Hi all Heads up that WordPress 3.3 quickly…

Hi all. Heads up that WordPress 3.3 quickly is on its way. We’ve hit RCRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge., and string freezeString freeze The term "string freeze" is used by the core team to mark the end of changes to the strings of an upcoming release. A string freeze also means that there will be no more strings added to the core project. Sometimes a string freeze has two phases a soft freeze and a hard freeze. A string freeze is announced on the Polyglots blog by the current release lead. will follow probably tomorrow, once we finalize a few more stringsString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings..

With that, we need your help. We have created a few strings for the new About WordPress page that will be used come maintenance and security releases (3.3.1, 3.3.2, etc.). We hate changing strings for these releases as we want them released as fast as possible by the localizationLocalization Localization (sometimes shortened to "l10n") is the process of adapting a product or service to a particular language, culture, and desired local "look-and-feel." teams.

The issue with these strings is they are a jumble of plurals and numbers. Here are the strings as they exist in trunk: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/19536.

So, my question to you: Have we done enough for you to be able to pluralize these strings without a problem? As this code has been committed, you can look at GlotPressGlotPress GlotPress is the translation management software that powers Translate.WordPress.org. More information is available at glotpress.org..

Note the various forms:

  • Security release, one issue:
    Version %1$s addressed a security issue.
  • Security release, more than one issue:
    Version %1$s addressed some security issues.
  • Maintenance release, # of bugs:
    Version %1$s addressed %2$s bugs.
  • One security issue, # of bugs:
    Version %1$s addressed a security issue and fixed %2$s bugs.
  • More than one security issues, # of bugs:
    Version %1$s addressed some security issues and fixed %2$s bugs.

Depending on the number and type of releases displayed, the following strings may also be used:

  • Maintenance Release (3.3.1 was bug fixes only)
  • Maintenance Releases (3.3.1, 3.3.2, etc. were bug fixes only)
  • Security Release (3.3.1 was a security release)
  • Security Releases (3.3.1, 3.3.2, etc. were security releases)
  • Maintenance and Security Release (3.3.1 was both maintenance and security)
  • Maintenance and Security Releases (some mixture of security and maintenance for two or more releases)

Here’s more or less how it’ll look: http://cl.ly/3g0S302Q213c2j341G0w, http://cl.ly/3L0x3d0O0x2I0l3c0h0W