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 Sinhala 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/si> 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 Sinhala 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!
is it possible to check how many Sri Lankans are using each plug-in? we can easily drop one or more plug-in based on such information.
Bloglines still remains in your 1.9.2 repository. Please prepare a patch to remove it. However please note the new update about Bloglines below. Mozilla has been contacted by the new owners of Bloglines who have said they will keep the service running. If you have no other options, you can consider leaving it. However, it is hard to say whether that team who is now in control of Bloglines will change their mind again. The l10n-drivers feel that it would be best to remove it altogether. 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.
Seth, i will work on this within today.
Created attachment 506446 [details] [diff] [review] patch to remove bloglines and reorder protocol handlers for mailto attached the patch to remove bloglines and reorder protocol handlers for mailto. this is for the l10n-central http://hg.mozilla.org/l10n-central/si/file/default/browser/chrome/browser-region/region.properties#l15
Comment on attachment 506446 [details] [diff] [review] patch to remove bloglines and reorder protocol handlers for mailto Hi Danishka, There is no reason to reorder the mailto: handlers here. It can cause some potential conflicts by doing that, so I will reject this patch and ask you to keep the order of the mailto: protocol handler as is. For future reference, if you were to add a new protocol handler in the future, we need to increment this line: http://hg.mozilla.org/l10n-central/si/file/default/browser/chrome/browser-region/region.properties#l33 Please reattach a new patch with no reordering. Thanks!
Created attachment 506764 [details] [diff] [review] patch to remove bloglines Hi Seth, ok, i have created the patch. attached the patch to remove bloglines
Comment on attachment 506764 [details] [diff] [review] patch to remove bloglines OK, this patch looks good. It can be applied to both 1.9.2 and l10n-central. When you check in this change to each, please add a checkin comment that mentions the following: "Bug 604008, removing Bloglines, r=sethb". After you check this in, please do a quick test of the nightly builds and then sign off on your changes. We can only take this change with a sign off. After you sign off, please resolve this bug as fixed.
updated the 1.9.2 with the changeset of 6e20f2b9b12c
updated the 2.0 with the changeset of ef44b826c757