this will be an important message
for all localizers not only russian ones.
When trying new builds of K-Meleon available (KM74 final, KM74-31, KM74+1 by naruman) russian community finds out some glitches in localization.
Well, most of them can be discovered only on the testing builds which make the nextstep in accessing hidden power of mozilla's engine right from K-Meleon.
Part I. About some 'abouts'
Well, if you've seen naruman's new home page - you know about some of service pages with addresses like 'about:xxxxxx
Not just our accustomed about:config
- there are more other stuff.
The most easy way to know about them and open them is the about:about
Number of 'about' pages depends on configuration of your browser. For example, KM74 final
has limited due to deletion of non-supported stuff from omni.ja by Dorian. Look:
The same list in the naruman
's build is significantly longer:
The list of KM74-31 looks like something intermediate.
Well, not all that pages are useful for us:
about: - info about KM build
about:cache - cache items info
about:config - settings and prefs
about:newtab - speeddial page
about:plugins - system plugins info (np*.dll)
about:license - mozilla license
about:logo - KM logo
about:mozilla - just a peace of Mozilla's Holy Bible ;-)
about:credits - FF contributors list
about:home - homepage
All these pages above were used in KM earlier - OK.
about:compartments - components and modules used (xml-, js- and jsm-files) info
about:rights - legal disclaimer from mozilla
about:support - system and browser setup info
These 3 are new pages containing some info or troubleshooting data
about:telemetry - switch data collection on/off
about:memory - measure and clean up memory (partly functional)
about:permissions - setting up permissions for any single site (like Policy Manager)
about:downloads - downloaded files list and management
about:addons - Addons manager
<!-- These are really working tools that could be used with KM as well as FF. --!>
about:adblockplus - naruman's ABP control bar
about:cacheviewer2 - doesn't work for me
These are service pages added by extensions
about:preferences - options management from Firefox arranged as page not XUL-window
about:privatebrowsing - info about Private Window mode in FF
about:sessionrestore - session restorer from FF
about:healthreport - blank page for me
about:print - also blank page
about:sync-log - filemanager-style link to FF-sync log
about:sync-progress - FF-syng progress window
about:sync-tabs - search for synchronized tabs
All these service pages make no sense for KM for now. Some of them do not work; other work properly but there is no real functionality behind them
about:robots - just another joke from Mozilla
So, I've written all this only to clarify the situation. Most of the ignored in official build functional is obsolete, but there are some useful tools.
is adapted already, you know. Telemetry isn't something crucial but it works if you want. The most interesting things are Downloads manager
and Permissions manager
. The first is most important thing that KM lacks all this time; the second could partly replace some non-userfriendly extensions.
Part II. The localization problem and solution
So the glitches found were all about XML-parsing errors in such service pages (not all but many of them) when locale is switched from default English to Russian. Tests have shown that the same problem affects all other locales.
The reason found was as trivial as wrong entities in dtd-files from locales (or lack of corresponding files in locale).
With regard to ru-locale its origin was in wrong 'donor'-version of Firefox.
So, after updating locale with files from right FF-version all glitches are gone!
And the main goal of this message is to publish updated ru-locales for 24- and 31-based builds.
Get them attached!
, please replace locale files in the 24ESR-based builds with KM74ru24esr and use KM74ru31esr for next build.
The general localization talk will be started in the new thread
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