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[opensuse-translation] [Fwd: [opensuse-factory] new Firefox feature (call for help)]
  • From: Wolfgang Rosenauer <wolfgang@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 17:20:59 +0200
  • Message-id: <4A48DBDB.5030300@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I'm looking for volunteers to translate a few strings.
Anyone interested and how is this going to work?


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Betreff: [opensuse-factory] new Firefox feature (call for help)
Datum: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 09:02:07 +0200
Von: Wolfgang Rosenauer <wolfgang@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
An: opensuse-factory@xxxxxxxxxxxx


recently there was a feature request on the opensuse list
( about the
fact that openSUSE's Firefox doesn't offer the packaged plugins in its
plugin finder service.
So I looked into it what would be needed to support that feature in our
Firefox and created out of it.

I'm copying my last comment here for completeness:
A short overview what's needed to make this feature as complete as possible:

1. client support in Firefox to ask a webservice for available
plugins and hook into the package installer to install the chosen
2. a webservice which provides the required data to Firefox
3. a job which fills the webservice's database with available plugins

The code for 1. and 2. is done in the Firefox extension "susefox" now.
It's already pretty complete and usable (only some minor issues left and
translations missing).

For 2. a hosting platform is needed where I'm not sure if it should be or as we could refer to more plugins
for the latter probably.

For 3. nothing is really available yet. The reason is that our package
metadata is missing information we would need to detect mozilla plugins.
For the current implementation the database is created manually but I
consider this pretty much impossible for a production service.

So actually to finish this feature (if it's seen to be useful, otherwise
please tell me so I stop investing time into it) I would need some help

- to get the Firefox UI translations in place for as much locales as
possible (it's really not much to translate right now)
- to find a hosting area (currently it's running on my personal server)
(to be able to offer problematic plugins it could make sense to use
(it's a python script running through mod_python)
- to get ideas how to solve 3.
- if 3. is hard to solve or takes time we can consider to fill the
database manually to get started but that would need some help to
collect the needed information

So that's basically about that feature but if you got any feature
requests for Firefox about its openSUSE integration please read on:

As there is now an openSUSE specific addon we can add more distribution
specific things to it. In theory a lot of stuff can be done with the
extension to customize Firefox a bit more to fit openSUSE but there are
two issues:

1. ideas what would be useful
2. people doing the implementation

So if you got any ideas or have some experience in writing Firefox
extensions (or want to learn it) please tell me!

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