What’s up with SUMO – 4th February

Michał

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Hello, SUMO Nation!

Last week went by like lightning, mainly due to FOSDEM 2016, but also due to the year speeding up – we’re already in February! What are the traditional festivals in your region this month? Let us know in the comments!

Welcome, new contributors!

If you just joined us, don’t hesitate – come over and say “hi” in the forums!

Contributors of the week

  • Philipp – for his continuous help with Firefox Desktop and many other aspects of Mozilla and SUMO – Vielen Dank!

We salute you!

Don’t forget that if you are new to SUMO and someone helped you get started in a nice way you can nominate them for the Buddy of the Month!

Most recent SUMO Community meeting

The next SUMO Community meeting…

  • is happening on Monday the 8th of February – join us!
  • Reminder: if you want to add a discussion topic to the upcoming 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).
    • If you can, please attend the meeting in person (or via IRC), so we can follow up on your discussion topic during the meeting with your feedback.

Developers

Community

Social

Support Forum

Knowledge Base

Localization

  • Please check the for iOS section below for an important announcement!

Firefox

And that’s it – short and sweet for your reading pleasure. We hope you have a great weekend and we are looking forward to seeing you on Monday! Take it easy and keep rocking the helpful web. Over & out!

What’s up with SUMO – 28th January

Michał

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Hello, SUMO Nation!

Starting from this week, we’re moving things around a bit (to keep them fresh and give you more time to digest and reply. The Friday posts are moving to Thursday, and Fridays will be open for guest posts (including yours) – if you’re interested in writing a post for this blog, let me know in the comments.

Welcome, new contributors!

If you just joined us, don’t hesitate – come over and say “hi” in the forums!

Contributors of the week

We salute you!

Don’t forget that if you are new to SUMO and someone helped you get started in a nice way you can nominate them for the Buddy of the Month!

Most recent SUMO Community meeting

The next SUMO Community meeting…

  • is happening on Monday the 1st of February – join us!
  • Reminder: if you want to add a discussion topic to the upcoming 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).
    • If you can, please attend the meeting in person (or via IRC), so we can follow up on your discussion topic during the meeting with your feedback.

Developers

Community

Social

Support Forum

  • Today (was/is/will still be for a few hours) a SUMO Day, connected to the release week for Version 44. Keep answering those questions, heroes of the helpful web!

Knowledge Base

Localization

Firefox

  • for Android
    • It’s the Firefox 44 Release Week! Forum talk about the release.
    • Draft release notes are here.
    • This is a staged rollout using Google Play, addressing the crash rate discussions
    • IMPORTANT: Android OS versions 3.0 – 3.2.6 (Honeycomb) won’t be supported in a future release of Firefox for Android; when this happens the app will not be visible on the Google Play Store for users of these OS versions. When we have a more definite time frame for this we will publish another post.
  • for iOS
    • 2.0 is still under wraps – thank you for your patience!

That’s it for today, dear SUMOnians! We still have Friday to enjoy, so see you around SUMO and not only… tomorrow!

What’s up with SUMO – 22nd January

Michał

Hello, SUMO Nation!

sumo_logoThe third week of the new year is already behind us. Time flies when you’re not paying attention… What are you going to do this weekend? Let us know in the comments, if you feel like sharing :-) I hope to be in the mountains, getting some fresh (bracing) air, and enjoying nature.

Welcome, new contributors!

If you just joined us, don’t hesitate – come over and say “hi” in the forums!

Contributors of the week

We salute you!

Don’t forget that if you are new to SUMO and someone helped you get started in a nice way you can nominate them for the Buddy of the Month!

Most recent SUMO Community meeting

The next SUMO Community meeting…

  • is happening on Monday the 25th – join us!
  • Reminder: if you want to add a discussion topic to the upcoming 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).
    • If you can, please attend the meeting in person (or via IRC), so we can follow up on your discussion topic during the meeting with your feedback.

Developers

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Social

Community

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Localization

Firefox

  • for Desktop
    • Heads up – next week should be release week! Keep your eyes peeled ;-)
  • for iOS
    • No news from the world of Firefox for iOS this week.

Thank you for reading all the way down here… More to come next week! You know where to find us, so see you around – keep rocking the open & helpful web!

What’s up with SUMO – 15th January

Michał

Hello, SUMO Nation!

The second post of the year is here. Have you had a good time in 2016 so far? Let us know in the comments!

Now, let’s get going with the updates and activity summaries. It will be brief today, I promise.

Welcome, new contributors!

After the massive influx over the last few weeks, we only had Andy introducing himself recently – the warmer the welcome for him!
If you just joined us, don’t hesitate – come over and say “hi” in the forums!

Contributors of the week

We salute you!

Don’t forget that if you are new to SUMO and someone helped you get started in a nice way you can nominate them for the Buddy of the Month!

Most recent SUMO Community meeting

The next SUMO Community meeting…

  • is happening on Monday the 18th – join us!
  • Reminder: if you want to add a discussion topic to the upcoming 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).
    • If you can, please attend the meeting in person (or via IRC), so we can follow up on your discussion topic during the meeting with your feedback.

Developers

Community

Support Forum

  • Thanks to everyone writing in with problems, ideas, reports of bugs – all your feedback matters!

Not that many updates this week, since we’re coming out of our winter slumber (even though winter will be here for a while, still) and plotting an awesome 2016 with you and for you. Take it easy, have a great weekend and see you around SUMO.

What’s up with SUMO – 8th January

Michał

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Hello, SUMO Nation!

Welcome to the first proper post of the year! We’re happy to have you read these words – it most likely means you’re getting ready for your weekend (or are in the middle of it). You’re probably curious what’s going on, hm? I shall not keep you waiting – let’s go!

Welcome, new contributors!

If you joined us recently, don’t hesitate – come over and say “hi” in the forums!

Contributors of the week

We salute you!

Don’t forget that if you are new to SUMO and someone helped you get started in a nice way you can nominate them for the Buddy of the Month!

Most recent SUMO Community meeting

The next SUMO Community meeting…

  • …is going to be announced when we know it’s actually happening! Next week we’re on the road, and the week after that will probably see a lot of people AFK, recharging their batteries for the end of the year.
  • Reminder: if you want to add a discussion topic to the upcoming 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).
    • If you can, please attend the meeting in person (or via IRC), so we can follow up on your discussion topic during the meeting with your feedback.

Developers

Community

  • If you remember, the Ivory Coast community organized a Mozilla event a month ago. We have a report from Abbackar, together with some photos. Over to Abbackar (thank you once more!):

The workshop was held December 5, 2015 in Abidjan’s AYIYIKOH FabLab. More than fifty people were present. The AYIYIKOH FabLab is a space of collective intelligence for many young Ivorian technology lovers who meet there once a week to share their common passion for technology.
During the workshop several points were addressed in the following order:
Introduction to SUMO: how to get involved, what your contributions mean, what can you learn or practice;
Local SUMO team presentation: a presentation of all the current SUMO team members in Ivory Coast;
Contribution session: in groups for mentoring and SUMO account creation. Demos of Army of Awesome and localization;

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Additionally, the Firefox Student Ambassadors in Ivory Coast will do the following for all events organized in the future:
1. Set up a booth or arrange a help-session of Orange Klif and other Firefox OS devices.
2. Organize Firefox clinics
3. Organize sessions for users on Twitter (through Army of Awesome)
4. L10n sessions for French or Nouchi (the local language of Ivory Coast)

Support Forum

  • If you received a message from me about “not contributing anymore”, don’t worry – I was sending a bulk message to hundreds of users, asking to tell me why they couldn’t contribute any more – and if you received one, while you are an active contributor, you can blame my sloppy clicking… Keep calm and carry on!
  • Another great milestone reached, (aside from the Portuguese awesomeness already listed above): – this time, for Sorbian languages – keep the reports coming!
  • Milestone announcements fo January are now visible on Localization Dashboards for most locales present on SUMO. If you don’t see any on your dashboard, it most likely means your locale is in a great state and you should be proud of that – thanks!

Firefox

  • for iOS
    • Firefox for iOS 1.3 is out, and 1.4 for mainland China will be out soon.
    • The team is working on Firefox for iOS 2.0 as well!
    • No Focus updates at this moment.
  • Firefox OS
    • No major updates on the support side (and for a while we’ll be skipping this category entirely, unless there are new developments around Connected Devices that we should let you know about).

And that’s it for this week’s updates. We’re all very happy to see most of you back in the forums, IRC channels, and all the other usual Mozillian places that the SUMO Nation inhabits :-). See you around!