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Jennifer Boriss: Looking Ahead: Challenges for the Open Web

Mozilla planet - ma, 28/07/2014 - 14:35
At the end of this week, I’m moving on after six amazing years at Mozilla. On August 25, I’ll be joining Reddit - another global open source project – as their first […]
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Benjamin Kerensa: Until Next Year CLS!

Mozilla planet - ma, 28/07/2014 - 14:00
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Community Leadership Summit 2014 Group Photo

This past week marked my second year helping out as a co-organizer of the Community Leadership Summit. This Community Leadership Summit was especially important because not only did we introduce a new Community Leadership Forum but we also introduced CLSx events and continued to introduce some new changes to our overall event format.

Like previous years, the attendance was a great mix of community managers and leaders. I was really excited to have an entire group of Mozillians who attended this year. As usual, my most enjoyable conversations took place at the pre-CLS social and in the hallway track. I was excited to briefly chat with the Community Team from Lego and also some folks from Adobe and learn about how they are building community in their respective settings.

I’m always a big advocate for community building, so for me, CLS is an event I try and make it to each and every year because I think it is great to have an event for community managers and builders that isn’t limited to any specific industry. It is really a great opportunity to share best practices and really learn from one another so that everyone mutually improves their own toolkits and technique.

It was apparent to me that this year there were even more women than in previous years and so it was really awesome to see that considering CLS is often times heavily attended by men in the tech industry.

I really look forward to seeing the CLS community continue to grow and look forward to participating and co-organizing next year’s event and possibly even kick of a CLSxPortland.

A big thanks to the rest of the CLS Team for helping make this free event a wonderful experience for all and to this years sponsors O’Reilly, Citrix, Oracle, Linux Fund, Mozilla and Ubuntu!

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Dave Huseby: How to Sanitize Thunderbird and Enigmail

Mozilla planet - ma, 28/07/2014 - 14:00
How to sanitize encrypted email to not disclose Thunderbird or Enigmail.
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Mozilla India A Huge Force in Shaping Global Digital Future - Siliconindia.com

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The Hindu

Mozilla India A Huge Force in Shaping Global Digital Future
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WASHINGTON: As the Internet penetration gains more strength, India is headed to be a huge force in shaping the digital future of the world, a top official of Mozilla Foundation, makers of Firefox web browser has said. “India is a huge force, not only ...
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Mozilla: Beta von Firefox für Android kommt mit personalisierbaren Homescreens - CNET.de

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Mozilla: Beta von Firefox für Android kommt mit personalisierbaren Homescreens
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Die neue Betaversion von Firefox für Android, die Mozilla jetzt herausgebracht hat, gibt den Anwendern jetzt mehr Optionen an die Hand, den Homscreen des Browsers zu personalisieren. Nutzer können Inhalte von verschiedenen Websites, RSS-Feeds oder ...
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Firefox 33.0 wskakuje w kanał Aurora. Co przygotowuje dla nas Mozilla? - Komputer Świat (komunikaty prasowe)

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Firefox 33.0 wskakuje w kanał Aurora. Co przygotowuje dla nas Mozilla? - Komputer Świat (komunikaty prasowe)

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India A Huge Force In Shaping Digital Future: Mozilla - Businessworld

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Economic Times

India A Huge Force In Shaping Digital Future: Mozilla
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"When I come to India, it is really exciting to see, especially those Mozilla volunteers, that aspiration and see unlock those things to people, and also they want to teach that to the other people across India," Surman said, adding that India is ...
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Mozilla to Block Malicious Downloads in Firefox - Infosecurity Magazine

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Mozilla to Block Malicious Downloads in Firefox
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As user awareness of cybersecurity issues continues to grow, security features have become an important weapon in the browser wars. In the latest salvo, Mozilla said that the next version of its Firefox web browser will incorporate an updated ...
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India a huge force in shaping global digital future: Mozilla - Economic Times

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Economic Times

India a huge force in shaping global digital future: Mozilla
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"When I come to India, it is really exciting to see, especially those Mozilla volunteers, that aspiration and see unlock those things to people, and also they want to teach that to the other people across India," Surman said, adding that India is ...
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India a Huge Force in Shaping Global Digital Future: Mozilla - Outlook

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The Hindu

India a Huge Force in Shaping Global Digital Future: Mozilla
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As the Internet penetration gains more strength, India is headed to be a huge force in shaping the digital future of the world, a top official of Mozilla Foundation, makers of Firefox webs browser has said. "India is a huge force, not only in terms of ...
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Mozilla: India a huge force in shaping global digital future - Hindu Business Line

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Mozilla: India a huge force in shaping global digital future
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Benjamin Kerensa: Mozilla at O’Reilly Open Source Convention

Mozilla planet - ma, 28/07/2014 - 03:48
IMG 20140723 161033 300x225 Mozilla at OReilly Open Source Convention

Mozililla OSCON 2014 Team

This past week marked my fourth year of attending O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON). It was also my second year speaking at the convention. One new thing that happened this year was I co-led Mozilla’s presence during the convention from our booth to the social events and our social media campaign.

Like each previous year, OSCON 2014 didn’t disappoint and it was great to have Mozilla back at the convention after not having a presence for some years. This year our presence was focused on promoting Firefox OS, Firefox Developer Tools and Firefox for Android.

While the metrics are not yet finished being tracked, I think our presence was a great success. We heard from a lot of developers who are already using our Developer tools and from a lot of developers who are not; many of which we were able to educate about new features and why they should use our tools.

IMG 20140721 171609 300x168 Mozilla at OReilly Open Source Convention

Alex shows attendee Firefox Dev Tools

Attendees were very excited about Firefox OS with a majority of those stopping by asking about the different layers of the platform, where they can get a device, and how they can make an app for the platform.

In addition to our booth, we also had members of the team such as Emma Irwin who helped support OSCON’s Children’s Day by hosting a Mozilla Webmaker event which was very popular with the kids and their parents. It really was great to see the future generation tinkering with Open Web technologies.

Finally, we had a social event on Wednesday evening that was very popular so much that the Mozilla Portland office was packed till last call. During the social event, we had a local airbrush artist doing tattoos with several attendees opting for a Firefox Tattoo.

All in all, I think our presence last week was very positive and even the early numbers look positive. I want to give a big thanks to Stormy Peters, Christian Heilmann, Robyn Chau, Shezmeen Prasad, Dave Camp, Dietrich Ayala, Chris Maglione, William Reynolds, Emma Irwin, Majken Connor, Jim Blandy, Alex Lakatos for helping this event be a success.

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Kevin Ngo: Off-Camera Lighting with Two Strobes

Mozilla planet - ma, 28/07/2014 - 02:00
Had to grab my dad's Canon SL1, my old nifty-fifty, and install proprietary Canon RAW support for this measly shot.

One muggy evening in a dimly-lit garage. The sun had expired, and everything began to lose their supplied illumination. I saw my dear friend, Chicken, starting at me from the couch. A shipment had come in a few weeks ago, a second radio receiver for a wireless camera flash. I had two strobes (or flashes), two receivers, a camera and a trigger, a model, and darkness. It was time to do a brief experiment lighting a subject with two off-camera strobes.

Off-camera lighting allows for great creativity. Unlike an on-camera flash with obliterates any dimension in your images, having an off-camera flash (or better yet, two) puts a paintbrush of light into your hands. Rather than relying on natural light, using strobes puts the whole scene under your control. It's more meticulous, but the results are beyond reach of a natural light snapshot.

I've read a bit of David Hobby's Strobist, the de-facto guide for making use of off-camera flashes. There are several ways to trigger an off-camera flash. I use radio triggers. The CowboyStudio NPT-04 is a ridiculously cheap, but nails, trigger. Place the trigger on the hotshoe, and attach the receivers to the flashes. Make sure your camera is on manual and your shutter speed is below the maximum flash sync speed. It's also nice to a flash capable of manual operation (to set power).

A good workflow for getting a scene set up is to:

  • Start without any flashes. Lower camera exposure as much as possible while still keeping all detail and legibility in the image. We start with an underexposed image, and paint the light on.
  • Add one flash at a time, illuminating what you wish to illuminate.
  • Through trial-and-error (it gets faster over time), tweak camera exposure and flash power until the scene is lit as desired.
Example 1: The Dimly-Lit Garage

Normally, when I'm indoors, I like to bounce the flash off the ceiling for a nice even swath of light. But there's less dimension and it's a one-pony technique. So let's first start without any flashes:

It was dark, so they de-strobed.

It's...dark. But no worries, a lot of the detail is still legible. We see the entire model (even the dark right hand), and details in the background. I'm shooting RAW so I still have a lot of dynamic range, and we'll layer in light in the next step. Let's add one strobe:

A bit out-of-focus since I was using a manual lens, but the light is there.

We now have a strobe on camera right. It's pointed 45-degrees towards the subject from camera right. This one isn't manual so I'm forced to use it at full power, but it is not too overpowering. Since it's only one flash from one side, we see a lot of dimension on the model with the shadows on camera left.

However, too much dimension can sometimes not be flattering. We see lot of the model's wrinkles (hadn't had her beauty sleep). We can flatten the lighting by adding yet another strobe:

A perfect white complexion.

And we have a nice even studio lighting. This strobe is set up on 45-degrees camera left pointed towards the subject. This set up of two strobes behind the camera each pointed 45-degrees toward the subject is fairly common to achieve even lighting. Here's a rough photo of the setup (one strobe on the left, one strobe within the shelves):

Lighting setup.

Example 2: Out At Dusk

I took it outside to the backyard. The sun was done, so no hope for golden hour, but as strobie-doos, we don't need no sun. We can make our own sun. I placed our model, Chicken, in front of the garden on a little wooden stool. Then one flash for a sidelight fill on camera left:

The ol' Chicken in the headlights.

With one flash, it doesn't quick look natural, though it makes for a cool scene. I imagine Chicken waiting at home for her husband on the porch, and the headlights slowly rearing in towards her. So our model is now pretty well lit, but the background leaves something to be desired. We can creatively use our second flash to accent the background!

Manufacturing our own golden hour.

It looks like sunrise! I actually had to manually hold the flash pointing down 45-degrees on camera right towards the plants, while setting a 12-second timer on the manually-focused camera. It's times like these where a stand to hold the flash would come in handy. The second flash created a nice warm swath of light, overpowering the first flash to create a sense that the sun is on camera right.

From Here

Off-camera lighting gives complete dictatorship over the lighting of the scene. It can make night into day, or add an extremely dramatic punch. With no strobe or on-camera flash, you are forced to make do with what you have with little choice. With multiple flashes, lighting modifiers (umbrellas, boxes), there are no limits.

Photos taken with Pentax K-30 w/ Pentax-M 50mm f1.7.

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Florian Quèze: Firefox is awesome

Mozilla planet - zo, 27/07/2014 - 22:15

"Hey, you know what? Firefox is awesome!" someone exclaimed at the other end of the coworking space a few weeks ago. This piqued my curiosity, and I moved closer to see what she was so excited about.

When I saw the feature she was delighted of finding, it reminded me a similar situation several years ago. In high school, I was trying to convince a friend to switch from IE to Mozilla. The arguments about respecting web standards didn't convince him. He tried Mozilla anyway to please me, and found one feature that excited him.
He had been trying to save some images from webpages, and for some reason it was difficult to do (possibly because of context menu hijacking, which was common at the time, or maybe because the images were displayed as a background, …). He had even written some Visual Basic code to parse the saved HTML source code and find the image urls, and then downloaded them, but the results weren't entirely satisfying.
Now with Mozilla, he could just right click, select "View Page Info", click on the "Media" tab, and find a list of all the images of the page. I remember how excited he looked for one second, until he clicked a background image in the list and the preview stayed blank; he then clicked the "Save as" button anyway and… nothing happened. Turns out that "Save as" button was just producing an error in the Error Console. He then looked at me, very disappointed, and said that my Mozilla isn't ready yet.
After that disappointment, I didn't insist much on him using Mozilla instead of IE (I think he did switch anyway a few weeks or months later).

A few months later, as I had time during summer vacations, I tried to create an add-on for the last thing I could do with IE but not Firefox: list the hostnames that the browser connects to when loading a page (the add-on, View Dependencies, is on AMO). I used this to maintain a hosts file that was blocking ads on the network's gateway.
Working on this add-on project caused me to look at the existing Page Info code to find ideas about how to look through the resources loaded by the page. While doing this, I stumbled on the problem that was causing background image previews to not be displayed. Exactly 10 years ago, I created a patch, created a bugzilla account (I had been lurking on bugzilla for a while already, but without creating an account as I didn't feel I should have one until I had something to contribute), and attached the patch to the existing bug about this background preview issue.
Two days later, the patch was reviewed (thanks db48x!), I addressed the review comment, attached a new patch, and it was checked-in.
I remember how excited I was to verify the next day that the bug was gone in the next nightly, and how I checked that the code in the new nightly was actually using my patch.

A couple months later, I fixed the "Save as" button too in time for Firefox 1.0.

Back to 2014. The reason why someone in my coworking space was finding Firefox so awesome is that "You can click "View Page Info", and then view all the images of the page and save them." Wow. I hadn't heard anybody talking to me about Page Info in years. I did use it a lot several years ago, but don't use it that much these days. I do agree with her that Firefox is awesome, not really because it can save images (although that's a great feature other browsers don't have), but because anybody can make it better for his/her own use, and by doing so making it awesome for millions of other people now but also in the future. Like I did, ten years ago.

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Mozilla a Facebook vylepšují JPEG, jeho nástupce Firefox podporovat nebude - LUPA

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Mozilla a Facebook vylepšují JPEG, jeho nástupce Firefox podporovat nebude
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Mozilla znovu prokazuje, že se v dohledné době nezapojí do prosazování nových grafických formátů do webového prostředí. Místo toho chce zdokonalovat tradiční JPEG, který má za sebou více než dvě dekády vývoje. Uvolnila druhou verzi svého nového ...

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Google Chrome VS Mozilla Firefox: Firefox Admits Google Has Better Capacities ... - KDramaStars

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Raniere Silva: MathML July Meeting

Mozilla planet - zo, 27/07/2014 - 05:00
MathML July Meeting

Note

Sorry for the delay in write this.

This is a report about the Mozilla MathML July 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 4 bugs, worked in one other. This are only the ones tracked by Bugzilla.

The next meeting will be in July 14th at 8pm UTC (note that it will be in an different time from the last meating, more information below). Please add topics in the PAD.

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Nikhil Marathe: ServiceWorkers in Firefox Update: July 26, 2014

Mozilla planet - zo, 27/07/2014 - 03:42
(I will be on vacation July 27 to August 18 and unable to reply to any comments. Please see the end of the post for other ways to ask questions and raise issues.)
It’s been over 2 months since my last post, so here is an update. But first,
a link to a latest build (and this time it won’t expire!). For instructions on
enabling all the APIs, see the earlier post.

Download buildsRegistration lifecycleThe patches related to ServiceWorker registration have landed in Nightly
builds! unregister() still doesn’t work in Nightly (but does in the build
above), since Bug 1011268 is waiting on review.
The state mechanism is not available. But the bug is easy to fix and
I encourage interested Gecko contributors (existing and new) to give it a shot.
Also, the ServiceWorker specification changed just a few days ago,
so Firefox still has the older API with everything on ServiceWorkerContainer.
This bug is another easy to fix bug.
FetchBen Kelly has been hard at work implementing Headers and some of them have
landed in Nightly. Unfortunately that isn’t of much use right now since the
Request and Response objects are very primitive and do not handle Headers.
We do have a spec updated Fetch API, with
Request, Response and fetch() primitives. What works and what doesn’t?
  1. Request and Response objects are available and the fetch event will hand
    your ServiceWorker a Request, and you can return it a Response and this will
    work! Only the Response(“string body”) form is implemented. You can of
    course create an instance and set the status, but that’s about it.
  2. fetch() does not work on ServiceWorkers! In documents, only the fetch(URL)
    form works.
  3. One of our interns, Catalin Badea has taken over implementing Fetch while
    I’m on vacation, so I’m hoping to publish a more functional API once I’m
    back.
postMessage()/getServiced()Catalin has done a great job of implementing these, and they are waiting for
review
. Unfortunately I was unable to integrate his patches into the
build above, but he can probably post an updated build himself.
PushAnother of our interns, Tyler Smith, has implemented the new Push
API
! This is available for use on navigator.pushRegistrationManager
and your ServiceWorker will receive the Push notification.
Cache/FetchStoreNothing available yet.
PersistenceCurrently neither ServiceWorker registrations, nor scripts are persisted or available offline. Andrea Marchesini is working on the former, and will be back from vacation next week to finish it off. Offline script caching is currently unassigned. It is fairly hairy, but we think we know how to do it. Progress on this should happen within the next few weeks.
DocumentationChris Mills has started working on MDN pages about ServiceWorkers.
Contributing to ServiceWorkersAs you can see, while Firefox is not in a situation yet to implement
full-circle offline apps, we are making progress. There are several employees
and two superb interns working on this. We are always looking for more
contributors. Here are various things you can do:
The ServiceWorker specification is meant to solve your needs. Yes, it
is hard to figure out what can be improved without actually trying it out, but
I really encourage you to step in there, ask questions and file
issues
to improve the specification before it becomes immortal.
Improve Service Worker documentation on MDN. The ServiceWorker spec introduces
several new concepts and APIs, and the better documented we have them, the
faster web developers can use them. Start
here
.
There are several Gecko implementation bugs, here ordered in approximately
increasing difficulty:
  • 1040924 - Fix and re-enable the serviceworker tests on non-Windows.
  • 1043711 - Ensure ServiceWorkerManager::Register() can always
    extract a host from the URL.
  • 1041335 - Add mozilla::services Getter for
    nsIServiceWorkerManager.
  • 982728 - Implement ServiceWorkerGlobalScope update() and
    unregister().
  • 1041340 - ServiceWorkers: Implement [[HandleDocumentUnload]].
  • 1043004 - Update ServiceWorkerContainer API to spec.
  • 931243 - Sync XMLHttpRequest should be disabled on ServiceWorkers.
  • 1003991 - Disable https:// only load for ServiceWorkers when Developer Tools are open.
  • Full list
Don’t hesistate to ask for help on the #content channel on irc.mozilla.org.
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Mozilla Releases Versions 31 of Firefox, Complete with Security Add-Ons - VPN Creative

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Mozilla Releases Versions 31 of Firefox, Complete with Security Add-Ons
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