Khmer Firefox on Aurora; meetup in Cambodia

We recently added Khmer localized builds of Firefox to Aurora. (At the same time, we also added ach, ff, lij, wo locales, but that is a story for another blog).

If you can read/write Khmer, please download the Khmer version of Firefox’s Aurora build from here, use it as your daily browser, and file bugs for anything you see that you think needs fixing. All bugs welcome! As bugs are fixed, new Aurora nightly releases will be published, and you’ll automatically update to the newest Aurora build with the latest fixes and latest localization changes.

Its important to keep in mind that this is an Aurora build, not a Beta or Release build. This means there are bugs – some strings are still being localized; some code bugs are still being fixed, etc, etc. There’s still more work to be done but getting onto Aurora is a significant milestone on the way to having Khmer included in the official Firefox release.

To celebrate this big milestone, at 2pm, Monday 23rd Jan 2012, I’ll meet Vannak and some of the Khmer localizers who helped make all this happen, as well as with people from other interesting software projects in Cambodia, so this is already looking to be an exciting event. We’ll be meeting at East-West Management Institute, House #43, Street 208, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Events formally go from 2pm-5pm Monday 23rd January, 2012; at 7pm, we’ll head over to Romdeng, House# 74, Street 174, Phnom Penh for dinner+drinks+chat.

Its been 5 years since my last visit to Cambodia, but I’m eager to be coming back to celebrate this big milestone, and to say hello to some new (and some familiar) faces. If you are near Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Mon 23rd, please come by, say hi, attend some of the sessions and then join the celebrations. It would be great to meet up in person, talk about Mozilla, and help make plans for improving Khmer Firefox until it is ready to be on Beta and then on to Release.

If you have any questions, please do email Vannak, Mark West or myself.
[UPDATED 19jan2012 with location addresses and exact times]

2 thoughts on “Khmer Firefox on Aurora; meetup in Cambodia

  1. Hi John,

    My name is Kristin and I’m a reporter with the Phnom Penh Post in Cambodia. I’m curious about this launching and would like to learn more. Would you mind emailing me at klynch@… so we can discuss?

    Many thanks,