiar vista en diferentes plataformas.
Australis más a fondo.
1. Detalles y belleza
Australis es el mayor refinamiento de la interfaz de Firefox en mucho tiempo, y que afecta a casi todo, desde el panorama del diseño general de los pequeños rincones del icono del diseño.
Uno de los cambios más notables es la forma de pestaña – orgánica, amigable y fluida – con un buen ajuste para la sensación general de Firefox.
Es importante destacar la distinción entre la pestaña activa y las en segundo plano, dejando un espacio ordenado y tranquilo, donde es rápido y fácil ver la pestaña seleccionada. Las pestañas se deslizan cuando las movemos, de modo que pueda ver mejor a dónde te diriges.
Con la barra de pestañas más despejada permite que los temas ligeros en tu navegador luzcan mejor que nuca.
2. Racionalización y simplificación
Firefox ha crecido con la Web, aportando nuevas herramientas y capacidades – navegación por pestañas, un clic añadir a marcadores, la gestión de descarga – al frente todo el tiempo. Verás que en la forma aerodinámica de las pestañas de Firefox se sientan más alto en la barra de título, saliendo del camino y dejando más espacio de pantalla para las páginas web.
Usted también verá en qué cuidado y moderación se llena la barra de herramientas por defecto. Algunos ejemplos que ya han sido incluidos en versiones anteriores, como el botón Adelante que sólo aparece cuando hay un sitio para ir, y el botón que muestra el progreso de descarga.
Ahora, verá esto en un botón de marcadores con un clic más prominente junto con un botón para llegar a esos marcadores.
3. Fácil personalización
Mozilla identificó en Australis el momento perfecto para hacer la personalización del navegador más fácil y e intuitiva. Esto proporciona potencia y control a las personas que tienen necesidades de características específicas y les permite crear su propia configuración perfecta.
Con este fin, un nuevo, fácil y divertido de usar el modo de personalización es muy prominente en la interfaz. Desde donde podremos hacer de Firefox lo que realmente necesitan los usuarios.
Este es el nuevo Firefox: hermoso, ágil y adaptable. El que podrás ver tú y millones de personas en abril de 2014, por eso Mozilla necesita ayuda de ti para finalizar Australis. Prueba Firefox Nightly y cuéntanos que te parece.
Linux Mint: Stay Calm And Make Free Software
Benjamin Kerensa on November 18, 2013 08:07 PM
This morning like Oliver Grawert I learned a variety of Linux related news sites had decided to cover a discussion from a few weeks ago on the Ubuntu Devel mailing list surrounding the possibility of a Ubuntu MATE Remix.
The coverage in the media has been pretty mixed, but I was disappointed to see some sites trying to put a spin on things and suggesting that this was Canonical being critical of Linux Mint which is not the case. In fact for the most part Clement Lefebvre has clarified that what Oli and I said was accurate that being that certain updates in Linux Mint are not enabled by default and that Firefox on LMDE (Debian Edition of Linux Mint) was not always updated as much as it probably should have been but now is updated automatically.
I wanted to post briefly and just say that my personal opinion is that Kernel and Xorg updates are important for users to have, and Ubuntu Developers are diligent in testing updates to packages and addressing regressions.
I do not think stability and performance are as big of an issue as Clem alludes them to be, and I think it is important for users to have security updates for all packages automatically without having to do anything extra to get them.
Anyways this post is not to try to convince anyone of my opinion nor was the original discussion on the mailing list.
Lets get back to making awesome free software for our users! FOSS Yeaaaah!
Bye, Bye, My Customizations - Hello New Ones?
KaiRo on November 18, 2013 07:19 PM
Australis is landing on Nightly
and therefore in my builds, and so it's time to review my customizations.
The illustrations below are from my pre-Australis state (though with my custom LCARStrek theme removed to make it easier to see what the customizations are). I still need to figure out the post-Australis state fully.
For one thing, I like having everything bookmark-like bundled in the bookmarks toolbar. That starts with the home button (that goes to my custom start page), the bookmarks menubutton, and then quick-access bookmark items like a menu with Bugzilla query live feeds and frequently visited sites. All those items, including the home and bookmarks buttons, have the same layout of an icon with text next to it and the same small height. I'm using the home button quite frequently to get to that site, same for the bookmark items, and I'm using the bookmarks list in the menubutton for retrieving sites I rarely visit (so they're often falling off the awesomebar) but want to go to every now and then (say, those sites where I buy karaoke songs every few months - I might not remember the exact name but I know where to find them in my bookmarks hierarchy). Australis removes the text from the buttons and actually makes them larger in height (which would make the whole toolbar higher), so I cannot place them in that place any more without breaking design. I might remove the home button completely and replace it with just a bookmark item pointing to the page, which should do the same job nicely (though the home button might not actually increase height, I need to test that a bit more). For the bookmarks button, I'm not sure. I don't feel like I want it at the right of any bar where it's far away from the bookmarks, and I don't want to size of the bookmarks bar to grow. Maybe I'll also hide it away completely, possibly place it in the "Hamburger" menu, as I don't use the starring feature too much anyhow, and move my whole bookmarks hierarchy to a folder on the bookmarks bar. That might seem strange in the logic of bookmark hierarchies, but it should do the job.
The throbber button at the right of my tab bar and the "Nightly" button on its left need to go as well, so I'll get rid of the former (even though it's an old friend from days gone by - but it's not even available for customization any more), and the latter is being morphed into the "Hamburger" button the right of the navigation bar, it's default location. While we're at the right of the navigation bar, I might think about removing the search field, actually. I find it annoying that it reminds me for hours of the last search I did because its content never goes away, and I do my Google searches from the location bar anyhow - and other searches by first going to the respective site and search from there. Maybe the old "Search Tabs" idea comes along one time and gives me nicer ways to use alternate search engines.
And then, there's add-ons. I have/had the Sync, Lightbeam and Diaspora EasyShare buttons as well as the MemChaser display in my add-ons bar. The Sync button is only showing if Sync is in progress and able to trigger one intentionally, I probably will remove that as I can easily live without it. Diaspora Easyshare might move to the bookmarks or even navigation bar, I'm not using it a lot but it actually looks very handy and I do use Diaspora quite a bit as my only social network. MemChaser will need to go away, unfortunately. It's nice to look at those numbers every now and then, esp. when problems might occur, but there's just no place in Australis where I can place a large and constantly updating thing like that without constant distraction. The bottom border of the screen/window was perfect for that. But OK, I'll probably end up removing or at least disabling the add-on completely. Lightbeam will either go away or move to the "Hamburger" menu - given how rarely I use it, it has no place at the top of my window in primary UI. While I'm at it, it might make sense to go through my add-ons list and do some cleanup there in general.
And once I get a feeling if I can do my work with the new "Hamburger" menu or not, I will see if I'll need to turn on the menu bar again or leave it hidden, like I've had it for a while now - but first I want to see how well the new stuff works for me so I can really evaluate it.
Unfortunately we don't have the capability in desktop FHR to track add-on behavior changes or uninstalls that might come with Australis (mobile has a new format that can track that), otherwise it would be interesting to see if it's just me or if others are disabling or uninstalling add-ons as well with that change.
What changes does this mean for you? Are you able to cope (like me), excited about them, or distracted by them?
Great Learning Experience, Lots of Fun and Volunteering at Mozilla Summit 2013
Shahid Farooqui (firstname.lastname@example.org) on November 17, 2013 07:33 PM
It was an experience while attending and volunteering (Summit Host) at Mozilla Summit 2013. About 700 Mozillians from 95 countries participated in the summit. About fifty Mozillians from India has also participated and gained the opportunity of best learning and networking experience.
Following blog on Mozilla Summit 2013 is written by Mitchell Baker, Chairperson of the Mozilla
It was a Three Days Summit hosted at Santa Clara, Brussels and Toronto simultaneously. I attended the Summit at Santa Clara, US.
Day 1 of the Summit started with Welcome Note by Tristan Nitot, President of Mozilla Europe. The Keynote talk on “What makes Mozilla 'Mozilla'” was by Mitchell Baker, Chairperson of the Mozilla Foundation. I really loved her idea of “Know More, Do More and Do Better”.
Mitchell's talk followed by another talk on Envisioned Future State by Brendan Eich which was a presentation about their long term, project wide, stretch goals. The next was Our World Fair, which was a way for participants to showcase where they come from and/or what they are doing and for others to connect and build bridges to learn more. About 20-30 countries including India participated in World Fair.
The other topics of subsequent talks were Building a Web Literate World by Sandraghassen Subbaraya Pillai, Ankit Gadgil, Vineel Reddy Pindi, Benny Chandra, Faye Tandog, Christos Bacharakis, Lawrence Kisuuki, What does "Mozillian" mean by Sujith Reddy, Alex Lakatos, and, Firefox OS in 2014 and beyond By Sandip Kamat, Christian Heilmann.
Then we gathered outside the hotel for a group photo, It was really an awesome moment to assemble for the group photo.. The day1 was concluded with the dinner and karaoke. Food throughout the event was just awesome.
Day 2 started with welcome note by Tristan Nitot, President of Mozilla Europe. There were various talks followed by the Innovation Fair. The Innovation Fair is a way for participants to showcase what they are working on. The focus is on products and technology, current or future. Like the World Fair, the Innovation Fair is a way to connect with other Mozillians who may be interested in getting involved with your project.
Among the talks that followed thence were One and Done by Parul Mathur, Level Up with Firefox Student Ambassadors! by Vineel Reddy Pindi, and Strategies of industry players and competing effectively by Irina Sandu, Sandip Kamat. Before th end of the day2, some of site hosts got an opportunity to visit the Mozilla Foundation headquarter at Mountain View, I was one of them. It was then time for World Fare Dinner, a sit-down, buffet dinner featuring chef's choice of foods from around the world.
Mozilla Summit 2013 Day 3 started with a welcome note. Among the talks that followed were Turning Ideas into Action by Tristan Nitot, President of Mozilla Europe, Designing your project for participation by Benjamin Kerensa, Soumya Deb, Product Opportunities in the Cloud by Toby Elliott, Vishy Krishnamoorthy, Mozilla Reps: How to be more awesome Community Builders by Vineel Reddy Pindi, Galaxy Kadiyala, Amir Aharoni, Culture Pulse: Values Action Plan by Dino Anderson, Plato's Cave: Data At Mozilla by Saptarshi Guha, David Zeber, Economic Justice, Mozilla, and the Trans Pacific Partnership by Eitan Isaacson, Diversity Identity Core Engagement by Dino Anderson, Mozilla IT by Ashish Vijayaram, Security Tools by Patil Kailas Ravsaheb, and Waartaa by Ratnadeep Debnath.
Webmaker School Club
Emma on November 17, 2013 03:54 AM
I’ve wanted to run a Webmaker school club for quite a while, and met with resistance for just as long. Thanks to our amazing principle, I am completely thrilled to finally… have the initiative accepted in my daughter’s school starting Monday. Currently working hard on a lesson plan, that includes online and offline activities + Q & A Skype sessions with people who can share on specific topics as we cover them. Excited to have my ‘own kids’, twenty-eight of them :)
To help support others who may want to run a similar club I’ve setup a Webmaker Club Website, with Github repo for resources. As the ‘donation’ section suggests, I am also looking for donations or sponsorship to help with tech purchases Right now I have 28 kids 2 laptops, and no time to fundraise – I’ll start by asking Santa for a few Raspberry Pi.
Firefox 25.0.1 disponible para su descarga
Yunier J on November 16, 2013 10:24 PM
En el día de ayer viernes 15 de noviembre, Mozilla lanzó una actualización para la última versión estable de Firefox.
Esta liberación corrige varias fisuras de seguridad encontrados y soluciona un problema cuando en ocasiones las páginas no cargaban sin antes mover el cursor.
Pueden obtener Firefox 25.0.1 desde nuestra zona de descargas para Linux y Windows en español e inglés. Los usuarios de Mac solo tienen disponible la versión en español.
Mozilla Location Service & MozStumbler
Ernest Chiang (email@example.com) on November 16, 2013 02:44 PM
Mozilla Location Service
是一個實驗性且前瞻性的 geolocation 計畫，也許未來在 GPS 訊號不佳的情況下，也能有其他定位的選擇。上週剛在 Mozilla Blog 上有文章
介紹這個專案。現在還在非常早期的階段，但如果你有興趣的話，大家都能有參與的方式。其中之一是可以拿出我們的 Android 手機，安裝一個軟體「MozStumbler
」（安裝的方式是下載 .apk 還沒放上 Google Play）。
就會開始掃描並自動上傳資料。提醒一下，會很耗電，因為同時要收 GPS 訊號以及持續性使用掃描 Wi-Fi 與手機基地台訊號。隱私
方面，若你希望自家基地台訊號不要被收入資料庫中，可以在 SSID 後面加上「_nomap
拿出你的 Android Device 來安裝「MozStumbler
Updates: Nov/15, 2013
Updates: Nov/16, 2013
Doing good is p…
Tanha Islam on November 16, 2013 03:54 AM
Doing good is part of our code……….
Mozilla is part of a coalition of more than 100 public advocacy organizations and companies from across the political spectrum that speak out against unnecessary invasions of your privacy online.
We believe the Internet should enrich the lives of individual human beings, that individuals’ security on the Internet is fundamental and cannot be treated as optional.
Tell the world I #supportmozilla
Doing good is p…
Tanha Islam on November 16, 2013 03:54 AM
Doing good is part of our code……….
Mozilla is part of a coalition of more than 100 public advocacy organizations and companies from across the political spectrum that speak out against unnecessary invasions of your privacy online.
We believe the Internet should enrich the lives of individual human beings, that individuals’ security on the Internet is fundamental and cannot be treated as optional.
Tell the world I #supportmozilla
Mozilla India Blog is open-to-all
Soumya Deb (firstname.lastname@example.org) on November 15, 2013 05:44 PM
: Now, anyone can register & post on Mozilla India Blog
.Let me be straight here: It's nothing new. It has always been there - but general feedback from the community implies, it isn't always obvious to get... Okay, point taken.
|JUST. PUSH. THE. BUTTON. Dammit!|
From the very moment of configuring the Mozilla India blog, the new user registrations was set open (OFF, by default) - so that the community members can contribute to it.
The default WP configuration puts the SignUp/LogIn links at the bottom of the sidebar - which may be difficult to notice. Although, if someone searched, would've found it - we needed to make it more vivid to the community, that it's not a obfuscated fine-text sitting there just because it has to. We had to make it more prominent, that if community members have a good point to share & need to have their voices heard - they can use this platform. After all, that's what it's for - right?
So, there you go... The BIG. BLUE. BUTTONS (ahem!) on an unobstructive, yet accessible, corner of the blog at your service. You just CAN'T
miss it now... can you?
If you want a relevant post to be published on Mozilla India Blog, then follow these steps:
- Log in (or, Sign up)
- Draft a post, that you need to have published
- Wait for the WP-admins to review & publish it
Upon signing up, one directly gets a "contributor" role (WP-default is just subscriber). General contributors don't have publish rights - to avoid spams - but can make as many drafts, as they want to. This is all that is in the technical part; I leave the SoP, criteria, relevance, reviewing etc. upto the Engagement Task force to decide & handle.
Mozilla Summit @ Santa Clara
Gauthamraj (email@example.com) on November 15, 2013 03:11 PM
I am excited to write this blogpost ! Reason for that is , the post is about my experience during the Mozilla Summit. I was invited by Mozilla to attend the Summit in Santa Clara , USA between October 4 - October 6 2013 .
My travel for the summit started a day before than most of other summit attendees from India. However , I have the company of Jayakumar , Jai Pradeesh and Naresh Kumar. I touched the US soil for the first time on OCT 2nd exactly at 12.30 PM .
We went through immigration and customs with out any issues. While the rest of the Mozillians stayed back at the airport , I went to Los Angels to my cousin's place .
Grand Mozilla Summit started on OCT 4th by 9.00 AM , I reached the awesome venue Santra Clara Marriott from Los Angeles just before the welcome speech.
Day 1 covered Nature of Mozilla in general. Just after the key notes , time was aloted for country fair where Mozillians from different countries made booth to represent their community , culture , etc ..,
In the mean time , lunch was provided in box style . After lunch , summit continues with different breakout sessions. There were multiple sessions hosted in parllel with one site host for each session to help out . I was helping as site host in Webmaker session by Ankit and group :-)
Day 1 ended with lot of new things learnt , with a so many new faces and an amazing Firefox OS dinner !
Day 2 started with key notes focusing on Mozilla's work , report and enhancements to make web better as well as few points related with culture were also covered.
After keynotes , we had another fair where Mozillians demonstrated their work ans innovations .
In the meantime , we had our lunch . The day continued with the breakout sessions in the afternoon . Day 2 got even better when we were taken to the nearest theme park " Great America " immediately after the dinner .
Day 3 started with keynotes in the morning and breakout sessions in the afternoon. In the evening , we were taken to Mozilla HQ at Mountain View , CA . Really had the best time in my life there , went crazy to have pictures every where .
Day 3 became even more crazy , thanks to closing dance party :-)
ummm...This covers more fun part than the learning part. So , better to list out my learnings from the summit briefly :
1. Deep understanding about history of mozilla
2. How good the web is ?
3. Interest to contribute openbadges - reward recruits effectively and easily
4. Light beam as a starter topic to get peoples attention to explain about Mozilla
5. Understanding about communities around the globe and their statergies for different things
6. Webmaker tools to be used for making tutorials for FSA - few tutorials are live now
7. Webmaker tools to be used to create tutorial about most frequent issues with firefox for the benefit of SuMo
8. Events in cybercafe and mobile shops for marketing as well as community building - idea gathered from Alina ( Mozillian from Spain )
9. Things that need to be taken care in Mozilla Reps program
10 . And the list continues !!!!
To conclude , this Summit will be one of my unforgettable events in my life. Thank you so much Mozilla for your love !
I promise you that I will keep up my love for you and do my best for the betterment of the web :-)
Cómo se hace? Configurar ImgLikeOpera para bloquear las imágenes
Yunier J on November 15, 2013 04:46 AM
La publicación de Firefox 23 trajo interesantes y novedosos cambios a nuestro navegador, algunos buenos y otros no tan aceptados por sus usuarios. Entre los cambios non gratos se ubica la eliminación de la opción “Cargar imágenes automáticamente” ubicada en la pestaña Contenido de las Preferencias. Esta funcionalidad (como su nombre lo indica) permitía elegir cuando queríamos ver o no las imágenes de los sitios web.
Hoy les traigo una solución que quizás le resuelva el problema a todos los que desean gozar nuevamente Habilitar/Deshabilitar la carga de las imágenes. Para lograr esto, debemos instalar el add-on ImgLikeOpera y más tarde configurar sus preferencias de la siguiente manera en el Administrador de Complementos (about:addons).
ImgLikeOpera trae a Firefox la forma en que son administradas la imágenes en Opera (muy buena), con los últimos cambios aplicados a ese navegador, no se si se mantendrá de la misma manera. Esta extensión define 4 tipos de políticas para aplicar:
- Cargar todas las imágenes
- Cargar las imágenes solo de este sitio web
- Cargar imágenes de la cache
- No cargar las imágenes
¿Cómo configurar ImgLikeOpera?
- En la pestaña Cache, misc elegir No cargar imágenes (Don’t load images). Esta preferencia bloqueará las imágenes de todos los sitios web, sino queremos esto, podemos irnos por otra de sus opciones.
- Desde la pestaña Filtros (Filters) será donde adicionaremos cuantas reglas deseemos para determinados sitios o dominios. En este caso le diremos que para el dominio .uci.cu cargue todas las imágenes, es importante cerciorarse bien de la política de filtros asignada. Para añadir el “filtro” hay que dar clic en el botón Adicionar (Add).
- Al terminar el paso 2, deberá mostrarse el filtro creado con el dominio y la política que se aplica. Espero que la extensión y el tutorial le sea útil a todos los que buscaban una opción como esta. Aunque no actualizan el complemento desde el 3 de marzo de este año, no deben preocuparse porque es compatible con las versiones más recientes de Firefox, yo uso la Nightly 28.
Ernest Chiang (firstname.lastname@example.org) on November 15, 2013 03:41 AM
上週聊到的 Mozilla 家的地理定位服務以及資料收集工具「Mozilla Location Service & MozStumbler
」，想說亞洲地區收集的數量比例上還滿少的，所以上週動手做了中文語系檔案 pull request
進去 MozStumbler github 專案
回來玩，如果手上的 Android 手機使用繁體中文語系就可以看到中文界面囉 :-)
如果有翻譯字詞方面的建議，歡迎直接 pull request 進專案修改，或是我也可以幫忙。
Awesome vUDS Sessions
Benjamin Kerensa on November 14, 2013 04:13 PM
I’m bummed out that I will be unable to attend vUDS simply because its difficult to justify taking time off from my projects for a virtual event but I wanted to quickly point out some sessions folks should check out:
Ubuntu Documentation Roundtable – Ubuntu Documentation Team is holding a session to discuss important issues, workflow and other topics for the 14.04 cycle. As always the Ubuntu Documentation Team is looking for new contributors to help keep documentation crisp for each cycle.
SDK for HTML5 App Developers – I think it’s really important for folks to start diving into HTML5 whether you’re doing it to make and app on Ubuntu Touch or Firefox OS. Either way porting across platforms will be easy once you dive in. This should be an interesting session, and it will be nice to see more HTML5 apps for Ubuntu Touch.
Ceph activities for trusty – Ceph is an awesome distributed object store and file system that’s made for scalability, performance and high reliability. The Ceph project is a great community all in its own and its great to see solid support for Ceph in Ubuntu Server.
Limiting Surveillance in Ubuntu - Ubuntu was recently awarded a Big Brother award which is an anti-privacy awardbut even before that reputable advocacy organizations such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Privacy International and the Free Software Foundation were critical of the Unity Scopes feature and still are today. I think it is important for Ubuntu Members and Users to continue to advocate for more user choice and privacy in Ubuntu.
Let's collaborate and learn together!
on November 14, 2013 11:38 AM
Last week Mozilla Slovenia was partner of Startup Weekend at Gymnasium Novo mesto. We always support...
Contribution as a Way of Life – The Survey
Emma on November 13, 2013 03:42 AM
I’ve been developing a talk: ‘Contribution as a Way of Life’, so far demoed to very patient & supportive colleagues at ImageX and a few smaller gatherings (both online and offline) with a lot of interest – including the idea as a workshop .
I truly believe contribution and open participation should be an extension of our work and play where possible. In my experience there are simple ways of evaluating a project for contribution – explaining: why it matters, why it’s easy, why it’s FUN and equally reasons to walk(or run) away.
But, at this point my talk is based on personal experiences and observations…and this is a request YOURS:
Please help me cover wider experiences through your eyes : https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/V56QP2Z
Thanks so much! -Emma
Firefox OS App Day in a Box @ Kolkata
fosswithumesh on November 12, 2013 06:21 PM
Heading towards a Google event and representing Mozilla there is an awesome experience!
So starting journey from Durgapur to Hotel Hindustan International for GDG Devfest Kolkata 2013 with Firefox OS App Day in a Box, Kolkata was pretty cool.
On the very first day of this event the Google developers showcased about different products and the benefit of using them.
After that we had a live chat on Google Maps and how we can play with it.
Click to view slideshow.
So on the whole first day event was really cool.
On the second day it was time for us to showcase the Mozilla mission.
So we started with introduction speech.
Then about the Firefox OS Simulator and Developer Tools.
Then we asked audience to propose their ideas on Apps some interesting ideas came up,including an alarm app where you have to solve progressive harder puzzles to stop the alarm!
The app ideas were collected in an etherpad.
Click to view slideshow.
Then we distributed the swags to different participants with amazing App ideas.
After that there was a session on Android App development which was pretty good.
So then we event ended with great collaboration between Google developer group and Mozilla Group.