In this issue…
- Mobile Firefox 4 beta testday on Feb 25th
- Moving forward with F1
- Finding … ReMo
- The Next Million Mozillians
- Tracking Firefox UI response time
- Thunderbird at CeBIT 2011
- Upcoming events
- Community calendar
- About about:mozilla
Mobile Firefox 4 beta testday on Feb 25th
The QMO team is planning a day to test the mobile Firefox 4 Beta on February 25th. Please visit the QMO site for more information if you wish to help test the upcoming mobile release of Firefox 4.
Moving forward with F1
The Mozilla Labs team working on F1 shares new information about updates to the F1 add-on as well as a new user interface. If you often share links with friends via Google, Facebook or Twitter, F1 makes this even easier.
Finding … ReMo
William Quiviger writes about the “ReMo” project, which aims to support and build a program for those who are representing Mozilla in communities around the world. The Mozilla Representatives program will enable anyone to become official representatives of Mozilla in their city, region or area, with tools, resources and support provided at the ReMo website. If you are interested in the program itself, or wish to help with the project, please read William’s post for more information.
The Next Million Mozillians
Echoing the question of scale addressed in William’s ReMo post this week, Mark Surman writes about the need to grow the Mozilla community dramatically. Finding a million more Mozillians to participate in the Mozilla project, he argues, requires a crisp understanding of who we want to recruit and why they’d want to get involved in Mozilla. Getting to this takes time, experimentation and conversation.
Tracking Firefox UI response time
Dietrich Ayala just wrote a really neat add-on for Firefox 4 developers that helps you track how long various parts of the browser’s user-interface take to load, and what’s cool is that it does not require a restart of the browser. You can get the source code here.
Thunderbird at CeBIT 2011
If you’re a Thunderbird fan and you’re planning to be in Hannover next week to attend the world’s largest IT tradeshow, make sure to drop by the Mozilla booth to meet Ludovic Hirlimann. He’ll be representing Mozilla Messaging there and is happy to answer any questions you may have or just chat about messaging in general!
* Feb 26, London, UK, Open Design Jam
* March 1-5, Hannover, Germany, CeBIT
* March 9-10, Atlanta, GA, PyCon
* March 26 – 27, Taipei, Taiwan, Open Source Developer’s Conference Taiwan 2011
* April 9-10, Bulgaria Web Summit 2011
For an up-to-date list of the coming week’s Mozilla project meetings and events, please see the Mozilla Community Calendar wiki page. Notes from previous meetings are linked to through the Calendar as well.
about:mozilla is by, for and about the Mozilla community, focusing on major news items related to all aspects of the Mozilla Project. The newsletter is written by Mozilla’s contributor engagement team and will be published every Tuesday. This week’s issue is a team effort!
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22 Feb 2011 Mary Colvig