We’re in hard string freeze for 4.7 – Prepare your locales for the the release

Dear Polyglots,

The last strings for 4.7 (the about page strings) have been imported to the development project and that means no strings will change anymore before Tuesday, December 6th, the expected release date for WordPress 4.7.

That means there are two things for all GTEs to do now:

1. Translate the 4.7 project, Admin and Network admin

It’s time to head to translate.wordpress.org and finish translating the last batch of new strings.

Please don’t forget that in order to qualify for an automatic release, you need to have all strings in the following projects translated 100%:

There is also a new default theme that comes with 4.7 – Twenty Seventeen which can also use some of your time.

2. Prepare the SVN directory for your locale for automated packages

Handbook page for reference: Automated release packages

Does my locale qualify for automated release?

  • If all you have is a license, readme, and wp-config-sample.php (or no custom changes at all), everything will be automated for you if you follow the instructions above. Both language packs and release packages will automatically be created. If you are not at 100% at that time, then language packs and release packages will be created when you reach 100%. If you later modify a translation (to fix a typo, for example), your language pack and release package will be regenerated.
  • If you have extensive custom changes, you will need to manually create a package via Rosetta as you have done in the past.

On Slack, watch out for messages like this one:

translation-bot

Your locale is good to go if you see your locale in the “x release packages for y were built” message.


This is also a global ping for GTEs for locales that are currently at more than 50% and less than 100%.

4 locales are already at 100% – thank you!

Dev between 95% and 100% (15)

Dev between 90% and 95% (14)

Dev between 50% and 90% (51)

The release is due on Tuesday, 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

Petya

#announcement

#hard-freeze, #wordpress-4-7

WordPress 4.7 is in soft string freeze

Hello everyone,

WordPress 4.7 RC1 was announced on Friday and with it, all the strings in this release 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.org and translate:

20 locales are already at 100%, very well done! Here’s a ping 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 freeze

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!

#soft-string-freeze, #wordpress-4-7

Help us validate 5 WooCommerce extensions in 24 locales

Thanks to GoDaddy’s initiative to support localization of WordPress plugins & themes, we at Automattic received translations of 5 plugins in 24 locales.

  1. WooCommerce
  2. Storefront Product Pagination
  3. Storefront Product Sharing
  4. Storefront Sticky Add to Cart
  5. WooCommerce Gateway Stripe

Validation process (2 options)

There are two ways you can use the translation files we have.

1. Review the translation using the PO files, then import them (you will receive credits).

OR

2. Review Waiting strings on translate.wordpress.org. I will import everything in one week (in case GTEs prefer the method 1) as Waiting status.

  • Please feel free to leave a comment if you want the import to happen sooner for your locale.
  • If you don’t have time to validate, the translations will just stay as “Waiting”. There is no time limit to review them.

Locales

Note to validators

  • There may not be all 5 translation files for your locale. That’s because some of the plugins are 100% completed already.
  • Preparing these files involved a bit of manual work on my side, so if you see any technical flaws it’s probably my fault. Please don’t hesitate to point them out, and I’d be glad to fix/investigate the cause.
  • Thanks in advance for your help!

We’re in hard string freeze for 4.6 – Prepare your locales for the the release

Dear Polyglots,

A little while back the WordPress 4.6 hard string freeze was announced and that means no strings will change anymore before August 16th, when WordPress 4.6 will be released.

That means there are two things for all GTEs to do now:

1. Translate the 4.6 project, Admin, Network admin and Continent & cities

The release will hit on Tuesday, August 16th. It’s time to head to translate.wordpress.org and finish translating the last batch of new strings.

Please don’t forget that in order to qualify for an automatic release, you need to have all strings in the following projects translated 100%:

2. Prepare the SVN directory for your locale for automated packages

Handbook page for reference: Automated release packages

Does my locale qualify for automated release?

  • If all you have is a license, readme, and wp-config-sample.php (or no custom changes at all), everything will be automated for you if you follow the instructions above. Both language packs and release packages will automatically be created. If you are not at 100% at that time, then language packs and release packages will be created when you reach 100%. If you are later modify a translation (to fix a typo, for example), your language pack and release package will be regenerated.
  • If you have extensive custom changes, you will need to manually create a package via Rosetta as you have done in the past.

On Slack, watch out for messages like this one:

translation-bot

Your locale is good to go if you see your locale in the “x release packages for y were built” message.


 

This is a global ping for all General Translation Editors whose locales are more than 50% and less than 100% translated:

18 locales are already at 100%, well done and thank you!

Dev between 95% and 100% (35)

Dev between 90% and 95% (15)

Dev between 50% and 90% (29)

Thank you to everyone who’s already helping bring WordPress to more than 100 languages worldwide.

We’re not allowed to be biased but this release is really special because we’ve got this guy leading it. Let’s make him proud and break a new record releasing on Tuesday, Aug 16th, with 60+ locales. I know we can do it.

Happy translating ❤️

Petya

#announcement

Help needed to translate our support forum title

Dear polyglots,

There’s a support forum migration going on right now, the forums are being migrated to bbPress2 and we need your help with translating the forum title which is not a string right now so we’ll need to do this the old-fashioned way – in a Google Doc.

Here are the languages we need help with. If your locale is mentioned and you’d like to help, please add the translation in this Google Document.

Thanks everyone!

#pt_BR  Brazilian Portuguese – @catiakitahara, @claudiosanches, @deblynprado, @dianakc, @gabriel-reguly, @rafaelfunchal, @valeriosza

#bs_BA@kenan3008 Bosnian

#ca Catalan  – @cubells, @domenec, @dverger, @hervada, @marcqueralt, @mgrau226, @msoravil, @nuria_trad, @txanny, @xavivars

#de_DE  German – @pixolin, @coachbirgit, @zodiac1978

#es_ES  Spanish – @luisrull

#fi  Finnish – @arhipaiva, @daniel-koskinen, @arkimedia

#he_IL  Hebrew – @ramiy, @yoavf

#hr  Croatian – @yuraz, @mirta

#id_ID  Indonesian – @sofyand, @ekajogja, @hudatoriq, @johanbun, @qzoners

#ja  Japanese –  @extendwings, @tai, @nao, @odysseygate, @tenpura, @takayukister

#ka  Georgian – @dimitrigog

#mk_MK  Macedonian – @server986, @kuzmanov, @chombium, @gocemitevski, @jjanev86, @l10n

mya Burmese – @minnkyaw, @herzcthu

#nl_NL  Dutch – @chantalc, @imazed, @mbootsman, @mpol, @defries, @rubenw, @tacoverdo

#pl_PL  Polish – @eclare, @iworks, @waclawjacek

#pt_PT  Portuguese – @alvarogois, @goblindegook, @nbar, @pedromendonca, @vanillalounge

#ro_RO – Romanian –  @adrianpop, @deconf, @jnhghy

#ru_RU  Russian – @atrax, @jenia, @sergeybiryukov

#sk_SK Slovak – @angeloverona, @johnnypea, @savione

#sr_RS  Serbian – @dimadin, @lanche86

#th  Thai – @dussarong, @kazama, @mennstudio

#tw  Taiwanese – @bibi-wang, @sandwich1168, @carrielis, @s9011514, @esofthard, @pseric

#ug  Uighur – @alim-ahat, @moorshidi, @sepra

#zh_cn Chinese – @jiehanzheng, @jimmyxu

WordPress 4.6 soft string freeze – time to translate (almost) all the things!

Dear polyglots,

As of a few minutes ago, we’re in soft string freeze, which means all the strings for the upcoming WordPress 4.6 release with the exception of the strings from the About page, are frozen and won’t be changed.

The release is scheduled for August 16th, so we recommend that you use the time between now and the hard string freeze (expected on August 5th), to translate and test translation for everything that is included in the 4.6. development project.

Reminding everyone that for a locale to take advantage of the automatic release process all these projects – WordPress, WordPress Administration , WordPress Network administration and Continents & Cities need to be 100% translated.

Don’t miss Continents & cities, it’s not been updated with new strings in a while but now has several new ones!

This is a notification for General translation editors of all locales translated at more than 50% as you still have a chance to bring your locales closer to 100 before August 16th.

You will receive an additional notification once we are in hard freeze. Until then, thank you in advance for your work!

Let’s get 4.6 released with the largest number of 100% translated locales to date 😉

We have 11 locales already at 100% (well done!)

33 locales have more than 95%:

23 locales at more than 90% translated

29 locales translated more than 50%

Happy translating!

 

#soft-freeze, #string-freeze, #wordpress-4-6-soft-string-freeze

WordPress 4.5 Hard String Freeze

Hello Polyglots!

WordPress 4.5 RC2 has just been released, and with it, there is now a hard string freeze for WordPress 4.5 (including the About Page).

My apologies for the delay! I hoped to deliver this news much sooner.

Release proceedings for 4.5 are scheduled to start at April 12, 2016 at 0900 PDT.

Please let me know if you encounter any difficulties, or have any questions.

Thank you for all of your hard work!

#core, #release