Friday, April 10, 2009

Taste of Swahili Firefox 3.5b4pre - sw-TZ.linux

It about time we start showing what we have been working on. If you have the time please download and test this Linux version localization of Firefox.

We are still doing some Quality Assurance and we should do the build for Windows too may be with in the next 48 hours.

Current known issues are:-
  • Consistence - this has been looked at on the raw files so it about 95% complete
  • Access Keys - we will look into this as soon as possible

  • Download firefox-3.5b4pre.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2
  • Download firefox-3.5b4pre.sw.langpack.xpi
  • Navigate to where you place the file(mine are downloaded onto my desktop)
    • # cd /home/eferuzi/Desktop/
  • Untar the file, this will create a folder firefox with the untared files in it
    • # tar jxfv firefox-3.5b4pre.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2
  • Get into the folder created folder, firefox
    • # cd firefox/
  • Launch Firefox, with the language pack file, firefox-3.5b4pre.sw.langpack.xpi
    • # ./firefox ../firefox-3.5b4pre.sw.langpack.xpi
  • You will prompt to install the install the language pack, click Install then click OK and Quit Fireforx
  • Replace, using a text editor of your choice, the string en-US with sw-TZ in the file firefox-l10n.js found in the firefox/defaults/pref folder
  • Launch Firefox
    • # ./firefox
  • And enjoy the fun.
We will appreciate your comments, corrections and ideas are all welcome. Again we will like to apologies for not having the MS Windows version ready but we will make sure you are updated as soon as we have built it.


  1. Some changes have been made to the HowTo Process

  2. Thanx i appreciate the n going program in this career of computing technology,please if possible would u arrange another workshop on writing scientific project especially based on our course.ok gud time