Hey dear polyglots,
These are the notes from the Polyglots chat on March 4th. Logs are here: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/polyglots/p1425466807000093
Worked with @ocean90 during the last two weeks to catch up with requests from the P2 https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/?resolved=unresolved
Making WordPress Speak Your Language
We are adding locales for Algerian Arabic, Romansch, Dzongkha & Kabyle. Hopefully will be in this week.
We had a very early update on the plans for 4.2 by the release lead this morning, @drew reached out to talk about how they plan to do the string freeze for 4.2. The release is still about 7 weeks away, maybe more, but the core team is keen for things to run smoother for polyglots this time. They’re planning a “soft freeze” at Beta 4 with everything except the About page and a hard freeze at RC1 that will hopefully include the About page strings which, as you know, are what we usually wait till the last minute for.
The current state of translations is on the teams page: https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/, not much movement since
- @ocean90 is working on the new Rosetta roles and badges. There is some code written to collect download stats for language packs.
- @deconf helped with the Handbook, creating the Roles and Capabilities page
This will be changed soon when new roles and capabilities come along.
A reminder that everyone is welcome to step up and contribute to the Polyglots handbook: https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/handbook/. Everyone that likes to help can get access to edit, just let us know in the comments.
Results from the poll are up:
Poll results overview
Poll comments and detailed responses
We’re moving forward with this. The goal is to have something up and running and then iterate if we have to.
3905 people will have the translators badge, 322 users will get the the translation editor badge
Next polyglots chats are on March 11th, 11am UTC, March 12th, 02.00am UTC.
P.S. As the polyglots meeting for Asia/Pacific hasn’t seen much activity lately, could I please ask active Polyglots in those time zones to suggest alternative times for it or just share their thoughts on how we can help to encourage more people to show up?
Shin has obviously been busy recently and that is totally understandable as we are all doing volunteer work here and priorities often shift, so if anyone wants to step up and take over the Asia / Pacific meeting it would be really beneficial for everyone on that side of the world.
I will also add that to the agenda for this week’s chat, but comments are welcome here too.