Thank you all for your great work with Firefox 32 and 33. Here’s an outline of what is currently in Aurora this cycle (34) and what we accomplished together last cycle:
This cycle (Fx34) — 2 September – 14 October
– Beta sign offs must be completed before 29 September.
– Aurora sign offs must be completed before 13 October.
– Firefox 33 releases 14 October.
– Approximately 574 new string changes were made to Aurora desktop, 136 for Aurora mobile exclusively (unshared).
– 21% of the desktop changes are strings or files that need to be removed from your repos. 13% of all string changes are in devtools. The rest cover changes in Private Browsing, mixed content blocking, Get User Media, Loop video & voice calling (see https://wiki.mozilla.org/Features/Release_Tracking#Likely_in_Firefox_34 ).
– 21% of the mobile string changes are related to device storage dialogues. The rest include developments in tab mirroring, guest browsing, among others (see https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/Roadmap#Firefox_34:_.28Beta.29 ).
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. I will be following this report with an email to the dev-l10n list regarding some changes to the l10n sign-off schedule, specifically related to versions of Firefox in the Beta channel.
Last cycle — 10 June – 21 July
– 70% of all locales shipped Firefox 32 updates on time. Congratulations to everyone who signed off and shipped this last cycle! This is an 2% increase in locale coverage between Firefox 31 and Firefox 32! Together, let’s aim to raise that percentage to 80% for Firefox 33! So far, we’re at 65% signed off!
– 75% of all locales shipped Fennec 32 on time. Congratulations to everyone who signed off and shipped this last cycle! This is an 11% decrease in locale coverage between Firefox 31 and Firefox 32! Together, let’s aim to raise that percentage to 80% for Firefox 33! So far, we’re at 68% signed off!
– The Armenian, Basque, Fulah, Icelandic, Scottish Gaelic and Welsh teams launched their first localizations of Fennec! These are the first locales to enjoy launching their work, thanks specifically to the new language switching piece in Fennec 32. Please contact the teams to congratulate them on this massive accomplishment, and feel free to tweet all about!
– The Lower 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!