Notes from the Polyglots chats on November 16th

Locale stats

  • Locale stats before the soft freeze

Releases: 164 (+1) locale, 73 (±0) up to date, 0 (±0) behind by minor versions, 5 (±0) behind by one major version, 17 (±0) behind more than one major version, 61 (+1) have site but never released, 8 (±0) have no site.
Translations: 164 (+1) total, 3 (-6) at 100%, 24 (+15) over 95%, 21 (-2) over 90%, 53 (-7) over 50%, 56 (+1) below 50%, 82 (±0) have a language pack generated, 7 (±0) have no project.

Requests: There are 19 unresolved editor requests out of 480 (+20) total and 12 unresolved locale requests out of 35 (+2) total.

Translators: There are 475 (+9) GTE, 1 132 (+33) PTE and 12 302 (+437) translation contributors.
(A wordpress.org account could have multiple roles over different locale)

Site language: 52,030% (-0,148%) of the WordPress sites are running in en_US (English (US)).

WP TranslationDay Recap & Stats

Stats:

A detailed post coming soon, but here are some quick updates

  • WPTranslationDay stats are in this spreadsheet – thanks @ocean90 for providing those
  • Translated strings – 60426 for GWTD 2 vs 40350 for GWTD1
  • Number of people translating GWTD 2 – 740 vs GWTD 1 – 448
  • Number of locales translated GWTD2 – 133 vs GWTD1 – 54
  • Number of new translators – 253
  • Most active locales: Ja (9716), es (6176), de formal and informal (5662), it (5270), tr (4362), ru (4308), sr (4257), bg (3181), mr (1287), sk (1220), lo (1178) (All locale info is in the Locale stats tab of the spreadsheet)
  • Number of local events – GWTD 2 – 67 vs GWTD – 39
  • Live streaming viewers – 473
  • Number of translated strings: 60426
  • Number of projects that got new translations: 590
  • Number of locales that got new translations: 133

Takeaways and decisions about the next GWTD

  • Assemble a team with clear responsibilities before starting to organise – organise it like a wordcamp
  • Help local events connect to the GTEs for the locales they’re going to translate
  • Have it once a year
  • Do trial runs with all speakers to avoid technical issues
  • Research Google Live and Hangouts on air as an alternative to CrowdCast to avoid people needing to register to watch the stream

A full recap with takeaways and more stats is coming later today/tomorrow to make/polyglots

WordPress 4.7 development cycle

  • The original WordPress 4.7 development cycle has been changed
  • Soft freeze planned for November 17th
  • Hard freeze planned for November 29th
  • The about page strings ticket on track is live so we should watch it and take part if needed
  • No news on the release video yet, Petya to check with Helen
  • All GTEs will get a ping to prepare their locales on the dates of the soft freeze and hard freeze

iOS App translations

  • WordPress iOS app version 6.7 is up for translation – if your team is translating the apps, give the dev team a hand.

 

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