[sugar] RTL blocker for 8.2.0?

Greg Smith gregsmitholpc
Thu Jul 24 12:55:27 EDT 2008

Hi Guys,

RTL is a blocker and it should be all RTL issues unless we can show that 
they are cosmetic or there is an acceptable work around.

The reason they are show stoppers is that we have major Arabic 
deployments planned for this fall and winter (northern hemisphere).

I believe these are regression bugs in that RTL works correctly 
(better?) in previous releases. Some of the deployments will start 
before 8.2.0 is out but we need an upgrade path for them ASAP per NAND 
Full bug.

Some of the ones that are planned for later in the year will go to 
places where it will be extremely hard to upgrade them.

In short I do want these all marked blockers, especially if they are 
regressions. I'm not sure what milestone you think we will miss, but I'm 
inclined to hold the release to fix these if its not too long a delay.

What do we need to do to get some people with knowledge of "bidi 
scripts" to help?

I have asked all deployments to come up with contacts and I'll keep on 
them to rally the "bidi" community if I can find it.

By all means, send out the call wherever you can find an audience!


Greg S

Marco Pesenti Gritti wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 6:32 PM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at tomeuvizoso.net> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 6:29 PM, Marco Pesenti Gritti
>> <mpgritti at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello Greg,
>>> you marked one the RTL tickets as a blocker. Is RTL support in general
>>> considered a release blocker? If so, probably most or all of the
>>> tickets on the RTL tracker bug should be marked as such (and there
>>> might very well be more).
>>> http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/6808
>> Also, I think we should get ASAP some people with knowledge of the
>> bidi scripts we care about to revise the whole UI. If we wait more, we
>> risk having to do invasive changes too late in the cycle.
> To be honest, it's already pretty late :)
> Marco

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