[ga-IE] Choose search plug-ins for Fennec in Irish

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

Mozilla Localizations
ga-IE / Irish
RESOLVED FIXED
9 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: stas, Assigned: Kevin Scannell)

Tracking

({productization})

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [bootstrapped][twitter][focal.ie][amazon.co.uk])

Attachments

(3 attachments)

(Reporter)

Description

9 years ago
You've indicated an interest in participating in the localization of mobile
Firefox (aka Fennec). We want to ship Fennec with a good list of search engines
for Irish. As the technical details of implementation are being worked on, we'd like to start the discussion about the choice of search engines. This bug is about agreeing on a set of search engines, and will not tackle the implementation (at least not yet).

First, the localization team and Staś will look at the market for the locale
and come up with a good set of search providers. The guidelines for making
recommendations are on https://wiki.mozilla.org/L10n:Mobile/Productization.
You're welcome to suggest engines already shipped in desktop Firefox for
Irish, if they fit well in the categories outlined on the wiki.

For en-US, we currently use the following set, which may serve as an
inspiration:
Google, Wikipedia , Amazon, Yahoo, Amazon, Twitter.

Note that according to the guidelines, for some categories it may be better to
leave them empty than to ship with en engine that's irrelevant or unavailable
in your region.

After we decided on a particular search engine, we will need to test it in
Fennec. You can test on a mobile device and on the desktop (download the builds
from <http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mobile/nightly/>). Staś will help
with testing on a device, too. If the service works fine, Staś will contact the
owner and ask for permission, and for specifics like proper search flags.
We'll likely need your help to at least get the contact information if
we don't have them already.

We don't know the implementation details yet, so for now, please don't create
patches nor land anything. We will keep you posted as we figure out the how's
and when's.

Thanks.
(Assignee)

Comment 1

9 years ago
We'd like to use the same plugins as for Firefox: 
http://hg.mozilla.org/releases/l10n-mozilla-1.9.2/ga-IE/file/800025a3aa03/browser/searchplugins
(Reporter)

Comment 2

9 years ago
In desktop Firefox we currently have:

google
yahoo-en-GB
amazon-en-GB
eBay-en-GB
answers
creativecommons
focal
wikipedia-ga-IE

Unfortunately, that's too many for Fennec. How about reducing this list to:

google
amazon-en-GB
wikipedia-ga-IE
focal
+ twitter ('social' category, new in Fennec)

What do you think?
(Reporter)

Comment 3

9 years ago
Created attachment 414649 [details] [diff] [review]
Bootstrapping search engines with Google, localized Wikipedia and Twitter

Here's a patch resetting the mobile/searchplugins/ directory to a minimal set of search engines that we would like to ship your locale with. Please read this comment carefully before you land this patch.

*Important*: There has been a change to how we use the  <Description/> elements present in the plug-ins (see bug 528655 and bug 529869). We want to emphasize that the search is integrated with the browser to better reflect what a search plugin is and what it does. You will need to edit the Wikipedia plug-in before you commit this patch. Please read <https://wiki.mozilla.org/L10n:Integrated_Search_Instructions> for detailed instructions.

For Google and Twitter, we don't have to copy the XML files to your mobile/searchplugins/ directory. Plugins identical to en-US are pulled from source automatically. It's enough to put the engine's name in list.txt for this to work (which I did). I also updated the Wikipedia plug-in to use a bigger icon, see bug 517997 for details.

Please edit the Wikipedia plug-in and commit this patch before you opt-in in the mozilla.dev.l10n newsgroup. Opt-ins without this patch will not be taken. This does not mean that we don't want to include other search engines. On the contrary, the work and the discussion will continue in this bug until we choose a good set of search engines for your locale. Then, you will be able to opt in again, so that in the final release we include more search engines than the mineral set from this patch.

This patch is simply meant to reset your mobile/searchplugins directory so that we keep the repository clean and happy.

Thanks for understanding!
(Assignee)

Comment 4

9 years ago
Patch committed, with appropriate changes to wikipedia-ga-IE plugin.
http://hg.mozilla.org/releases/l10n-mozilla-1.9.2/ga-IE/file/9d5574802774
(Assignee)

Comment 5

9 years ago
Created attachment 415028 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch adding focal.ie search plugin.

Can I land this before opting-in for Fennec?
(Reporter)

Updated

9 years ago
Attachment #415028 - Flags: review+
(Reporter)

Comment 6

9 years ago
Comment on attachment 415028 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch adding focal.ie search plugin.

Thanks Kevin, r=me. Please land this patch and opt in in the Fennec 1.0 opt-in thread in m.d.l10n.

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I'm going to send e-mail to focal.ie to ask them to provide a 32x32px icon for us to use in Fennec. But, if you know anyone there, maybe you could try to reach out to them? Thanks.
(Reporter)

Updated

9 years ago
Whiteboard: [bootstrapped][twitter]
(Assignee)

Comment 7

9 years ago
Landed.   

I do know the focal.ie people, and just sent a note to the guy who created the original favicon for me, cc'd stas.
(Reporter)

Comment 8

9 years ago
(In reply to comment #7)
> Landed.   

For reference: the landing was http://hg.mozilla.org/releases/l10n-mozilla-1.9.2/ga-IE/rev/f1ed1de6a441.

> I do know the focal.ie people, and just sent a note to the guy who created the
> original favicon for me, cc'd stas.

Thanks.

Kevin, should we add Amazon.co.uk to the list to make it final? If yes, please use the plug-in from desktop Firefox, but remember to edit the description (according to <http://hg.mozilla.org/releases/l10n-mozilla-1.9.2/ga-IE/rev/f1ed1de6a441> and to use a larger icon from <http://hg.mozilla.org/mobile-browser/file/6c6ba58c1d7f/locales/en-US/searchplugins/amazondotcom.xml>.

Thanks.
Whiteboard: [bootstrapped][twitter] → [bootstrapped][twitter][focal.ie]
(Assignee)

Comment 9

9 years ago
Created attachment 415216 [details] [diff] [review]
Patching adding amazon.co.uk search plugin, with correct <Description/> and larger icon
(Reporter)

Comment 10

9 years ago
Comment on attachment 415216 [details] [diff] [review]
Patching adding amazon.co.uk search plugin, with correct <Description/> and larger icon

Thank you! r=me, please land this patch and opt in with the new revision in the m.d.l10n newsgroup.
Attachment #415216 - Flags: review+
(Reporter)

Updated

9 years ago
Whiteboard: [bootstrapped][twitter][focal.ie] → [bootstrapped][twitter][focal.ie][amazon.co.uk]
(Assignee)

Comment 11

9 years ago
Landed the amazon patch:
http://hg.mozilla.org/releases/l10n-mozilla-1.9.2/ga-IE/rev/6347dcb30711

and will opt in ASAP.
(Reporter)

Comment 12

9 years ago
We now have 5 search engine plug-ins in Fennec, so I'm closing this bug as fixed. Thanks, Kevin!
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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