Hello, SUMO Nation!
How are you doing today? Here, the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder… But that’s not a problem, since we have a hot new round of updates from our side :-) Ah, I forgot to mention – you’re all our main guest stars, as usual!
Welcome, new contributors!
If you just joined us, don’t hesitate – come over and say “hi” in the forums!
- LATEST ONE: 26th of October – you can read the notes here and see the video at AirMozilla.
- NEXT ONE: happening on the 26th of October!
- 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.
- We had a small outage recently, but thanks to the lightning speed reaction from the mighty MOC crew, we were back in a jiffy.
- The malware issue is still ongoing, but there is a very easy method of making sure users don’t fall into any fake update traps – they should upgrade to version 49 as soon as possible. Check the meeting notes linked above for more details.
- MozFest… MOZFEST!
- Do you need a (data) diet?
- Check the notes from the last meeting in this document. (and don’t forget about our meeting recordings).
- We are two weeks away from the soft launch (14th of November) and three weeks from the official migration (21st of November)! Exciting times :-)
- You can also follow the migration through our public Trello board.
- Highlights from the last few days include:
- A test migration into the staging site, to see how the data adapts to the new platform. Watch the meeting video to learn more about this straight from Madalina.
- Progress report – we’re working (or waiting on) on the site’s structure, the general UX design and the l10n tools. The displaying/collection of the user agent of users reporting issues is on the roadmap, but with a lower priority.
- Highlights from the last few days include:
- Don’t forget about the main migration thread, with the list of areas that can benefit from your input:
- If you are interested in test-driving the new platform now, please contact Madalina.
- IMPORTANT: the whole place is a work in progress, and a ton of the final content, assets, and configurations (e.g. layout pieces) are missing.
- QUESTIONS? CONCERNS? Use the migration thread to put questions/comments about it for everyone to share and discuss.
- A training with Tyler from the Respond team took place yesterday – if you missed it, email Sierra at sreedATmozilla.com to get a scheduled training date and get on board as soon as you complete it!
- Army of Awesome – the tool, not the people! – will be going away in about 3 weeks. We salute all those who have kept the social fire going strong using AoA!
- One more thing – if you noticed the shoutout to Jhonatas above, and know someone else who deserves one – let Sierra know!
- No big news from the forums this week, which is good – it means things are progressing (rather) smoothly – thank you all!
- Surprise, surprise, another Adobe Flash Security Update!
- Don’t forget that the support forum for forum supporters is there for you if you need more help helping others ;-)
- Over 460 revisions were submitted over the last 7 days to the KB – thank you all SO much!
- We are 2Reminder: we are following the process/schedule outlined here):
What does that mean? (
- Only Joni or other admins can introduce and/or approve potential last minute changes of next release content; only Joni or other admins can set new content to RFL; localizers should focus on this content
- All other existing content is deprioritized, but can be edited and localized as usual
- Here’s the list of articles that are required for the version 50 release:
- Get localizing, SUMO l10ns!
- Reminder: please check this spreadsheet to see which locales should be migrated to Lithium in the first wave
- Locale packages that will be migrated are marked as “match” and “needed” in the spreadsheet
- Other locales will be stored as an archive at sumo-archive.mozilla.org – and will be added whenever there are contributors ready to keep working on them
- We are also waiting for confirmation about the mechanics of l10n, we may be launching the first version without an l10n system built in – but all the localized content and UI should be there in all the locales listed in the spreadsheet above.
…and that’s it for now, dear readers! If you made it all the way here, you should enjoy this complimentary video of VR frolicking by members of the Firefox team.
We’ll see you around! <3 you all!