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Old 10-30-2013, 03:11 PM   #1
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Firefox 24.1 ESR Broken french localisation


Hi,

The title says it all.

On my -current system, it appears that the "xpi" file for the french translation of the 24.1 ESR version of Firefox, is partially translated.

Have you encountered such a problem, in french or in any other non-english language ?

Here's the "preferences" dialog box of my Firefox in its current state :

bug_firefox_french.png

Thanks
 
Old 10-30-2013, 03:57 PM   #2
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Seems quite common but it should be a general problem and not Slackware specific.
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:11 PM   #3
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Seems quite common but it should be a general problem and not Slackware specific.
Yes. Most probably as the messages about tracking preferences in this version are fairly new the release occurred before they be translated in some languages.
 
Old 10-30-2013, 05:53 PM   #4
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Well, the capture you provided, says it all guanx.

You have the exact same text fields that are not internationalized.

I guess it's a matter of "wait and see" from the Mozilla folks now.

On my Windows partition with FF 25, there's no translation bug though, that's weird to see a ESR version not being well "polished".

Didier : I've not had a look at the changelog to figure out if there were new "features" that has been added to this particular menu but I guess it's might explain this issue.

Thanks you
 
Old 11-01-2013, 07:15 PM   #5
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Hi,

Iím the French Firefox localization lead. We deeply apologize for this critical issue.

Release Engineers at Mozilla used the wrong changeset while generating the localized Firefox ESR 24.1.0 builds (all locales are affected, not only French), resulting the builds not containing the new strings since ESR 17.0 (and that's a lot of strings, hundreds)

Unfortunately, I donít have any solution for you, except using ESR 17. or waiting for ESR 24.2.

Note, we are tracking this bug on (it seems I cannot post URL link, so this is bug 932310 on Bugzilla, also linked on 24.1 ESR release notes). For now it seems unlikely they do a chemspill release to fix it :\

Quoting our release manager "I can currently count the number of ESR user complaints on one hand though. If more ESR deployments express concern, we will strongly consider a 24.1.1." So feel free to drop a comment on the bug to make them change their mind.

---------- Post added 11-01-13 at 06:16 PM ----------

Here is the bug: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=932310
 
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Old 11-02-2013, 01:42 AM   #6
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french work here with this file


ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/re...686/xpi/fr.xpi
 
Old 11-02-2013, 04:17 AM   #7
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Sorry but this version is still buggy. I installed it and I still have the translation issue mentioned in this thread.

Guess that we'll have to wait for the next ESR release to get this fixed.
 
Old 11-02-2013, 09:05 AM   #8
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Guess that we'll have to wait for the next ESR release to get this fixed.
Yes. Otherwise, you convince release managers in the bug ticket about how critical is this issue so that they release ESR 24.1.1 to fix it.

In their opinion, there are "not enough users affected", and "not enough ESR users complaining". I think they are wrong.
 
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In their opinion, there are "not enough users affected", and "not enough ESR users complaining". I think they are wrong.
Yes. He is comparing "the portion of affected users who have complained to them" with "the portion of affected users who have not complained to them plus the total of unaffected users" and saying the former is fewer, so this bug needs no fix.

I can't imagine how one, after his middle school math education, can carry out such a comparison.

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Old 11-02-2013, 12:16 PM   #10
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Thanks you, tchevalier for letting us know what's going on.

I have to say, that I don't get the behavior of your release manager.

So, this is a wait'n see "fix".

Still odd for a ESR branch...

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Old 11-18-2013, 08:07 AM   #11
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Hello,

Firefox ESR 24.1.1 has been released and fixes the localization issues introduced with version 24.1.0. At least that's what I found out in the Windows port of Firefox ESR French version.

I'm in no hurry so I'll just wait for the update of the official package in Slackware 14.1 before applying the latest ESR fr.xpi file
 
Old 11-18-2013, 02:52 PM   #12
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Since it is not a security issue this update might not appear in Slackware.

If you are feeling impatient, this will quickly (since it does a binary repack) generate you a Firefox ESR 24.1.1 Slackware package with French localisation:

Code:
$ curl -O http://www.panix.com/~ruari/latest-firefox
$ FFESR=Y FFLANG=fr bash ./latest-firefox
EDIT: FFLANG can be set to any one of the: ach, af, ak, ar, as, ast, be, bg, bn-BD, bn-IN, br, bs, ca, cs, csb, cy, da, de, el, en-GB, en-US, en-ZA, eo, es-AR, es-CL, es-ES, es-MX, et, eu, fa, ff, fi, fr, fy-NL, ga-IE, gd, gl, gu-IN, he, hi-IN, hr, hu, hy-AM, id, is, it, ja, kk, km, kn, ko, ku, lg, lij, lt, lv, mai, mk, ml, mr, nb-NO, nl, nn-NO, nso, or, pa-IN, pl, pt-BR, pt-PT, rm, ro, ru, si, sk, sl, son, sq, sr, sv-SE, ta-LK, ta, te, th, tr, uk, vi, xpi, zh-CN, zh-TW, zu

Last edited by ruario; 11-19-2013 at 03:22 AM.
 
Old 11-18-2013, 06:39 PM   #13
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Thanks for your work, ruario.

Your Slackhacks repos as well as your blog are a great ressource for us.

Right now, I'm not in a hurry to update Firefox because I want to see if Pat will stick with the ESR releases or not for the upcoming updates.

I think that using the source tree provided by Pat will allow me to compile the latest version if really need it.

Then, applying the "xpi" file provided by Mozilla will do the trick.

I'm used to that method when it comes to localize my web browser.

Kudos to the Mozilla folks for the fix.
 
Old 11-19-2013, 12:49 AM   #14
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Thanks for your work, ruario.

Your Slackhacks repos as well as your blog are a great ressource for us.
I think you mean Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (a.k.a. willysr), not me.

Though I agree, he does provide some great resources!

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Old 11-19-2013, 01:56 AM   #15
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Mon Nov 18 20:52:16 UTC 2013
patches/packages/mozilla-firefox-24.1.1esr-i486-1_slack14.1.txz:  Upgraded.

Code:
Mon Nov 18 20:52:16 UTC 2013
patches/packages/mozilla-firefox-24.1.1esr-x86_64-1_slack14.1.txz:  Upgraded.
 
  


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