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Mozilla macht Firefox-OS-Referenzgerät Flame wieder verfügbar -

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Mozilla macht Firefox-OS-Referenzgerät Flame wieder verfügbar
Mozilla hat sein erstes Referenzgerät für sein Smartphone-Betriebssystem Firefox OS erneut verfügbar gemacht – und dazu ein zweites Mal eine Präsentation versandt, was einige US-Techniksites täuschte: Sie glaubten, es handle sich um eine ...
Mozilla Flame: Smartphone mit Firefox OS erhältlichChip Online
"Mozilla bietet Interessierten das Smartphone Flame mit dem Betriebssystem ...Ad-Hoc-News (Pressemitteilung)
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Mozilla Releases $170 Smartphone Featuring 'RAM Throttling' Capability - Yahoo News UK

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Mozilla Releases $170 Smartphone Featuring 'RAM Throttling' Capability
Yahoo News UK
Although primarily targeted at developers who pre-ordered Mozilla Flame (when the smartphone was opened for pre-ordering in May this year), general users who have pre-ordered the smartphone can also test the device's functionality, and report issues, ...
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Jordan Lund: This week in Releng - Aug 11th 2014

Mozilla planet - mo, 18/08/2014 - 08:38

Completed work (resolution is 'FIXED'):

In progress work (unresolved and not assigned to nobody):

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Mozilla Releases $170 Smartphone Featuring 'RAM Throttling' Capability - International Business Times UK

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Mozilla Releases $170 Smartphone Featuring 'RAM Throttling' Capability
International Business Times UK
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Alex Gibson: Animating the Firefox desktop pages using CSS and SVG

Mozilla planet - mo, 18/08/2014 - 01:00

I recently co-authored a post over on the Mozilla Web Development blog! It's a technical run through of how we did some of the CSS and SVG animations on the new Firefox desktop web pages over on If that's your sort of thing, you can read the full article here.

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Mozilla ilk telefonunu satışa sundu - Timeturk

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Mozilla ilk telefonunu satışa sundu
Tarayıcı dünyasının liderlerinden Mozilla uzun süredir üzerinde çalıştığı akıllı telefon projesinde nihai sona geldi. Flame adındaki ilk akıllı telefon sitesi üzerinden satışa sunuldu. Temellerinin uzun bir geçmişe sahip olduğu mobil işletim sistemi ...
Mozilla'nın İlk Telefonu Flame Satışta!ShiftDelete

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Nigel Babu: The story of hgstats

Mozilla planet - snein, 17/08/2014 - 18:00

tl;dr: I built a thing to see public graphs of called hgstats.

Lately, we’ve had problems with Mercurial at Mozilla. The Developer Services Team added a bunch of instrumentation to the hg webheads to help us track what is going wrong and when, to give us somewhat an early indicator of when things get shot to hell. All of these are on the Mozilla Graphite instance which are behind employee-only LDAP. However, an interesting quirk is that the image rendering is actually available without authentication. As a community Sheriff, I’ve been keeping close watch on hg throughout my shift with images that releng folks or hwine gave me. This gave an indicator of when to close trees so that we don’t end up having everything turn red. On Thursday evening, I was watching the conversation in #vcs on, when bkero mentioned he’d made a dashboard in graphite. It suddenly dawned on me that I could just embed those images onto a page and quickly have a public dashboard!

Armed with a bunch of images from Ben, I created a github pages repo with a lovely theme that’s available by default. I embedded the images onto a static HTML page and suddenly, we had a minimal dashboard. It wouldn’t auto-refresh or let you alter the duration of the graph, but hey, now we had one place for things! This first step took about 15 minutes.

There were two features I had in my mind as must-haves: a) the page must let me change the hours of the graphs (i.e. last 2 hours, last 4 hours, last 8 hours, etc), and b) it should auto-refresh. I’ve looked at backbone several times in the past and I figured this was a good time as any to get cracking on building a backbone.js app.

I started slowly, the first step was, get everything I have right now, rendered with backbone. I spent a lot of frustrating hours trying to get it to work, but couldn’t because of silly mistakes. I haven’t been coding in JS much and it shows :) I think I stayed up until 2 am trying to diagnose it, but I couldn’t. When I woke up in the morning, I spotted the trouble immediately and it was a tiny typo. Instead of <%=, I typed <%$. After that first step, I got the router bit working and I had an app that could dynamically change the range of hours in the graph! I’d met my first goal!

I talked to mdoglio who took a quick look at the code and thought models might be a good idea if I’m dealing with data. I refactored the code again to use models, which cleaned it up quite well! Overnight, I had a pull request from hwine to add another graph as well, which I also made more dynamic.

The hardest bit was getting auto-refresh working. I couldn’t figure out an easy way to solve the problem. Eventually, I ended up with setTimer, but the full credit for the right incandation goes to bwinton.

High Five!

Working with backbone has been great, but I wish the documentation did more than just tell me what each function did. Python’s documentation often gives you more than function’s description, it tells you how you would use it practically. Of course, there quite a few resources that already fill this gap. I found pretty useful. I got most of the basic idea of backbone from the site.

I also submitted it to Webdev Beer and Tell (my first submission!). Mike kindly presented it for me (no, he’s not the real nigelb!) and you can watch the video on Air Mozilla if you have some free time :) I would totally recommend watching the whole video, but if you don’t have a lot of time, skip to 6:37.

This is the first time I’ve built a single-page app, so I’d love feedback (extra points if you can do a code review). The code is on GitHub.

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Hannah Kane: Maker Party Engagement Week 5

Mozilla planet - snein, 17/08/2014 - 17:37

Week 5!

tl;dr highlights of the week:

  • Though we saw significant jumps in Wm accounts and events, our Contributor numbers did not increase accordingly
  • We’re identifying many opportunities from the partner calls
  • Hack the Snippet is coming soon, along with the next iteration of the snippet funnel
  • The TweetChat created a temporary increase in Twitter engagement, but took attention away from press

Overall stats:

  • Contributors: 5552 (2% increase from last week’s 5441)
  • Webmaker accounts: 124K (17% increase from last week’s 106.3K)
  • Events: 1799 (crazy 50% jump from last week’s 1199)
  • Hosts: 493 (10% increase from last week’s 450)
  • Expected attendees: 76,200  (23% increase from 61,910)
  • Cities: 362 (40% increase from 260 – what caused this jump?)
  • Traffic: here’s the last three weeks. We continue to see the major boost from the snippet.

  • And the Webmaker user account conversion rate increased a bit further:


Engagement Strategy #1: PARTNER OUTREACH

We are learning a lot from the partner calls. Here are some of the most salient takeaways (borrowing from Amira and Melissa’s notes during Friday’s call):

Partner trends
  • Partners see value in badging their event mentors, speakers and volunteers as a form of appreciation. But there is a potential for those who receive the badges to have no idea who is badging them or what it means (lack of connection to MP). Opportunity: We need to better explain to people why they’ve received a badge and why they might want to create a Webmaker account.
  • Partners are doing things but we just haven’t captured them.  Opportunity: We need to offer real value to users in order to increase the amount of sharing/broadcasting/badging that happens through the site. 
  • Some people need way more training — Opportunity: this is where the event wizard might play a role; there also might be an opportunity to run TTT within certain orgs and spaces.
  • We need to clarify our value statement for partners. It may not be in  adding numbers to their events or traction to their programs/site, or getting press for non-Hive partners. Instead it may be in providing resources and curriculum. We can better segment partners into affinity groups (e.g. afterschool programs) and provide content, trainings, resources, CTAs specifically for them.  We can also localize those offerings to reduce hand-holding.
  • People don’t understand how broad our definition of Maker Party is: everyday events, small events, stands/booths/tables within other events — have to push them to realize that and include all of these on the events platform (note from HK: I would argue we have to offer them a reason to)
  • Opportunity: There’s the summer wave and back to school waves. We need to have strategies and actions towards both.
  • Challenges:
    • Age and time continue to be a blocker for new Wm accounts.
    • Mass emails to order swag, upload events, share information just didn’t work. They need 1-to-1.
    • We lost interest by a lot of people along the way. There’s a good 20-30% we will not be able to bring back in.
    • Parties sound like fun kid-like things (making toys etc.)
    • Getting the Maker Party logo/brand included in event promotion in a meaningful way is not happening, and the meaning behind the brand seems to cause confusion in some cases.

PROMOTIONAL PARTNERS: We continue to see only a tiny amount of referrals from promotional partner urls with RIDs.


Engagement Strategy #2: ACTIVE MOZILLIANS

Haven’t heard anything this week, but Amira and I are meeting with the FSA Community Manager on Monday of this week.


Engagement Strategy #3: OWNED MEDIA

Snippet Funnel:

The snippet funnel continues to perform well in terms of driving traffic. We’re aiming to beat a baseline 1.8% conversion rate.

We were a bit blocked by technical issues this week and weren’t able to release the new tailored account signup pages, but we continue to work on that.

The “hack the snippet” test was delayed, but will be live soon. We have a comms strategy around it (for after it’s been tested).


Engagement Strategy #4: EARNED MEDIA

Press this week:

Aside from a cross-post of last week’s Washington Post Magazine story (, we didn’t see press this week. We were focused on our Net Neutrality tweetchat instead.

SOCIAL (not one of our key strategies):

As expected, the Tweetchat temporarily increased our Twitter engagement for a two-day period—we saw double the usual amount of favorites, retweets, and replies. You can view the Storify here:

The #MakerParty trendline for this week is back up to where it had been two weeks ago: 

See #MakerParty tweets here:

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Nigel Babu: OKFestival Fringe Events

Mozilla planet - snein, 17/08/2014 - 17:00

The writeup of the OKFestival is very incomplete, because I haven’t mentioned the fringe events! I attended two fringe events and they both were very good.

First, I attended CKANCon right before OKFestival. It was informal and co-located with CSVConf. My best takeaway has been talking to people from the wider community around CKAN. I often feel blind-sided because we don’t have a good view of CKAN. I want to know how a user of a portal built on CKAN feels about the UX. After all, the actual users of open data portals are citizens who get data that they can do awesome things with. I had a good conversation with folks from DKAN about their work and I’ve been thinking about how we can make that better.

I finally met Max! (And I was disappointed he didn’t have a meatspace sticker :P

The other event I attended was Write the Docs. Ali and Florian came to Berlin to attend the event. It was total surprise running into them at the Mozilla Berlin office. The discussions at the event were spectacular. The talks by by Paul Adams and Jessica Rose were great and a huge learning experience. I missed parts of oncletom’s talk, but the bit I did catch sounded very different to my normal view of documentation.

We had a few discussions around localization and QA of docs which were pretty eye opening. At one of the sessions, Paul, Ali, Fabian and I discussed rules of documentation, which turned out pretty good! It was an exercise in patience narrowing them down!

I was nearly exhausted and unable to think clearly by the time Write the Docs started, but managed to face through it! Huge thanks to (among others ) Mikey and Kristof for organizing the event!

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Mozilla'nın İlk Telefonu Flame Satışta! - ShiftDelete

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Mozilla'nın İlk Telefonu Flame Satışta!
Mozilla'nın uzun bir süredir üzerinde çalıştığı Firefox OS projesi olgunlaşmaya devam ediyor. Mobil işletim sistemi Firefox OS'un yaygınlaşma sürecinde önemli bir kilometre taşı geride bırakıldı ve yeni işletim sistemli ilk geliştirici telefonu Flame ...
Mozilla ilk telefonunu satışa sunduTimeturk

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Mozilla Flame: Smartphone mit Firefox OS erhältlich - Chip Online

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Mozilla Flame: Smartphone mit Firefox OS erhältlich
Chip Online
Mozilla bietet Interessierten das Smartphone Flame mit dem Betriebssystem Firefox OS für knapp 130 Euro zum Kauf an. Das Flame ist als Referenzgerät für Entwickler gedacht und soll damit die Entwicklung von Apps für das neue Betriebssystem ...

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Mozilla introduceert Flame-ontwikkelaarstelefoon van 130 euro - NUtech

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Mozilla introduceert Flame-ontwikkelaarstelefoon van 130 euro
Mozilla heeft de Flame aangekondigd, een nieuwe ontwikkelaarstelefoon van 127 euro die draait op Firefox OS. Dat maakt Mozilla bekend. De Flame, die 170 dollar (127 euro) gaat kosten, is een telefoon die met name is bedoeld voor ontwikkelaars om ...

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Francesca Ciceri: Adventures in Mozillaland #4

Mozilla planet - snein, 17/08/2014 - 11:36

Yet another update from my internship at Mozilla, as part of the OPW.

An online triage workshop

One of the most interesting thing I've done during the last weeks has been to held an online Bug Triage Workshop on the #testday channel at
That was a first time for me: I had been a moderator for a series of training sessions on IRC organized by Debian Women, but never a "speaker".
The experience turned out to be a good one: creating the material for the workshop had me basically summarize (not too much, I'm way too verbose!) all what I've learned in this past months about triaging in Mozilla, and speaking of it on IRC was a sort of challenge to my usual shyness.

And I was so very lucky that a participant was able to reproduce the bug I picked as example, thus confirming it! How cool is that? ;)

The workshop was about the very basics of triaging for Firefox, and we mostly focused on a simplified lifecycle of bugs, a guided tour of bugzilla (including the quicksearch and the advanced one, the list view, the individual bug view) and an explanation of the workflow of the triager. I still have my notes, and I plan to upload them to the wiki, sooner or later.

I'm pretty satisfied of the outcome: the only regret is that the promoting wasn't enough, so we have few participants.
Will try to promote it better next time! :)


Another thing that had me quite busy in the last weeks was to learn more about crashes and stability in general.
If you are unfortunate enough to experience a crash with Firefox, you're probably familiar with the Mozilla Crash Reporter dialog box asking you to submit the crash report.

But how does it works?

From the client-side, Mozilla uses Breakpad as set of libraries for crash reporting. The Mozilla specific implementation adds to that a crash-reporting UI, a server to collect and process crash reported data (and particularly to convert raw dumps into readable stack traces) and a web interface, Socorro to view and parse crash reports.

Curious about your crashes? The about:crashes page will show you a list of the submitted and unsubmitted crash reports. (And by the way, try to type about:about in the location bar, to find all the super-secret about pages!)

For the submitted ones clicking on the CrashID will take you to the crash report on crash-stats, the website where the reports are stored and analyzed. The individual crash report page on crash-stats is awesome: it shows you the reported bug numbers if any bug summaries match the crash signature, as well as many other information. If crash-stats does not show a bug number, you really should file one!

The CrashKill team works on these reports tracking the general stability of the various channels, triaging the top crashes, ensuring that the crash bugs have enough information and are reproducible and actionable by the devs.
The crash-stats site is a mine of information: take a look at the Top Crashes for Firefox 34.0a1.
If you click on a individual crash, you will see lots of details about it: just on the first tab ("Signature Summary") you can find a breakdown of the crashes by OS, by graphic vendors or chips or even by uptime range.
A very useful one is the number of crashes per install, so that you know how widespread is the crashing for that particular signature. You can also check the comments the users have submitted with the crash report, on the "Comments" tab.

One and Done tasks review

Last week I helped the awesome group of One and Done developers, doing some reviewing of the tasks pages.

One and Done is a brilliant idea to help people contribute to the QA Mozilla teams.
It's a website proposing the user a series of tasks of different difficulty and on different topics to contribute to Mozilla. Each task is self-contained and can last few minutes or be a bit more challenging. The team has worked hard on developing it and they have definitely done an awesome job! :)

I'm not a coding person, so I just know that they're using Django for it, but if you are interested in all the dirty details take a look at the project repository. My job has been only to check all the existent tasks and verify that the description and instruction are correct, that the task is properly tagged and so on. My impression is that this an awesome tool, well written and well thought with a lot of potential for helping people in their first steps into Mozilla. Something that other projects should definitely imitate (cough Debian cough).

What's next?

Next week I'll be back on working on bugs. I kind of love bugs, I have to admit it. And not squashing them: not being a coder make me less of a violent person toward digital insects. Herding them is enough for me. I'm feeling extremely non-violent toward bugs.

I'll try to help Liz with the Test Plan for Firefox 34, on the triaging/verifying bugs part.
I'll also try to triage/reproduce some accessibility bugs (thanks Mario for the suggestion!).

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Planet Mozilla Interns: Willie Cheong: Shutdown: 4A study term

Mozilla planet - snein, 17/08/2014 - 07:46

This term has been very unfruitful. I picked up League of Legends after an abstinence streak from DotA that lasted 4 good years. This kinda makes me sad. I’ve also lost a lot of motivation, especially with books and academia. It really isn’t the gaming that’s causing this. It is more just a lack of willpower to carry on doing something that seems so pointless. There’s a whole new post graduation world out there, with new and relevant things to learn.

I’ve really taken a liking to software development. It’s funny because in first year I remember believing that I could never picture myself sitting in front of a computer all day typing away. Yet here I am now, not knowing what else I would rather be doing.

I also remember having long-term plans for myself to run a self-grown start-up right after graduation. It’s not that I haven’t been trying. I have been working hard on these things over the past years but nothing seems to have gained any valuable traction at all. With only 8 months left to graduation, this once long-term goal and deadline is suddenly approaching and hitting the reality of being unattainable. Such a realization kills the motivation to carry on pushing.

Visions of life after university used to be so bright and optimistic. But as the moment slowly approaches I realize how clueless I really am and that’s OK. Engineers are trained problem solvers; we figure things out, eventually.

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Raniere Silva: Mathml August Meeting

Mozilla planet - snein, 17/08/2014 - 05:00
Mathml August Meeting

This is a report about the Mozilla MathML August IRC Meeting (see the announcement here). The topics of the meeting can be found in this PAD (local copy of the PAD) and the IRC log (local copy of the IRC log) is also available.

In the last 4 weeks the MathML team closed 5 bugs, worked in other 6 and open one bug. This are only the ones tracked by Bugzilla.

The next meeting will be in September 11th at 8pm UTC. Please add topics in the PAD.

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Raniere Silva: GSoC: Pencil Down (August 11 - August 17)

Mozilla planet - snein, 17/08/2014 - 05:00
GSoC: Pencil Down (August 11 - August 17)

This is the last report about my GSoC project and cover the thirteenth week of “Students coding”.

At this last week I worked at the auto capitalization and deployed a land page for the project:

Bellow you will find more details about the past week and some thoughts about the project as a hole.

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Mozilla now shipping Flame phone to develo ... -

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Mozilla now shipping Flame phone to develo ...
The Mozilla Foundation has announced that its Firefox OS reference device, the Flame, is now shipping to developers. The non-profit said that the device is on the way to both “Mozillians” (defined as 'all core individuals and groups that participate in ...
Mozilla launches its new $170 dual...Neowin

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Mozilla Release Management Team: Firefox 32 beta6 to beta7

Mozilla planet - snein, 17/08/2014 - 00:44

  • 7 changesets
  • 19 files changed
  • 104 insertions
  • 22 deletions

ExtensionOccurrences js6 txt4 cpp3 xml1 h1 css1

ModuleOccurrences js7 content7 mobile1 browser1

List of changesets:

Randell JesupBug 1013007: re-enable STUN throttling in mid-beta and later r=bwc a=lmandel - b42bbb72b7a8 Benoit JacobBug 777574 - Skip all quickCheckAPI tests on linux/android/emulator slaves. r=kamidphish, a=test-only - 791e4db4574b Alexander SeleznevBug 1038607 - Fix text color in search field on about:newtab page. r=dao, a=lmandel - 6fd1ba78d246 Margaret LeibovicBug 1048941 - Make all empty view images 90x90dp. r=lucasr, a=lmandel - 511ac00e4e6c Timothy NikkelBug 1027741 - Run decode complete notification handler for image documents on a script runner because they trigger invalidation and decode complete notifications are often dispatched during painting. r=smaug, a=lmandel - d4e47ec57f06 Axel VialaBug 1044584 - Fix incorrect computation of mUploadTransferred. r=bz, a=lmandel - cfec8a16880a Luke WagnerBug 992461 - Turn off the shell's asm.js cache by default. r=bbouvier, a=sledru - 51f60a862089

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Mozilla launches its new $170 dual... - Neowin

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Mozilla launches its new $170 dual...
Mozilla has launched its new developer device for Firefox OS, and it's not exactly a flagship. Mozilla says that its new 'Flame' handset is "a milestone in Firefox OS device releases", but its spec sheet puts it roughly on par with many new entry-level ...

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Microsoft's IE team: Cake from Mozilla was 'delicious' - Daily Digest

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Daily Digest

Microsoft's IE team: Cake from Mozilla was 'delicious'
Daily Digest
Engineers from Microsoft's Internet Explorer platform team participated in a “Ask Me Anything” chat on Thursday. Not surprisingly, one of the most popular questions was: “Do you believe the reputation of Internet Explorer is something you can change?”.
Microsoft internally debated rebranding Internet ExplorerPCWorld
5 Things We Learned From the Team Behind Microsoft Internet ExplorerABC News
Five Things We Learned from Team Behind Internet Explorer610kvnu
The Eastern Tribune -Computerworld Australia
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