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2017-10-13 7:45 GMT-05:00 Yury Tarasievich <>:
Seconding this. The project just throws away the l10n people man-hours (but
just you try to get them dev guys to fix something in the code!).

What are you talking about? Developers are committing many patches per
day, even on holidays (see e.g. our GitHub Pulse or our dashboard).
This is a ridiculous accusation.

Also, I translate for Mozilla and cosmetic changes are something that
happens every day. Why is it so controversial here to try to fix the
strings? It’s user experience and perception, which in my book matters
a lot.

Everyone please have this in mind: for better or worse, many of our
developers aren’t native speakers and can’t contribute high-quality
English strings the first time they land a patch, so we inevitably
have to iterate. While I’m conscious that our tooling isn’t the best
and does lead to wasted time over repetitive actions, I would—as a
translator who contributes to Mozilla, Ubuntu, Fedora and many smaller
projects—appreciate a little understanding that any software in
continuous development IS BOUND TO CHANGE.


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