What’s up with SUMO – 17th April

Michał

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Hello, SUMO Nation! That week buzzed by really fast, hasn’t it? Here’s another portion of news and updates from the world of SUMO.

Guess what, more Mozillians among us!

Not on the list, even if you arrived recently? Don’t hesitate to say “hi” in the forums!

The latest SUMO Community meeting

You can find the agenda and notes here: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/sumo-2015-04-13, and the video… will be added below as soon as Madalena hacks into the admin panel of Vidyo ;-) Thank you for your patience!

Reminder: the next SUMO Community meeting…

  • …is going to take place on Monday, 20th of April. Join us!
  • As a rule, if you want to add a discussion topic to upcoming the live meeting agenda:
    • Start a thread in the Community Forums, so that everyone in the community can see what will be discussed and voice their opinion here before Monday (this will make it easier to have an efficient meeting).
    • Please do so as soon as you can before the meeting, so that people have time to read, think, and reply (and also add it to the agenda).

Help needed!

Community shout-outs

  • Ashickur and Safwan for their ongoing work on preparing the SUMO meetup in Bangladesh!

Developer news

Contributor news

  • Together with William (one of Mozilla’s community experts) and Ibrahima (one of the Mozillian superstars), we are working on something special for our African contributors… More news around the corner…

Knowledge Base news

L10n news

Firefox (Desktop, OS, for Android) & other news

  • Firefox: In case you somehow missed it – Mark has joined us as the Firefox Desktop lead – while I poke him for an official introductory blog post here, you can visit his private blog.
  • Firefox OS: As Ralph reports we’ve had 28 new questions in the forums for the 15th week of the year, up to April 10th. 14 of those were related to a single Marketplace issue. This is now sorted – thanks to everyone involved!
  • Firefox Android: Roland reports that Firefox 37.0.2 for Android will be released soon, to fix the request desktop site bug, as well as some other issues. You can also find the version 38 article updates here with more context in the meeting notes.
  • Firefox for iOS: …is on track for release in the first half of this year (clock’s ticking!). It is currently undergoing localization and our awesome Firefox iOS User Success Council members are figuring out the best ways to support it from day one.
  • Thunderbird: … will have a Thunderbird User Success Council, as we are eager to get the most interested among you involved directly in making version 38 a hit. We are looking for an English KB Article Editor, an L10N Coordinator and a Forum Lead. Get in touch with Roland – rtanglao AT mozilla.com or rolandtanglao in #sumo or #tb-support-crew if you want to take part in this glorious adventure in community-powered open source greatness!

I think I ran out of exclamation marks and witty remarks a while ago… So, let me rest and reset over the weekend, and we will all see you on Monday, we hope! Keep rocking the open web!

What’s up with SUMO – 10th April

Michał

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Hello, SUMO Nation! This week’s updates are going to be rather short, since we did not have a Community Meeting on Monday. Less time in front of the computer reading blogs = more time outside in the lovely spring weather :-)

New SUMO members!

Reminder: the next SUMO Community meeting…

  • …is going to take place on Monday, 13th of April. Join us if you can!
  • As a rule, if you want to add a discussion topic to upcoming the live meeting agenda:
    • Start a thread in the Community Forums, so that everyone in the community can see what will be discussed and voice their opinion here before Monday (this will make it easier to have an efficient meeting).
    • Please do so as soon as you can before the meeting, so that people have time to read, think, and reply (and also add it to the agenda).

Invitation

Help needed!

Developer news

…. and that’s it! The short post today obviously means there’s going to be a lot of updates in the coming days – expect the unexpected! Have a good weekend and take it easy (and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter).

What’s up with SUMO – 3rd April

Michał

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Hello, SUMO Nation! Did you get fooled two days ago? Have you pranked someone on the day? The internet was full of interesting news – what were your favourites? Let us know in the comments!

It’s not a joke, there’s more of us, yet again!

The latest SUMO Community meeting

You can find the agenda and notes here: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/sumo-2015-03-30, and the video below:

Reminder: the next SUMO Community meeting…

  • …is going to take place on Monday, 13th of April. Join us if you can! (we are skipping next week, because of the Easter break)
  • As a rule, if you want to add a discussion topic to upcoming the live meeting agenda:
    • Start a thread in the Community Forums, so that everyone in the community can see what will be discussed and voice their opinion here before Monday (this will make it easier to have an efficient meeting).
    • Please do so as soon as you can before the meeting, so that people have time to read, think, and reply (and also add it to the agenda).

Community shout-outs

  • gnospen – for amazing forum activity – cheers to you!
  • philipp – for helping out in the Firefox OS forums – thank you!

Help needed!

Developer news

Contributor news

Knowledge Base news

  • If you found bad search results or your search did not provide any results, please add the information about it here.
  • The new Navigation topics went live on March 31st – the corresponding articles have all been moved to their updated topics.

L10n news

Firefox (Desktop, OS, for Android) & other news

  • We are a bit late with the news, but it may still sound exciting enough for you. Firefox OS is coming to home appliances! You have already heard about Firefox OS used in TV sets, but now there’s a new project (codename Fireplace), which will put your favourite mobile OS in such devices as smart fridges, smart toasters, and smart coffee machines. You can watch the promotional video for it here.
  • Firefox 37 has been released! Onwards to Firefox 38 (and the patches in-between).
  • In other Firefox OS news, with the recent release of the Alcatel OneTouch Fire E device in Africa, Firefox OS has a presence in all continents (except Antarctica). This is the same model that launched in other markets a few months ago, and is one of the high-end Firefox OS devices. You can see some media coverage of the launch here and here.

…and that’s it – for now, at least. Keep rocking the open web, keep being amazing to each other and we’ll see you on the other side of the upcoming weekend ;-).

What’s up with SUMO – 27th March

Michał

Hello there, SUMO Nation! March is coming to a close, and apparently Firefox 37 is round the bend… Are you ready?

Mo-zillians!

Not on the list? Go ahead and say “hi” – we’re eager to meet you!

The latest SUMO Community meeting

You can find the agenda and notes here: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/sumo-2015-03-23, and the video below:

Reminder: the next SUMO Community meeting…

  • …is going to take place on Monday, 30th of March. Join us if you can!
  • As a rule, if you want to add a discussion topic to upcoming the live meeting agenda:
    • Start a thread in the Community Forums, so that everyone in the community can see what will be discussed and voice their opinion here before Monday (this will make it easier to have an efficient meeting).
    • Please do so as soon as you can before the meeting, so that people have time to read, think, and reply (and also add it to the agenda).

Community shout-outs

  • Ideato for being our resident virtual forum DJ and an all round super-star contributor :-)

Help needed!

Developer news

Knowledge Base news

  • There will be new/updated strings showing up in Verbatim soon. Here’s their list.
  • Also, we have first test results, but need a few more days of data for a clearer picture.
  • SUMO Days will be extending from Support Forum to the KB in the coming months – stay tuned for more details.

L10n news

Firefox (+ OS, + for Android) news

  • Firefox 36.0.3 and 36.0.4 hit the web last week, including fixes to vulnerabilities found in the Pwn2Own. Rumour has it that we were first browser vendor to release patches (and yes, all browsers had vulnerabilities discovered by the Pwn2Own participants).
  • It’s the very last call for those who want to take the Firefox OS contributor survey (https://bitly.com/1EVlqok) – results analysis coming soon!
  • Reminder #1: Firefox for iOS is still on track for launching in the first half of 2015. Roland is forming an experimental “Firefox for iOS User Success Council” to work on pre-launch support – more details here.
  • Reminder #2: Thunderbird 38 is coming up in May. We have a content deadline – May 1st! Want to help? Go ahead and email rtanglao AT mozilla.com or contact rolandtanglao in IRC  We need your help to:
    • Update all Lightning articles
    • Remove all documentation referencing releases older than Thunderbird 24
    • Modernize all articles

That’s all for now. Are you going to be there for the Community Meeting on Monday? We hope so! Have a good weekend, and don’t forget about our music thread on the forums :-)

What’s up with SUMO – 20th March

Michał

Greetings, SUMO Nation. After three Fridays on the 13th of the month, we get the International Day of Happiness, finally :-) We hope you’re celebrating with a smile on your face, regardless of the solar eclipse.

New names, new faces, new stories – welcome!

If you’re not on the list and you joined us recently, remember to introduce yourself – we’re happy to know you’re there!

The latest SUMO Community meeting

You can find the agenda and notes here: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/sumo-2015-03-16, and the video below:

Reminder: the next SUMO Community meeting…

  • …is going to take place on Monday, 23rd of March. Join us if you can!
  • As a rule, if you want to add a discussion topic to upcoming the live meeting agenda:
    • Start a thread in the Community Forums, so that everyone in the community can see what will be discussed and voice their opinion here before Monday (this will make it easier to have an efficient meeting).
    • Please do so as soon as you can before the meeting, so that people have time to read, think, and reply (and also add it to the agenda).

Community shout-outs

Help needed!

Developer news

Support Forum news

Knowledge Base news

L10n news

  • Following the footsteps of this week’s bug triage for the Support Forum, the L10n bug triaging will take place next week – on Wednesday – more details soon!
  • Also, the process of localizing video subtitles will be clarified soon – thanks (again!) to Tonnes for bringing that up.

Firefox (+ OS, + for Android) news

  • Ralph sent out the survey to Firefox OS contributors – if you haven’t filled it out yet, please help us shape the future of FxOS support by doing it now – http://bit.ly/FxOS-Contributor-Survey
  • Firefox 36.0.2 for Android to fix Verizon HTC One M8 should be out.
  • Firefox for iOS is still on track for launching in the first half of 2015. Roland is forming an experimental “Firefox for iOS User Success Council” to work on pre-launch support – more details here.
  • Some awesome folks have expressed interest in updating Thunderbird articles for Thunderbird 38. Want to help? Go ahead and email rtanglao AT mozilla.com or contact rolandtanglao in IRC  We need your help to:
    • Update all Lightning articles
    • Remove all documentation referencing releases older than Thunderbird 24
    • Modernize all articles

…and with this, we wish you an easy going weekend full of nice experiences. See you at the Community Meeting on Monday!