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Sunday, December 2 2012

Still there

Wow, the last year just flew by! Time for a quick status update.

First of all, I’m not working on the editor back-end any more. I joined the Firefox OS dev team last January and I mostly work on the Gaia front-end. It’s been heart-breaking to stop working on the editor, which is the reason why I started contributing to Mozilla in 2006… but I have to confess I feel much more useful in the Gaia team, and I’m proud to be part of such an amazing project!

Sad corollary: like you would expect for such projects, the work pace is very high and I haven’t been able to work significantly on any other FLOSS project. The first official Firefox OS release is scheduled for mid-January 2013, so don’t expect any update on Kompozer or timesheets.js until the end of the winter. :-/

Among the cool things we do with Firefox OS, I’m the proud developer of webL10n, a client-side i18n/localization JS library. This library is used by all Gaia apps and by other cool projects like PDF.js or Etherpad Lite. We’re ironing webL10n at the moment and we’re trying to optimize its performances, so expect a first public release soon. :-)

Last, I’m organizing monthly French-speaking Vim meet-ups in the Paris office. It was supposed to be an experiment but it’s been working out surprisingly well since March! If you use Vim, speak French and are in Paris next Thursday, ping me. :-)

Thursday, April 8 2010

KompoZer 0.8b3 in Ukrainian and Brazilian

KompoZer logo Two new locales have just been added to the official “Download” page: http://kompozer.net/download.php

The Ukrainian one is mainly (only?) the result of Andriy Radyk’s work. He’s done the whole translation on Narro pretty quickly before taking the time to check his langpack carefully in KompoZer itself. Thanks Andriy!

The Brazilian locale is the work of many contributors — Narro can be frustrating for us, but it sure rocks when distributing the work load among several contributors. Unfortunately, and despite the fact that there were only 60 strings to translate, there hasn’t been any activity on this locale lately. So Cédric has decided to take the untranslated strings (all related to the CSS Editor) from the Portuguese langpack: as these strings are very technical, we've supposed there won't be any problem, but let us know if there's a mistake.

We’re still looking for a Brazilian contributor to review and maintain this langpack: please ping us if you want to contribute.

Friday, March 12 2010

KompoZer 0.8b3 in Slovenian

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While most of the KompoZer 0.7.10 language packs have been upgraded to KompoZer 0.8, we’ve set up a Narro server to help localization teams work on new locales. The Finnish locale has been the first one to be fully translated, other locales are still in progress: Irish, Korean, Ukrainian, Brazilian, Swedish, Turkish, Bulgarian… and Slovenian.

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Tuesday, March 9 2010

KompoZer 0.8b3 in Czech

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Jaroslav Krejčí (aka “JardaK”) has just submitted a Czech language pack for KompoZer 0.8.

We’ve imported the strings from the langpack JardaK did for KompoZer 0.7.10 and added the Mozilla 1.8 strings. Then, JardaK has translated all the new strings and fixed a few problems we had in the previous version.

As a result, there are now Czech builds of KompoZer 0.8b3 on the official download page for Windows, MacOSX and GNU/Linux. Thanks a lot JardaK!

Note: most of the langpacks we had for KompoZer 0.7.10 have been upgraded to 0.8 by now, but we’re still missing the Brazilian (pt-BR), Slovak (sk) and Bulgarian (bg) ones. Feel free to drop a message if you want to upgrade one of these langpacks. ;-)

Update (2010-03-15): the above note could be misunderstood, let’s clarify:

  • the Brazilian langpack is almost ready (~70 untranslated strings)
  • the Bulgarian langpack is in progress (> 500 untranslated strings)
  • nobody’s working on the Slovak langpack yet

Note that Narro allows several contributors to work on the same language pack simultaneously.

Wednesday, November 18 2009

New locales for KompoZer 0.8b1

Two locales have just been added to KompoZer 0.8b1:

The corresponding binaries are already online. Freek, András: thanks for your contribution, you’ve done a great job!

Five Six other locales are almost complete (>95% according to Narro):

  • Simplified Chinese (only 10 strings left and I forgot it!!!)
  • Japanese (only 20 strings left)
  • Finnish
  • Brazilian
  • Slovenian
  • Turkish

If you want to contribute to these translations, please contact us on the #kompozer chan. We’ll provide technical help if needed.

Bonus: Cédric has just packed a few dictionaries for KompoZer 0.8: kompozer.sf.net/l10n/myspell.

The reason is, I’m working on KompoZer’s inline spellchecker at the moment — Thunderbird’s source code is a perfect example for that. Expect to get a fast and reliable spellchecker in the upcoming beta2!

Friday, November 6 2009

KompoZer 0.8 localized builds

For the 0.8 branch, Cédric Corazza (l10n lead) has decided to publish localized builds instead of just proposing cross-platform langpacks. Not as easy as it seemed… but the new “Download” page is ready.

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Friday, June 19 2009

KompoZer locales

I'm glad to announce that 8 langpacks are already available for KompoZer 0.8a4:

  language langpack Contributor
da Danish Dansk Kim Ludvigsen
de German Deutsch Anke “Eleanora” Lange
es-ES Spanish Español Ricardo Palomares Martínez
fr French Français Cédric Corazza
it Italian Italiano Alessandro Bronzo
nl Dutch Nederlands Frederik
ru Russian Русский Alexey “Ragnaar” Gubanov
zh-CN Chinese 中文 (简体) TeliuTe

There's also an en-US (English-US) langpack, just in case…

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