WordPress 4.7 is in soft string freeze

Hello everyone,

WordPress 4.7 RC1 was announced on Friday and with it, all the stringsString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings. in this 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. with the exception of the About page strings are now effectively frozen. A soft string freeze means they won’t be changed and no new ones will be added before the release in the first week of December.

Translate the 4.7 project, Admin, Network admin, Continent & cities and Twenty Seventeen

If your Development project is not translated to 100%, this is a good time to take care of that. Head to translate.wordpress.orgtranslate.wordpress.org The platform for contributing to the translation of WordPress core, themes and plugins. and translate:

20 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/ are already at 100%, very well done! Here’s a 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.” for the GTEs of locales that are at more than 50% right now.

Dev between 95% and 100% (15)

Dev between 90% and 95% (14)

Dev between 50% and 90% (51)

Upcoming hard 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.

According to the development schedule, hard strings freeze should come on November 29th (+1d) and the release is expected on December 6th (+1d). There will be another post here and a global ping when that happens.

Thank you all for your hard work!

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