4.2: “soft” string freeze

“Soft” 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.

This morning we released 4.2 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 4, and as promised, we’ve also reached soft string freeze.

“Soft” string freeze constitutes a freeze on all new stringsString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings., excluding the About page. You can expect a “hard” freeze once we tag RC1 in a week or so, and that will include the About page strings.

It’s likely you’ll be seeing some changes to existing strings trickling in over the next few days as @nacin goes through and audits changes from the releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software.. We’ll do our best to keep that to a minimum.

According to the 4.2 release schedule, we’re right on track for an April 22nd release.

#core, #string-freeze