Confusion RE: UI Freeze Rules

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Fri Mar 2 16:23:26 UTC 2012

On Friday, March 02, 2012 05:15:36 PM Martin Pitt wrote:
> Scott Kitterman [2012-03-01 11:25 -0500]:
> > It was my understanding that the primary purpose of U/I and string
> > freeze was to allow documentation developers and translators time to
> > get their work done.
> Mine as well.
> I was actually quite surprised when Rodney pointed out the "... in the
> default install" clause in the wiki documentation; so far I operated
> on the assumption that all freezes apply to the whole archive.
> But on second thought a restriction for UIF does make sense, just to
> ease the exception process a bit.
> > None of translations applies to Universe.
> Almost, see Stephane's reply.

True.  I hadn't known about that one.

> So for merely rearranging the user interface, UIF could be limited to
> applications which are in any default install, i. e. in any project
> packageset (core, ubuntu, xubuntu, kubuntu, etc.)

Default install and packageset are not perfectly aligned (I saw several cases 
of this during the Beta 1 freeze).  I think default install or covered in 
flavor documentation (thinking about the Ubuntu One case - I'm assuming it'll 
be in the Ubuntu documentation and the screen shots ought to match the actual 

> For the translation side, I think restricting UIF to packages in main
> will give us a good enough approximation.

For now, but if we're updating the policy, it probably ought to be "in Main or 
has X-Ubuntu-Use-Langpack: yes set.

On the other hand, for packages outside that set, we're dependent on upstream 
translations, so I have grave doubts about if Ubuntu should be changing 
strings in them at all.

Scott K

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