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!

What’s up with SUMO – End of Year Special!

Michał

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Hello, SUMO Nation!

This is it, the final bell, the curtain going down… for 2015! Let’s take a look at what took place and peek beyond the curtain hiding 2016 ;-). Grab a glass of your favourite drink and read along.

It has been quite a ride, and we have seen a fair share of great and not-so-great things happen on and around the Web. Thank you for sticking with us through thick & thin! Your continuous presence and activity is what keeps everyone in the community going and people around the world happy with their Mozilla-flavoured open source experience. The Web needs you!

Contributors of the week year

  • Every single one of you. Just like last year :-) We salute you!

SUMO Community Meetings

  • 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 / Kitsune

Community / Events




  • We had the great honour and privilege to meet some of you in person during several events, big and small, across the globe. We hope to see more of you in 2016!
  • We saw several communities around the world organizing great events that highlighted the great work done by you under SUMO’s banner. Whether in India, Taiwan, Ivory Coast, Bangladesh or Bulgaria, you made sure that the inspirational tale of SUMO was heard and received. We are looking forward to more events organized by you!
  • Ongoing reminder: if you think you can benefit from getting a second-hand device to help you with contributing to SUMO, you know where to find us.

Support Forum / Social Networks

  • Thousands of users received your patient, understanding, and kind help. You did not falter despite many launches, last-minute changes and unexpected news. You are the helpful voices at the heart of SUMO – thank you!
  • We could write only about Army of Awesome on Twitter… But that wouldn’t be the full picture :-) Many of you have gone above and beyond, helping confused or angry users on Facebook, IRC, and in all the other places that the denizens of the Web gather and mingle. You bring help where nobody expects it – thank you!

Knowledge Base / Localization

What’s your story from 2015?

The world of Mozilla and SUMO spreads far and wide, way beyond the pages of this blog – chances are you have SUMO stories that you’d like to share with us – please do so, in the comments below this post – we’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Here’s to a great 2016! May it bring you many happy moments – and we hope some of them will be connected with Mozilla and SUMO :-) Take care, friends!

What’s up with SUMO – 4th December

Michał

Hello, SUMO Nation!

More exciting (well, that depends on how easily excited you get) news from the world of SUMO coming your way, live and direct from the internet :-)

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

  • All of next week most of us will be meeting during Mozlando. On the agenda, among other things….
    • Following up on our meetings and goals set in Whistler
    • Storyboarding the l10n and support forums experience
    • Meeting with the Firefox Sync team
    • L10n style guide creation session
    • Looking into the future – SUMO 2016
    • Building inclusive teams and communities
    • SUMO Product Leads discussion
    • …and possibly more ;-)
    • You can expect a report from all this on the forums (and the blog) some time after we’re all safely back home.
  • The Ivory Coast community is organizing a Mozilla / SUMO event tomorrow! Fingers crossed for a great day for Abbackar & the crew there :-)
  • Meanwhile, Mozillians in Taipei had to reschedule their event to December 19th, but are still going strong – thanks!
  • Reminder: Are you interested in creating more Canned Replies for our Army of Awesome? Click here!
  • Ongoing reminder: if you think you can benefit from getting a second-hand device to help you with contributing to SUMO, you know where to find us.

Support Forum

  • No major updates. Smooth sailing!

Knowledge Base

Localization

  • A warm welcome to Albert, the new Locale Leader for Portuguese, joining Cláudio and the awesome Portuguese localizers out there!
  • UI localization: the majority of locales from Verbatim have been migrated to Pontoon, while some are going to be using Pootle (when it launches). No issues have been reported so far. Huge thanks to Matjaz & the Pontoon team for making this a very smooth migration! (if you do notice an issue, file a Pontoon bug through here)
  • Milestone announcements 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 Android
    • Articles for version 43 are almost done.
    • Battery issues reported with several devices may cause a Firefox 42.0.2 release.
  •  for iOS
    • No major updates – keep testing, reporting bugs, answering questions, and generally rocking the iOS with Firefox!
  • Firefox OS
    • No major updates.
Next week, the post may be a bit shorter, but may include some fun photos. We’ll see how that works out ;-) To everyone hitting the road in the coming days: safe travels!
We will see you all soon, have a great weekend.

What’s up with SUMO – 27th November

Michał

Hello, SUMO Nation!

Have you had a good week so far? We hope you have! Here are a few pertinent updates from the world of SUMO for your reading pleasure.

Welcome, new contributors!

…at least that’s the only one we know of! So, if you joined us recently, don’t hesitate – come over and say “hi” in the forums!

Contributors of the week

  • Scribe & Phoxuponyou – for their constant contributions on the support forum – cheers!
  • Costenslayer – for offering to help us with cloning our YT videos to AirMo – thanks!

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

Reminder: the next SUMO Community meeting…

  • …is going to take place on Monday, 30th of November. 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).

Developers

Community

Support Forum

Firefox

  • for Desktop
    • GTK+3 is required for Firefox on Linux as of Beta 43 (the full release comes on the 15th of December).
  •  for iOS
    • Version 1.2 is out – please go ahead and test it on your devices!
    • Version 2.0 is going to happen in 2016 (we just don’t know when exactly… yet), and should add synchronization from iOS to Desktop and/or Android.
  • Firefox OS
    • Peace and quiet makes for the start of a good weekend!
Thank you for reading all the way to the end! We hope you join us on Monday (and beyond that day), and wish you a great, relaxing weekend. Take it easy and stay foxy!

What’s up with SUMO – 20th November

Michał

Hello, SUMO Nation!

Good to see you reading these words again. Thank you for dropping by and willing to learn more about the most recent goings-on at SUMO.

Welcome, new contributors!

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

Contributors of the last week

  • SynergSINE – for his proactive attitude and conversation with the Ivory Coast Mozillians who are interested in participating in SUMO!

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!

Last SUMO Community meeting

Reminder: the next SUMO Community meeting…

  • …is going to take place on Monday, 23rd of November. 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).

Developers

Community

Support Forum

Firefox

  • for Android
    • Nothing new to report.
  • for Desktop
    • All quiet on the desktop front.
  •  for iOS
    • We keep getting more users!
  • Firefox OS
    • Guess what… no big news here, either ;-)
All this quiet is good – time to recharge our Moz-batteries and get ready for a busy end-of-year season! We wish you a great weekend and hope to see you around on Monday. Take it easy!