about:mozilla is a weekly round-up of news and contribution opportunities. Here’s what’s happening this week:
Every Six Weeks
Johnathan Nightingale explains how new releases of Firefox are able to come out every 6 weeks. The transition from Firefox 4 to Firefox 5 took 3 months since the Aurora and Beta channels started out empty, but now that each channel is full a new stable release is ready to go in just 6 weeks. More details (and some nice charts) are in his blog post.
Local Communities Around The World
There are over 50 local Mozilla community sites around the world that you can now easily find on new maps. Discover what’s going on with Mozilla in Africa and the Middle East, Asia and the South Pacific, Europe and Latin America.
Mozilla is excited to announce BrowserID, an experimental new way of signing into websites. Our goal is to design something safe and easy for users and developers. Try out the quick tutorial and demo site and let us know what you think.
Mozilla in the New Internet Era
Mitchell Baker posts her thoughts about how to continue Mozilla’s mission of building user sovereignty into the fabric of the Internet as the nature of people’s lives online is undergoing immense changes. Please share your thoughts and ideas to help us determine how the community should move forward.
Firefox and 64-bit Windows
Armen Zambrano provides the latest about new testing versions of Firefox for 64-bit Windows. Give the builds a try and let us know how it works for you. Your testing now will help get this ready to release as an official build.
3D World in the Browser
Robert Kaiser writes from the “State of the Map – Europe” conference about the cool new OpenWebGlobe for WebGL. This is an open source 3D environment in the browser written fully in web technologies with no plug-ins needed. Try out the Alpha version and help make this work even better.
* July 22 – 23, Mountain View, California, World Series of Hack
* August 16, London, England, Selenium users meetup
* November 4 – 6, London, England, Mozilla Festival — Media, Freedom and the Web
* See more on the Mozilla Community Calendar
These are just some of the available contribution opportunities. Learn more about other ways to get involved!
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19 Jul 2011