String Freeze Exception for Checkbox

Ara Pulido ara at ubuntu.com
Fri Sep 30 08:30:46 UTC 2011



On 09/29/2011 02:50 PM, David Planella wrote:
> El dj 29 de 09 de 2011 a les 09:06 +0200, en/na Ara Pulido va escriure:
>>
>> On 09/28/2011 09:56 AM, David Planella wrote:
>>> El dt 27 de 09 de 2011 a les 15:55 +0200, en/na Ara Pulido va escriure:
>>>> Hello,
>>>>
>>>> This email is to ask for a string freeze exception in the next upload of
>>>> Checkbox (0.12.8).
>>>>
>>>> On that upload, there are two bugs that will break the string freeze:
>>>>
>>>> 1) https://bugs.launchpad.net/checkbox/+bug/852036
>>>>
>>>>     Checkbox is going to be used mainly for the Ubuntu Friendly
>>>> programme. As we don't have menus anymore, the software needs to be easy
>>>> to discover
>>>>
>>>
>>> Translators, this changes a string on the desktop file's comment field:
>>>
>>> Original: "Test and report system information"
>>> Change: "Test your system and submit results to the Ubuntu Friendly
>>> project"
>>>
>>>>
>>>> 2) https://bugs.launchpad.net/checkbox/+bug/855328
>>>>
>>>>    This warning message is very important. People are going to use
>>>> checkbox in Oneiric thanks to the Ubuntu Friendly programme. People
>>>> could lose data, if they don't save their stuff before starting testing
>>>>
>>>
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> Thanks for the approval. We will upload the package early today.
>>
>> This upload will contain yet another string exception :( Really sorry,
>> but we want Ubuntu Friendly to work as good as possible when launching.
>>
>>    https://bugs.launchpad.net/checkbox/+bug/861844
>>
>> We have received feedback from the community that one of the core
>> questions that we ask the user, and used to calculate the rating of a
>> system, is confusing.
>>
>> We have added a string that tries to clarify it.
>>
>> Thanks for your consideration,
>> Ara.
>>
>>
>>> Translators, this adds a string:
>>>
>>> "Warning: Some tests could cause your system to freeze or become
>>> unresponsive. Please save all your work and close all other running
>>> applications before beginning the testing process."
>>>
>>> I've replied on the bugs and given a +1 to the changes, as I think they
>>> make sense: the first one to ensure discoverability of Ubuntu Friendly
>>> and the second one to present the user a critical piece of info.
>>>
>>> Please upload asap, so that the new translations template makes it to
>>> Launchpad in time for translators to translate the new string.
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> David.
>>>
> 
> I understand that this is critical for you guys to communicate clearly
> to the user and get sensible data, so +1 from translations.
> 
> Depending on the state of the translations imports queue in Launchpad,
> I'm not sure if there will be time to translate at all, but I guess in
> this particular case it's better to have an untranslated message than no
> message at all.
> 
> If you could squeeze this into the same upload as the other string
> freeze request, it would be great.

Thanks again!

checkbox_0.12.8 is now in Ubuntu ready for translations!

Cheers,
Ara.



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