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Sylvestre Ledru: Auto-comment on the Release Management flags

Mozilla planet - wo, 23/07/2014 - 12:03

Implemented in bug 853108 by the bmo team, using the tracking flags will automatically updated the comment field with some templates.
The goal is to reduce back and forth in Bugzilla on bug tracking. We also hope that is going to improve our response time.

For example, for the tracking requests (tracking-firefoxNN, tracking-firefox-esrNN or blocking-b2g), the user will see the text added into the Bugzilla comment field:

[Tracking Requested - why for this release]:

With this change, we hope to simplify the decision process for the release team.

For the relnotes-* flags:

Release Note Request (optional, but appreciated)
[Why is this notable]:
[Suggested wording]:
[Links (documentation, blog post, etc)]:

This change aims to simplify the process of release notes writing. In some cases, it can be hard for release manager to translate a bug into a new feature description.

Flags on which this option is enabled are:

  • relnote-firefox
  • relnote-b2g
  • tracking-firefoxNN
  • tracking-firefox-esrNN
  • blocking-b2g

Finally, we reported bug 1041964 to discuss about a potential auto-focus on the comment area.

Original post blogged on b2evolution.

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Mozilla Firefox gets better search bar, dev tools - GMA News

Nieuws verzameld via Google - wo, 23/07/2014 - 07:42


Mozilla Firefox gets better search bar, dev tools
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Mozilla has rolled out a new version of Firefox, giving it the ability to natively handle certain types of files and adding a search field on the New Tab page. Firefox Version 31 has variants for desktop and mobile platforms, including Microsoft's ...
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Manish Goregaokar: 200, and more!

Mozilla planet - wo, 23/07/2014 - 05:55
After my last post on my running GitHub streak, I've pretty much continued to contribute to the same projects, so I didn't see much of a point of posting about it again — the fun part about these posts is talking about all the new projects I've started or joined. However, this time an arbitrary base-ten milestone comes rather close to another development on the GitHub side which is way more awesome than a streak; hence the post.

Firstly, a screenshot:
I wish there was more dark green
Now, let's have a look at the commit that made the streak reach 200. That's right, it's a merge commit to Servo — something which is created for the collaborator who merges the pull request1. Which is a great segue into the second half of this post:

I now have commit/collaborator access to Servo. :D

It happened around a week back. Ms2ger needed a reviewer, Lars mentioned he wanted to get me more involved, I said I didn't mind reviewing, and in a few minutes I was reviewing a pull request for the first time. A while later I had push access.

This doesn't change my own workflow while contributing to Servo; since everyone still goes through pull requests and reviews. But it gives a much greater sense of belonging to a project. Which is saying something, since Mozilla projects already give one a sense of being "part of the team" rather early on, with the ability to attend meetings, take part in decision-making, and whatnot.

I also now get to review others' code, which is a rather interesting exercise. I haven't done much reviewing before. Pull requests to my own repos don't count much since they're not too frequent and if there are small issues I tend to just merge and fix. I do give feedback for patches on Firefox (mostly for the ones I mentor or if asked on IRC), but in this situation I'm not saying that the code is worthy to be merged; I'm just pointing out any issues and/or saying "Looks good to me".

With Servo, code I review and mark as OK is ready for merging. Which is a far bigger responsibility. I make mistakes (and style blunders) in my own code, so marking someone else's code as mistake free is a bit intimidating at first. Yes, everyone makes mistakes and yet we have code being reviewed properly, but right now I'm new to all this, so I'm allowed a little uncertainty ;) Hopefully in a few weeks I'll be able to review code without overthinking things too much.

In other GitHub-ish news, a freshman of my department submitted a very useful pull request to one of my repos. This makes me happy for multiple reasons: I have a special fondness for student programmers who are not from CS (not that I don't like CS students), being one myself. Such students face an extra set of challenges of finding a community, learning the hard stuff without a professor, and juggling their hobby with normal coursework (though to be fair for most CS students their hobby programming rarely intersects with coursework either).

Additionally, the culture of improving tools that you use is one that should be spread, and it's great that at least one of the new students is a part of this culture. Finally, it means that people use my code enough to want to add more features to it :)

1. I probably won't count this as part of my streak and make more commits later today. Reviewing is hard, but it doesn't exactly take the place of writing actual code so I may not count merge commits as part of my personal commit streak rules.
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Julien Vehent: OpSec's public mailing list

Mozilla planet - wo, 23/07/2014 - 03:14

Mozilla's Operations Security team (OpSec) protects the networks, systems, services and data that power the Mozilla project. The nature of the job forces us to keep a lot of our activity behind closed doors. But we thrive to do as much as possible in the open, with projects like MIG, Mozdef, Cipherscan, OpenVPN-Netfilter, Duo-Unix or Audisp-Json.

Opening up security discussions to the community, and to the public, has been a goal for some time, and today we are making a step forward with the OpSec mailing list at

This mailing list is a public place for discussing general security matters among operational teams, such as public vulnerabilities, security news, best practices discussions and tools. We hope that people from inside and outside of Mozilla will join the discussions, and help us keep Mozilla secure.

So join in, and post some cool stuff!

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Mike Shal: Moving Automation Steps in Tree

Mozilla planet - wo, 23/07/2014 - 02:00
In bug 978211, we're looking to move the logic for the automation build steps from buildbot into mozilla-central. Essentially, we're going to convert this: Into this:
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Rick Eyre: WebVTT Released in Firefox 31

Mozilla planet - wo, 23/07/2014 - 02:00

If you haven't seen the release notes WebVTT has finally been released in Firefox 31. I'm super excited about this as it's the culmination of a lot of my own and countless others' work over the last two years. Especially since it has been delayed for releases 29 and 30.

That being said, there are still a few known major bugs with WebVTT in Firefox 31:

  • TextTrackCue enter, exit, and change events do not work yet. I'm working on getting them done now.
  • WebVTT subtitles do not show on audio only elements yet. This will probably be what is tackled after the TextTrackCue events (EDIT: To clarify, I meant audio only video elements).
  • There is no support for any in-band TextTrack WebVTT data yet. If your a video or audio codec developer that wants in-band WebVTT to work in Firefox, please help out :-).
  • Oh, and there is no UI on the HTML5 Video element to control subtitles... not the most convenient, but it's currently being worked on as well.
I do expect the bugs to start rolling in as well and I'm actually kind of looking forward to that as it will help improve WebVTT in Firefox.

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Mozilla veröffentlicht Firefox 31, Firefox Mobile 31 und Thunderbird 31 -

Nieuws verzameld via Google - ti, 22/07/2014 - 23:43

Mozilla veröffentlicht Firefox 31, Firefox Mobile 31 und Thunderbird 31
Mozilla hat neue Versionen von Firefox und Thunderbird veröffentlicht. Beide neuen Programmversionen sind von besonderer Bedeutung, so stellt Firefox 31 die Basis für die nächsten 54 Wochen Firefox ESR dar, Thunderbird 31 ist das erste Major-Update ...

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Doug Belshaw: A list of all 15 Web Literacy 'maker' badges

Mozilla planet - ti, 22/07/2014 - 22:36

Things have to be scheduled when there’s so much to ‘ship’ at an organization like Mozilla. So we’re still a couple of weeks away from a landing page for all of the badges at This post has a link to all of the Web Literacy badges now available.

Web Literacy Map v1.1

We’ve just finished testing the 15 Web Literacy ‘maker’ badges I mentioned in a previous post. Each badge corresponds to the ‘Make’ part of the resources page for the relevant Web Literacy Map competency. We’re not currently badging ‘Discover’ and ‘Teach’. If this sounds confusing, you see what I mean by viewing, as an exmaple, the resources page for the Privacy competency.

Below is a list of the Web Literacy badges that can apply for right now. Note that you might want to follow this guidance if and when you do!


Why not set yourself a challenge? Can you:

  1. Collect one from each strand?
  2. Collect all the badges within a given strand?
  3. Collect ALL THE BADGES?

Comments? Questions? I’m @dajbelshaw or you can email me:

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Mozilla Thunderbird 31.0 - Tweakers

Nieuws verzameld via Google - ti, 22/07/2014 - 21:15

Mozilla Thunderbird 31.0
De Mozilla Thunderbird logo (90 pix) Mozilla Foundation heeft na een lange tijd met updates met versienummer 24.6.x nu versie 31 van Thunderbird uitgebracht en trekt daarmee het versienummer gelijk met de browser Firefox. Mozilla Thunderbird is een ...

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Mozilla Firefox 31.0 - Tweakers

Nieuws verzameld via Google - ti, 22/07/2014 - 21:15

Mozilla Firefox 31.0
Mozilla Firefox 2013 logo (75 pix) Mozilla heeft versie 31 van zijn webbrowser Firefox uitgebracht. In versie 31 is Firefox onder meer in Windows in staat om .ogg mediabestanden, en pdf-documenten te openen. Verder krijgen nieuwe tabbladen een zoekveld ...

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Calendar: Lightning 3.3 is Out the Door

Thunderbird - ti, 22/07/2014 - 19:43

I am happy to announce that Lightning 3.3, a new major release, is out of the door. Here are a few release highlights:

  • Various components have been made asynchronous, allowing for better perceived performance. This means less hanging when Lightning is busy.
  • Improved invitation processing, as well as a few new features:
    • Restrict sending invitations to newly added attendees
    • Send one invitation email per attendee, not disclosing other attendees
    • Consider default BCC and CC of configured email identity when sending invitations
    • More actions when viewing invitations, e.g. tentative accept, accepting only occurrences.
  • When accessing Google Calendar via CalDAV, the authentication dialog doesn’t constantly reappear.

There have also been a lot of changes in the backend that are not visible to the user. This includes better testing framework support, which will help avoid regressions in the future. A total of 103 bugs have been fixed since Lightning 2.6.

When installing or updating to Thunderbird 31, you should automatically receive the upgrade to Lightning 3.3. If something goes wrong, you can get the new versions here:

Should you be using Seamonkey, you will have to wait for the 2.28 release, which is postponed as per this thread.

If you encounter any major issues, please comment on this blog post. Support issues are handled on Feature requests and bug reports can be made on in the product Calendar. Be sure to search for existing bugs before you file them.

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Browser-based gaming gets a push with Mozilla's plugin-free technology - Liliputing

Nieuws verzameld via Google - ti, 22/07/2014 - 19:11


Browser-based gaming gets a push with Mozilla's plugin-free technology
Mozilla has been pushing the idea of using web apps instead of native apps on mobile phones with its Firefox OS operating system for phones and tablets. At the same time, the folks at Mozilla have been working to make games you run in a desktop web ...

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Luis Villa: Slide embedding from Commons

Mozilla planet - ti, 22/07/2014 - 18:50

A friend of a friend asked this morning:

Hmmm trying to upload a CC0 public domain presentation from #OKFest14 by @punkish and @SlideShare don’t have public domain license option :(

— Jenny Molloy (@jenny_molloy) July 22, 2014

I suggested Wikimedia Commons, but it turns out she wanted something like Slideshare’s embedding. So here’s a test of how that works (timely, since soon Wikimanians will be uploading dozens of slide decks!)

This is what happens when you use the default Commons “Use this file on the web -> HTML/BBCode” option on a slide deck pdf:

Wikimedia Legal overview 2014-03-19

Not the worst outcome – clicking gets you to a clickable deck. No controls inline in the embed, though. And importantly nothing to show that it is clickable :/

Compare with the same deck, uploaded to Slideshare:

Some work to be done if we want to encourage people to upload to Commons and share later.

Update: a commenter points me at viewer.js, which conveniently includes a wordpress plugin! The plugin is slightly busted (I had to move some files around to get it to work in my install) but here’s a demo:

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Mozilla's Asm.js Technology Makes Its Commercial Debut With Dungeon ... - TechCrunch

Nieuws verzameld via Google - ti, 22/07/2014 - 17:55

Mozilla's Asm.js Technology Makes Its Commercial Debut With Dungeon ...
For the longest time, web-based gaming meant that you had to install (often dubious) plugins to make games run smoothly in your browser. WebGL and other technologies changed that a bit in recent years, but because JavaScript isn't exactly a speed freak ...

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First Commercial Web Games Launch Leveraging Mozilla-Pioneered Technology

Mozilla Blog - ti, 22/07/2014 - 17:30
Mozilla is proving the Web is a powerful gaming platform by creating new technologies and developer tools that enable game creators to port their popular titles to the Web. One of the trailblazers using these technologies is Trendy Entertainment, which … Continue reading
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Mozilla Privacy Blog: Prefer:Safe — Making Online Safety Simpler in Firefox

Mozilla planet - ti, 22/07/2014 - 17:30
Mozilla believes users have the right to shape the Internet and their own experiences on it. However, there are instances when people seek to shape not only their own experiences, but also those of young users and family members whose … Continue reading
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Yunier José Sosa Vázquez: Nueva verificación de certificados, depuradores y funcionalidades para Firefox

Mozilla planet - ti, 22/07/2014 - 17:10

Los navegadores hoy en día son parte esencial de nuestra vida, con ellos podemos navegar en Internet, jugar, hacer compras, oír música, ver videos, etc. Un video puede estar grabado en un idioma que no entendemos y necesitamos subtítulos para entender lo que se dice. Para la web, estos archivos están regidos por el formato para mostrar texto en pistas WebVTT a través del elemento <track> y ser utilizados en <video> para añadir subtítulos. De ahora en adelante los usuarios de Firefox podremos disfrutar de subtítulos en los videos de la web  y los desarrolladores podrán emplearlos.

Una nueva librería para verificar la veracidad de los certificados e incrementar la seguridad de los usuarios finales está siendo usada por esta nueva versión de Firefox. mozilla::pkix — como es llamada,  es más robusta, fácil de mantener y mejora el consumo de memoria. Su código puede ser visto por cualquier persona desde aquí.

Para realizar búsquedas más fácil se agregó el campo de búsqueda en la página Nueva pestaña, desde allí puedes elegir el motor de búsqueda a utilizar en Firefox.

Los complementos son una de las características de Firefox que más te gustan, con ellos puedes agregar funcionalidades que no se encuentran por defecto en el navegador y personalizarlo a tu modo. Por esa razón, se ha implementado un depurador para complementos que permitirá a los desarrolladores contar con una herramienta que les ayude a localizar errores y probar sus creaciones.

Las Firefox Hub APIs permiten a los desarrolladores de complementos que sus creaciones incorporen contenidos propios a la página de inicio — donde los usuarios pueden encontrar marcadores, sitios más visitados, etc — e incrementar la interacción de los usuarios con estos. Para más detalles puedes visitar la documentación en MDN y ver algunos complementos de ejemplos.

También se suman las mejoras de estabilidad y rendimiento de la APK Factory, las cuales proveen una mejor “experiencia nativa” para aplicaciones Web en Android. Usando APK Factory los desarrolladores de aplicaciones para Firefox OS pueden portar a millones de usuarios de Android sus desarrollos sin tener que cambiar una línea de código. El APK Factory también asegura que las aplicaciones corran en un ambiente de ejecución actualizado, por lo que no presentarán problemas de degradación o compatibilidad.


Para Android
  • Se ha añadido la posibilidad de reordenar los paneles existentes en about:home.
  • Soporte para más lenguajes: Asamés [as], Bengali [bn-IN], Gujarati [gu-IN], Hindi [hi-IN], Kannada [kn], Maithili [mai], Malayalam [ml], Marathi [mr], Oriya [or], Panjabi [pa-IN], Tamil [ta], Telugu [te].
  • Botón para actualizar manualmente en la página de pestañas sincronizadas.


Otras novedades
  • Preferencia navigator.sendBeacon habilitada por defecto.
  • Los archivos .PDF y .OGG son manejados por Firefox sino se especifica una aplicación para hacerlo.
  • Mejoras en el editor de código (Herramientas para desarrollo).
  • Implementación parcial de las tablas matemáticas OpenType (ver documentación).
  • Implementadas y habilitadas las variables CSS3.
  • Nueva herramienta Eyedropper para obtener el color fácilmente (Herramientas para desarrollo).
  • Modelo de caja editable al analizar los elementos HTML (Herramientas para desarrollo).
  • Un depurador para Canvas (Herramientas para desarrollo).
  • Muchos cambios más.

Si deseas conocer más, puedes leer las notas de lanzamiento.

Puedes obtener esta versión desde nuestra zona de Descargas en español e inglés para Linux, Mac, Windows y Android. Recuerda que para navegar a través de servidores proxy debes modificar la preferencia network.negotiate-auth.allow-insecure-ntlm-v1 a true desde about:config.


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Byron Jones: happy bmo push day!

Mozilla planet - ti, 22/07/2014 - 16:36

the following changes have been pushed to

  • [1039198] Field name is still “Bug #” for the Bug Created field
  • [922482] Change all bugs with general@js.bugs assignee to
  • [713307] Please add FlagTypeComments for tracking/approval flags
  • [1037571] Change Several Bugs at Once Does Not Allow Modification of the QA Whiteboard
  • [1032883] update FlagDefaultRequestee extension to use object hooks
  • [1040580] Bugzilla detects Firefox OS device as Hardware:Other, OS:Other
  • [1026416] “blocks” field is present as empty string when empty, rather than null or []
  • [1040841] Provide good error message when people can’t use
  • [1041538] A few more “Bugmail filtering” fields need to be excluded from the prefs UI
  • [1041559] “Please wait while your bugs are retrieved” shown above menu header for search error pages
  • [936468] Move OS: Windows 8 Metro to Windows 8.1

discuss these changes on

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Broadband Roundup: Comcast Seeks Lighter Regulation on Net Neutrality ... -

Nieuws verzameld via Google - ti, 22/07/2014 - 16:29

Broadband Roundup: Comcast Seeks Lighter Regulation on Net Neutrality ...
The open sources software company Mozilla, however, wants Title II reclassification. It said in its own comments that Title II is “essential to the maintenance of the 'virtuous cycle' of innovation and investment that powers communications on the ...

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Firefox 31: Der neue Mozilla-Browser zum Download - T-Online

Nieuws verzameld via Google - ti, 22/07/2014 - 15:56


Firefox 31: Der neue Mozilla-Browser zum Download
Der Webbrowser Mozilla Firefox zählt zu den beliebtesten Internetbrowsern der Welt! Über 100 Millionen Nutzer sprechen für Mozilla Firefox, einen Browser, der besonders durch seine Schnelligkeit und einfache Handhabe besticht. Die gemeinnützig ...
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