My personal and professional life


Bugzilla in Bulgarian on GitHub

Exactly 14 years ago on this day I committed the localization of Bugzilla 2.18.1 in Mozilla-BG project repository on OpenFMI. I have considered using Bugzilla as bug tracker for my home server since the spring of 2005 and when I was reviewing the project I noticed that there is no Bulgarian localization, so I decided to contribute. The translation was done in the summer of 2005 and in the autumn I began searching for a way to publish it. Initially, I considered SourceForge, but finally decided to become part of Mozilla-BG project after I was invited by Ognyan Kulev.
The localization was moved to BitBucket in 2012 after OpenFMI was decommissioned, so the repository was converted from Subversion (SVN) to Mercurial (Hg). It was then when some problems with the SVN repository become evident, but I found no time to fix these until now. Well, it was about time to migrate the project to Git and publish it on GitHub and I accomplished it last week. The Bugzilla-BG project is now on GitHub with all its history since December 2005. And ever since you could try the localization at Sotirov-BG.Net Bugzilla.
The localization went a long way from CVS on my home server initially to SVN, then Hg and finally ended up in Git. My only project that went through this path :-)

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Picture-in-picture mode for videos in Firefox 71

Firefox 71 arrived two days ago (see release notes) and I already absolutely love the new picture-in-picture mode for playing videos while you're browsing. It's a real deal for me, because this is the usual way I'm browsing today - having a video playing in the background and listening to it while surfing websites. The only drawback was that I had to switch to the video tab from time to time, when I'd like to actually see what's playing. This sometimes involved searching for the tab, because I usually have many tabs open in different groups (organized with Panorama View extension).
Now my online experience is much more pleasant, because I could just start a video, pop it up into a separate small window wherever on the screen I like and then continue surfing or do something else. Like this I could still keep an eye on the video even when I go out of Firefox. It's super useful even when I'm working on something, because I normally use many online resources. The feature is only available on Windows for now, but Mozilla promises to make it available for MacOS and Linux with the next release due in a month or so.
Thank you Mozilla for constantly making my online experience better!