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

Asia Pacific meeting on Wednesdays

Starting this week, we are reviving the Asia Pacific weekly Polyglots meeting.

As mentioned in the polyglots chat last week, this will be an alternative opportunity for those who can’t attend the current meeting because of the timing.

When:
Wednesday at 6am UTC (Wednesday 6:00 UTC)

What:

  • Weekly polyglots meeting with more Asia-Pacific friendly time slot
  • Regular meeting topics plus announcements & discussion specific to the Asia-Pacific region

Who:

Anyone is welcome to attend!

I’m pinging GTEs of Asia & Pacific locales, in case you are not closely following this P2.

Please let me know if you are pinged even though your locale is not in the area (sorry!). And if anyone sees missing locales, please leave a comment as well 🙂

#announcement

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

Hello Zé I added the team leader Mr…

Hello Zé,
I added the team leader Mr. Alim as Editor to ug.wordpress.org successfully. Thank you for you advice.
Now I request an SVN commit permission for him. WordPress.org username is: Alim Ahat.

#request, #ug_cn

Hello Zé I know that every one is…

Hello Zé,
I know that every one is busy on 3.5, so we are. Now I would like to request an Editor permission on ug.wordpress.org and a SVN commit right for our new team leader: Alim Ahat (is his wordpress.org username). Thanks.

#request, #ug_cn, #validator

Hello I’m the former maintainer of WordPress Uighur…

Hello, I’m the former maintainer of WordPress Uighur Forum. I haven’t look after it for a long time, and today I found that this forum filled out by spam posts. I can’t delete these posts so please delete all posts in https://ug.forums.wordpress.org/. It would be very nice to change it as a plugin, I think.
Thank you.

#forums, #request, #ug_cn

RTL locales In 3.4 you will no longer…

RTL locales: In 3.4, you will no longer need to specify $text_direction = 'rtl'; in your $locale.php file. Please remove it from $locale.php, and if this makes your $locale.php empty, then remove the file. (Please branch /trunk/ off into /3.3/ first, in case there is a 3.3.2.)

The following locales have been included: ar, ckb, fa_IR, he_IL, ug_CN, dv, fa_AF, ha, ps, uz_UZ, yi. If you are missing (or are incorrectly included), let me know.

#3-4, #ar, #ckb, #core, #fa_af, #fa_ir, #he_il, #rtl, #ug_cn, #uz_uz