If you are using the Chromium browser, please answer the following survey. It’s quick, and would greatly help focus the efforts in the coming releases.
Chromium in Ubuntu is now translated in 53 languages (and a few more to come). What are your expectations about this?
(if you have a problem with a particular lang, please say so in a comment)
The Developer Tools (see right-click “Inspect Element” in any web page) are only available in English. Translations for them are open in Launchpad but are currently not enabled in the deb packages (not in Google Chrome either).
(I can’t do anything about Google Chrome, but i’m in touch with the upstream developers)
In the second part of this series of posts about the Chromium translations, I mentioned a problem with a recent change in Launchpad that triggered the loss of hundreds of strings from contributors. I also mentioned a possible future evolution meant to improve the translation coverage of stable builds. After a long fight, it seems things are getting right again. Here is what changed, and why…
Chromium 9.0.597.84 landed in Ubuntu a few hours ago. Compared to the previous stable release, it brings among other things the (opt-in) Instant search in the Omnibox (the URL bar), the Apps store and WebGL enabled by default.
It contains also a batch of security fixes. The codecs package has also been updated.