From: D. Michael McIntyre <michael.mcintyre@ro...> - 2009-11-15 23:07:00
On Sunday 15 November 2009, Heikki Johannes Junes wrote:
> Soft feature freeze is a call for translators and testers, as most of the
> features are ready, but not necessarily fully translated or tested. Few new
> strings still may appear.
For this particular release, the reason the freeze is "soft" now is because I
know there are still missing features that should be part of the freeze, but
aren't here yet. I'm not sure what they are, and that's part of what we need
to work to find out in the next week or so, and get everything pinned down.
We want to avoid touching strings that already exist unless it's really
important. If we find things that aren't translated at all and need to be,
it's fine to fix problems like that. (Another thing is adding missing help
links. There may still be some, and this should be done when they're found.
Those strings are completely trivial to translate anyway.)
Basically the main idea behind all of this is it's time to concentrate on
stabilizing what we have, and avoiding the temptation to play with new ideas.
Play will have to wait until after the work is complete.
D. Michael McIntyre
From: D. Michael McIntyre <michael.mcintyre@ro...> - 2009-11-16 01:29:50
On Sunday 15 November 2009, D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
> We want to avoid touching strings that already exist unless it's really
I should mention that as I'm running into missing features in the item by item
review I'm doing, some of these may or may not be implemented, and it should
be no problem to *remove* strings in that case. We don't want to ditch
features lightly, and I'm not necessarily saying we should ditch anything in
particular at this point (if I do move that way, that will be a separate
topic). I'm just saying that in the event we feel the need to dump something,
removing strings doesn't constitute a violation of the freeze.
D. Michael McIntyre
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