[development] String freeze

Earl Miles merlin at logrus.com
Tue Jul 3 00:55:03 UTC 2007

Angela Byron wrote:
> Greg Knaddison just asked about this in IRC, and given D6's focus as 
> "the i18n release," it's worth bringing this up, I think...
> Last release, we had a "string freeze" once we hit RC1. This meant that 
> any clarifications/clean-ups/etc. to any user-facing text (help 
> messages, form labels, etc.) were 'frozen' and couldn't be altered after 
> RC1 was released, in order to give translators ample time to translate 
> Drupal.
> a) Shall we go ahead and implement this policy again this release?
> b) Is RC1 enough time? If we set it at beta-2 or something would that 
> allow us to include a few translations in Drupal core itself by RC1?

I'd prefer RC1 to picking a beta when we don't know how many betas there will be.

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