As you might have seen in the newsgroups or on the Mozilla blog, there's a couple of changes to search engines planned for the 4.0 release for en-US: <http://groups.google.com/group/mozilla.dev.l10n/msg/81073d8d67e1c4c3>. We would like to use this opportunity to review the current productization setup for Macedonian and make any changes that you think will be good for our users. What is a productization review? ================================ Here's what we're interested in: * search engines, * protocol handlers, * feed readers, * live bookmark. You can see what your locale currently ships with at <http://hg.mozilla.org/l10n/l10n-src-verification/file/default/reference/browser/2.0/mk> Please take a moment and review the choice of services available by default in your locale. If there have been any new services that have recently gained popularity and that offer good value for the users, please suggest adding them to your locale. On the other hand, if there are services that lost credibility (e.g. display too many adds) or have poor user experience, consider suggesting that we remove them. If in doubt, feel free to make a suggestion and we'll look at it together. You might find the guidelines at <https://wiki.mozilla.org/L10n:Productization> and <https://wiki.mozilla.org/L10n:Firefox/Productization> helpful, too. Required changes ================ There's two things I would like to draw your attention to (if applicable): 1) if you have a google.xml file in your `searchplugins` directory, please remove it, 2) Bloglines is closing down on November 1st and we need to remove it from the feed reader options for all locales (see bug 595485). We suspect that it will make sense to move Google Reader up to the first position (if your locale has it). We will be offering technical help with this change, either in form of ready-made patches or a mass-landing by one of the l10n-drivers. If you don't think that moving Google Reader up is a good idea for your locale, please let us know! Changes in en-US and en-GB ========================== Here's the changes that we will be making in en-US and en-GB: * add Bing as the 3rd general search engine (see bug 603298), * remove Answers, * remove Creative Commons. We're making these changes in en-US and en-GB because we feel that they follow the recent market trends and user preferences in the US and the UK. We would like to go through the same thought process for your locale and see if any of these changes would make sense in Macedonian builds as well. If you decide that implementing these changes would be in your users' best interest then please go ahead and include them in the patch you'll attach to this bug. Implementation ============== Please make suggestions for changes and attach patches that Seth, Axel or I will review. Please note that since Bing provides a global plugin which does the locale detection itself, you will only need to add "bing" to your list.txt if you decide to include it. The XML file will be automatically pulled from en-US. Once a review is granted, you can land the patch on l10n-central if your locale actively maintains it. Otherwise, please wait for further instructions which will be put in the comments of this bug and announced in mozilla.dev.l10n (we're still unsure when the branching will happen). Please do not land any changes except for the required ones (google.xml, Bloglines) on 1.9.2. If you do not wish to make any changes, let us know, and we'll only work on removing Bloglines. Thanks!
Bloglines still remains in your 1.9.2 repository. Please prepare a patch to remove it. Also, if you have any productization changes to make for Firefox 4, like the Bing suggestion listed in comment 0, please provide a patch to make that change on l10n-central. Thank you.
I thought that Bloglines will be mass-removed. If not I can make the change in my repo. Do I need to attach a patch here first?
Created attachment 493229 [details] [diff] [review] patch to remove bloglines and move google reader to first position
Comment on attachment 493229 [details] [diff] [review] patch to remove bloglines and move google reader to first position This looks fine. Please check this into 1.9.2 adding a comment that references bug 603991 and this change. Don't forget to sign off on your check in.
If you have no other productization changes for Firefox 4, you can make this same change and adding a similar comment. But, do you want to add Bing?
1.9.2 commited as http://hg.mozilla.org/releases/l10n-mozilla-1.9.2/mk/rev/a673e01fa83e
You can commit the same changes to l10n-central. Please add a comment that references this bug and the change. When have committed the Bloglines change to l10n-central, please resolve this bug as fixed.
Applied to l10n-central (Firefox 4.0) too https://hg.mozilla.org/l10n-central/mk/rev/daae2fd68ab4
should I add bing to browser/searchplugins/list.txt?
if you want to add Bing to Macedonian, then you should add it to list.txt for l10n-central. No XML searchplugin file is necessary. But, do you want to remove anything if you add Bing?
Apparently, bing was added to search engines in http://hg.mozilla.org/releases/l10n/mozilla-aurora/mk/diff/6ddbe2268320/browser/searchplugins/list.txt Damjan, I'll give an post-review on this landing, ie. r+, but please note that any changes to productization files(searchplugins folder + region.properties file) require a bug a positive review from either Axel, Stas or myself before those should land.