about:mozilla is a weekly round-up of news and contribution opportunities. Here’s what’s happening this week.
Redesigning the Tab Bar: More Progress!
More than six months ago, Jared Wein worked on the upcoming redesign of the tab bar. When Matthew Noorenberghe took over the work, only Windows users were able to test the new curved tabs. Now, after lots of lines of code, you are finally able to test them on both OS X and Linux. Thanks to the many optimizations, these new tabs also close faster than before. Find out how to try out the curvy tabs.
Winners of the January 2013 Dev Derby
Last month, we wanted to see what you could do with drag and drop interaction, and we’ve received more than 18 awesome entries. The judges have decided on the three winners: Seba made it to the first place with his interactive story called Pete’s Adventure.
Webmaker: Popcorn Maker and Cloudmashing
Matt Thompson, Chief Storyteller for Mozilla, summed up what’s happening with Mozilla Webmaker this week: A new feature for our Popcorn Maker, which allows you to enhance, remix and share web video in your browser, is about to be released. The sequencing feature allows you to edit multiple video and audio clips from across the web and publish them. Like copy and paste for web media. Find out how to try it out for yourself now.
Mozilla’s DNA and Mobile World Congress
Tristan Nitot is now back from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, at which Mozilla has introduced Firefox OS. Thanks to HTML5, we’re building a mobile Web ecosystem, with applications that can run on multiple mobile operating systems. In his blog post, he doesn’t also talk about what open source and non-for-profit means for the users and developers, but he also talks about you and the other volunteers. Because Mozilla would not exist without participation of volunteers in every aspects of Mozilla’s work.
Mozilla Tagalog Localization Marathon in Manila
Philippines has rich linguistic diversity: Today, you can hear smattering of at least five languages in Tagalog, the widely used Philippine dialect. In 2010, Seth Bindernagel kick-started the localization of Mozilla Tagalog. While 42% have already been translated, it looks very promising. This quarter’s translation efforts will be kicked off with a Translation Marathon in April. Learn more about how you can take part in Arky’s blog post.
Photo of the Week
* March 7 – Santa Cruz, Bolivia: Firefox OS Conference
* March 9 – Tunis, Tunisia: WoMoz Café
* March 10 – Cluj-Napoca, Romania: WebQA Selenium workshop
* Learn more about these events or find even more near you on the Events Calendar
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Have a good week folks and keep rocking the Web!
05 Mar 2013 Jan Bambach