Thank you all for your great work with Firefox 33 and 34. Here’s an outline of what is currently in Aurora this cycle (35) and what we accomplished together last cycle:
This cycle (Fx35) — 13 Oct – 24 Nov
– Beta sign-offs for new locales must be complete by 3 Nov.
– Beta sign offs must be completed before 10 Nov.
– Aurora sign offs must be completed before 24 Nov.
– Firefox 34 releases 25 Nov.
– Approximately 160 new string changes were made to Aurora desktop, 57 for Aurora mobile exclusively (unshared).
– 54% of the desktop strings changes are strings or files that need to be removed from your repos. 25% of all changes are related to Loop. 19% of all string changes are related to session restore and profiles. 13% of all string changes are in devtools (see https://wiki.mozilla.org/Features/Release_Tracking#Likely_in_Firefox_35 for more info).
– 23% of the mobile string changes are related to providing user feedback. The rest include screencasting, and preferences (see https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/Roadmap#Firefox_35_.28Aurora.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.
Last cycle — 1 Sept. – 13 Oct.
– 80% of all locales shipped Firefox 33 on desktop updates on time. Congratulations to everyone who signed off and shipped this last cycle! This is an 10% increase in locale coverage between Firefox 32 and Firefox 33! Thank you to everyone involved in making this possible; it’s the highest update percentage we’ve seen in months!
– 74% of all locales shipped Fennec 33 on time. Congratulations to everyone who signed off and shipped this last cycle! This is an 1% decrease in locale coverage between Fennec 32 and Fennec 33!
– The Azerbaijani (az) team 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!
– The Aragonese (an), Kazakh (kk), and Frisian (fy-NL) teams launched their first localizations of Fennec! Please contact the teams to congratulate them on this massive accomplishment, and feel free to tweet all about!
– Both the BBC and The Economist reported about the incredible efforts of the Mozilla l10n community, and featured interviews from Ibrahima Sarr and myself.
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.