about:mozilla is a weekly round-up of news and contribution opportunities. Here’s what’s happening this week.
Congratulations To the 2012 Firefox Flicks Winners!
And the award goes to… you? Well, if you took part in the Firefox Flicks contest, then we have great news for you. The winning videos were announced a few days ago on the official website. We’d like to say congratulations to everyone who submitted a video. The judges had a great time watching the videos, just like many other users who were able to vote for their favourites. You can still watch all of the clips and an interesting show-reel in the blog post.
Mozilla supports Liberated Pixel Cup for Open Games
While the Firefox Flicks competition has ended, another competition will start in June: the Liberated Pixel Cup. Mozilla announced the support of the cup, which is a great competition aiming to spark the creation of artwork and code for games that are free and available for others to use. It was an obvious thing to do since we’ve improved our performance for games in Firefox, added new features for games, hosted a work week to discuss the future of games and much more. Make sure to take a look at the Liberated Pixel Cup website if you are ready to create some game-related goodness.
Code Signing Coming to Firefox Mac Builds
Apple has announced a new version of their operating system, Mac OS 10.8. It comes with some new features, including a security setting that prevents Firefox from running on it when the default settings are applied. This is because 10.8, by default, only allows programs to run if they are signed with an Apple Developer certificate. Because the new version of the OS could be released to the public in less than a month, we must have a signed and released Firefox out by then, and we will. Check out Ben Hearsum’s blog post to read more about it.
Native Firefox for Android Beta
We’ve been doing some progress on Firefox for Android as well – the first public beta with the new native user interface that is sleeker, lighter, and faster was released. If you’re using it already, you’ll notice how smooth panning and zooming are too. As you can see, the upcoming Firefox for Android is a whole new beast, make sure to put Lucas Rocha’s blog post onto your reading list to know what it’s up to.
270,000 New Direct Relationships Every Week for Firefox
As Firefox occupies lots of people’s pockets, it also occupies their hearts. Jane Finette’s blog post is all about the significant milestore that the User Engagement and User Volunteer Community teams reached. They passed 15 million direct relationships for the popular browser. Only one year ago, we were talking in English only to around 4 million people, today more than five and half million people receive the monthly Mozilla newsletter in five languages and 10 million other fans are actively engaged on social platforms. That’s incredible growth!
Meet Some Mozillians
Bonjour Mozilla says bonjour to the workers at the Paris Office, who adapted to spring and stripped their winter coats off. Read more about how these people are contributing to Mozilla.
* May 23, Melbourne, Australia Web Directions Code
* May 24, Oslo, Norway Web Rebels
* May 25, Toulouse, France SudWeb
* May 25, Moscow, Russia .toster
* May 26, Vancouver, BC Polyglot
* See more on the Mozilla Community Calendar
The newsletter is written by Mozilla’s contributor engagement team and is published every Tuesday. For more on what has been happening this week also checkout the Mozilla Project Meeting. If you have anything you would like to include in our next issue,
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Have a good week folks and keep rocking the Web!
22 May 2012 Jan Bambach