Flock 0.5.11 is out

Wohoo! Flock 0.5.11 is there, it’s not perfect, but it’s great!

And we’re working hard now to bring you the next one even better and for sure, more polished. The problem with applications in this stage is that it’s pretty hard to polish the UI for them because so much work is being done every single day including the release one. It also affects L10n very deeply and that’s the reason why Flock 0.5.11 is not 100% localizable 🙁 It’s not that bad, we’re still far away from Flock 1.0, so there’s time for that, and now, once all components are localizable I can go down and hunt those hidden hardcoded things that left.

We also have source-l10n system, and I was able to create Flock 0.5.11 pl (but I’ll tag it tomorrow), and I’m sure that zh-CN version is around too. Tomorrow, I’ll update our Wiki to new instructions (we need to make able to sync with a tag instead of tip for that) and I’ll post to maillist info about localization. If you want to follow the source-l10n method, you need to be able to build Flock (I hope it won’t be required before 1.0), and get SVN account from either me or Robin. Join us on #flock-dev or #flock on server and ask for your login/pass, or just use an email. We’ll prepare it for you (along with SVN directories) so you can start your work!
For our localizers, I also created a special page where you can report any problematic terms you met during localization process. We’ll try to solve them to make your and our users live easier.



My schedule is based on general schedule + devrooms schedules and I must say that it’s really unfair that so many great things happens at the same time… 🙁

5:35-7:50 – Flight Warsaw-Brussel


10:30-12:00 – (Jansson), R.M.Stallman, Invitation
12:00-13:00 – (Jansson) GPL3 Discussion
13:00-14:00 – Lunch Time
13:00-13:45 – (Mozilla) Introduction
13:45-14:30 – (Mozilla) Mozilla Foundation
14:00-15:00 – (Jansonn), Plan9
14:30-15:15 – (Mozilla) Mozilla Europe
15:15-16:00 – (Mozilla) The Seamonkey project
16:00-17:00 – (Jansonn) XEN
16:00-17:00 – (Chavanne) Speex
16:00-17:00 – ( Xgl – The current future of X
16:00-17:00 – (OpenSuSe) SuSe Linux 10.2 – Quo Vadis?
16:00-17:00 – (KDE) Roadmap to the World Domination; Marketing KDE
16:00-16:45 – (Mozilla) Flock (yup! By me – I must be there probably)
16:45-17:30 – (Mozilla) Mozilla Project BOF


9:15-10:00 – (Mozilla) XulRunner
10:00-11:00 – (Chavanne) Darcs
10:00-10:45 – (Mozilla) Reflow Refactoring
10:45-11:30 – (Mozilla) Flocking the Mozilla Codebase
11:00-12:00 – (Chavanne) SVN
11:30-12:15 – (Mozilla) Zap – the Mozilla SIP client
12:00-13:00 – (Jansonn) Dojo
12:15-13:00 – (Mozilla) Mozilla Development BOF
13:00-14:00 – Lunch time
13:00-14:00 – (Jabber) What’s cool & new
14:00-15:00 – (Jansonn) AppArmor
14:00-15:00 – (Chavanne) Beagle
14:00-17:30 – (Mozilla) Localizing Mozilla product and projects
15:00-16:00 – (Jansonn) ClamAV
15:00-16:00 – (Chavanne)
16:00-17:00 – (Chavanne) XUL (yup! By Axel himself Hecht! :))
17:00-18:00 – (Jansonn) The Challenge of Linux Desktop

19:20-21:20 – Flight Brussel – Warsaw

Yes, it’s hard to choose 🙁 But there are a few things I’m especially proud of. First of all, Axel will talk about Mozilla XUL on main track! Congrats! Second, there will be two talks about Flock on Mozilla DevRoom, one headed by me, and another by Erwan and Termie!  Third, all localizers from around the Europe will be refunded for their trip to Brussel! It means that we will finally be able to meet IRL with all those people we were working together around Mozilla Suite, Firefox, Thunderbird, Nvu, and now Flock localizations! Many of them owes me a beer or a wine or a Sangria 😉
We will have an ultimate chance to discuss the wins and looses of our work, our main goals and solutions, share the experiences and ideas, not only about translation, but also promotion, driving communities and competing with major proprietary software vendors. I only miss that Dria will not be there to discuss MDC localization 🙁

it’ll be a great weekend, and I’m so happy that I’ll be there with my friends from Flock, from AviaryPL and my girlfriend as well 🙂