WordPress 4.4 hard string freeze – prepare your locales

Dear Polyglots,

We’re in hard string freeze, which means that no more stringString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings. should be changed before 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. of WordPress 4.4 on Tuesday, Dec 8th.

Let’s prepare our locales for the release and automatic updates:

Projects to get to 100% to be eligible for an automated release

  • WordPress Development project: https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp/dev
  • WordPress Adiminstration: https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp/dev/admin
  • Network Administration: https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp/dev/admin/network
  • Twenty Sixteen: https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp-themes/twentysixteen

Automated Releases – what you need to know

Some of you are already familiar with how automated releases work, but for those who are not, please read carefully the information about automated releases and what you need to do to prepare your locale for that:

Automated Release Packages

If you don’t have SVNSVN Apache Subversion (often abbreviated SVN, after its command name svn) is a software versioning and revision control system. Software developers use Subversion to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly compatible successor to the widely used Concurrent Versions System (CVS). WordPress core and the wordpress.org released code are all centrally managed through SVN. https://subversion.apache.org/. access or don’t know how to prepare/create your branches, please pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @ocean90 on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or in the comments below.

#hr, #ca, and #pl_PL: Don’t forget to remove your wp-content/$locale.php file.

In a comment following this post I will mention the General translation editors of the locales that are not yet at 100%.

For any additional help, please post a comment on the #Polyglots channel on Slack, there will be someone to help you and answer your questions.

Thank you so much for your hard work and for bringing WordPress to the people who speak your language. 



#4-4, #hard-freeze