What’s up with SUMO – 15th May

Michał

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Hello there! Time for the latest updates from the world of SUMO.

This week’s new arrivals

If you joined us recently, don’t be shy and say “hi” in the forums!

The latest SUMO Community meeting

You can find the agenda and notes here: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/sumo-2015-05-11 and the video is below (thank you, Madalina!)

Reminder: the next SUMO Community meeting…

  • …is going to take place on Monday, 18th of May. Join us!
  • 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!

  • We are looking for 2 SUMO localizers with an iOS device for each of the following languages: Japanese, German, French, Italian, and Spanish, to help us test Firefox for iOS. If you’re interested, get in touch with Roland.
  • We are still looking for 3 volunteers to replace Roland at these roles: Thunderbird English Language editor, L10N coordinator and Forum coordinator for the version 38 release. Are you interested? Do you know someone potentially interested? Please email rtanglao aT mozilla.com or ping rolandtanglao in #sumo or in #tb-support-crew on irc.mozilla.org – thanks!
  • We are still looking for someone with an Acer device for testing!

Community shout-outs

Keep rocking the helpful web!

Developers

Knowledge Base

Community

  • Madalina and Michał are heading over to Bucharest for the Mozilla Balkan Meetup next week to talk about SUMO and regional leadership.

Firefox (Desktop, OS, Android) & more

Firefox Desktop
Firefox OS
  • BuddyUp is in the Marketplace for Firefox OS 2.0, fully operational.
Firefox Android
  • Firefox for Android is out, too!
Thunderbird
  • The loudest bird on the net will see its 38th release a bit later than expected – around a week or two, to be more precise.

Not too many updates this week, but that means there will definitely be more next week, when we will be reporting in from Bucharest! Have a great weekend and don’t forget to smile at least once a day!

What’s up with SUMO – 8th May

Michał

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Hello, SUMO Nation! Another May-day set of updates is upon us. Are you ready? Let’s go!

New faces, new names, new friends!

Did I miss your arrival? Well, don’t be shy and just say “hi” in the forums!

The latest SUMO Community meeting

You can find the agenda and notes here: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/sumo-2015-05-04 and the video is below (thank you, Madalina!)

Reminder: the next SUMO Community meeting…

  • …is going to take place on Monday, 11th of May. Join us!
  • 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

  • Ralph for all his awesome contributions and as a massive “thank you” from all of us!
  • The French l10ns for hitting 100% during a recent Locasprint (that you can read about thanks to Goofy)!
  • Kálmán for his help with the Hungarian KB, especially the articles linked from the May newsletter!
  • Cláudio for stepping up and becoming the new Locale Leader for European Portuguese!
  • Andrean for his help with the Indonesian KB!

Developers

Knowledge Base

Community

Firefox (Desktop, OS, Android) & more

Firefox Desktop
  • The features for upcoming releases are still being discussed.
  • Rachel is back! But you can still talk to Mark, of course :-)
Firefox OS
  • In the news: Firefox OS in Africa!
  • BuddyUp: there are minor issues with the Marketplace – the app is still not showing. We are following up with the Marketplace team to see what is going on. On the bright side, Mike is going to take care of writing the documentation for frontend developers during May – thanks, Mike!
  • Forums: in the absence of Ralph, Hermina will step in to make sure the most challenging questions are addressed – all community experts are more than welcome to jump in, of course :-)
Firefox Android
  • Firefox for Android 38.0.5 and 38 – there is a small string change in the UI to the “Send to other devices” element – and Joni has already updated the KB accordingly – thanks Joni!
Firefox for iOS
  • The Firefox for iOS User Success Council members have received a build to test and play around with. Since the target launch locales will be English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Japanese, expect some poking from our side for your help in testing – if you have an iOS device, that is.

And that’s it for now! The SUMO staffers hope you will have a great weekend and we hope to see you next week. Take it easy and don’t forget to brush your teeth at least twice a day ;-)

What’s up with SUMO – 1st May

Michał

May is here! While the cherries keep blossoming in the northernmost reaches of Japan… We give you the latest updates from the world of SUMO :-) Welcome to the International Workers’ Day edition of the WUWS blog series!

Say “hello” to the new arrivals!

Don’t hesitate to say “hi” in the forums if you don’t see your name on the list above and you arrived to SUMO recently.

The latest SUMO Community meeting

You can find the agenda and notes here: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/sumo-2015-04-27, and the video is below (thank you, Madalina!)

Reminder: the next SUMO Community meeting…

  • …is going to take place on Monday, 4th of May. Join us!
  • 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

  • Mega-shout-outs to Moin Shaikh for his Army of Awesome activity!
  • Thanks to Mark for jumping straight into the fray during his first SUMO Day

Developers

Knowledge Base

Community

Support Forum

  • 90% of the support questions were answered during SUMO Day! The list of all participants is coming soon, Madalina wants to thank you for your patience and your awesome participation on the day. In the future, the Community Hub will make this data instantly available to everyone.

L10n

Firefox (Desktop, OS, Android) & more

Firefox Desktop
Firefox OS
Firefox Android
  • The Firefox Android 38 docs are done, thanks to Joni!
Firefox for iOS
Thunderbird
  • We are still looking for 3 volunteers to replace Roland at these roles: Thunderbird English Language editor, L10N coordinator and Forum coordinator. Know someone? Please email rtanglao aT mozilla.com or ping rolandtanglao in #sumo or in #tb-support-crew on irc.mozilla.org

…and that’s it for this week. Take it easy, enjoy your weekend and we’ll see you soon. Ah, yes, don’t forget to eat some strawberries, if you can! I hear the season is open…

Guest Post Time! Goofy chronicles the 3rd French Locasprint in Paris

Michał

Greetings, SUMO Nation!

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to read Goofy’s account of how the French l10ns tackled the SUMO KB… and won :-) Goofy has been a long-standing contributor to all things Mozilla, and I am honoured to have Imen (more about her below) and him leading the charge to make SUMO useful for French-speaking users! Now, let me pass the keyboard to Monsieur Goofy himself…

Sprint Time in Paris

Sumo #3 French Localization Sprint @Mozilla Paris

The French volunteer translators team for SUMO have recently participated in a very successful localization session taking place at the Paris MozSpace between Friday 24th and Sunday 26th of April.

For the third time, we have organized a special localization meetup with the French-speaking Mozilla community. We call it “Locasprint” and it is one good occasion every 6 months or so to meet all volunteer contributors in person, work and have fun together (you can read the French blogpost for more details). Along with various tasks such as tech documentation translation for MDN, pages and snippets for mozilla.org, SUMO translation was a major goal for that weekend.

Our initial target when we planned the meetup was to reach 85% of the pages translated and duly reviewed, but as it happened, we are proud to announce that we have reached 100% done for all products! Here is the screenshot telling what was achieved, note that even strings from the interface were duly completed by our excellent Belgian Mozillian Benoit.

100 percent done

Of course this success is the result of the efforts of the whole team during more than a year, but this last hop was great.

one year progression graph

I must confess that I was not sure 100% was necessary, since the very last articles had a low view rate, but the thrill of being together and enjoy the IRL meeting brought some magic. Well, not really magic after all: the incredible dedication and enthusiasm of Imen Rahal, my co-locale leader who came from Algiers for the occasion, made the very difference.

Imen Rahal, French team co-lead

Her profile on Sumo tells much about how involved she is.

It is also time to congratulate our great contributors such as Yves, who beside translation itself has done a great task on quality checking, and who has accepted to join our little reviewer team.
Yves, now joining reviewers team

And I am especially glad to welcome Thomas, a new volunteer contributor, who translated during the sprint 18 previously untranslated pages!
Thomas, a great new volunteer

What’s next?

Our efforts on Sumo are not over, because we still have to:

  • Add more screenshots with French-speaking interface messages – they are missing here and there!
  • Check and improve the quality of articles; it sometimes involves choosing different phrasing from the original, so that the French-speaking user is comfortable reading them.
  • Translate new and coming soon articles about Firefox for iOS, screen sharing, Hello features…

and finally…

  • Keep an eye on the updates that are sometimes rushed onto our “todo” list!

You can do it (and more)!

SUMO Localizers from all over the world – you can unlock the same achievement. A few tips from our experience:

  • First – build a team, a core of one is enough to begin with. Then, grow bigger and accept all contributions, even the modest and occasional ones. Be friendly and welcome new volunteers, even though they don’t immediately perform a perfect job. They will learn step by step, just like you did.
  • Fix realistic and increasing targets that can be reached with the team you have – such as 20, 50, 100 top articles.
  • Maintain the group efforts in the long run. It is pretty difficult sometimes, especially when update alerts are rushing into your inbox… but it’s not impossible!
  • Organize regular meetups to boost efforts and progression! Mozilla will help you through the Reps Program, just ask and see what is possible.
  • Ask for help whenever you need it, the SUMO team is there to help you reach the next goal :-)

(Thank you for this amazing achievement and a collection of great memories that can definitely inspire others, Goofy!)

(Also, chapeau bas to all the participants who make SUMO a reality in French – you are our linguistic ambassadors out there, and we couldn’t do it without you :-))

What’s up with SUMO – 24th April

Michał

Welcome to the weekly wrap-up of the going-on in the world of SUMO. Have you missed us? We missed you!

Welcome the new SUMOzillians among us!

Don’t hesitate to say “hi” in the forums  if I missed you on this list!

The latest SUMO Community meeting

You can find the agenda and notes here: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/sumo-2015-04-20, and the video is below (thank you, Madalina!)

Reminder: the next SUMO Community meeting…

  • …is going to take place on Monday, 27th 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

Developer news

  • The latest Platform meeting notes can be found here. Do take a closer look to learn more about: iOS on SUMO, BuddyUp for desktop, the article page redesign, the unified Ask A Question page, and the mobile product page redesign. The meeting video is below.

Knowledge Base news

  • The Reading List feature for Firefox Desktop has been postponed, which may lead to the archiving of the relevant article.
  • On the other hand, we have a few new articles coming up: Private browsing for Firefox OS and all the Firefox for iOS content.

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

Firefox OS
Firefox Android
  • Joni has revamped the Android permission article to make it clear that Android OS (not Mozilla) requires all permissions to be approved when installing an Android app like Firefox even if you never use them (and that Firefox will prompt you each and every time after you install it so Mozilla doesn’t compromise your ability to choose which websites use features like camera, microphone, location, etc.). Also, the Firefox 38 articles in English are almost finished (thanks to Joni!).
Firefox for iOS

What are your plans for the first days of May? Let us know in the comments… and don’t forget to check out our Twitter account! Have a great weekend and we’ll see you soon ;-).