about:mozilla is a weekly round-up of news and contribution opportunities. Here’s what’s happening this week.
New security features
Just a few hours ago, the Firefox release team made the new version of Firefox public. It brings new security features and developer tools—your Google searches are now automatically made secure to protect your data, it’s easier to see a website’s verified identity and developers now have the opportunity to use a new API to better control the mouse in applications or games. Firefox also supports Mac OS Lion’s full screen mode. Check out more in the releasenotes or by updating now.
Running Gaia Like a Boss
If you’ve already heard about B2G, you’re probably excited and can’t wait to test it for the first time. It’s already possible to test it on your normal computer, but the instructions aren’t quite simple. Thanks to Jeff Griffiths, OS X users are now able to run Gaia, the front-end of B2G, in a more simplified way on their Mac. Are you curious yet? Then read his blog post to see how to get started. Windows and Linux support will be added soon, so stay tuned.
One Year at Mozilla
12 months ago, Rob Hawkes started working for Mozilla and since then, the months passed by really fast. In his latest blog post he rounds up what happened during the last year, how he travelled over 180,000 miles (that’s over 7 times around the world!), became a better speaker and met amazing people. He also talks about his plans for the next year: he wants to refine his aims for games and B2G and work on fewer, but bigger projects.
Connecting with Contributors Everywhere
The Get Involved page is the first site you’ll find when you want to get more involved in the Mozilla project. Unfortunately, that page has always been in English only, but it’s being fixed now. A Spanish version and Brazilian Portuguese version are under development and will be launched soon. Read about how we want to connect with contributors everyone to learn more about how the page is being localized.
Mozilla Represented at OSCON 2012
This week is OSCON week in Portland, and Mozilla will be there again of course. So if you’re near, come visit us. There’ll be many talks by both community members and employees about e.g. the Mozilla Reps program, how to multiply your community by a power of X and many more that are just waiting for you to be seen.
Photo of the Week
The Mozilla Bhopal Team
Meet Some Mozillians
Mozilla says bonjour to Mozilla Kenya and their MozTour in Rwanda. Read more about how these people are contributing to Mozilla.
* Until July 21, Portland, OR OSCON 2012
* July 22, Berlin, Germany Speed Geeking
* July 25, Porto Alegre, Brazil FISL
* August 18, Hobart, Australia PyCon Australia
* Whenever and wherever you want: Doug Belshaw
* 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!
17 Jul 2012 Jan Bambach