Translation import queue delays and OpenOffice.org translation status

Carlos Perelló Marín carlos.perello at canonical.com
Thu Oct 4 18:09:34 BST 2007


Hello,

Gutsy translation delays
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When Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy) is released, some packages may not have the
most recent translations. This only affects translations made in
external tools that are then imported into Launchpad.

The delay is caused by a temporary lack of capacity in Launchpad's
translations importer. We are working to clear the queue and to ensure
that Launchpad has additional capacity to prevent this from happening
again.

Packages affected by the import delay will ship with the translated
strings that are in Launchpad at the time of Ubuntu 7.10's release.

We plan to ship an interim language pack update shortly after Ubuntu
7.10's release. This and the the first scheduled language pack update
will bring all translations up to date.

You can ensure your translations are in the initial Ubuntu 7.10 release
by using Launchpad's web translations interface. Strings submitted this
way are available immediately.

To check the status of your translations in the import queue, visit:
https://translations.launchpad.net/people/+me/+imports


OpenOffice.org translations in Hardy Heron
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At the moment, OpenOffice.org in Ubuntu uses translations provided by
the OpenOffice.org project. During the Hardy Heron cycle we plan to add
support for OpenOffice.org's native translation file format to
Launchpad.

This will enable Ubuntu to use OpenOffice.org translations made by the
Ubuntu community in Launchpad. Following thorough testing during the
Hardy development cycle, we plan to roll Launchpad-originated
translations for OpenOffice.org to all supported Ubuntu releases.


If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please join us on
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