Closed Bug 522225 Opened 12 years ago Closed 12 years ago

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


(Mozilla Localizations :: ga-IE / Irish, defect)

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(Not tracked)



(Reporter: stas, Assigned: kscanne)



(Keywords: productization, Whiteboard: [bootstrapped][twitter][][])


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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
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
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 <>). 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.

In desktop Firefox we currently have:


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

+ twitter ('social' category, new in Fennec)

What do you think?
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 <> 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 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!
Patch committed, with appropriate changes to wikipedia-ga-IE plugin.
Can I land this before opting-in for Fennec?
Attachment #415028 - Flags: review+
Comment on attachment 415028 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch adding 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 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.
Whiteboard: [bootstrapped][twitter]

I do know the people, and just sent a note to the guy who created the original favicon for me, cc'd stas.
(In reply to comment #7)
> Landed.   

For reference: the landing was

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


Kevin, should we add 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 <> and to use a larger icon from <>.

Whiteboard: [bootstrapped][twitter] → [bootstrapped][twitter][]
Comment on attachment 415216 [details] [diff] [review]
Patching adding 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+
Whiteboard: [bootstrapped][twitter][] → [bootstrapped][twitter][][]
Landed the amazon patch:

and will opt in ASAP.
We now have 5 search engine plug-ins in Fennec, so I'm closing this bug as fixed. Thanks, Kevin!
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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