[development] Re: [translations] Translations for HEAD and a possible string freeze

Johan Forngren johan at forngren.com
Thu Aug 24 11:44:04 UTC 2006

Gerhard Killesreiter wrote:
> Konstantin Käfer wrote:
>> Hi,
>> during the 4.7 release cycle, I have been very active translation
>> Drupal into my language (German). I thought that I'll share my
>> experiences with it.
>> If I recall it correctly, there has been a "string freeze", meaning
>> that strings will not change anymore from a certain date on.
> You don't recall correctly, there never was an official string freeze. 
> We tried to avoid string freezes, though.
>> I suggest that we'll do a string freeze for the HEAD version one month
>> after the code freeze. That would be October 1st. I think that this
>> would give documentation patches enough time to get in after the code
>> "freeze" (which is actually not a freeze as patches still go in, it's
>> more of a "feature freeze") while giving translators enough time to
>> update their translations for HEAD before it is released to the
>> public. I urge all developers to respect that "string freeze" and only
>> break it if absolutely necessary. That means, that all major
>> documentation patches should get in before October 1st.
> I think this is a good idea. Other projects do that as well.
> Cheers,
>     Gerhard
+1 for this

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