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Title of Session (should also be the title of your Wiki page):Firefox localization under the rapid release cycle

Facilitator(s):Axel Hecht, Jeff Beatty

Are you paid or volunteer staff?: Paid

Area of Contribution (Team Name): Localization

How are you currently involved with the community?: Helping l10n communities who have fallen behind in the rapid release cycle.

Location of Work (where do you reside?): Utah, USA; Berlin, Germany

Talk Length (please choose between 30, 60, 90, 120 minutes): 30

Summary: The Firefox rapid release cycle moves so very quickly. When it was implemented, the localization team also implemented a way for localizers to easily stay on track with their localized versions of the famous browser. With contributor turnover, some of these practices have been lost, resulting in some L10n teams falling behind in the process. Through hands-on experience, this workshop will re-introduce best practices for localizing under the rapid release cycle to help L10n teams keep their localized builds up-to-date.

How your session furthers the MozCamp Goals (https://wiki.mozilla.org/MozCampEU2012/Tracks): Keeping localized European Firefox builds up-to-date with the rapid release cycle will help spread usership of Firefox desktop throughout Europe by providing a solid L10n-related UX.

Expected Outcome or Deliverable: Locale Aurora repos being filled with localized strings, pushing them toward being up-to-date.

Desired Audience Type or Skill-set: Anyone working on Firefox (desktop or mobile) localization

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