Notes from the Polyglots chats on April 26th

Asia/Pac chat logs: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RP50LK/p1493186506707932
Europe/Africa chat logs: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RP50LK/p1493200874063759

Locale stats

Releases: 169 (±0) locale, 66 (-2) up to date, 29 (+2) behind by minor versions, 0 (±0) behind by one major version, 14 (±0) behind more than one major version, 51 (±0) have site but never released, 9 (±0) have no site.
Translations: 169 (±0) total, 66 (+1) at 100%, 5 (-1) over 95%, 5 (±0) over 90%, 27 (±0) over 50%, 58 (±0) below 50%, 105 (±0) have a language pack generated, 8 (±0) have no project.

Requests: There are 46 unresolved editor requests out of 753 (+12) total and 7 unresolved locale requests out of 50 (+2) total.

Translators: There are 406 (±0) GTE, 1 496 (+25) PTE and 14 039 (+166) translation contributors.
(A wordpress.org account could have multiple roles over different locale)

Site language: 49,511% (+0,020%) of WordPress sites are running a translated WordPress site.

GWTD3 – Call for organizers

The organising spreadsheet is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Fecq1StAPn9nDgabGMLdXiqszWkkxP6-5cM5YHXwLPg/edit#gid=1361186426

Next steps:

  • Assemble an official team
  • Set goals for the event – discussed potential goals
    • Add more GTEs and PTEs
    • Inform plugin authors on how to get their contributors in as translation editors (we can do some research and experimenting on that beforehand and present a case study)
  • Set a date
  • Announce
  • Start organising – reaching out to local event organisers, create a strategy for the live streaming content, open call for speakers, set tasks, marketing, etc

WP 4.7.4 is out

Read the announcement post: https://wordpress.org/news/2017/04/wordpress-4-7-4/

No new strings added for translation.

Plugins layout change

Tabs are back. The translation part is now under the ‘Development’ tab (e.g. https://wordpress.org/plugins/bbpress/#developers)

Some tickets are still open about the translation part and @sergey will propose also some other changes

Open Discussion

  • Would be great to have a way for a PTE/GTE to monitor the work they have left to do. An issue has been opened here by @tobifjellner https://github.com/GlotPress/GlotPress-WP/issues/702 . @pixelverbieger added that it’s frustrating for a contributor to add proposals and then nothing happens in days/weeks/months because no PTE/GTE is notified.
  • “Hello Dolly” is marketed as “the sample plugin”. But it would be good to have a new sample plugin or adapt the current one, which would be correctly prepared for i18n and translation. – @petya to check how we can manage that
  • Some answers to common developer questions are added here by @casiepa http://wp-info.org/pa-qrg/ It could be a starting point for reaching out to developers.