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Re: [libreoffice-l10n] Ban String Freeze


Hi, Olivier,

a happy new year 2020 to you too!

String freeze can be opened for 6.4.1, so string freeze is not necessarily
closed, it just offers l10n teams the guarantee that published l10n
versions of releases can be (and some also will be) fully localized. This
is the role of the l10n teams, to offer (fully, if possible) localized
releases in their languages.

So there should be a string freeze, and should not be abolished. As a
documentation coordinator, just coordinate the addition of necessary topics
that should go into 6.4.x releases (but not string changes like some
punctuation corrections or icons changed from png to svg etc.).

If there are topics that need to be added in 6.4.1 there should be a time
set to include those just after 6.4.0.x release (even a day after the
release of 6.4) with a note here, on the l10n list, that there were new
help topics introduced and that there is time till 6.4.1rc1 (and explicitly
stating that date) to translate them. In the meantime those help topics can
already be merged in master so l10n teams can even localize in the meantime
and just copy their existing localization into 6.4.1, as it gets included.

So this is not a frozen system, it is all about coordination and
communication. And abiding the rules that prevent chaos.

Lp, m.

V V pet., 3. jan. 2020 ob 18:34 je oseba Olivier Hallot <
olivier.hallot@libreoffice.org> napisala:

> Hi all
>
> Our Help must document new/changed features in the software, notably the
> UI changes. Despite the efforts, a backlog exist.
>
> Too often, an update in Master Help pages is also valid for the current
> release Help page. Why not update the release Help page with valid
> information coming from the master pages?
>
> We can't: STRING FREEZE !!!!
>
> So, let's stop with this nonsense.
>
> There are many Master Help pages updates valid for release 6.4. They
> will slip to August 2020...
>
> because of Dec 2019's STRING FREEZE !!!
>
> A 6 month delay for nothing. Nonsense.
>
> Our translation tools (Weblate, and before that, Pootle) makes easy to
> take a snapshot of the translation and insert into the release. Updates
> in Help as well as new translations are easily ported between branches.
>
> BAN STRING FREEZE !
>
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