Feisty string freeze: new ubiquity strings

Timo Jyrinki timo.jyrinki at hut.fi
Wed Mar 28 13:53:19 BST 2007

On Wed, 28 Mar 2007, Colin Watson wrote:

> I felt that this justified breaking the string freeze as the extra 
> error handling in this case fixes a large number of reported bugs -

My opinion is that these kind of things are perfectly fine, as long as you 
inform the translation teams like you just did. If there would be no 
developers that upload packages to main with changed strings after the 
string freeze without informing this list, it wouldn't matter even if it 
was almost daily (in case there are really important string changes that 
often). Unfortunately this does not always happen.

Any active translation team does not have a problem to fix even tens of 
new strings in a few days time, but the problem is that many times you 
just have to be "hunting" for the new strings in Rosetta, checking the 
applications have been already translated one-by-one etc. It's quite 
obvious that eg. restricted-manager is still under construction, but it's 
harder to spot if some small changes are done to eg. yelp or *gksu*.

Not a big problem, though, and has been a bigger problem in the past, so 
just mentioning.

So thanks for letting us know, and feel free to do other changes too if it 
significantly improves the installer :)


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