Author: flod

  • Once upon a time there was a string freeze… pt.2

    Since it probably looks like my favorite hobby is whining without a reason, let’s check what happened so far (always an optimist…) in this cycle. Broken strings in Mozilla Beta Bug 797036 – Update updater strings and icon Bug 803344 – poor discoverability of the enable/disable menu item for Social API Landing strings in Beta means that […]

  • Once upon a time there was a string freeze…

    Nine months ago I wrote this post. Are things better now? Not at all, they keep getting worse. When people asked me “how can you be happy with the rapid release cycle?”, I always answered “because finally I have a clear schedule”. Now imagine how I feel about the rapid release cycle. I’m not a […]

  • l10n Memo for the Next Meeting

    My personal short memo for the next meeting, even if I’m sure Axel is already on this: Aurora is supposed to be string frozen, so that localizers have a full cycle to update their localization, test their work and sign-off the best changeset available for Beta. This worked quite well for 5 releases, why did […]

  • Native Localized Android Build

    Not without difficulties or issues, but it seems we finally have a localized native build on Android. Kudos to all people involved, I’m pretty sure there’s a lot of work behind this small screenshot (and there’s still a lot more to do). Having said that, I still wish for better communication toward the project’s “periphery” […]

  • Dear reviewer,

    I’m aware that l10n can be a nuisance for a lot of developers – and some localizers (e.g. me) can be a real pain in the *** – but when reviewing a patch that involve a change of existing strings you only have a short and quick checklist to follow: Does the patch fix a […]

  • What needs to happen before you open your eyes?

    As already happened in the past on this blog, this is a guest post from my friend Iacopo Benesperi (iacchi), a long-standing member of the Italian Mozilla community. I agree with him that we’re living hard times, what’s happening inside our (small) community is probably happening elsewhere. And if it’s not clear, this post is […]

  • Back From Canada

    Back to Italy from Vancouver the Summit of Awesomeness, still trying to catch up with the jet lag (9 hours). If you want to see some photos of the trip – both from Vancouver and the Summit in Whistler – I created a set on Flickr: feel free to add tags, comments or people to […]

  • European Browser Choice (With Screenshots)

    [sound track] Woke up this morning, don’t believe what I saw… 😛 Note: I’ve received the update only on my HTPC (Windows Vista Ultimate English with Italian language pack), still nothing on my notebook (Windows 7 Ultimate Italian). I suppose the original language of the OS is the discriminant. Update KB976002 is finally available. Nothing […]

  • Followers Or Leaders?

    This is a sort of guest post, since it’s the English translation of an article originally published in Italian by Giacomo Magnini (prometeo), a long time contributor to the Italian Mozilla community. Even if I don’t agree with him on some points, I share the overall feeling that comes from his considerations and I thought […]

  • Chrome Ads

    Website of the most popular newspaper in Italy, this morning. First reaction: install AdBlock Plus. I’m not really sure if that was the original aim of this unobtrusive and classy ad 🙂 Technorati Tags: chrome,