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 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., which means all the stringsString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings. for the upcoming WordPress 4.6 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 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 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/ 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 editorsTranslation Editor Translation editors can approve translations for projects. The GTE (General Translation Editor) and LM (Locale Manager) roles can add new users with the "Project Translation Editor" role that can approve translations for specific projects. There are two different Translation Editor roles: General Translation Editor and Project Translation Editor of all 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/ 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 freezeHard freeze See String freeze. A hard string freeze or a hard freeze is announced when all the strings of the upcoming release are frozen including the strings of the About page. A hard freeze is the final string freeze before a release.. 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 4.4 string freeze and release date – bring your locales to 100%

Dear polyglots,

WordPress 4.4 RC1 and the soft string freeze for WordPress 4.4 were announced last night. WordPress 4.4 will become available for download on December 8th and it would be amazing if we have 60+ 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/ fully translated by that date and ready to go with the official 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..

Soft 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. indicates that all the stringsString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings. for the 4.4 release with the exception of the strings for the About page, are already in place and won’t be changed. It means it’s time to go ahead and prepare our locales for December 8th.

This is a global notification for all General Translation EditorsTranslation Editor Translation editors can approve translations for projects. The GTE (General Translation Editor) and LM (Locale Manager) roles can add new users with the "Project Translation Editor" role that can approve translations for specific projects. There are two different Translation Editor roles: General Translation Editor and Project Translation Editor

Hard freezeHard freeze See String freeze. A hard string freeze or a hard freeze is announced when all the strings of the upcoming release are frozen including the strings of the About page. A hard freeze is the final string freeze before a release. (the about page strings), which will be 100% of all strings for the 4.4 release, should be available for translation next Wednesday (December 2nd). That will give us about 6 days to finalize translations before this release reaches users.

Thank you in advance for your work and for bringing WordPress to so many people around the world.

Locales translated 95% + (13)

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/ WP Locale Version GlotPressGlotPress GlotPress is the translation management software that powers Translate.WordPress.org. More information is available at glotpress.org.
Armenian Հայերեն hy 4.3.1 97% hy Team
Dutch Nederlands nl_NL 4.3.1 95% nl Team
English (UK) English (UK) en_GB 4.3.1 99% en-gb Team
Esperanto Esperanto eo 4.3.1 99% eo Team
Greek Ελληνικά el 4.3.1 97% el Team
Hebrew עִבְרִית he_IL 4.3.1 99% he Team
Hindi हिन्दी hi_IN 4.3.1 99% hi Team
Hungarian Magyar hu_HU 4.3.1 99% hu Team
Italian Italiano it_IT 4.3.1 99% it Team
Romanian Română ro_RO 4.3.1 99% ro Team
Spanish (Chile) Español de Chile es_CL 4.3.1 99% es-cl Team
Turkish Türkçe tr_TR 4.3.1 99% tr Team
Welsh Cymraeg cy 4.3.1 99% cy Team

Locales translated 90% + (21)

Locale WP Locale Version GlotPress
Azerbaijani Azərbaycan dili az 4.3.1 92% az Team
Bulgarian Български bg_BG 4.3.1 91% bg Team
Danish Dansk da_DK 4.3.1 93% da Team
English (New Zealand) English (New Zealand) en_NZ 4.3.1 94% en-nz Team
English (South Africa) English (South Africa) en_ZA 4.3.1 90% en-za Team
Finnish Suomi fi 4.3.1 93% fi Team
Hazaragi هزاره گی haz 4.1.2 90% haz Team
Icelandic Íslenska is_IS 4.3.1 91% is Team
Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia id_ID 4.3.1 92% id Team
Korean 한국어 ko_KR 4.3.1 90% ko Team
Moroccan Arabic العربية المغربية ary 4.3.1 92% ary Team
Norwegian (Bokmål) Norsk bokmål nb_NO 4.3.1 93% nb Team
Norwegian (Nynorsk) Norsk nynorsk nn_NO 4.3.1 92% nn Team
Polish Polski pl_PL 4.3.1 91% pl Team
Portuguese (Brazil) Português do Brasil pt_BR 4.3.1 90% pt-br Team
Portuguese (Portugal) Português pt_PT 4.3.1 93% pt Team
Russian Русский ru_RU 4.3.1 90% ru Team
Slovak Slovenčina sk_SK 4.3.1 92% sk Team
South Azerbaijani گؤنئی آذربایجان azb None 90% azb Team
Spanish (Mexico) Español de México es_MX 4.3.1 91% es-mx Team
Spanish (Spain) Español es_ES 4.3.1 92% es Team

Locales with 50% + (42), locales with less than 50% (58)

Arabic العربية ar 4.3.1 89% ar Team
Basque Euskara eu 4.3.1 89% eu Team
Bengali বাংলা bn_BD 4.3.1 89% bn Team
Bosnian Bosanski bs_BA 4.3.1 89% bs Team
Catalan Català ca 4.3.1 89% ca Team
Chinese (China) 简体中文 zh_CN 4.3.1 89% zh-cn Team
Chinese (Taiwan) 繁體中文 zh_TW 4.3.1 89% zh-tw Team
Czech Čeština‎ cs_CZ 4.3.1 81% cs Team
Estonian Eesti et 4.3.1 89% et Team
French (Belgium) Français de Belgique fr_BE 4.3.1 89% fr-be Team
French (Canada) Français du Canada fr_CA None 84% fr-ca Team
Galician Galego gl_ES 4.3.1 89% gl Team
Georgian ქართული ka_GE 3.3 88% ka Team
German (Switzerland) Deutsch (Schweiz) de_CH 4.3.1 89% de-ch Team
Irish Gaelige ga None 58% ga Team
Kabyle Taqbaylit kab None 76% kab Team
Khmer ភាសាខ្មែរ km None 73% km Team
Kurdish (Sorani) كوردی‎ ckb 4.3.1 71% ckb Team
Lao ພາສາລາວ lo None 76% lo Team
Latvian Latviešu valoda lv 4.3.1 60% lv Team
Lithuanian Lietuvių kalba lt_LT 4.3.1 89% lt Team
Macedonian Македонски јазик mk_MK 4.1.1 84% mk Team
Malay Bahasa Melayu ms_MY 2.9.2 69% ms Team
Mongolian Монгол mn None 55% mn Team
Montenegrin Crnogorski jezik me_ME None 62% me Team
Myanmar (Burmese) ဗမာစာ my_MM 4.1 82% mya Team
Occitan Occitan oci 4.2.4 89% oci Team
Pashto پښتو ps 4.1.2 86% ps Team
Persian فارسی fa_IR 4.3.1 89% fa Team
Rohingya Ruáinga rhg None 51% rhg Team
Scottish Gaelic Gàidhlig gd 4.3.1 89% gd Team
Serbian Српски језик sr_RS 4.3.1 89% sr Team
Sinhala සිංහල si_LK 2.8.5 77% si Team
Slovenian Slovenščina sl_SI 4.3.1 89% sl Team
Spanish (Peru) Español de Perú es_PE 4.3.1 89% es-pe Team
Spanish (Venezuela) Español de Venezuela es_VE 4.3.1 89% es-ve Team
Swiss German Schwyzerdütsch gsw 3.7 66% gsw Team
Tagalog Tagalog tl 4.3.1 89% tl Team
Tamil (Sri Lanka) தமிழ் ta_LK 3.9 71% ta-lk Team
Uighur Uyƣurqə ug_CN 4.1.2 86% ug Team
Uzbek O‘zbekcha uz_UZ 4.1.1 63% uz Team
Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 4.3.1 89% vi Team

The #Polyglots channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. will have people to help you out in case you have dificulties or enounter bugs.

Thank you again for your work and time!

Kind regards,

Petya

#4-4, #soft-freeze, #string-freeze