In this issue…
- Firefox 4 upgrade campaigns
- Oh the things we can do with browsers!
- Mozilla around the world
- Fun with Rainbow
- First 2011 Knight-Mozilla News Innovation Challenge open!
- Important dates for the Firefox release cycle
- Upcoming events
- Community Calendar
- About about:mozilla
Firefox 4 upgrade campaigns
We’ve begun creating several Firefox 4 upgrade campaigns to encourage users to migrate to the latest version. One of the ways we’re doing this is by creating a number of different versions of our download page, each version explaining the benefits of using Firefox for various forms of activities people do on the Web. Check out all of the versions and tell the casual gamers, web workers and media streamers in your life about Firefox 4.
Oh the things we can do with browsers!
Chris Heilmann put together a presentation about all of the things a modern browser can do for the Firefox 4 launch party in London. After looking at all of this new technology, pick something and play with it and then send us your cool demo so we can show the world.
Mozilla around the world
There is a vibrant community of Mozilla contributors all around the world and there are over 50 local sites that are used to coordinate activities in different regions. We’re designing some new pages to showcase all of the great things going on in these different areas—take a look to see where these communities are and start your own local site to help bring Mozilla to new areas.
Fun with Rainbow
Dan Mosedale shares how he’s mashed up Rainbow’s ability to record audio and video with popcorn.js’ subtitling to create a web-based Karaoke experiment. You can record yourself singing along to Jono Xia’s accordion rendition of “Amazing Grace” – all without Flash! Have some fun with it and learn why he did it.
First 2011 Knight-Mozilla News Innovation Challenge open!
Help unlock video by joining our first 2011 Knight-Mozilla news challenge. The gist: How can new web video tools transform news storytelling? It’s easy to participate – just submit a sketch and paragraph that illustrates your idea for telling stories better with online video.
Important dates for the Firefox release cycle
Christian Legnitto gives us an overview of important dates that impact localizers, add-on developers and developers in the new rapid release cycle. Again, Firefox 5 is slated for June 6, 2011.
* April and May, the world, Firefox Launch Parties
* April 27 at 10 a.m. PDT, Community marketing call
* May 1 – 4, Portland, Oregon, JSConf
* May 11, Mountain View, California, San Francisco Selenium Meetup
* May 21 – 31, Huajuapan de León, Mexico, Kids on Computers Summit
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.
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26 Apr 2011