When to open translations of Lucid

Francisco Molinero paco at byasl.com
Mon Jan 4 18:27:38 GMT 2010

David Planella escribió:
> 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
> Hi,
> 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?
> Thanks.
> Regards,
> David.
Hi all,
Of course begin earlier for us is better. So in my personal opinion 
February 4th is a good date.


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