Communities, The Balkans, Mozilla, Firefox, and Ljubljana

The Balkans is a funny place. It is a region of Europe that suffers from a bad reputation. What other region has such a negative term ‘Balkanization‘ associated with it? It is probably largely misunderstood, even by it’s fellow Europeans.

But I don’t want to talk about that.

I live in Slovenia, which is or is not in the Balkans depending on what definition you use or who you talk to. Over the past couple of years I’ve been fortunate enough to travel around the region (Croatia. Romania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bosnia, Bulgaria) and every time I visit a new place, I’m amazed by the warmth, culture, food, nature, and most of all the people. There is a very real energy that rises above everything else, whether it be pre-conceived or experienced.

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Firefox 5 in Slovenia

Here in Slovenia we like to party like any good nation, so what better excuse than the birthday of our beloved Firefox. After all we were 2nd or 3rd to reach 50% Firefox market share, but are still licking our wounds after being pipped at the post by an Indonesia that came from nowhere. Not ones to hold a grudge, we have vowed to become the first country to reach 100% market share.

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Slovene l10n Update

For my Slovene speaking readers…

Image by King Molan via Flickr

The Slovene locale team made the Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 cutoff, so now test builds are available. Please try them out and report any issues. More details are over at our new blog set up by Matjaž Horvat.

Our work is not done. Next up we are going to finish the rest of the in-product Web pages, and then begin to tackle Thunderbird and Calendar which have not got much attention (esp. TB) in a while.

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