[development] Translations for HEAD and a possible string freeze

Konstantin Käfer kkaefer at gmail.com
Sat Aug 26 12:47:13 UTC 2006

Yes, I agree that that "RC1" or something like that is better than a
fixed date. We never know if some patches huge patches that go in the
next couple of days break everything.

2006/8/25, Angela Byron <drupal-devel at webchick.net>:
> >
> > 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 agree strongly in principle with this approach, because I fully
> recognize the problems associated with creating translations -- even
> if the wording changes by one letter you have to re-do work.
> The practical problem, however, is that documentation/rewording
> patches are among the last to get in. This is both because they're
> "gold-plating"   stuff, often only addressed after all the "major"
> bugs are taken care of, but also because functionality/paths/etc. can
> still change between a code freeze and a release, so you end up re-
> writing documentation (and thus translations) if you write it too early.
> I'd therefore really appreciate it if we could tie the string freeze
> to a major project milestone such as beta 1 (or even, preferably, RC
> 1 if that would give enough time), rather than an arbitrary date. We
> simply have no idea what HEAD will look Sept. 1 or how long it will
> take to get it stable enough that documentation writers can go in and
> do their thing.
> -Angie

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