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Meeting Details

  • 9:00am Pacific, 12:00pm Eastern
  • 650-903-0800 x91 Conf# 206 (US/INTL)
  • irc.mozilla.org #l10n-drivers for backchannel


Seth, Tim, Wil, Mic, Pascal, Chofmann (late)


*Firefox 3 Beta 4 - issues

    • Patch in ship locales bugs with all new locales for Beta 4
    • If we get any updates, we can add them after

*FOSDEM follow ups

    • Will be doing a survey, using community survey application
    • see they're notes for details [mic insert link]
    • gather all questions in this document


    • Third Party quality tester (S-) has provided their test dialogue's to us
    • Feedback from Fosdem (those localizers we don't usually have challenges with) was that quality of community feedback is higher than outsourced provider
    • Advantage of Litmus is see and track results; imagine its a lot of work but the tracking would be worth the one-time up front investment; we just need to be sure that localizers will use them; ACTION build a few tests based on these new dialogue's and then review with both strong and weaker localization team
    • Test day: have to be sure we cover time zones with QA people; have bunch of testers around world using their own locales and have same things go on for each test day; special test day for them and introductory session where to grab builds, how the day works, etc.; down road goal is to get engagement with people doing this and bring them into the regular process that we're doing
    • narrowing target by having to speak english and coordinating with Mountain View; maybe can do days organized by language like today testing German, that way can handle things by language
    • Likely need to do both: channels with German teams and then channels that are more broad
    • ACTION: Mic/Pascal - organize these test days to happen - target within 2 to 3 weeks


    • Hosted a BoF session on Friday
    • Alexander from Romania, we'd like to support him in some ways. His tool was well received. His tool provides a capability to store translation strings in a database
    • Friedel presented Translation ToolKit Suite from SA, translation software and management
    • Would be good ot get Wil to connect directly with Friedel and review his tool from Web Dev perspective
    • Jeolen (sp?) from LaunchPad, biggest issue is software is not open
    • Gandalf presented a tool he'd built in python
    • Outcomes, had great demos and start of lots of good conversation, enabling collaboration, closer to supporting these tool builders, learned a lot about what's really not working
    • Seth is working on 3 to 4 page summary from each tool provider with links to online tools; will be posting to blog with this information
    • Was a lot of opportunity for knowledge sharing across open source projects for localization tools in general, like translation, QA testing, Community building, etc

*Community Dev

    • Serbian team has two additional members; Localizer is working to build team around him; the two new localizers will focused on localizing the mozilla europe site


    • There appears to be some common issues for localizers of extensions: have problems committing - this is not a known issue
    • ACTION: Pascal file a bug and Wil reviews
    • AMO is string frozen v3.2
    • Surprise for AMO team is Indonesia localized Ramora - Indonesians have been localizing Firefox as well
    • Check out: http://remora.stage.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/