When to open translations of Lucid

David Planella david.planella at ubuntu.com
Mon Jan 4 18:13:49 GMT 2010

El dj 24 de 12 de 2009 a les 20:05 +0800, en/na Aron Xu va escriure:
> Hi everyone,
> It is time for us to have a discussion about when we should open
> translations of Lucid on Launchpad, I know it is an old topic for
> every release, but it worth I think, :)
> David told me they proposed to open translations around Alpha3
> releases, then it will be about February 25th according to Lucid
> Release Schedule[1]. I want to here about your ideas about such a
> time, to see if we should change the time (earlier).
> The major concern about the time is our cooperation with upstream
> projects (e.g. GNOME), if we open too early, some teams who are not
> closely involved with upstream projects will have duplicate work
> perhaps, but if too late time will be very limit for translators to
> get their work done.
> David told me they propose Alpha3 on UDS because it is the time that
> GNOME has it's String Freeze comes at February 22nd[2]. I propose we
> can open it a bit earlier, two or three weeks earlier, that is around
> February 4th or 11th to open the translations. In these weeks strings
> on GNOME upstream won't change a lot, but translators will feel much
> more loose on time. With these time added to our translation calendar
> translators can do a lot of QA works during testers are using Lucid
> desktop, and don't let them rush in the final two months. If we open
> translation at Alpha3, we will have about 1 month to reach
> Documentation String Freeze, three weeks more for Non Language Pack
> Translation Deadline and another one week for Language Pack
> Translation Deadline, during the time we need to finish translating
> the Ubuntu specific strings, check all available translations in a
> good shape, then fix bugs, especially for teams without enough
> participates, things will be somehow messed up I guess.
> So, what about your ideas about to open translations on the end of
> February (Alpha3), or some time earlier (hopefully February 4th -
> 11th)?
> [1]https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LucidReleaseSchedule
> [2]http://live.gnome.org/TwoPointTwentynine
> Regards,
> Aron Xu


Has anyone got any comments to Aron's proposal?

Would everyone be ok with opening Lucid translations at Alpha-3 as
discussed at UDS, or would you rather have them open earlier?



David Planella
Ubuntu Translations Coordinator

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