WordPress 4.2 instruction manual

The upcoming release of WordPress will become available in the next 24 hours. This is a reminder on what you should do to benefit of the automated package build process.

  • If you have never had any custom changes and i18n.svn.wordpress.org is entirely empty for your locale, you do not need to do anything. Your release package will be created automatically for you. An example locale is en_GB.
  • If you have no custom changes for 4.2, please ensure you have an empty branches/4.2/dist or tags/4.2/dist directory at i18n.svn.wordpress.org. (Having an empty trunk/dist directory does not help you.) You do not need a dist directory if branches/4.2 or tags/4.2 is empty. An example would be nl_NLYour release package will be created automatically for you.
  • If you have minor custom changes consisting of, at most, a translated readme, license file, and wp-config-sample.php, please ensure these files exist in a branches/4.2/dist or tags/4.2/dist directory at i18n.svn.wordpress.org. (Having your stuff in only trunk/dist does not count.) An example would be de_DE or nn_NOYour release package will be created automatically for you.
  • If you have extensive custom changes consisting of other files, such as wp-content/languages/$locale.php or core modifications, you will need to create a package via Rosetta as you have done in the past.

If your locale is currently eligible for automatic creation of release packages (which includes being at 100%), you’ll find an RC4 build generated from tags/4.2-RC4 waiting for you on your dashboard. Please inspect these ZIPs. Those locales are: nn_NO, eo, en_GB, nl_NL, en_CA, de_DE, is_IS, it_IT, de_CH, el, nb_NO, sv_SE, da_DK, en_AU, bs_BA, tr_TR, th, ro_RO, eu, and lt_LT (zip links).

Language packs are generated for bg_BG, bs_BA, ca, cy, da_DK, de_CH, de_DE, el, en_AU, en_CA, en_GB, eo, es_ES, eu, fi, fr_FR, gl_ES, he_IL, hu_HU, id_ID, is_IS, it_IT, ja, lt_LT, nb_NO, nl_NL, nn_NO, pt_BR, ro_RO, ru_RU, sk_SK, sq, sr_RS, sv_SE, th, tr_TR, and uk.

Locales which are at 100% but skipped because of missing tags/branches: bg_BG, ca, cy, es_ES, fi, fr_FR, gl_ES, he_IL, hu_HU, id_ID, ja, pt_BR, ru_RU, sk_SK, sq, sr_RS, and uk.

Skipped Locales which are not at 100% but at least 90%: af (90%), ar (99%), az (98%), bel (99%), bn_BD (99%), cs_CZ (98%), es_CL (90%), es_MX (96%), es_PE (96%), et (94%), fa_IR (99%), fr_BE (99%), haz (99%), hr (96%), km (94%), ko_KR (96%), lv (96%), mk_MK (99%), ms_MY (92%), my_MM (96%), ps (96%), pt_PT (99%), rhg (98%), si_LK (97%), sl_SI (99%), tl (98%), ug_CN (96%), uz_UZ (95%), vi (99%), zh_CN (96%) and zh_TW (96%).

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or issues, please comment here or find me in #polyglots on Slack.

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