We’re in hard string freeze for 4.8.1 – Prepare your locales for the the release

Dear Polyglots,

The last stringsString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings. for 4.8.1 have been imported to the development project and that means no strings will change anymore before Tuesday, August 1st, the expected 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. date for WordPress 4.8.1.

If your 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/ is not yet at 100%, it means there are still some things to do for you as GTEGeneral Translation Editor A General Translation Editor (often referred to as GTE) is a person, who has global access to validate strings on all projects for a specific locale.:

  1. Please check the WordPress 4.8.1 status and translate or approve the remaining strings. To qualify for an automatic release, you need to have all strings translated.
  2. (If needed) Prepare the 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/. directory for your locale for automated packages.

If you have any questions, you can find us of course on Slack.


This is also a global 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 GTEs for 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/ that are currently at more than 50% and less than 100%.
Currently 22 locales at 100%, congratulations and thank you !

Dev between 95% and 100% (50)

#sq@besnik
#ar@alex-ye, @rasheed
#eu@elurnet, @hey_neken, @ikusimakusi, @erralin, @murgilduta, @sergixnet, @unaizc
#bel@agfare
#bg_BG@tyxla, @nofearinc, @nbachiyski, @petya, @silvinafurnadzhieva, @kldn, @vloo
#zh_CN@jiehanzheng, @jimmyxu
#zh_TW@mrmu, @bibi-wang, @sandwich1168, @carrielis, @s9011514, @esofthard, @iamafu, @kaiconan, @pseric
#hr@yuraz, @mirta, @vipteam
#da_DK@ellegaarddk, @georgwp, @intoxstudio, @koesterandersen, @culturemark, @thomasdk81, @tohevi
#en_NZ@jjripikoi, @wealthy, @ryanhellyer, @tareiking, @toherangi, @webaware
#en_ZA@andrewza, @hlashbrooke, @nickduncan, @seags, @travislima
#et@erkoristhein, @uncleowl, @mstannu, @petskratt, @priiduonu, @ragulka, @ristoniinemets
#fi@arhipaiva, @daniel-koskinen, @arkimedia, @teemusuoranta
#fr_CA@fgienr, @jsmoriss, @martinbouillaud, @mialevesque, @choumich, @rhialto
#ka_GE@dimitrigog
#el@dyrer, @kosvrouvas
#gu@afzalmultani, @chandrapatel, @dipeshkakadiya, @krupajnanda, @mehulkaklotar, @pranalipatel, @sanjaydabhoya, @sanketparmar, @shahpranaf, @ashokrane
#he_IL@ramiy, @yoavf
#hi_IN@ankit-k-gupta, @gagan0123, @gyan, @hardeepasrani, @juhise, @monikarao, @rahul286, @rajeevbhandari, @saurabhshukla, @1anand
#hu_HU@balcsida, @csurga, @djzone, @fgywp, @wphuorg, @tojgli
#is_IS@birgire, @egill, @gudmundur, @valurthor
#id_ID@sofyand, @ekajogja, @hudatoriq, @ivankristianto, @johanbun, @qzoners, @tfirdaus
#ja@extendwings, @tai, @nao, @odysseygate, @tenpura, @takayukister
#kab@yacine2953
#ko_KR@chris_dev, @drssay, @martian36
#lv@armandsdz, @capsx, @edzuss99, @elvisandersons, @grivitis, @p0stman, @karlismaj, @karlisupitis, @kskaredovs, @maris-o, @mikslatvis, @orvils, @peteris, @rmkapins, @timlatvia, @rolandinsh, @unigunde, @veisis, @webhaus
#lt_LT@ideag, @jonasltu, @pokeraitis
#mk_MK@kuzmanov, @chombium, @gocemitevski
#ms_MY@webgrrrl, @mohdrafie, @zeo, @tarmiziaffandi
#mr@fitehal, @mkrndmane, @rahul286, @codexdemon, @patilswapnilv
#ary@sa3idho
#ne_NP@rabmalin, @shivashankerbhatta, @meissudeep
#nb_NO@bjornjohansen, @peterhoob
#nn_NO@chriscena, @meinmycell, @hgmb, @peterhoob
#fa_IR@gonahkar, @mani_monaj
#pl_PL@aleksanderkuczek, @eclare, @iworks, @szymon-skulimowski, @waclawjacek
#ro_RO@adrianpop, @deconf, @dancaragea, @jnhghy
#sr_RS@dimadin, @lanche86
#sk_SK@kavoros, @savione, @xkatka
#sl_SI@hekos
#es_CO@andrescifuentesr, @leoland, @yvallejo
#es_GT@xicoofficial, @wowdevshop
#es_MX@hiwhatsup, @marcozink
#es_VE@jordicuevas, @dragondeluz
#th@dussarong, @kazama, @mennstudio
#tr_TR@wordpress-tr, @m_uysl, @selmankandeniz, @trkr
#uk@romanbon, @sergeykovalets
#ur@mrahmadawais, @hibashaikhpk, @farhandanish1, @sajidzaman, @saqibameen
#uz_UZ@ulugov, @azamat88
#cy@carlmorris, @gruffprys, @gwgan

Dev between 90% and 95% (2)

#bn_BD@wzislam, @badsha_eee, @tareq1988
#oci@cedric3131

Dev between 50% and 90% (30)

#hy@aaleksanyants, @progmastery
#az@muhsinmushviq
#bs_BA@kenan3008
#ceb@undefinedmj
#cs_CZ@kalich5, @neoen, @pavelevap, @mobby2561
#haz@tohave
#kk@iakkz, @kaznet, @uki2017
#km@so_vichet, @vannkorn
#ckb@sia-neriman
#lo@defagoart, @douangtavanh
#ml_IN@abhilashenair, @mbigul, @harishanker, @jagadees, @jayeshsan, @manojkmohan, @nejwrks, @nitkr
#mn@gansukh, @uranbold
#my_MM@dennismaang, @minnkyaw, @herzcthu
#ps@sajadsafi, @msadat
#pa_IN@kuldeepsidhu88, @pikasingh
#sah@bacr, @halantul
#gd@akerbeltzalba, @alasdairmaccaluim, @macmhicheil
#szl@gkkulik
#si_LK@anandawardhana, @bckurera, @chevindu, @dazunj, @himasha, @malinthe, @mohanjith
#azb@tohave
#es_CL@bredebs, @ejner69
#es_PE@reyson
#sw@mrfroasty
#tl@carl-alberto, @krzheiyah, @kel-dc
#ta_IN@arunprakash, @farookibrahim, @hareesh-pillai, @imanickam, @menakas, @simplysaru, @varunms, @venkatsr
#ta_LK@bagerathan
#tt_RU@qdinar
#te@veeven
#bo@bhod, @krishnann, @sonamdawa, @tenim, @tibetanitech, @wpwalker, @zangkar-tsultrim, @bumpagyal
#ug_CN@alim-ahat, @moorshidi, @sepra

The release is due on Tuesday, August 1st, which makes this a little bit of a short notice so thank you in advance to everyone who makes time to get their locale to 100%.

Happy translating <3

Pascal.

#announcement #hard-freeze #wordpress-4-8-1