donderdag 12 maart 2009

Firefox 3.1 beta 3 is no beskikber.

Firefox 3.1 beta 3 (of eins 3.5) is no beskikber om yn te laden fanôf
Dizze ferzje is bedoeld foar it testen en foar ûntwikkelers. De útjefte-opmerkings kinne jo hjir lêze.
Nije saken binne û.o. Privee sneupe, fluggere javaskript en stipe foar nije web technologiën lykas de video- en audio-eleminten, de W3C Geolokaasje API, CSS 2.1 en 3 eigenskippen, SVG transformaasjes en offline applikaasjes.
As jo dizze teste wolle, doch dat dan wol mei in nij profyl!

Presintaasje MozCamp Utert online

Se hawwe my frege om de saneamde slides (wa wit in moaie Fryske oersetting?) fan myn presintaasje online te setten. Ik haw it makke yn en nei wat sykjen fûn ik in fergeze tsjinst op Slideshare.
Hjirby dus hjirûnder de 6 blêdzjes dy't ik brûkt haw.

maandag 9 maart 2009

The Influence of a Localization

Since Mozilla started to see the importance of localization, the number of localizations has increased ever since. Of course they have been debating about the necessity to see if it was worthwhile.
It's really important if you ask me and after what I heard this week I am convinced. Here's the small note I'd like to share:
After the release of Thunderbird 3 beta 2 we made a pressrelease, that it was also becoming available in Frisian. Somehow (maybe accidently) it showed up in a Dutch newspaper, DePers, in the Frisian language (Friesland is a province of The Netherlands). This curious thing was being noticed by so many people that it was kind of "talk of the day" in some offices. Also including the local government Fryslân. From my localization co-worker I heard that the province government now was thinking of trying to implement the use of Thunderbird! So there's your influence of a Localization.

Let's hope Thunderbird will continue to evolve and can be used in larger offices with the ability to connect properly to collaboration services. On MozCamp I heard there is some development going on again for OpenExchange and Thunderbird.

vrijdag 6 maart 2009

First Mozilla Presentation at MozCamp in Utrecht

So I did it, my first real short presentation for Mozilla.

Last week I was asked by Fabrice Mous from NOIV to do a small talk about the Dutch Mozilla Community. Well that's an honour, since I am not that a specific frontman of the community, more like the Frisian one. All I had to do is tell who I am and what I do for Mozilla.
After the introduction I told the audience of 70 people about my start with the internet by using Netscape in the early 90's, because it was fast and safe. And I continued to use it via Mozilla Suite, Phoenix, Firebird and Firefox throughout the years.
What made it interesting was the ability to change the programs as you like with little programs, called add-ons these days and see other people using and enjoying it. A larger change was the translation of Firefox into Frisian and started as a gimmick, but in 2005 I gathered some people to get it completely done and with we had an official localization ready in 2006. Since last week there is also a Frisian Thunderbird in the bèta's, pretty nice!
So what about the Dutch Community? In my view there are a view important websites, namely: and
In the hallway I met some other people who are involved in development and Q&A, etc. All people who haven't met each other earlier, so this was a great chance to see the community is actually larger than the view I have. I guess th Dutch Community has some structuring to do to give them some sort of central place for all activities.

Right now I am listening to Paul Rouget talking about the canvas element while working on Tristans Hollywood entrance.