Notes from the Polyglots chat on July, 6th

LocaleLocale Locale = language version, often a combination of a language code and a region code, for instance es_MX denotes Spanish as it’s used in Mexico. A list of all locales supported by WordPress in https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/ stats

Releases: 162 localesLocale Locale = language version, often a combination of a language code and a region code, for instance es_MX denotes Spanish as it’s used in Mexico. A list of all locales supported by WordPress in https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/. 48 locales up to date. 20 locales behind by minor versions. 9 locales behind by one major version. 15 locales behind more than one major version. 61 locales have a site but never released. 9 locales don’t have a site.

Translations: 162 locales. 10 locales at 100%. 56 locales have more than 95%. 2 locales have more than 90%. 26 locales have more than 50%. 59 locales have less than 50%. 9 locales don’t have a WP project.

Locales currently behind by minor version(s) (20)

#az@muhsinmushviq (dev at 95%, current 4.5.2)
#bn_BD@wzislam, @badsha_eee, @tareq1988 (dev at 95%, current 4.5.2)
#bs_BA@kenan3008 (dev at 95%, current 4.5.2)
#zh_TW@bibi-wang, @sandwich1168, @carrielis, @s9011514, @esofthard, @pseric (dev at 95%, current 4.5.2)
#en_ZA@hlashbrooke, @brandbrilliance (dev at 95%, current 4.5.2)
#et@erkoristhein, @uncleowl, @mstannu, @petskratt, @ragulka (dev at 95%, current 4.5.2)
#fr_CA@fgienr, @jsmoriss, @martinbouillaud, @mialevesque, @choumich, @rhialto (dev at 95%, current 4.5.2)
#mk_MK@server986, @kuzmanov, @chombium, @gocemitevski, @jjanev86, @l10n (dev at 95%, current 4.5.2)
#mr@jaays, @kidakaka, @mkrndmane, @patilswapnilv, @yossarianc (dev at 95%, current 4.5.2)
#ary@sa3idho (dev at 95%, current 4.5.2)
#nb_NO@bjornjohansen, @peterhoob (dev at 95%, current 4.5.2)
#oci@cedric3131 (dev at 95%, current 4.5.2)
#sk_SK@angeloverona, @johnnypea, @savione (dev at 95%, current 4.5.2)
#es_AR@andrezrv, @battaglr, @eliorivero, @gustavodc, @juanfra, @kilinkis, @nicosantos, @ricardoaiello (dev at 95%, current 4.5.2)
#es_GT@wowdevshop, @xicoofficial (dev at 95%, current 4.5.2)
#tl@krzheiyah, @kel-dc (dev at 86%, current 4.5.2)
#te@veeven (dev at 41%, current 4.5.2)
#th@dussarong, @kazama, @mennstudio (dev at 95%, current 4.5.2)
#uk@kovshenin, @romanbon, @webbistro, @zanatoly (dev at 95%, current 4.5.2)
#cy@carlmorris, @gruffprys, @gwgan (dev at 95%, current 4.5.2)

Locales currently behind one major version(s) (9)

#hy@aaleksanyants, @progmastery (dev at 89%, current 4.4.2)
#ceb@undefinedmj (dev at 90%, current 4.4.2)
#cs_CZ@neoen, @pavelevap (dev at 75%, current 4.4.2)
#haz@tohave (dev at 81%, current 4.4.2)
#lv@grivitis, @p0stman, @mikslatvis, @orvils, @rolandinsh (dev at 61%, current 4.4.2)
#gd@akerbeltzalba, @alasdairmaccaluim (dev at 81%, current 4.4.2)
#sl_SI@hekos (dev at 84%, current 4.4.2)
#azb@tohave (dev at 83%, current 4.4.2)
#vi@htdat, @huynetbase, @philiparthurmoore, @tonybui-1, @rilwis, @tucq (dev at 91%, current 4.4.2)

Technical updates

WordPress 4.6 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. 1 was released on Friday, June 1st. We are on schedule and 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. is planned for August, 16th. Hard FreezeHard freeze See String freeze. A hard string freeze or a hard freeze is announced when all the strings of the upcoming release are frozen including the strings of the About page. A hard freeze is the final string freeze before a release. will be a week before. General Translation EditorsTranslation Editor Translation editors can approve translations for projects. The GTE (General Translation Editor) and LM (Locale Manager) roles can add new users with the "Project Translation Editor" role that can approve translations for specific projects. There are two different Translation Editor roles: General Translation Editor and Project Translation Editor (GTEs) will receive an announcement in mid July and again on the day of the hard freeze.

A new version of GlotPress will be released soon (see https://blog.glotpress.org/2016/06/29/glotpress-2-1-beta-1/). Most important change is the storage of the user ID of the validator/approver/rejector on translation status changes.

Open Discussion

Proposals for the new PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party Directory were discussed in relationship to get more translation contributors involved. Pascal (@casiepa) expressed some worries, the translation part might appear too little (see https://make.wordpress.org/meta/2016/05/20/plugin-directory-prototypes-single-view/#comment-8355, also https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1793) while Dominik (@ocean90) responded, it would be more important to redirect users to the localized pages.

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