about:mozilla is a weekly round-up of news and contribution opportunities. Here’s what’s happening this week.
Ideas for Improving Locale Management in Firefox
Firefox is right now available in over 90 languages, but what if you suddenly want to use it in a different lingo? Well, it is possible to download a language pack and change some settings, but this is honestly not very easy. That’s why Arky decided to explore some ideas to improve the locale management experience inside Firefox in his blog post. After looking at his Firefox Language Panel mockup, you can also feel free to share your thoughts, suggestions and criticism.
Introducing Mozilla Webmaker: Helping the World Make the Web
A few days ago, we launched “Mozilla Webmaker”, a program to help people everywhere make, learn and play using the open building blocks of the web. Matt Thompson explains why it pushes us one step closer to creating a web literate planet. The goal is to help people move from using the web to making the web by offering tools, projects and a community where you are always welcome. Mozilla Webmaker will be kicked off with a massive summer learning campaign, and everyone is invited! So check out his blogpost and start meeting, making and learning.
London Learning Jam
How would you teach something about the web using a game? A talented group of educators, designers and developers at the Mozilla London Learning Jam was given the design brief. During the first two days of the learning jam, they came up with lots of great ideas, some of them even prototyped their ideas by using paper and a pen. After playtesting the new games twice, Michelle Thorne’s take-aways were certain: Working in pairs, showing what others have made and giving a clear mission are definitely important.
Are add-ons keeping you on Firefox 3.6?
As we make a stronger push to move users away from old and potentially insecure Firefox versions, we need to make sure they don’t lose the add-ons they love. If there are add-ons holding you back on Firefox 3.6 or older, then check out Jorge Villalobos’ blog-post. He spent lots of time looking for the most-popular add-ons still in use on 3.6 and lists their best alternatives. And thanks to the amazing add-on developer community, where no abandoned add-on goes unforked, you probably never need to worry about upgrading again.
IPv6 is Here!
Finally, after many months, the Network Operations team rolled out a number of the top-tier websites over IPv6. Last year’s World IPv6 Day was a trial run. The goal was to have as many sites as possible turn on IPv6 connectivity for the day and fix possible problems. And unlike last year, the plan is to turn it on and leave it on. Make sure to read this blog post if you want to know which sites have full IPv6 connectivity.
* May 29, Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France MOSQUITO
* May 30, San Francisco, California Fluent
* May 30, Aulanko, Finland OUG Harmony
* June 1, Bletchley Park, UK Over the air
* June 6, Mountain View Creating Successful Add-ons
* See more on the Mozilla Community Calendar
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Have a good week folks and keep rocking the Web!
29 May 2012 Jan Bambach