What’s Up with SUMO – 4th August

Hello, SUMO Nation!

August, the most venerable and majestic of months, is here. How are you doing? This is the release week, and we have also a few pieces of new to release, for your reading pleasure :-)

Welcome, new contributors!

  • …it’s the summer holidays, so we’re actually VERY happy that a lot of people decided to spend a bit of time away from the keyboards… The warmer the welcome for…
  • farmanp!

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

Contributors of the week

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 the 10th of August!
  • 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 Wednesday (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.



Support Forum

  • On Friday at 12:00 PST we will have a live video session of forum question troubleshooting in the SUMO room and IRc channel – we will be there for 2 hours and you are welcome to join via IRC or Vidyo – as usual – see you there!
  • Please be on the look out for e10s questions! There are users who received Electrolysis with the latest update, and their profile will have this preference set to “true”: browser.tabs.remote.force-enable
  • A request to all the new contributors joining this week: please come say “hello” in the Introduce yourself thread and on IRC at any time. Just ping anyone with an ops account in IRC
  • Expect to see some new moderators later this week in the forums – say “hello!” – more on this coming your way next week.
  • FINAL IMPORTANT REMINDER! Please report any fake firefox-update malware in this thread, the more evidence is found, the closer we get to solving this issue. What can you do?
    • Provide URLs and copies of the fake file to antivirus partners to add it to their blocks.
    • Report the web forgeries through the Google URL forgery reporting tool
    • Looking for an ad server source is the key to success here (if there is one core source of this issue)

Knowledge Base & L10n


  • for iOS
    • No big new from the fruity front. Stay tuned for updates later on!

This being the release week, you may want to read about the new improvements in more detail. Good times ahead!

Keep rocking the helpful web, SUMO Nation… and make the most of the final weeks of summer! Party on!