Firefox L10n Report (cycles 32 & 33)

Jeff Beatty

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Hello localizers!

Thank you all for your great work with Firefox 31 and 32. Here’s an outline of what is currently in Aurora this cycle (33) and what we accomplished together last cycle:

This cycle (Fx33) — 22 July – 1 September

Key dates:
– Beta sign offs must be completed before 25 August.
– Aurora sign offs must be completed before 1 September.
– Firefox 30 releases 2 September.

Features:
– Approximately 204 new string changes were made to Aurora desktop, 34 for Aurora mobile exclusively (unshared).
– 11% of the desktop strings changes are strings or files that need to be removed from your repos. 39% of all string changes are in devtools. The rest cover changes in key name warning messages, the Context Menu toolbar, and others. (see https://wiki.mozilla.org/Features/Release_Tracking#Likely_in_Firefox_33 ). 6% are about getusermedia.
– 30% of the mobile string changes are for privacy settings (private browsing, clearing private data, etc.) The rest include Firefox Account and home page preferences (see https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/Roadmap#Firefox_33_.28Aurora.29 ).

Notes:
Please remember that sign offs are a critical piece to the cycle and mean that you approve and can vouch for the work you’re submitting for shipment.

Because nearly 50% of all 89 locales have not regularly signed off, and thus not shipping up-to-date localizations, I will begin contacting those teams this cycle to evaluate whether they can come up-to-date in a short amount of time, or if they need to be removed from the public Firefox release page ( https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ ).

Last cycle — 10 June – 21 July

Noteworthy accomplishments:
68% of all locales shipped Firefox 31 updates on time. Congratulations to everyone who signed off and shipped this last cycle! This is an 1% decrease in locale coverage between Firefox 30 and Firefox 31!
86% of all locales shipped Fennec 31 on time. Congratulations to everyone who signed off and shipped this last cycle! This is an 2% decrease in locale coverage between Firefox 30 and Firefox 31!
– The Assamese, Bengali (India), Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Maithili, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telegu teams launched their first localizations of Fennec! These 12 Indic locales represent the largest number of new locales that have been shipped in a single Fennec release. Please contact the team to congratulate them on this massive accomplishment, and feel free to tweet all about!
– The Upper Sorbian team has launched their first localization of Firefox desktop! Please contact the team to congratulate them on this massive accomplishment, and feel free to tweet all about!

Thank you to everyone for all of your dedication and hard work this last sprint. As always, if you note anything missing in these reports, please let me know.

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