[MeeGo-il10n] IRC meeting Thursday 1400 UTC
auke-jan.h.kok at intel.com
Fri Sep 10 15:08:43 PDT 2010
On 09/10/10 04:59, Dimitris Glezos wrote:
> 2010/9/10 Marcin Sołtysiak<marcin.p.soltysiak at gmail.com>:
>>> If I understand correctly, right until RC, translations will be
>>> submitted. This means that the packager needs to issue an update
>>> between the RC and release dates. Can this happen with the current
>> Hmm.. I meant the follwoing workflow:
>> * Stabilization - lot of translation work, some bugfixes in code
>> * String Freeze - l10n polishing, no code changes (in i18n area)
>> * Release Candidate - testing& critical bugfixes, no i18n/l10n
>> changes unless impacted by critical bug
>> * Release - The D-Day, Fork to next release branch => new cycle begins
> Right. There are two important L10n dates: The String Freeze
> (translations start) and the translation deadline (translations stop).
> The basic questions we need to answer are:
> For String freeze:
> 1. Can we have the string freeze policy blessed by the Release Engineering
I'm working on this part. It's very sad that we didn't (again) get this
on the official release schedule for 1.1, and I've been hammering on
this since the early moblin2 days.
> 2. How can we make sure (ideally, in an automatic way) that developers respect
> the String Freeze? We can add support in Transifex to detect this and email
> the right people.
This part is easy - the CCB in place in front of developers makes it
significantly frustrating for them to violate string freeze. I don't
think translators should be worried about them. In general, it's a pain
to all parties, including developers, and the penalty for breaking
string freeze is equally large for developers. It's a big enough
deterrent in the current way we're doing releases.
> For Translation Deadline: We guarantee to translators that their work until
> this date WILL end up in the release. This means developers need to update
> their packages after this date.
> 1. Is there enough time between the translation deadline and the last day
> developers are allowed to issue updates?
> 2. We need to put this date on the official schedule and issue reminders to
100% agreed, and I've been personally trying to get these dates
publically announced early on :/
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