[sugar] Unannounced String Freeze break ??
Fri Sep 19 15:24:52 EDT 2008
On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 12:28 AM, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at laptop.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 2:32 PM, Sayamindu Dasgupta <sayamindu at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am a bit confused. This is definitely a break in string freeze, and
>> yet, the patch mentions that string freeze is not affected. Was a
>> string freeze break approval asked for in this case ?
> I think the idea was that it only *added* strings and didn't *modify*
> strings, so it shouldn't affect existing translations (we'd just have
> a few more untranslated strings)?
Even addition is a string freeze break and should be announced.
Anyway, I just announced this on the l10n list, hopefully at least
some of the translators will be able to catch up.
> But you're right, we should have an explicit 'strings signoff' step in
> the process. If nothing else, we should be justifying why we think
> these strings "don't need to be translated". We should probably have
> a 'last minute change' process written up as well, so that we always
> have (say) a specific one-week window at the end of the process for
> "nothing but translation changes" to allow translators a shot (at
> least) at catching up with the 'last minute' string changes.
> I hope in the 9.1 timeframe to be able to distribute updates to
> translations like activity updates are distributed, which ought to
> ease the pain somewhat.
Yeah - I'm looking at the way this is done ib Ubuntu, and I think this
can work for us as well. Will we have support for installing extra
RPMs via the customization key in 9.1 ?
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